Be Part of Our Tribe!

Get weekly updates on stories and upcoming special events.

Finds

Reading Glasses Get Chic

Suddenly, my arms are too short to read books in bed or see the screen of my iPhone at any hour…yes (cringe), my time has come to get reading glasses. Can you relate? At my ophthalmologist’s urging, I bought a clunky pair at the drugstore but they were so ridiculous looking, I couldn’t bring myself to wear them.

Fortunately, there are some smart people out there who know that just because I’m over 50 and my vision has decided to jump off the proverbial cliff, it doesn’t mean I’ve packed up my sense of style.

Here’s what I’ve found:

  • Eyebobs: They aren’t cheap ($59 and up), but they are so cool, you’ll want to wear them. The colors are a total candy-box (purple, red, turquoise, tortoise-shell, black-and-white swirl, and more) and the silhouettes are hyper-hip. The Eyebobs website makes ordering easy and kinda fun.

    Eyebobs: Why not look cool while you read the menu?

  • Because my memory–like my eyesight—is tanking, I’m investing in a La Loop eyeglass holder to keep my fancy readers nearby, hopefully avoiding some frantic, “can’t find my glasses!” moments. La Loop is a chic necklace (choose from silk cord, leather, pearls and chunky links: $45 and up) with a metal loop to hook your glasses onto.
  • Worth a note: If you only need magnifying powers occasionally and can stand looking less than glam at those moments, check out ThinOptics— you get two pairs of clip-onto-your-nose, almost-invisible readers for under $20 and they’re so slim, they’ll fit in your phone case.

–Janet Siroto

La Loop makes sure you keep hold of your glasses but don’t look like your high school library lady.

Thin Optics are so slim you’ll hardly notice them and they fit in your phone case.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More Finds

NextTribe one piece yoga gear

The Brilliance of One-Piece Yoga Gear

And you thought onesies were just for babies!

That all-in-one fashion garment is baaaaack — and in a big way. It may seem like a redux of that 80s catsuit (remember, worn with heels and maybe a boxy man’s style jacket with sleeves pushed up?). Its return is a hot trend for workout rats, especially those hitting the yoga mat.

> Read More

NextTribe Finding Your Feet

New Movie We Love: “Finding Your Feet”

The movie Finding Your Feet isn’t going to shock or surprise you. Here’s the plot: Somewhat stuffy midlife woman discovers husband is having an affair and embarks on new life that loosens her up. You’ve probably seen the same plot play out once, twice, three times as you sat in the dark with a small sack of popcorn on your lap.

> Read More

email icon

Subscribe to the Tribe!

We will only use your email to send you a weekly digest of new stories posted on the site and occasionally to let you know about special events. But that’s it. Period. Cross our hearts.

Editor’s Picks

NEXTTRIBE EXCLUSIVE

Rosanna Arquette On Weinstein, Lost Years and What Matters Most Now

Next Tribe Rosanna Arquette on Weinstein, lost years and what's important now

For the first time since the Harvey Weinstein reckoning, Rosanna Arquette talks about how her warnings about him may have hurt her career, her true heroes and why her long-time work supporting exploited women and LGBT youth has become more important than ever.

Read More

THE POWERHOUSES

Just When We Need Her: Christiane Amanpour Steps Up

next Tribe Christiane Amanpour mentor

As the most accomplished international journalist of her generation takes over the time slot for Charlie Rose, Sheila Weller looks at the personal bond that fueled Christiane Amanpour’s rise and why it’s even more relevant today.

Read More

©2018 NextTribe