Where to get cool reading glasses

As some of my friends go into their 50s, out come the reading glasses.
I remember my former friend telling us, “One day you just suddenly go blind, as in you can’t read. It just happens overnight.”
I gave him that quizzical look and thought, it can’t happen to me. I had LASIK. I have like 20-15 vision (more than perfect).
And then this year I noticed I had difficulty with the tweezers. At first I thought it must be the nighttime. I should tweeze in the day time.

Then two days ago I tried to read the fine print on a medicine bottle and suddenly felt blind!!
Oh my God!! It’s that day frienemy was talking about!! I am officially OLD!!
How strange because I still have perfect vision. I can read everything from a safe distance, but I can’t read fine print on a medicine bottle.
Will I turned into one of those people who whip out the glasses to read a menu or even look at an iPad?
Scary!!

So the first thing I did was Google “cool reading glasses” and found the site of Filao Paris.
I seem to remember having seen these glasses in Tokyo with my mom.
By coincidence my cousin Jenny tweeted this the day after I discovered I was blind.

Good to know I’m not alone.
I promised Jenny I would blog it, so here are the glasses:

FAMSERENAMETALsite

FAMNOIRsite

FAMCorolesite

FAMBINOCLARsite

FAMLAMERUBANsite

FAMBetsy

FAMPelican

The nearest shop is at Victoria Optical at the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
So Jenny, shall we?
To know more, go to http://www.filaoparis.com/

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  • suejolens

    we are on the same boat, like you I had LASIK and I have 20/15 vision, I have no problem with distance reading or sight but it’s the close up reading that kills me. the print in the phone directory is the worst.

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  • MEKC

    Have you seen the La Lunette Magnifying Glass by Maison Martin Margiela?

    http://store.luminaire.com/desk-accessories/la-lunette-magnifying-glass

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    CVS Reply:

    yes

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    CVS Reply:

    yes i kind of hate it :/

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  • Steven Zahl

    Try the Perforated Reading Glasses at Watsons.

    No lens glasses that allow you to read fine print.

    Its a MIRACLE.

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  • Joel Cruz

    I’ve been very frustrated because I’ve always wanted to undergo LASIK but my eyes have high astigmatism as opposed to high grade. Thank God for toric contact lenses these days, which solve astigmatism. I hope by the time I need reading glasses, bifocal toric contact lenses would have already been invented!

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    CVS Reply:

    toric lenses – so painful!

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    joelcruise Reply:

    True at first coz they’re much thicker… have gotten used to them :)

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  • teddylocsinjr

    No, Prussians used only monocle for one eye kaya mono, so like bank teller.

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  • teddylocsinjr

    monocles for two eyes, very Prussian.

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