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You Can't Read What You Can't See

You Can't Read What You Can't See

It’s no secret that reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills while preparing them to understand the written word.

There was no one better at writing fun, engaging, imagination-provoking books for children than Dr. Seuss (real name Theodore Geisel). Today as we commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we want to underscore the importance of reading aloud to your children from a vision perspective.

The average age of first-time mothers in America has risen since 1970 from 21 to 26, while for fathers, it’s increased from 27 to 31. But this isn’t just an American statistic; the average age for women in other developed countries giving birth to their first child is happening, on average, at age 31.

As the age of becoming first time parents increases, the likelihood of developing presbyopia also increases. Presbyopia is the age-related disorder in which the eye gradually loses its ability to see things clearly up close, and it typically begins developing around 40 years of age. So when you start reading aloud to your children, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to avoid exacerbating any issues with your eyesight.

A good pair of reading glasses is the first step toward making reading aloud to your children a good experience, and our Vision Solutions (reading glasses + their cases) are an ideal companion for three main reasons:

1. Convenience

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted, especially if you haven’t had issues with your vision for the first 40 years of your life. But once you start to wear reading glasses, you’d be amazed at how many times you’ll lose them, break them, or forget them. Once you add kids into the equation, the instances of losing, breaking & forgetting increases, too!

ThinOptics Readers are engineered to fit & stick to the back of your smartphone, because you always have your phone with you. Customers love the effortless convenience of sliding their reading glasses out from the back of their phone anytime they need them. And when it comes time to read a bedtime story to your kids, you’ll love the convenience, too!

2. Durability

A broken clock might be right twice a day, but a broken pair of reading glasses is pretty useless. That’s why our engineers ensured maximum durability of our reading glasses by incorporating a shape memory alloy called Nitinol into the bridge of our readers. No matter which way you bend Nitinol, it will return to its original shape, which is a truly amazing feature to have in your reading glasses.

Of course, we took special care to ensure that the rest of our reading glasses are as child-proof as possible – our frames are made from a shatterproof, thermo-injection molded, optical-grade polycarbonate and the lenses of our reading glasses are manufactured by one of the most advanced optical lens manufacturers in the world.

Check out this video to see our durable reading glasses in action!

3. Mobility

Conventional reading glasses (and their cases) haven’t seen much innovation since their invention in the late 13th century. Sure, there are new shapes and colors, but from a functional perspective, readers & reading glasses are largely unchanged in the past 700 years, and we don’t agree with that!

In creating the world’s thinnest & most durable reading glasses, we’ve also made it easy for our Vision Solutions to seamlessly integrate into (and onto) your daily essentials like your keys, wallet & phone. This level of versatility means that you can also keep a pair of our reading glasses in a diaper bag, on a stroller or near the rocking chair for quick access whenever the urge to read aloud strikes!

With ThinOptics, You No Longer Need to Worry About Your Reading Glasses

At ThinOptics, we embrace the idea of progress. Life in the 21st century looks nothing like life in the 20th century, and the same can be said for every century before that. Todays’ society demands access, responsiveness, utility & convenience, so we modernized conventional reading glasses into miraculous Vision Solutions that check all of those boxes.

And nowhere is it more apparent than in the context of the chaos & confusion that is raising children. So embrace the journey of raising your kids & rest easy knowing that we’ve just given you one less thing to worry about, so storytime can be anytime!

For quick evening reads of books with less than 10 pages, we recommend our flagship product, the Readers + Universal Pod, while for longer reads (looking at you, Green Eggs & Ham!), our Full Frame Reading Glasses are up for the job!
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