April 21, 2024

Find yourself struggling to see the fine print? You’re not alone. In fact, 30.8 million adults in the United States wear reading glasses, according to The Vision Council. And, even better, there’s a quick and fashionable fix that’ll have you saying goodbye to the squint! Rocking reading glasses (or sun readers for those outdoorsy folk) is an important lifestyle improvement for anyone having trouble seeing the teeny tiny text splayed on books, newspapers and magazines, menus and more. But don’t worry – wearing readers doesn’t mean your style has to play victim.

To guide you to the right pairs, popular author, “Real Housewives of New York” star and readers-wearer herself, Carole Radziwill is appearing on a satellite media tour (SMT) for the Eyecessorize campaign to share all her secrets to finding the chicest readers for every guy and gal. Keep on scrolling to check out the pairs featured during the SMT below.

Additionally, keep these key tips in mind when purchasing your next pair:

  • Fit matters! Keep your readers in proportion to your face, and remember opposites attract in terms of frame and face shapes. The silhouette of the eyewear should contrast with the shape of the face.
  • Starting a collection is key. Why have just one pair? Having multiple pairs will not only allow you to switch up your style, but will make stashing frames in numerous, easy-to-reach spots a breeze so you’ll never have to go without.
  • Know your vision needs. Visit your eyecare provider for an annual eye exam and to find out what lens strength your eyes require.
  • Stay in tune to your style. Everyone naturally gravitates toward a specific style and shops accordingly. Maintain that mindset when it comes to snagging readers to ensure your new pairs fall in line with your unique look.

From eyebobs: Exciting pops of oranges, blues and greens make for an eye-catching color palette to play with. Add in a dash of pattern, totally round silhouettes and trendy translucent effects for a fun-loving yet sophisticated vibe.


From eyeOs: Cat-eyes and rounds set the tone for these posh and pigmented frames. Check out hues of ruby reds, warm olives and super-popular purples. Quintessential keyhole bridges and subtle metal temple accents finish off these chic readers.


From Corinne McCormack + Foster Grant: Classic rectangular, Clubmaster and cat-eye profiles – not to mention earthy browns, sky blues and chic blacks – keep these readers wearable. Dashes of bright reds, lattice pattern detailing and metallic accents add a touch of panache.



From I Heart Eyewear: Cool ombré effects, sassy leopard prints, wooden temples and cozy flannel patterns offer a unique array of frames that will appeal to just about anyone! Meanwhile, soft grays, emerald greens and classic blacks stay true to the autumn season.


From Bobbi Brown + kate spade new york: Warm pinks and reds mix with classic aviator and cat-eye silhouettes for grounded yet trendy readers and sun readers. Milky finishes and color blocking with cut-out detailing add hints of flair.


From Scojo New York: Ideal tortoise patterns, marbleized effects and striking silhouettes make these dapper readers must-have additions to any wardrobe. Meanwhile hints of cool blues, blush pinks and deep greens make their own fashionable statements.