Everything You Need to Know About Reading Sunglasses

The need for reading sunglasses eventually hits everyone at some point in life. It’s inevitable. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a pair of $10 reading glasses from the drug store down the street.

Who needs reading glasses?

Eventually, everyone. Close vision deteriorates over time and it is a symptom of a very common, unavoidable, incurable condition called Presbyopia. It is a natural occurrence that comes with age. By the time we get to about our forties, our eye lenses start to become less malleable and it starts to become difficult for the lenses to easily bend into the correct shape for close up vision. It is important to know you have deteriorating eye sight because it can affect activities like reading and driving. And trust us, you’re not alone.

But what about bifocals?

Only if you need help with near AND far vision do you get bifocal lenses. The line on these lenses are also hard to get adjusted to and bifocals can cost almost double what reading glasses cost. Progressive lenses, similar to bifocals but without the line on the lens, can cost even more than bifocals. If you are looking for glasses for only close-up vision, reading glasses are your solution.

The Best of Reading Sunglasses

Reading sunglasses have taken a turn for the better with the help of some of our favorite sunglass brands. Reading sunglasses like Costa C-Mates readers, Maui Jim Readers, or Smith readers are your best bet for high quality, stylish sunglass readers, all of which are available in a variety of strengths.


Some of the Top Choice from our Favorite Brands:



Costa Readers, Costa C-Mates Readers, Reading Sunglasses

Costa sunglasses are the ultimate pair of sunglass readers, as they give you the ability to see the small, important stuff out on the open waters. With many stylish and superior frames to choose from, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Costa C-Mates Readers.


Maui Jim Ho'okipa sunglasses, Maui Jim Ho'okipa prescription golf glasses, best golf sunglasses

Inspired by the beauty of the Hawaiian islands, Maui Jim sunglasses were designed so that you can see it all, and that is what prompted them to create an excellent line of reading sunglasses. Polarized lenses have been integrated into Maui Jim Readers, so you can ensure you’re reading days on the beach will be glare free.


We’ve said it times before, and we’ll say it again…reading sunglasses don’t have to be fashion-less, and Smith Optics is the perfect example of this. Some of the most exceptional and stylish Smith sunglasses now double as Smith Readers so you can go about your daily activity without having to worry about close-up vision.

Smith Guide's Choice Prescription Sunglasses, Smith ChromaPop

Smith Guide’s Choice Prescription Sunglasses featured in Matte Black with ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor

Reading Sunglasses Online at SportRx

More questions regarding reading sunglasses? Check out the unbeatable collection of reading sunglasses online at SportRx or give us a call at 888-831-5817 to speak to an expert optician. We’re here for you 7 days a week so don’t hesitate to reach out!