Rated 4 out of 5 by JBDB like the fact that they are sunglasses w/ readers
I like these sunglasses, however, they aren't as nice as the ones I had to return because they broke and I was disappointed that they didn't include the nice heavy duty glass case. I was sorry that I had already returned my broken pair of aviator bifocals with the case, or I would have kept the outer case. These new ones only came with a fabric case that you can use as a cloth to clean the glasses.
September 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by littlegram Stylish, bad placement of bifocals
I loved the look of these glasses but the bifocal is placed way too low on the lense making it impossible to read when holding your head at a comfortable angle. I had to send them back
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJK2 great style and tinting
Fit well and shading does the job on a sunny day in Maine with the sun reflecting off the snow. Bifocal area not to large, works well while driving as I glance down at speedometer. If I were to use them for reading more than a menu or more than a few lines, it would be to small. Great for what they are, sunglasses with a bifocal feature, not a reader.
February 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Villefranche Great idea - Poor execution
I have bought three of these glasses. The first was a victim of Bean's new green initiative to reduce packaging. There was literally only the sunglasses alone in the box and the hinge was broken when they arrived.
My second pair broke after less than one week of use - again at the hinge assembly.
My third pair broke again at the hinge after about two months.
I loved the glasses, but they are just too wimpy for anyone who is active at all. I am sorry they did not work out because the aviator style is my favorite.
September 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by nikkithewalker bifocal sunglasses
These are great. I thought I was going to just wear them hiking but I like them so much I wear them driving and walking and everywhere. I have no problem seeing my smartphone with the polarized lenses, but my car windows (except the windshield) have a funny grid pattern from the moiray effect. It's nothing I can't live with.
June 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by RevWW Not Beans' Best Choice
I ordered two kinds of polarized sunglasses with the bifocal lens, both from Beans. The aviators were the less rewarding of the two. The quality of the optics was not as good, and they were heavy, so I am returning them. I was, however, very satisfied with the other type -- the Performance, at even a lower cost. And the price of either, even with bifocal, compares favorably to other name brands on the market.
April 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SVShopsmart No more sunglasses over reading glasses
Bought these for my husband for Christmas. He LOVES them! The eye protection is very good, and being able to read the GPS while driving or reading a book/menu outside is fantastic. He couldn't be happier with the gift and so it made my top-of-the-list purchase a joy. The only fault hence the 4 rather than 5 stars; for the price of the glasses, I had expected them to arrive in a hard case NOT a cheap bag.
January 2, 2012