How to Make Regular Glasses into Reading Glasses

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How to Make Regular Glasses into Reading Glasses
It is simple to make your regular glasses into readers. (eyeglasses image by timur1970 from

Finding glasses that fit your style, colouring and face shape can be a challenge. If you have found a style that suits you, changing regular glasses to reading glasses is as easy as changing the lenses. While you will require some professional assistance acquiring your reading lenses, making the switch is simple.

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    Remove the regular lenses from your glasses. They should pop out easily but you may have to break the lenses to remove them.

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    Bring the frames to an eyeglass store to order reading lenses. The optometrist may require you get an eye exam, but bring your prescription if you have it.

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    Order your new reading lenses.

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    Order the appropriate strength stick-on magnifying lenses from a site such as (See Resources list).

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    Trim the magnifying lenses to fit your existing glasses.

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    Affix Optx magnifying lenses to your regular glasses using a drop of water.

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    Order the appropriate strength clip-on magnifying lenses from a site such as, which carries clip-on lenses from brands such as Clip & Flip, VS Eyewear, Carson Optical and Walters.

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    Place clip-on lenses on the nose piece of your regular glasses.

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    Flip clip-on lenses down to use them as reading glasses.

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