Foster Grant Multi Focus Reading Glasses

 

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Tired of taking your glasses off and putting them on all day?  Wish you didn’t have to peer over your glasses as often as you do?  Foster Grant® has the solution to your problems with its latest innovation in Reading Glasses, Multi Focus™ Advanced Readers. Multi Focus Readers feature three lens strengths in one pair of Readers:

  • For Reading: Your normal strength
  • For the Computer: A slightly less than normal strength
  • For Interacting: Half normal strength

The Multi Focus Reader collection features several optical-inspired contemporary and classic styles for men and women.  All Multi Focus readers are equipped with metal spring hinges that provide more comfort when worn and more durability than other Readers. Our Readers are quality control tested to ensure that every pair meets the Foster Grant standards.

Shop the Multi Focus Product Line Here!

The following retailers carry our Mutli-Focus Readers, not every single store may carry them but you can at least call and see if they have them available!

Loblaws, Echo, Hudson. Rexall, Rite Aid, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Walgreens, Bi-Mart, AAFES, Walmart, SuperValu, Ahold, ARM, Fred Meyer & Hannaford.

 

95 Responses to “Foster Grant Multi Focus Reading Glasses”

  1. Laurel McIvor

    While I find the idea excellent the styles offered are all masculine and dark , it is not clear what to would order. I assume it could be the long vision,
    ex: mine is 1.00 ,so would I get 2.00 reading and computer 1.50? I do not like clear flex nose pieces and the glasses w/ built in nose pieces leave much to be desired.

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    • jlacroix

      Laurel,

      I’m sorry our array of styles does not seem to fit your desired look. You would simply order the multifocus readers in the normal diopter you typically wear in your current readers, purchasing a stronger diopter wil make them seem out of focus. If you sign-up to be a member (which is free) you will receive free shipping and free retturns on your purchases. Couple that with our ongoing promotions and you can try your eyewear for free and simply return/ exchange them for a different pair should you be unsatisfied!

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  2. Beverly Dawes

    I can’t find them in Portland, OR – I’ve checked several Walgreen’s, Barnes & Noble, & Target. Please help me find them. Thanks

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    • jlacroix

      Beverly,

      Below is a list of retailers who carry Multifocus Readers. If the retailers don’t carry them, you may want to take advantage of our FREE shipping and FREE returns on any purchase if you are a member (which is free) so you can order a pair and see if you like them!

      Multifocus Retailers
      Loblaws, Echo, Hudson. Rexall, Rite Aid, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Walgreens, Bi-Mart, AAFES, Walmart, SuperValu, Ahold, ARM, Fred Meyer & Hannaford.

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  3. Barb Pearson

    I have used progressive lenses for many years and last month I had cataract surgery on my right eye. I will be getting my left eye done in March/15. I will now only need ‘reader glasses 2.50.
    Yesterday I went to London Drugs in Coquitlam Center/British Columbia and asked if they had ‘reader progressive’ and the woman said YES. Wow, I bought a pair of Foster Grant Multi Focus and they are exactly what I need. Thank you for thinking of this. Perfect solution to the aging population.

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  4. Barb Pearson

    Bought Foster Grant Multi Focus 2.50 yesterday. Perfect after cataract surgery . Thank you

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    • jlacroix

      Barb,

      We are so happy that our Multi-Focus Readers work great for you! Keep us updated and don’t be shy to tag us in your readers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

      Reply
  5. Rachel Birt

    I wanted to comment on how grateful I am there is a product like this on the market. I just turned 40 and am starting to notice it’s getting harder and harder to read small print. I needed a boost but I didn’t want a cheap pair of reading glasses that I would have to keep taking on and off. This is my solution. Happy with the product, happy with the quality, happy with the results of my vision. I use these at work and at home when surfing my smart phone. Perhaps now I will get into a good book. Lol.

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    • jlacroix

      Rachel,

      We couldn’t be happier to provide you with our products and we are extremely happy to know how much you love them! The use you explain of them is exactly the problem we seen in the market and where reading glasses had not ventured before! Thank-you again for the comment and please let us know if there is anything you need from us moving forward!

