An Elegant Alternative for Readers

I was blessed with great vision until my late 40’s when things began getting harder to read. I held things further and further away to focus, but eventually, even that wasn’t enough. My arms got too short and if things were too far away they were too small to read. I hated to do it but I bought a pair of drugstore readers and found they helped.

Soon I had an epic-sized collection. I kept a pair in my kitchen to help me read recipes. There was a pair in my car, every handbag I owned and a pair or 2 on my bedside table to read at night. They were scatted everywhere yet never seemed handy enough so eventually I started hanging a pair from the collar of my shirt or wore them on my head like a headband…neither of which was very stylish.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Neckglasses

Gradually my eyesight got bad enough that I needed to wear glasses full time. Adios readers because my glasses were always on my nose. That was certainly simpler but I hated the dents they left on the bridge of my nose and never found a pair that was really comfortable.

After several years I decided to try contacts and I love them. They’ve made my life so much simpler but they don’t always do the whole job. My distance and mid-range vision are crystal clear with contacts but I often need a little boost to read the small print.

I hated the idea of going back to cheaters but didn’t know of an option. When Neckglasses on A Well Styled Life

Dianna Neckglasses on Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life

They are designed to look like a fashionable piece of jewelry which makes it easy to read that price tag, instructions or menu by simply lifting the pendant to your eyes. They’re a clever alternative for the readers many of us have laying out of reach and an elegant solution for the tiny print struggles.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life using the Dianna model from Neckglasses

I chose their Karen which is their most popular design. It’s simple and easy to coordinate with many looks. These Dianna’s are also fun and operate like a locket, popping open when you need some help.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Neckglasses

The entire collection is here so have a peek and see what fits your style.


Neckglasses is generously offering my readers 20% off with the code summer20 at checkout.


Do you need readers? How many pairs do you have laying around?

Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day.


Thanks to NeckGlasses for collaborating on this post. I was provided the glasses and compensated but all opinions are my own.


  1. I love these. I ordered two pair as soon as I finished reading the post.

  2. What an amazing idea! Sadly, they won’t work for me. I need my glasses every moment of every day. I started wearing them at the tender age of 2, so I really don’t remember life without them. I did depend on contacts for many years, but then came the time when I needed bifocals. For a time, I got away with readers over my contacts, but eventually I switched back to glasses full time, only now with graduated lenses.

    1. Please share! They are great and I love to support small business’s run by women.

  3. I love these! I’ve had foldable readers and two pair of foldable sunglasses for years, but my readers aren’t this elegant! Mine are like their basic pair that fold up and fit in a little case which I carry in my cargo pocket. I only use them when in the field. I found the readers at CVS.

    Like you I need bowls and bowls of readers in every room!

    I have Dianna, and Maria in my cart! Thank you for sharing these!

    Have a lovely week-end!

      1. I can’t for them to come in! I’m hoping the Maria will replace my field readers. If not I’ll have to order a pair of their Lee’s. Which are much more basic. 🙂

        Thanks again for sharing!

  4. What a great idea, thank you. I just placed an order and am impressed.

  5. These are great when just needed for a quick read with out fumbling in a purse. My gran had a small magnifying glass on a chain that she used, my mom later used it until she lost her vision.
    Unfortunately for work, reading a book, wherever two hands are needed etc they are not really helpful. Still very cute for ‘going out’ and much better than one if those magnifier cards! Thanks for showing them

  6. Amazing!!! I e never heard of these, and generally just use readers at dark restaurants, how perfect. Will order some today. Thanks for sharing, and I’ll be sharing with my friends as well. Amy

    1. Thanks for sharing Amy. I think they’re very pretty and an elegant solution.

  7. Thanks for sharing! Just sent the info to my sister who always asks me to read things for her because she can’t keep up with her readers. I can’t wear contacts so instead wear progressive glasses to see, but I’d wear these in a second because they’re so pretty!

  8. These are genius. What a clever design idea.

  9. Very clever and something I was hoping to find. I just purchased one through your link but think they made a mistake because the discount code took off $20.00 instead of 20%. The $20.00 is much more than 20%. I don’t want to cheat them. What do I do?

    1. Hi Pam! Thanks for letting me know. I phoned the company to let them know to see if they can fix it quickly.

  10. Brilliant idea. Just ordered one!

  11. Sandy Andry says:

    I love these! Just ordered two pair. Thanks for the coupon code and the shipping was reasonable, too.

  12. Just like the olden days of monocols, guess they were ahead of the times?
    Yours are much prettier!

  13. These are very cool! I love that somebody came up with such a chic and clever solution.
    I am so blind I have to wear my progressives all the time.
    My husband’s solution for elegant readers is me.

  14. I’ve never heard of these, so thank you for sharing! I think these are very clever & pretty too!

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