LIGHT AS A FEATHER Scojo New York Gels Sun
FLYING HIGH California Accessories Solara Airshow
ROUND AND ROUND Corinne McCormack Marlena

Patients would be willing to make the investment in quality sun readers if they know their options.

FACT: Presbyopes need readers. They also need sunglasses. How about supplying them with both in the form of sun readers? We know consumers are buying cheap over-the-counter (OTC) readers at big-box retailers and drugstores, so why not offer a higher quality product with a special purpose and meet all their needs in one spot?

Known for its sunglasses that anglers wear, Costa has the answer to fun in the sun with its C-MATES readers, made with patented 580P lens material. The collection includes nine polarized sunglass styles with no visible line around the front of the bifocal area of the lens. With small to extra-large frame choices and add powers of +1.50D, 2.00D, and +2.50D, there is a style for everyone. The 100% UV and 100% polarization assures comfort and protection on any outdoor adventure.

The Solara Sunglass Readers collection from California Accessories features nine bifocal sunglass styles with full UV protection perfect for any outdoor activity. From the unisex Airshow, a traditional aviator, to the women’s oversized Copacabana sunglass reader decked out with a gold ball accent and some sparkle on the temple, buyers will love them. With add powers of +1.00D, +1.50D, +2.00D, and +2.50D available, Solara Sunglass Readers are ready for outdoor action.

A former fashion and jewelry executive, Corinne McCormack understands the importance of fashion in eyewear, and her sun readers are no exception. McCormack believes eyewear is as important to a woman’s fashion image as the perfect lipstick or great pair of shoes. The Marlena bifocal sun reader has a stylish round handmade acrylic frame. Available in four fashion-forward colors, these stylish readers come in +1.50D, +2.00D, and +2.50D.

The trendy sunglass readers from Scojo New York use optical-quality and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses with 100% UV protection. The feather-light Gels™ Sun is a compression-mounted rimless reading sunglass made of durable TR-90 surgical plastic for comfort and resilience. The Howard Sun is a chic bifocal sunglass reader with a dynamic blue transparent front paired with coordinating blue tortoise temples. Sports enthusiasts will love the Sport SX bifocal sunglasses, available in +1.50D, +2.00D, and +2.50D. All Scojo New York sunglass readers come in a premium hard case.

Another company that has a solid selection of sun readers is Ron’s Optical. The four styles range in power from +1.00D to +4.00D in half-strengths and have aspheric lenses for a slimmer, lighter profile. The spring hinges bring additional comfort. Patients can also choose bifocal sun readers in a range of styles and colors, including the new Holly in black with houndstooth temples. Spruce is another stunning style with a blue-and-gray floral pattern reminiscent of a fairy tale garden. The bifocal sun readers feature polycarbonate lenses with full UVA/UVB protection and an AR treatment.

Offering premium sunglass readers is a great service to patients. It makes sense to offer budget-family solutions to patients so you can keep all their eyewear business.

Kim Pickett is a certified ophthalmic medical technologist and ophthalmic writer in Minneapolis, MN.


California Accessories 800-523-5567 •

Corinne McCormack 212-868-7919 •

Costa 8800-447-3700 •

Ron’s Optical 800-247-7667 •

Scojo New York 800-817-4318 •


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