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  6. Lillian Giglia

    Who carries the new FG Multi Focus glasses? Do you need a prescription for these glasses?

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    • jlacroix

      Lillian,

      The following retailers carry our Mutli-Focus Readers, not every single store may carry them but you can at least call and see if they have them available!

      Loblaws, Echo, Hudson. Rexall, Rite Aid, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Walgreens, Bi-Mart, AAFES, Walmart, SuperValu, Ahold, ARM, Fred Meyer & Hannaford.

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  7. Kristine

    These are a life saver. I am 43 and need readers to see small print. I work in real estate and will have small print contracts on my desk while simultaneously writing on my computer. I hated having readers on the end of my nose so I could do both. These work exactly as advertised. I can easily glance between my contracts and computer screen without having to remove or adjust the glasses. Excellent product. (Yes, they were very hard to find. I had to visit several Walgreens and Rite Aids before I found a pair, but the diligence is worth it).

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    • jlacroix

      Kristine,

      We are so happy that you like our product! As you can imagine, with the Multifocus being a new technology we haven’t supplied these to all our retail locations but we couldn’t be happier that you find them extremely useful! Thanks for the comment and feel free to reach back out to us here or on any social media if you have any questions!

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  8. Pauline

    Hi,

    My reading script is +1.25. I am interested in the multi focus. Which one would be the right one for me.
    Thank You!

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    • jlacroix

      Pauline,

      Go to this page: http://fostergrant.com/store/foster-grant-multifocus-reading-glasses/

      Select the style you like and on the product page there is a color drop down box, select the color you like best (Typically each pair only has 1 color) and then under the power category you would choose the +1.00 from the options. The remaining parts of the lenses are already calibrated to work best for the power you select. Hope this helps! Feel free to reach back out with any questions!

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      • This answer does not make sense. The FG blog or page with these glasses says that when you order, you’d order the diopter that you would normally get. This person said that their diopter was 1.25 but you are telling them to buy the glasses that say 1.0 on the package. Please clarify exactly what the deal is here? I was searching all over the place for clear information on what to buy, thought I finally understood, and then saw this reply and am now confused again. These seem like a great product, but FG really dropped the ball on providing information that is clear about what customers are supposed to be looking for.

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        • jlacroix

          Ann,

          We were simply suggesting that she purchase the closest diopter to what she currently uses without going to a higher power. The user you are referencing currently wears a +1.25, we don’t have a +1.25 available in Multi Focus, the available diopters are; +1.00, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.50, +2.75. We have heard several negative experiences because people have purchase a significantly higher power than what they currently use, thinking they need a stronger strength for multi-tasking which is false.

          Simply put, when you are purchasing Multi Focus readers, order them in the closest diopter you can to what you currently use. The middle area is reduced by approximately half of a diopter from your “base” diopter and the top diopter is approximately one half the strength of the “base” diopter that you order by. IE If you order a +2.00 the 3 areas will be approximately the following diopters:

          Top: +1.00
          Middle: +1.50
          Bottom: +2.00

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          • Janine

            I love this concept. However, from someone who has worn prescription progressives for years, it would be great if the top had no prescription at all. Even half the strength of magnifying lenses will make it difficult to see in the distance which takes you back to having to remove the glasses.

          • jlacroix

            Janine,

            Completely understand, however, when the product was designed it was meant specifically as a pair of reading glasses and not meant for far sight of vision. Many people claim these have replaced their progressives, but this isn’t the case for everyone. Thanks for your feedback!

  9. Kerry Rudy

    I notice the glasses have a blue tint. Are they coated for blue light in the computer portion of the glasses? Thanks in advance.

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    • jlacroix

      Kerry,

      Thanks for the question! The lenses on the Multifocus readers do not have any color tinting at all, they are clear as all our readers are. We colored the lenses in 3 different shades strictly on the web promos to show that the eyewear has 3 seperate areas and what their purposes are.

