Rated 4 out of 5 by veterantraveler2 Fit is critical
Thought I'd be a "medium" but quickly discovered those glasses' were too long...went 'way behind my ears. Surprised but LLB customer service recommended "small" so I opted to make the exchange. The small definitely fits and serves the purpose...for cycling particularly...as they fit nicely beneath my helmet. The bifocal attribute is essential for reading maps and cell phone--works just fine. The rubber nose piece is great for keeping the glasses from slipping, and the rubber on the ends keeps the glasses in place with any activity. The real test will come this fall when I do a cycling tour for three weeks in Europe.
July 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jabberwock comfortable effective glasses at bargain price
These bifocals are good enough to read reasonably well using my 70 year old eyes. For me their best quality,apart from screening out harmful rays are that they have a comfortable wrap around design and hence don't fall off readily.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lexingtonshopper Reader Sunglasses
I've had a pair of these glasses for over 10 years and absolutely loved them. They are now somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. I ordered a new pair the very night I lost them and they were waiting for me when I got home. Yay! The glasses are a little lighter and smaller in size and the reader lens is smaller, all of which I like. The only little complaint is the rubber nose piece. They have indentations in them (I'm assuming to keep them in place when sweating) and they leave marks on my nose. They also collect makeup and are a little uncomfortable when wearing for long periods. All that being said, I still love them and rate them as excellent.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSherman Repeat buyer
This is my third pair of polarized bifocals in about 10 years. They fit just right, have a great firm shelled case for protection and the bifocals are clear and actually work! I will continue to purchase these in the future, not because they wear out, but because I tend to misplace them!
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Florida1 Both good and bad...
These glasses get five stars for the design. They look great, they come in different sizes (small fits my face perfectly), and the bifocal is awesome! The bad is the build quality for which they get one star. I am on my fourth pair over many years and have repeated problems with lenses falling out, nose bridges coming apart, and earpieces falling off. These glasses are priced with high quality glasses, but the build quality is very poor. L.L.Bean has been getting reviews like this for years and has made no attempt to improve the quality of the glasses, which is disappointing!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pupluck Comfortable, good fit
I ordered these glasses for skiing. It is difficult and often too cold to pull out glasses to read a trail map. These bifocals do the trick for me when it is not too cold out and goggles are a must. This is my second pair, the nose pad on my first pair which I ordered a few years ago broke off.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JJGrant Great for the Beach
I have three pair of these bifocal sunglasses and they are great for reading at the beach. However, the nose piece fell off one pair so I am returning it. Otherwise I would give this product five stars.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebbyAnn Polarized performance bifocals
I bought these sunglasses for golf. The wrap around design is perfect and the fit too (small). I wear progressives, so the bifocal element took a little getting used to. Good thing-it made me keep my head down!! I had asked my eye doctor previously if I were to get readers, what strength should I get, and he recommended 2.5. He was right! I read the other reviews before purchasing and will keep the mailing box in case the nose or ear piece fall off. You cannot beat LL Bean's satisfaction guarantee.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kayakaholic They do the trick, just not for hiking.
I was glad to see that LL Bean carries bifocals for those of us who need a longer arm to read. The sunglasses provide crystal clear clarity. The magnified area, while nicely positioned low, takes some getting used to especially when hiking. My eyes keep shifting between both visual fields and it throws me off. I am not used to bifocals and have given these a good try while hiking. I cannot say that it has gotten any easier for me. That is just me. Aside from hiking the sunglasses are fab. It is nice to drive and be able to shift from watching to road to checking speed, etc. They are great for reading in the sun and any other outdoor active endeavor. The sunglasses stay put, even when sweating. If you are considering purchasing these glasses, try them and "see".
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TwinCitiesLLBeanFan Love these!
They block the glare totally and I can see all the real colors of things! Plus I can read my phone, written lists, books, etc. when I have them on!
They fit well and are great looking on!
June 11, 2014