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Coming Soon – Read Optics New Lightweight Frames

We have been working on some new styles for Autumn / Winter and we think they’re pretty cool. Berry colours, tortoiseshell, black and crystals will all be available in extra super-lightweight frames. We call them pod styles as they will slide easily into a very handy and protective pod. What do you think? These new frames should be available this winter on our site. Sign up for our newsletter at for the latest news on these and other new frames available soon.


Apple Watch – Yes or No?

The Apple watch is due to hit the market early 2015. The images, already all over the internet, show the watch as an elegant, useful and stunning device. Rumours abound about the cost but it seems this watch can be yours for around £200-£250. So, will you be reaching into your wallet to pay this for Apple’s newest piece of technology? Though we love gadgets and all things which make life simpler in today’s busy world, we think this could actually make life worse. Though the watch can regulate calorie... Read More

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One Day A Podcast Saved My Life

We all know how brain numbing and basically….tedious the daily commute to work can be. Whether you’re driving in your car and stuck in traffic or rammed on slow and jam-packed public transport, the following podcasts have helped some of our Read Optics team during their daily slog into the happy and fun workplace that we call the Read Optics HQ (ok, so maybe it’s not ALWAYS 100% happy and fun). If you have any great podcasts to share with us, we would love to hear from you. Let’s cheer... Read More

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Ridiculous Summer Accessories You Will Never Want or Need

We are all aware of the dangers of sunlight. We love the summertime but know that we should always use suncream to avoid burning, protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays by wearing good quality sunglasses and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. But some people take things just that little too far. Check out some of the ridiculous summer accessories we found available on the internet lately. I am not sure abut you but if we ever came across anybody using any of these, we would... Read More

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Travelling Light – Compact and Waterproof

If you are like us here at Read Optics, you’ll love your gadgets and gizmos. Among the team are avid photographers (though amateur), passionate water sports fanatics and the one slightly hippy traveller. We are all thinking of our next holiday and further to discussions and comparing of our latest gadgets, we have compiled a few items here to share with you. You might find them handy on your trips this summer. They are all useful in some way, whether compact and lightweight or completely waterproof…..all will make your travel... Read More

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Tour de France Stages and the “Selfie” Craze

The Tour de France 2014 is well under way. It kicked off on Saturday 5th July in Leeds and ended in Harrogate, covering 190KM. Stage 2 saw the riders cycle from York to Sheffield covering 201KM and yesterday saw the riders cycle from Cambridge to London covering a distance of 155KM. Today sees them covering a distance of 163.5KM from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Métropole. Have you been keeping up with the latest news? You can keep up to date by reading the latest here. Or click here to keep... Read More

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Tricks for 4 Eyes

Although wearing reading glasses has its benefits — like, you know, help you to see — they can also put a burden on your daily life. People who wear glasses face annoyances and struggles that people with perfect sight just don’t understand: a misty rain coating your freshly wiped spectacles, a greasy smudge in a dark movie theatre or showering blind. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks to help keep these daily irritations to a minimum, so you can go about your day streak/squint-free and get back to... Read More

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Summer Solstice 2014: 5 Facts To Know About The First Day Of Summer

Dust off your swimsuits, clean that BBQ and grab your sunglasses or tinted reading glasses, becasue the summer if finally here. This Saturday, June 21st, marks the first official day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Did you know, that the summer solstice, as it is called, is the longest day of the year? Here are 5 interesting facts to know about the first day of summer: When does the summer solstice begin, exactly? In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice begins at 6:51 a.m. EDT on June 21, officially... Read More

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Considering Clip-Ons – Sun Readers

Considering clip-ons? Don’t know what clip-ons are? Seen them on glasses but weren’t sure what they were? Read Optics clip-ons are a clip on lens which can be attached to existing glasses. Whether your glasses are plastic, metal, half rimmed or rimless reading glasses, our clip-ons will attach to the bridge area to provide 100% UV Protection against the sun’s harmful rays. With premium quality spring-bridge mechanism and a smoke polarized lens, these clip ons are ideal for outdoor activities such as fishing, sailing, skiing or driving. Polarized lenses may... Read More


Male Style Icons – Roky

For those who have not heard of Roky (also known as Rocky Million) he is an 11 x UK Battle Rap Champion, Actor and Model. Google asked him to try out their new Google Glass at the Mayfair Hotel recently and in his usual calm nature the model / rapper certainly showed us how to rock those glasses. He was very relaxed in trying new technology but more so showed how cool one can look in those specs. You can see from the images what Roky thought of Google Glass.... Read More