      Speaking on computer readers that block blue light, we have just recently released our newest style of readers: E-Readers. We currently sell older styles on our site with yellowish/orange tinted lenses, the new E-Readers are completely clear but function the same in blocking blue light! They can found at some Rite Aid stores across the country and will soon be shown on our website!

      Reply
  10. Watched the commercial with brook shields on TV, the glasses they show must not exist. I have checked every website and cannot find them.

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  11. Fred Garrett

    Bought a pair today after trying them in the local Walgreens. I was impressed with them in the store. When I used them with my computer, my monitor looked like a trapezoid! Had to take them off and go back to my old readers. Later in the day I had my new glasses on and was at a table and the table appeared to be tilted. Looked like objects were gonna roll off.
    Is this a common occurrence with new users? Does it take awhile for your eyes to adjust?

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    • jlacroix

      Fred,

      Thank you for your comment. We have not heard of this happening with anyone else, however, I will assume that because the Multi Focus readers are not designed for computer use in whole, when looking at the screen, especially if you are sitting extremely close, your eyes are seeing through all 3 zones of magnification making your screen appear as such. If you were to move your screen back further you may see a change in perspective. Also not sure why the table appeared as though it was tilted, there shouldn’t be any adjustment period at all because of the smooth and seamless transition between magnifications in the lenses. Is it possible that your glasses were crooked on your face? Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    • jlacroix

      Steve,

      Due to state laws and regulations, non-prescription glasses with 3 areas of magnification (sometimes referred to as progressive lenses) are not permitted for sale in New York or Quebec, Canada. In some situations, readers with over a certain magnification are also permitted.

      Reply
    • jlacroix

      Rhonda,

      Thank you for your comment, we appreciate the feedback!

      Reply
  12. Does CVS in Florida carry the multi Focus? If not, what Florida retailer does?

    Reply
    • jlacroix

      Wendy,

      The following retailers stock our Multi Focus readers, I would call them to see if they have them available, if not, we offer Free Shipping and Free Returns for all online members (free to sign up)! Loblaws, Echo, Hudson. Rexall, Rite Aid, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Walgreens, Bi-Mart, AAFES, Walmart, SuperValu, Ahold, ARM, Fred Meyer & Hannaford.

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  13. I wish you offered a larger selection. I love the idea of these, but they all look like men’s glasses. I wear your glasses, rectangle, lavender, SP426 +2.50 OR CT0910 Spare Pair. Now THAT’S a feminine style!

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    • jlacroix

      MamaT,

      Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate it and I will gladly forward that information to our product development team! When launching a brand new product, it can be tricky to decide which styles are best to launch, however, we have received several comments regarding this need and as I said, I will pass it along to the team. Thanks again!

      Reply
  14. You said that the glasses Brooke is wearing in the commerical are crystal vision. Is crystal vision multi-focus?

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    • jlacroix

      Allie,

      We have not heard anything in regards to making the Mutli Focus available in a sunglass, but I will forward this information onto the product development team. We do appreciate all the comments and suggestions we receive so thank you for taking to the time to write to us and for suggesting this idea!

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  15. Diane M

    My recent prescription states: RT: Sphere: +1.50, Cylinder: -1.00, Add: +2.25. LT: Sphere: +0.25, Cylinder: -0.50, Add: +2.25. What does that translate to when choosing the power of the multi focal glasses?

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  16. Sally

    I just bought a pair of the multifocus glasses at Walgreen’s in White Oak, Silver Spring, Maryland yesterday. I’d seen the product advertised and hadn’t seen found it in stores, but was delighted to finally discover them in my area. I purchased the +1.50 and am presently wearing them while sitting about two feet away from a 24-inch monitor and typing in a relatively small font. They’re great! Compared to other reading glasses, multifocus or not, I find the Foster Grant lenses to be superior. I am happy enough with the design I chose, and my husband complimented me on them. I don’t find them masculine. The frames are perhaps a little heavier (not in weight, but in looks) than I might have chosen; and my head measurement is on the large side and these are technically a little small for my face. But really, all in all, I am quite impressed. Thank you, Foster Grant!

