Economist Reading Glasses

These reading glasses are strong and durable.


A fun, thick style with a frameless top for an unobstructed view over the frame. Frame: 5⅛"W, Lens: 1"H x 1¾"W. Tortoise front and temples. These distinctive reading glasses are handcrafted with top-grade optics and flexible hinges to stay comfortably in place all day. UV-protective lenses. Hard eyeglass case included. All available in +1.50, +2.00, +2.50, and +3.00 magnifications. Imported.
Shipped to contiguous 48 states only.
Express shipping/gift packaging not available.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 3.7 / 5 based on 19 reviews


14 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Cool Senior Readers - 5/18/2015

    Why be frumpy, when you can look cool in these reading glasses. Take the plunge, buy them and receive compliments from your friends.

  • 1/5

    junk for the price - 4/27/2015

    I have had two pairs of these glasses. I like the look, they are comfortable. But, both pairs have broken. They warp, bend, then break. For the price, these glasses are junk.

  • 5/5

    Top Shelf! - 1/27/2015
    By: from Boston, MA

    This is my second pair of readers "economist" from Orvis. Sadly, I lost my first pair after 5+ years while traveling recently. You wont find a more comfortable pair of readers anywhere. They are sturdy, and very stylish. In fact, I receive a complement on them most everywhere I go. And they easily fit in a pocket. Don't kid yourself and purchase many pairs of cheap readers from the drug store - these are a great value in the long run. Plus you always have the unbeatable Orvis Customer Service should you need it... but you likely won't.

  • 4/5

    First pair of reading glasses - 1/18/2014
    By: from Raleigh, N.C.

    Orvis's Economist Reading Glasses are my first pair. I've needed reading glasses for awhile, but avoided them because I didn't like the design and look that I saw at most retailers. But in several recent visits to my Orvis store, I kept eyeing the collection. I like my new glasses because of their stylish, sophisticated look. Saving up for a second pair so I can keep one at home and one at work.

  • 5/5

    in love! - 1/11/2014
    By: from Stilwell, KS

    I had hoped they were as cute on as I imagined...and they were! They are unique and fun plus well made! Who could ask for more! I think they are men's, but I love them anyway.

  • 4/5

    Librarian Slippers! - 12/31/2013
    By: from Franklin,MA

    I like these glasses but they are a bit wide in the frame for me. Due to this, they slide down my nose even though the screws are as tight as they can be. I am not sure what to do, but plan to take them to an Optical store for some adjustment. Otherwise, I love the way they look and the lenses are great"

  • 4/5

    Excellent glasses - 3/18/2013
    By: from England.
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Stylish and well made reading glasses. Supplied with a good protective case. No lens cloth supplied despite the price. Whilst I feel they are somewhat overpriced I would still recommend them.

  • 5/5

    very good - 1/21/2013
    By: from savannah ga

    I gave in and purchased a non box store pair of reading glasses. i hesitated at the price a little but on receiving these glasses and seeing ( pardon the pun) the difference i was truly amazed. I am not a one for fashion but my wife says i look cute in them. my problem now is i need a few pairs as i tend to leave them at home. guess i will hint for my birthday, !!!

  • 2/5

    Poor Fit - 1/17/2013
    By: from Atlanta

    I bought a pair of these reading glasses while in England last year and really liked them. Unfortunately I lost them around Christmas. I order another pair from the Orvis website but when they arrived they didn't fit correctly. You would have to have a head the size of a bowling ball to use them. I called customer service and got another pair sent to me. Same problem! I took this pair to the local Orvis store and exchanged them. Even then, of the glasses in stock in the store, many of them were badly out of shape. Manufacturer needs to do a better job of quality control.

  • 1/5

    Disappointed - 11/25/2012

    I was disappointed in these glasses. They appear to be sized for a man, as they were too wide, therefore, slipping down my nose and off. My face is on the broader side of an average female. Also, to use as readers, the lenses were too high. You couldn't look over the top if you needed to.

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