Distinctive Orvis Reading Glasses

These reading glasses are strong and durable.


No more drugstore specs! These distinctive reading glasses are hand crafted with top-grade optics and flexible hinges to stay comfortably in place all day. UV-protective lenses. Hard eyeglass case included. Available in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 magnifications. Choose from pundit (large rectangle), retro (rounded square), author (oval), economist (half moon), CEO (round), boardroom (round tortoise).


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.1 / 5 based on 10 reviews


9 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5


    I bought the "boardroom" readers. They are worth the money spent. The frames are light weight, they look great and the hinges snap shut, so they don't flop around in your pocket. The slight hinge pressure insures the glasses stay put even though the sides don't wrap around the ears. The hard case is very nice, making them easy to find in my shoulder pack. I've purchased so many from the local drug store that if are light weight they fall apart quickly, or are too heavy. I definitely recommend them, even though they are a little more expensive, they are worth it.

  • 5/5

    Terrific Glasses - 11/15/2010
    By: from Vermont

    Just received my pundits and this is a terrific product. Fits well and clearly well made. Worth the investment over drug store cheapies when you consider how much you use them. My guess is that all products from the source company are high quality so the actual style may not matter.

  • 4/5

    Distinct but CEO style is for small face - 1/3/2010

    Pay attention to the tips given in the second image for these glasses so that you get a size appropriate for the face they will be worn on. The CEO style for example is quite small, didn't catch that from reading the general descriptions.

  • 4/5

    Reading Glasses - 12/23/2009

    I purchased the "author" reading glasses about 4 months ago and today, the left hinge mechanism separated. I called customer service and a replacement pair was sent out along with a return mailer to send back the defective pair. Customer service at Orvis was OUTSTANDING! I was impressed with their rapid response and courteous service.

  • 1/5

    Beware of the Economist Pair - 11/23/2009

    Lasted only 8 months. Left hinge failed even though I kept them in the protective box that came with them. Sorry, not worth $70

    Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
    Posted: 12/29/2009 11:32:48 AM

    Orvis Customer Service contacted this customer and apologized that the glasses failed to last. Orvis offered to exchange this item or give a complete refund. We will cheerfully exchange or refund your purchase at any time, for any reason. You can always buy with confidence with Orvis with our unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • 5/5

    distinctive quality - 4/14/2009
    By: from Washington DC

    I purchased the Boardroom and couldn't be more pleased with the quality and appearance. The lenses are clear and the frame is comfortable. The comfort stems from the flexible hinges, molded nose bridge, and extended sides. The slight hinge pressure insures the glasses stay put even though the sides don't wrap around the ears. The style is distinctive and clearly sends the message "these are not drugstore glasses." A bonus is the high quality case.

  • 4/5

    Great Looks - 4/3/2009

    I love these glasses ( Pundit) I get a lot of compliments and find them high quality overall, although I have problems with having them loosen all of time ( seems to be a screw problem or soemthing having to do with construction) I would order other styles, but will wait to see how these hold out.

  • 5/5

    High Quality Reading Glasses - 7/23/2008
    By: from Boise, Idaho
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I purchased the Economist, and am very pleased with its' sturdy construction and quality. Far and away the best reading glasses I've ever owned -- and I've had a lot of lesser quality, cheaper pairs.

  • 3/5

    Good product. Poor product description(s). - 7/17/2008

    Beware. Just took delivery of a pair of these sunglasses - CEO style. Although descriptions as written imply that certain sunglasses are bifocal and certain are not, the CEO's are bifocal. They appear to have added a boldface blurb to clear up confusion, but it was written in the same ambiguous way as the original description. Bottom line: the sunglasses are bifocal magnifiers, not straight magnifying sunglasses. If you are looking for bifocals, they seem to be a high quality pair.

    Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
    Posted: 7/18/2008 12:42:12 PM

    Orvis Customer Service immediately contacted this customer and apologized for discription of the glasses being misleading. Orvis offered to exchange this item or give a complete refund. We will cheerfully exchange or refund your purchase at any time, for any reason. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is the strongest in the business. Orvis has also passed the customers concerns on to the manufacture so they can be aware of the problem.

  • 5/5

    Very pleased! - 11/26/2007

    Just took delivery on these glasses, and was very pleased. High quality with definate flair!

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