Economist
Distinctive Reading Glasses

These reading glasses are strong and durable

Details

A fun, thick style with a frameless top for an unobstructed view over the frame. Frame: 5⅛"W, Lens: 1"H x 1¾"W. Tortoise front and temples. These distinctive reading glasses are handcrafted with top-grade optics and flexible hinges to stay comfortably in place all day. UV-protective lenses. Hard eyeglass case included. All available in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 magnifications.

Reviews

Overall: 3.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 3.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews

5 stars 5-star:
7
4 stars 4-star:
5
3 stars 3-star:
0
2 stars 2-star:
2
1 star 1-star:
2

12 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    First pair of reading glasses - 1/18/2014
    By: from Raleigh, N.C.

    Orvis's Economist Reading Glasses are my first pair. I've needed reading glasses for awhile, but avoided them because I didn't like the design and look that I saw at most retailers. But in several recent visits to my Orvis store, I kept eyeing the collection. I like my new glasses because of their stylish, sophisticated look. Saving up for a second pair so I can keep one at home and one at work.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    in love! - 1/11/2014
    By: from Stilwell, KS

    I had hoped they were as cute on as I imagined...and they were! They are unique and fun plus well made! Who could ask for more! I think they are men's, but I love them anyway.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Librarian Slippers! - 12/31/2013
    By: from Franklin,MA

    I like these glasses but they are a bit wide in the frame for me. Due to this, they slide down my nose even though the screws are as tight as they can be. I am not sure what to do, but plan to take them to an Optical store for some adjustment. Otherwise, I love the way they look and the lenses are great"

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Excellent glasses - 3/18/2013
    By: from England.

    Stylish and well made reading glasses. Supplied with a good protective case. No lens cloth supplied despite the price. Whilst I feel they are somewhat overpriced I would still recommend them.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    very good - 1/21/2013
    By: from savannah ga

    I gave in and purchased a non box store pair of reading glasses. i hesitated at the price a little but on receiving these glasses and seeing ( pardon the pun) the difference i was truly amazed. I am not a one for fashion but my wife says i look cute in them. my problem now is i need a few pairs as i tend to leave them at home. guess i will hint for my birthday, !!!

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    Poor Fit - 1/17/2013
    By: from Atlanta

    I bought a pair of these reading glasses while in England last year and really liked them. Unfortunately I lost them around Christmas. I order another pair from the Orvis website but when they arrived they didn't fit correctly. You would have to have a head the size of a bowling ball to use them. I called customer service and got another pair sent to me. Same problem! I took this pair to the local Orvis store and exchanged them. Even then, of the glasses in stock in the store, many of them were badly out of shape. Manufacturer needs to do a better job of quality control.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Disappointed - 11/25/2012
    By:

    I was disappointed in these glasses. They appear to be sized for a man, as they were too wide, therefore, slipping down my nose and off. My face is on the broader side of an average female. Also, to use as readers, the lenses were too high. You couldn't look over the top if you needed to.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Good quality - 10/10/2012
    By: from UK

    Usual orvis quality with nice solid feel and good optics. Only point to be aware of is that although dimensions are spot on arms seem to widen 2cm - so may need some adjustment.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Real good Readers - 8/29/2012
    By:

    Comfortable and good looking what more could you ask for in readers.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Below Average - 7/26/2012
    By: from Kansas

    I ordered reading glasses that arrived bent. Now I need to take time and send them back and wait for a replacement pair. This is the second item in a row which I had to return an item. Also, I have had a difficult time trying to obtain an Orvis credit card, after my old one was canceled, due to a split with you and Chase bank. I have canceled my Orvis catalogs and will no longer purchase orvis goods.

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  • Economist Reading Glasses £69.00
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