ThinOptics Reading Glasses with Pod Case

Last updated: January 25, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the ThinOptics Reading Glasses with Pod Case placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Product includes the ThinOptics Reading Glasses & the Universal Pod case featuring non-residue adhesive to stick onto your phone/case or any other hard & flat surface. Optical-grade polycarbonate lenses (used for high-end prescription glasses) are shatter-proof, lighter than a nickel, and as thin as 2 credit cards. Ultra-flexible, titanium alloy (nitinol) bridge is 10x more elastic than steel springs and guaranteed to never break. Flex-fit technology synergizes titanium alloy’s flexibility with independent-suspension nose pads, delivering a universally comfortable yet stable grip on any nose, up high or down low.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

And yet they stay so firm on your nose. The innovative flex-grip technology keep them gripped to any part of the nose, based on how you like to wear them.
In addition to being smaller than the size of a credit card, these glasses are so lightweight you might just forget you have them on.
So, when I heard about a pair of glasses so thin, they could actually attach to my phone case… I had to check it out. These glasses are just as thin as two credit cards and come in a neat equally as minute case. A case that can be attached to the back of most modern phone cases.
That bridge between the lenses is made of “nitinol memory wire,” which Google tells me is a nickel-titanium alloy. It’s so flexible and strong, it can handle being bent in half.
The best part about these glasses is the size and ultra-light weight. Instead of the Granny/Grandpa string glasses hanging around your neck, these are tucked away out of sight, and easily accessible when you need them.
I took ThinOptics with me on vacation to Maui in April/May 2017, and used them extensively. I found them to be well-made, the glass was clear, and the size convenient.
The ThinOptics bridge is remarkably adept at keeping the specs on your face without the need for traditional ear temples.
If you’re always misplacing your reading glasses, these will make sure you never struggle to read the fine print: the foldable glasses hang from your keychain or sit in your wallet.
Even if, like me, you don’t have much of a bridge, the ThinOptics lenses hold on fairly well.
They look pretty neat, and so far most of the glances I’ve earned when wearing them have seemed positive.
- Forbes
I’m wearing my ThinOPTICS as I write this blog and I find them to be comfortable and easy to wear for long periods of time.
You can easily slip the ThinOptics in their case into a pocket of most any kind, in the side pocket or strap pocket of a pack or in the tiniest of purses or bags.

What reviewers didn't like

Minimalist frame not ideal for outdoor events
While these are scratch ‘resistant’, it doesn’t mean that they will be able to survive hard falls.
I have yet to wear my ThinOptics as my day-to-day reading glasses (they work in a pinch, but that pince-nez effect makes me look too much like my great-grandfather).
Even though attaching the small case to the back of your phone adds slight amount of additional thickness (less than a quarter inch), to me the trade-off is worth it.
If you move around too much, the lenses could pop off—ditto if you happen to be a little sweaty from running for your train.
Don’t try it when you are really sweaty, either from activity or the heat. The glasses just slither right off the nose faster than a kid flying down a water slide.
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