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    5 Reasons to Choose Bamboo Reading Glasses

    How Bamboo Eyeglass Frames are Good for the Environment

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    Beautiful and stylish bamboo eyeglass frames are more than just one of the latest eyewear trends. The unique material is actually a healthier choice for you, your eyes, and the planet. Here's a few reasons why choosing bamboo products is an eco-friendly move.

    1. It Can Grow Virtually Anywhere

    The ability to grow in low wetlands, higher mountain land, thickets, woods, and even arid regions prone to drought, creates an abundance of bamboo. A single clump can yield up to 200 poles that stand tall and thrive in various climates. Additionally, roots are left behind for future growth when it’s harvested, which altogether eliminate the possibility of running out of bamboo.

    2. Incredible Growth Rate

    Bamboo is the fastest growing plant across the globe. Did you know that its height can potentially increase by 3 feet in just one day? Some species grow several feet more! A new shoot springs right up from the root system soon after harvest, without the need for cultivation whatsoever. Depending on the species, bamboo can be harvested in merely 1-5 years, unlike other trees (such as hardwood oak) that take 40 years to mature.

    3. Climate Change Warrior

    Carbon dioxide is a major contributor to climate change, and bamboo is one excellent aid to its mitigation. One hectare (2.47 acres) of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees. How fast a plant grows is significant in determining how much CO2 it can absorb, and bamboo's amazing growth rate makes it a hands-down winner! Bamboo plants also require little water to survive, and thereby effectively cuts down on water waste.

    4. Renewable Resource

    Every week, approximately 1 million acres of forest land are lost due to deforestation. By utilizing bamboo that can be easily replenished, we protect what we have left. Bamboo is a great substitute for wood in almost all applications, including furniture, flooring, paper and fashionable bamboo readers. Every part of the plant can be put to good use, thus presenting a sustainable resource of eco-friendly products.

    5. Chemical and Pesticide-Free

    Toxic chemicals can ruin the ecological balance as fish, birds, wildlife, and humans can be adversely affected. Bamboo does not rely on pesticides and insecticides to thrive, and no harmful agricultural chemicals are needed for harvesting. These evergreen plants actually protect the soil by preventing erosion and retaining nutrients for the succeeding crop.

    Choose I Heart Eyewear for Fashionable Bamboo Reading Glasses

    I Heart Eyewear offers exceptionally lightweight bamboo eyewear for your utmost comfort and optimal vision, while saving our environment at the same time. The best part? They won’t break the bank either! Take your pick from our catalog of bamboo reading glasses and go green in style. Shop all of our fashion-forward reading glasses, sunglasses and accessories at!

    A Newbie’s Guide to Ordering Bifocal Sunglasses

    New to Bifocals? Here's Some FAQs About Bifocal Sunglasses

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    If you’re struggling with seeing things up-close, but can still see faraway objects fairly easily, you are probably in need of bifocals. The term “bifocals” is used for lenses that possess two focal points. A thin line divides these lenses horizontally; the top half doesn’t have any power, while the bottom half boasts a suitable reading power.

    Buying bifocals is not always an easy task, particularly if you are buying them for the first time. To make the process a bit simpler for you and to ensure that you get a pair of bifocals matching your individual needs, below are some answers to two of the most frequently asked questions.

    Do bifocal lenses have any power on the top of the lens?

    No. The top half of bifocals is always powerless; however, they are marked and sold based on their power level at the bottom of the lens. The top/powerless part of the lens helps the user to focus on things far away in the distance when performing activities like cooking, watching TV, driving, etc. The bottom part of a bifocal lens possesses the user’s reading power. This part of the lens allows him or her to see up-close when doing things like checking out a map, sewing, reading through a book, etc.

    What are bifocal sunglasses?

    Bifocal sunglasses are great to use when taking part in outdoor activities on a bright sunny day. Like regular bifocals, these lenses feature your reading power on the bottom-half of the lens and no power on the top-half. You’ll be able to use the bottom half of these lenses for seeing speedometers while driving, reading compasses while hiking, or writing on scorecards while golfing.

    One of the top styles in this collection are the Maverick bifocal sunglasses (shown below). The AR coated lenses of these aviators offer maximum protection against the harmful ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. Available in gunmetal and brown in half-powers ranging from +1.00 to +3.00.

    Maverick Sun Bifocals

    Find your reading power with our Reading Eye Chart Printout. Be sure to follow the instructions closely to avoid any discrepancies. You can also talk to your eye doctor about which bifocal and reader power is best for your vision requirements.

    Shop I Heart Eyewear for Bifocal Sunglasses and Reading Glasses Under $20

    Check out our collection of sunglass bifocals and find the pair that best suits your style. You can also view our catalogue of reading glasses, sunglass readers, designer eyeglass cases and much more! Sort by type, shape, style and color to find the eyeglass frames right for you.