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    • jlacroix

      Sally,

      We couldn’t be happier to hear that you are satisfied with our product! Hope they continue to serve you well, feel free to reach out with any questions you may have along the way!

      Reply
  17. Donna D

    Please explain the 3 levels of the multi focus glasses. I know you said to get the same strength as your regular readers, but I would like to know if that strength is in the bottom, middle, or top of the lenses. Also, what is the difference between it and the other two areas… I really only need the middle and bottom sections with magnification and nothing on the top level. I can’t tell if these would work for me.

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    • jlacroix

      Donna,

      Great question! Simply put, when you are purchasing Multi Focus readers, order them in the closest diopter you can to what you currently use. The middle area is reduced by approximately half of a diopter from your “base” diopter and the top diopter is approximately one half the strength of the “base” diopter that you order by. IE If you order a +2.00 the 3 areas will be approximately the following diopters:

      Top: +1.00
      Middle: +1.50
      Bottom: +2.00

      The 3 zones are not listed on the package to reduce confusion. While developing our products, this distribution method of diopters worked best for the concept of utilizing these readers for reading in front of you, glancing over a little further away at maybe a computer screen and lastly for communicating across a desk with others. There is no option to alter, change, add or remove these zones, each pair is pre-calibrated around the concept I mentioned above. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  18. How about 1.25 multi focus readers? My prescription requires 1.25.

    Thank you

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    • jlacroix

      John,

      Unfortunately the only diopters we have available in the Multi Focus readers are: +1.00, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.50, +2.75

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        • jlacroix

          Gentry,

          This particular product line was only developed with full and half diopter strengths. I will note your recommendation and send it to our Product Development team. Thanks for your feedback!

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  19. diana lopez

    I was wondering I don’t use the computer to much but I have to look at small print and then look up to see something that is a few feet away and it is very blurry would these readers help my stituation

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    • jlacroix

      Diana,

      My initial response is yes, they would work for you, you would be utilizing the top zone of the readers to see farther away, essentially skipping over the middle section completely, unless needed. If you purchase the product from our website, we offer Free Shipping and Free Returns so you can try the product, essentially, risk free! I definitely recommend trying them to see if they work as expected in your specific situation!

      Reply
  20. I would love to have multi focus that ALSO blocks blue light. I have been searching but cannot find glasses that combine BOTH features. Since the multi focus is specifically made for working on a computer, why not tint them?

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    • jlacroix

      Jill,

      Excellent question and great point! At this time, Multi Focus is very young in its product development and based on your suggestion, along with others, we are hoping to offer additional features in the future. Until that time, we have e.Readers, which help reduce harmful blue light and are perfect for using electronic devices. They can be found at the following link: http://fostergrant.com/store/foster-grant-e-reading-glasses/

      Reply
  21. Lesley Moffat

    I have been trying to purchase the 1.75 strength for 3 weeks now and cannot locate any. Every store I visit has all the other strengths except the 1.75. Is this strength discontinued? I am in Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Thanks!

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    • jlacroix

      Lesley,

      The Multi Focus product was only developed with Full and Half Strengths in mind. I will forward your request to our product development team. Thanks for the feedback!

      Reply
  22. Love these! I would love to have a pair where the top is just clear instead of half strength. I hate looking over the top of my glasses.

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    • jlacroix

      Kristin,

      We have heard similar recommendations from other customers and I will forward yours along to our Product Development team as well. Please keep in mind that the Multi Focus product is specifically designed for multi-tasking in a close proximity (Reading, Computer and Close Interaction)and not made for normal viewing that occurs past an ‘across the desk’ distance.

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    • jlacroix

      Hello,

      The Multi Focus product line was only designed with Full and Half Strengths in mind. I will forward your recommendation to our Product Development team. Thanks!

      Reply
  23. Shari Roseboom

    Answer to my prayers!! Love my new 1.00multi-focus Foster Grants. I wore mine for a few hours and suddenly you eyes felt heavy and fatigued. I typically use a 1.00 diopter. Is there a reason for this feeling I get after a few hours of use?

