Review: Blue-Light Blocking Reading Glasses That Attach to Your iPhone Case

Recently I picked up a set of ThinOptics readers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and I wrote about them. One concern I had is that they were so small and light that they didn't have a full frame to rest on your ears. The company reached out and sent me its Frontpage Computer Glasses and Milano Case ($49.95). These ThinOptics readers do include a frame and more!

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Like all of ThinOptics' products, and like the company's name suggests, the Frontpage glasses are extremely compact and thin. They fold up and stow away, magnetically, in a Milano Case that itself is a few millimeters thin. If you choose, you can attach that thin case to the back of your iPhone using the included adhesive tape. Note that the tape is tucked away inside the instruction pamphlet, so you could miss it. Also, it works well on the metallic or glass back of the iPhone but if you use a case, it might not work so well on silicone (rubbery) cases.

While these are more comfortable because they include temple frames, they don't have a nose bridge. When ordering, you can choose between +1 to +2.5 lens strength. This particular model has blue light blocking, which is helpful for reading on a computer or smartphone or tablet. Also, if you do keep the glasses inside the case mounted to the back of your iPhone or phone case, it is likely to interfere with Qi wireless charging.

Pros

  • Extremely compact reading glasses
  • Assorted magnification strengths
  • Includes temple frames
  • Blue light blocking

Cons

  • Interferes with Qi wireless charging
  • No nose piece for comfort

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a good pair of reading glasses with blue light blocking, look no further. The Frontpage Computer Glasses and Milano Case from ThinOptics should meet your needs.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.