Slim Lens are slim reading glasses with a secure fit micro case in which the glasses rest. This case attaches to any flat surface so like the back of a smartphone. Thin as a credit card, you can take them with you anywhere you go. With the Slim Lens case you can put your glasses in any pocket or small purse. The a self-adjusting bridge means the glasses are a secure fit and will not fall off at any time. Lightweight, you will forget you are wearing them. Made from durable polycarbonate, they are nearly indestructible too.
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- Glasses When You Need Them
You no longer have to search for reading glasses the moment you need them. Wearers can read menus, small electronics screens, and even labels. .
- Micro Case
The secure fit micro case in which the glasses rest actually attaches to any flat surface so you could theoretically attach the case to the back of a smartphone. Doing so would ensure that as long as you have your phone, you have your glasses.
The glasses are as thin as a credit card which means you can take them with you anywhere you go. Rather than trying to hold a glasses carrying case with a phone and wallet, you can slip them into your pocket or your purse while on the go. The carrying case purportedly fits into any pocket and can rest inside of any purse.
- Self-adjusting Bridge
The bridge is self-adjusting which compensates for not having the pieces that go over your ears. That said, the self-adjusting bridge is what guarantees that the glasses are a secure fit and will not fall off. It has a presumably metal link between both sides of the glasses which is what conforms around the nose and keeps the glasses on your face. Another aspect to the glasses are the comfort fit pads which make it more comfortable to wear the glasses for a long period of time.
Made from durable polycarbonate, the advertisement claims that they are very nearly indestructible, with people stepping on them, sitting on them, and more without any damage. The video shows someone hitting the glasses with a hammer and no damage ensues.
Lightweight in design, wearers typically forget they even have them on.
- Three Strengths
You can find them in three different strengths, +1 point 5, +2 point 0, and +2 point 5.
- Good Company
Slim Lens is manufactured by Bell and Howell. This company is well known for its lighting products including flashlights and lanterns. They sell many items on sites like Amazon where their company has received positive reviews from satisfied customers. Here they sell a range of home and outdoor products including this one.
Bell and Howell is not accredited with the BBB but they nonetheless have an outstanding A+ rating with them. This company has literally had no complaints of any kind or negative reviews posted within the last three years. Operating for a long time, there are no negative remarks to be found. As such, it is likely that the same quality and service can be expected with these lenses.
You can order the first pair for only twenty dollars plus the additional seven in shipping and handling, at which point you receive the second pair for free. Of course, the second pair still requires you to pay extra shipping. The good side to this is that you are not required to take the company up on the buy one get one free offer.
You can opt out of it, which is not always the case. With each order you place, regardless of whether you take the second free pair or not, you get a slim case and a lifetime guarantee. This lifetime guarantee is emblematic of Bell and Howell standards, and bodes well for potential buyers.
Should you choose to get the buy one get one free option you have the freedom to change the strength too, so you might end up with one pair that is +1.5 and another pair that is +2.0. You can also pay a few dollars extra for shipping insurance to protect your order.
- Only Three Strengths
There are only three strengths available so if you have reading problems and need something stronger than what they offer, you will have to find another company.
- Not Sold in Stores
You cannot yet purchase these on sites like Amazon where you can avoid the sales taxes and shipping costs. So if you need a return or exchange, you have to ship it all the way back to the original company. However, many Bell and Howell items end up selling on Amazon after a specific period of time. So it is likely that anyone who can stand to wait it out might be able to make that purchase in the future.
- Sales Tax
Sales tax is applied to every order.
The biggest alternative is ThinOptics, which is almost exactly the same but it is sold in stores and online.
These glasses are really exactly the same but they cost forty dollars.
Available in a range of colors, there are more options from which to choose.
Strengths are the same though, offering only +1 point 5, +2 point 0, and +2 point 5.
Inc Magazine rated it the future of reading glasses technology and Amazon has ranked it the number one best seller in eye wear.
What’s more, it is constructed from Nitinol which is ten times as elastic as spring steel, coupled with the suspension nose pads and shatter proof frame.
Said product has a mobile phone and tablet phone case with black paint the same as this product does.
ThinOPTICS is shatter proof because of their thermos-injection molded optical grade polycarbonate, the same material as Slim Lens.
Weighing less than one nickel these glasses are also as thin as a credit card and able to fit securely anywhere you want.
Such glasses come with a universal pod case which attaches to the back of phones or other hard surfaces the same as slim lens.
The case can be slipped inside of a pocket, purse, or travel bag.
Their design boasts flex-grip technology whose purpose is to create comfort and stability while you are wearing the glasses.
Additionally, this technology makes the center of the glasses flexible in the same way, so that they grip the nose where you want them.
- Compact Reading Glasses
The next best alternative are slim fit reading glasses which are small and compact, but not slim. They come in a circular tube which fits into a pocket or purse and can be carried around easily. These are often much cheaper, costing between five and ten dollars, but not as reliable.
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