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    • jlacroix

      Shari,

      Because there are 3 zones of focus, it may take some time getting used to the product. If you can’t adjust and would like to return or exchange the product, we will happily do so! Hope they work out for you and if not contact our Customer Service team: Toll Free 1-800-426-6396

      Reply
  24. You said “Multi Focus readers are not designed for computer use in whole, …” Your youtube commercial clearly shows the guy switching between reading a report and using his computer to justify the reason to get them. The lady on the right is using them to look at her computer. So is this just deceptive advertising?

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    • jlacroix

      Mark,

      I apologize for the confusion, allow me to try and explain in more detail. As you mentioned, our commercial showcases, the product is designed for use in an office environment, including on the computer. The comment “…not designed for computer use in whole” is meant that they are not computer specific glasses and they are meant for multi-tasking, not just staring at a computer screen. If you try to view the computer screen through all 3 areas constantly and not through the middle zone as your eyes would naturally do, you could experience eye fatigue from the different strengths. The bottom area is specifically designed for reading at a lower level, the middle for computer or computer length viewing and the top zone for across desk interaction. Exactly as the commercial displays.

      Hope this clarifies the comment and if not we’d love to further explain.

      Reply
  25. I use +1.25 but I been looking everywhere and all the multi focus they carry are +1.00, +1.50, +2.00 or +2.50 but I can’t find the +1.25 no where. What Should I do ?

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    • jlacroix

      Vivian,

      I recommend you go to a retail store and try the +1.00 strength on and see if it works for you. I don’t recommend going up to a +1.50. Let us know how you make out and if we can assist you further!

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  26. Mike Kellar

    I puchased a pair of these glasses and really liked them. I multi task at my job and they kept me from changing glasses constantly. Only thing is, they broke. I’ve only had them 2 months.

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    • jlacroix

      Mike,

      The arms should not have broke that quickly. Please contact our Warranty Department at this Toll Free number: 1-866-807-0195

      Reply
  27. Rosemary Neal

    I bought a pair of your Multi Focal Reading Glasses, think they are great however, my glasses are less than 5 months old, and the ear piece broke off, really not happy about this as these are not inexpensive.

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    • jlacroix

      Rosemary,

      I understand your frustartion and this is something we will definitely replace. Please contact our Warranty Department at this Toll Free number: 1-866-807-0195

      Reply
  28. AmyGrace Lewis

    I just bought a pair, and the upper segment leaves a yellow “shadow” under everything. Is there something wrong with this pair??

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    • jlacroix

      AmyGrace,

      I don’t believe so, I’ve never heard of such a thing. I recommend contacting our Warranty Department and ask for further information. Toll Free: 1-866-807-0195

      Reply
  29. I really like the glasses but am wondering if Foster Grant will be selling multi focus glasses that have an area at the top with no correction. Then they could be worn all the time. This would work as full progressive lenses for those who don’t need any distance correction. It would be great for reading but also for driving at night as a mild correction would work for the the speedometer and radio panel but we could still look at a distance outside through the top of the lense.
    Thank You!

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    • jlacroix

      Tony,

      Great Question! The 3 zones on our Multi Focus product is configured as follows:

      Let’s assume you need a +2.50 strength for typical reading; the bottom zone would be +2.50, the middle zone would be about 50% less than the base strength, in this example around a +1.25 and the top zone is approximately +1.00 less than your base strength, for this example that would be around a +1.00, maybe slightly less.

      All being said, depending on your needed strength, the top zone is very minimal. It isn’t a 0 strength like you are suggesting but I will gladly pass this information along to our Product Development team! Great question and thanks for asking!

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      • Please make them with 0 corrections at the top, I would definately but a few!!

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        • jlacroix

          Robert,

          The strength at the top of the Multi Focus readers is very minimal, depending on the strength you need to see clearly. I suggest you try a pair on in a store near you and see what you think! Thanks for the feedback.

