Frequently Asked Questions
Are ThinOptics™ reading glasses comfortable?
ThinOptics reading glasses are extremely comfortable to wear because they weigh less than a nickel and they put only gentle pressure on the sides of the nose.
Are ThinOptics™ reading glasses durable? Will they break?
ThinOptics™ reading glasses are made from thermo-injection molded optical grade polycarbonate, which is shatter proof and frequently used in safety and ballistic (bullet proof) eyewear. The bridge is made from Nitinol, which is 10x more elastic than spring steel. The Nitinol bridge is encased in medical grade silicon tubing, and anchored in the injection molded polycarbonate frame. Still not convinced? Check out how we torture test ThinOptics in Sonoma, California in this video.
How good are they?
The optical grade polycarbonate used in ThinOptics™ reading glasses is the same material that is regularly found in high end Prescription Eyeglasses. Our lenses are made by one of the largest and most advanced optical lens manufacturers in the world.
Why don't you offer more power options?
Need help determining which optical strength is right for you? Click here. ThinOptics reading glasses are offered with the following optical strength options: +1.00 (Low), +1.50 (Low-Mid), +2.00 (Medium) and +2.50 (High). The Low covers a range +0.75 to +1.25, the low-mid covers a range of +1.25 to +1.75, the medium covers a range of +1.75 to +2.25, and the high covers a range of +2.25 to +2.75. You will want to choose the option that most closely matches your needs. However, since reading glasses are optimized for short-distance reading usage, you will automatically adjust the reading distance between your eyes and the object you are reading. Since ThinOptics reading glasses cover optical strengths ranging between +1.00 to +2.75, nearly all people requiring reading glasses will find a ThinOptics reading glasses option that suits them.
Will ThinOptics reading glasses fit my nose?
ThinOptics reading glasses have been designed to fit the vast majority of noses. They can be positioned higher up the nose to fit right in front of the eyes. For those with smaller or flatter bridges, they can be positioned to fit right above the nostrils. We have tested hundreds of different combinations of nose pad angles and widths to arrive at the optimal design for the majority of noses.
Will ThinOptics reading glasses remain securely on my nose?
Under reading conditions ThinOptics reading glasses will remain in place. For many people, they will stay on for long periods of reading. The highly elastic bridge exerts a slight amount of pressure to keep the readers in place. We also use grip-sensitive paper on the nose pad contact area to prevent pads from sliding forward or slipping off.
Has my order shipped?
When you place your order you will receive an order confirmation email from us and normally we ship orders within two business day. You will also receive a shipment confirmation email with a tracking link when your order ships. Please click the tracking link to check the status directly from DHL. If you have not received any emails from us, please check your spam or junk mail folder, but if all else fails please click here to contact us.
How do I track my order?
When your order ships we will send you a shipment confirmation email with a tracking link. Please click the tracking link to check the status directly from DHL. If you have not received a shipment confirmation email from us within 2 business days of placing your order then please check your spam or junk mail folder, but if all else fails please click here to contact us.
What are the shipping options and charges?
We currently ship via DHL, so you can expect your order to arrive within 3-7 business days for domestic shipments, although fewer than 3 days in most cases. We charge a flat-rate for standard shipping. We don't currently offer expedited shipping options.
Will you ship international orders?
Yes we do ship internationally via DHL. Availability, shipping rates and fees vary depending on the delivery address for your order. Your packages may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which your order ships. These charges are always the recipient's responsibility.
The goods will be imported on behalf of the consignee/ebuyer. The consignee authorizes ThinOptics to import the goods on his behalf. Further, the consignee/buyer agrees that ThinOptics may delegate the obligation to import the goods on his behalf to a subcontractor. The consignee will pay the taxes & duties in addition with the purchase price of the goods.
For more information, please sign-up for our new product announcement emails to learn more about availability in your country.
Perfect Fit Guarantee
What if ThinOptics reading glasses don't fit or feel right on my nose?
We are so confident in our ThinOptics reading glasses that we will refund 100% of your purchase if you are not completely satisfied with either their fit or comfort. Please see our Perfect Fit Guarantee for more information, If you need to request a return please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here for more information. We'll respond within one business day.
Warranties, Exchanges, and Returns
Do you have a product warranty?
Yes, please click here to see our detailed warranties.