I’m a guy lucky enough to have 20/15 vision. I’ve never had any major issues in my life with vision (knock on wood). However, as I approach 30, and as I spend all day at work staring into a computer abyss, my eyes are slowly starting to show their age. I thought it might be wise to help my peepers out a bit and try some reading glasses. ICU Eyewear has these bad boys called the “Contemporary Striated Acetate,” and despite their not-so-hot name, they have a very-so-hot look to them. Classic shape, with that great color and feel to them. These aren’t the kind you’ll find at CVS that grandma will use–no sir-ee Bob.
At first it was super weird. I’m not used to using glasses at all, and my eyes wouldn’t focus on anything. However, after a while (like 20 minutes at first), and after my eyes sufficiently watered their own ocean, my eyes adjusted and it was actually pretty relaxing. I could let the glasses focus on stuff for me, and it reduced my eye strain. I can’t do any tests on that–so I hope the FDA doesn’t bring the hammer on me–but it seemed to work. Whether it was a placebo or real, I guess I’ll never know. These glasses are basically like wearing gentle magnifying glasses over your eyes, and help if you’re looking at tiny text on a computer screen all day.
The downside is that these are pretty pricey for a pair of reading glasses. While they’re not the convenience store quality, they’re also not the convenience store price–I suppose you get what you pay for, though. What’s cool about ICU Eyewear is they use recycled metal, reclaimed plastic, and bamboo in their glasses, so it’s really a triumph of recycling. Overall, if you want a pair of glasses or readers that are stylish and good quality, you should check out ICU Eyewear.