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    • jlacroix

      Maureen,

      This sounds like a manufacturers defect which we cover 100% and will happily replace the damaged product for you. I suggest you contact our Warranty department if you haven’t already returned them to RiteAid: Toll Free – 1-800-807-0195

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  30. Jacque Kelley

    Just a comment as many of the ones I saw were in 2015 and it seems nothing is changed as of yet. It is bad enough when you have to start wearing readers when you have had 20/20 vision and even more when you need 2 different strengths. What I don’t get is why they are so ugly! it is 2016. And they are all mens…even though studies show women have more issues due to hormones. I got very excited about these until I saw them, believe it or not, I need to be able to read in public! Also would like a zero on top but due to the look have not tried them on to see if its an issue or not as I wouldn’t buy them until they are even a little fashionable.

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    • jlacroix

      Jacque,

      Thank you for your feedback and your input! I’ll have you know, we submit every complaint, suggestion or idea to our Product Development team so we do appreciate everything you had to say. I will, as always, forward your comments along and I wish I could say we had plans to create alternate versions and styles of the Multi Focus, but at this time and to the best of my knowledge, we have not. In regards to the 0 power on the top; many people suggest that as well, however, the strength on the top of the Multi Focus is very minimal and for someone like yourself, with near perfect vision, you will hardly recognize, if at all notice the strength in the top zone.

      Reply
  31. Marty kay

    I have purchased three pair of foster grants and really do love them. My problem is the screws always become loose and fall out. Is there somethingI can do to prevent it from happening?

    Reply
    • jlacroix

      Marty,

      Thank you for reaching out! I would recommend calling our Warranty department for issues such as this, as you can imagine, screws should not be coming loose and if it is a manufacturer defect we will fix it at no cost to you! 1-800-426-6396

      Reply
  32. John Patterson

    My reading glasses are 2.50 so what would I get for the other 2 focal lengths?

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    • jlacroix

      John, you would simply order the pair you like in a +2.50. The remaining zones are automatically transitioned based on your normal reading strength. Because these don’t have lines of separation between zones, the magnification really covers a wide variety of strengths, however, if we broke it into 3 zones on a +2.50 strength, the middle zone would be close to a +2.00 and the top would be around a +1.25.

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  33. Please make some more fashionable glasses for women, but even more importantly, please take off the magnification for the top lense. Most people who need readers do not need any interactive magnification. I love my glasses, but I cannot distinguish things/people at a distance, and I can’t drive in them. I want to not have to take them off and on at all throughout my work day. Thank you so much!

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  34. Ronald Hoel

    I really like the multi-focus glasses but they seem to be not so sturdy. I have worn glasses all my life but these readers are not as robust as my old prescription glasses. On the wire frame versions the nose pads break off and on the plastic frames, I have had two pair that failed at the temple hinge – they broke. I have used these readers since my cataract surgeries.

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    • jlacroix

      Ronald, This sounds like a couple of defective pairs, being the #1 unit provider in the world we sometimes have bad eggs escape our QC inspections. I would contact our Warranty Team for further instructions and potentially to return / exchange the pairs. 1-866-807-0195

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    • Lo Whittington

      If you get the plastic frames as opposed to the wire ones, they are very sturdy!

      Reply
  35. Can you get the multi focus readers with longer sides, so they fit properly on people with bigger heads?

    Reply
    • jlacroix

      Bart, I’ve forward your request to our Product Development team! Thanks for reaching out to us.

      Reply
  36. I ordered a pair from Amazon but will be returning them because they are too big. Are there some styles that are smaller than others or a way to measure when buying on line?

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    • jlacroix

      We’ll be adding product dimensions to our website shortly, from there you can view sizing and compare it to products you currently own. Thanks!

      Reply
  37. Chris

    Any plans for making these readers available as sunglasses too? That would be awesome!

    Reply
    • jlacroix

      No plans at this time, but I’ll be sure to forward your request!

      Reply
  38. Lo Whittington

    Would love to see the progressive lens (multifocal lens) with no magnification on top, and possibly combine the e-reader tinted blue for more smartphone/computer protection as an option as well!

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