Even if you don't need them, reading glasses make a fashion statement. Specs, eyebobs, readers, whatever you call them, the upscale ready-made reading glasses of today have come a long way, baby boomer. Far from simply utilitarian, petite and oversize frame designs range from funky and in-your-face to streamlined and elegant. Colors play a big part in the look of your specs, and having several pairs handy lets you match or accent any outfit or mood. To carry off eyewear successfully, glasses should only be worn by people who are comfortable in their skin and willing to make statements, by people who are a little bit out there, and by people with long arms who hold their books far, far away.
This generation of reading glasses carry their own names! Decide which name fits your personality, mood or style, then see if the frame is what you imagined: The Topless Pair, The Mais Oui!, The Left Brain, The Eye to Eye, The Lone Ranger, The See No Evil, The Fish Bowl, The Potent and The Big Head Bob.
I say, as long as you look great, you're ready for your close-up (even if you can't see it).