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
Rated 3 out of 5 by niftysixty good with reservations
These sunglasses have very good lenses and polarization, however the magnification area is too small. Bi-focal users want to read, and it's somewhat difficult with these. I have a pair(not LLBean) that were much cheaper but better for reading.
May 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SwirlGirl Great for activities, not so great for beach reads
I have a pair of these sunglasses and really like them. Like other reviewers said, they are very comfortable. I liked them so much I gave a pair to my mom for Mother's Day. I'm having to send them back. Be warned. If you want them just for reading at the pool or beach, the magnifier is so small and low on the lens that doing so comfortably can be difficult. Sadly LLBean doesn't seem to offer *any* sunglasses with a larger magnifier. :-(
May 16, 2014