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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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 silicone 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.

 

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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) - Low covers a range +0.75 to +1.25

+1.50 (Low-Mid) - Low-mid covers a range of +1.25 to +1.75

+2.00 (Medium) - Medium covers a range of +1.75 to +2.25

+2.50 (Mid-High) - Mid-high covers a range of +2.25 to +2.75

CONNECT ONLY: +3.00 (High) - High covers a range of +2.75 to +3.25

You will want to choose the option that most closely matches your needs.
We do not offer prescription glasses.

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Will ThinOptics reading glasses fit on my nose?

ThinOptics has designed their reading glasses in both full frame and pince nez designs. ThinOptics glasses will fit the vast majority of noses. The original readers can be positioned anywhere on your nose; higher up the nose to fit right in front of the eyes or for smaller or flatter bridges, they can be positioned to fit right above the nostrils. Of course, our full frame options can fit most and have arms to hold securely. 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 normal reading conditions ThinOptics reading glasses will remain in place. The highly elastic bridge exerts a slight amount of pressure to keep the readers in place.

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Shipping and Order Status

Has my order shipped?

To check the status of your order you may click here: https://www.thinoptics.com/shippingtracking

We normally ship orders within two business days.
You will receive a shipment confirmation email with a tracking link when your order ships. Please click the tracking link on the email to check the status of your order.
If you are unable to find the email, kindly check your spam or junk folder. If you have not received an email, click here to contact us.

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What are the shipping options and charges?

We currently ship via DHL and USPS, so you can expect your order to arrive within 3-7 business days for domestic shipments. International shipping times will vary depending on country/customs etc. We charge a flat-rate for standard shipping. We do not currently offer expedited shipping options.

Will you ship international orders?

Yes, we do ship internationally via DHL. Availability, shipping rates and fees may 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.

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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 within 30 days.

If you need to request a return, please email us at support@thinoptics.com or click here for more information.

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Warranties, Exchanges, and Returns

For questions regarding warranty, exchanges or returns/refunds:

Please click here to see our detailed warranties.

Questions for ThinOptics?

Email us: support@thinoptics.com or click here for more information.

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Are the glasses scratch proof?

Scratch Resistance

Product

Yes

No

Readers (Clamp onto Nose)

Reading Glasses

Manhattan Reading Glasses

Brooklyn Reading Glasses

Connect Reading Glasses

Manhattan Bluelight Blockers

Brooklyn Bluelight Blockers

Shado by Thinoptics Sunglasses

Timeless Collection

Mountain View Sunglasses

Palo Alto Sunglasses



Wanderlust Collection

Menlo Park Sunglasses

Los Altos Sunglasses

 


What are the dimensions for ThinOptics?

Product

Length

Width

Height

Readers (Clamp onto  Nose)

107 mm / 4.25 inch (10.8 cm)

32 mm / 1.26 inch (3.2 cm)

2.2 mm / 0.1 inch (2.54 cm)

Reading Glasses

Manhattan Reading Glasses

134 mm / 5.28 inch (13.41 cm)

43 mm / 1.69 inch (4.29 cm)

3 mm / 0.12 inch (0.30 cm)

Brooklyn Reading Glasses

134 mm / 5.28 inch (13.41 cm)

33 mm / 1.30 inch (3.30 cm)

3 mm / 0.12 inch (0.30 cm)

Connect Reading Glasses

134 mm / 5.28 inch (13.41 cm)

37 mm / 1.46 inch (3.70 cm)

4 mm / 0.16 inch (0.411 cm)

Manhattan Bluelight Blockers

134 mm / 5.28 inch (13.41 cm)

33 mm / 1.69 inch (4.29 cm)

3 mm / 0.12 inch (0.30 cm)

Brooklyn Bluelight Blockers

134 mm / 5.28 inch (13.41 cm)

1.30 inch (3.30 cm)

3 mm / 0.12 inch (0.30 cm)

Shado by Thinoptics Sunglasses

Timeless Collection

Mountain View Sunglasses

130 mm / 5.12 inch (13 cm)

50 mm / 1.97 inch (5 cm)

5 mm / 0.2 inch (0.5 cm)

Palo Alto Sunglasses

130 mm / 5.12 inch (13 cm)

50 mm / 1.97 inch (5 cm)

5 mm / 0.2 inch (0.5 cm)

Wanderlust Collection

Menlo Park Sunglasses

145 mm / 5.71 inch (14.5 cm)

44 mm / 1.73 inch (4.4 cm)

5 mm / 0.16 inch (0.4 cm)

Los Altos Sunglasses

136 mm / 5.35 inch (13.6 cm)

48 mm / 1.89 inch (4.8 cm)

5 mm / 0.16 inch (0.4 cm)

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