Fashion Friday: Foster Grant Readers Make Great Vision Gorgeous

Being a woman of a certain age I am finding that certain body parts are just not performing up to speed, and before your mind goes down some odd path I’m talking namely my eyeballs.

I always had 20/20 vision until college. Fast forward years (OK decades) later and since turning 40 a few years ago I’ve somewhat hesitantly asked my eye doctor after each exam if I yet need readers. It definitely takes my eyes a little bit of time to refocus, especially when adjusting from my laptop to reading, and I’m having a more difficult time reading fine print, but so far I’ve avoided readers. I’m THIS close to needing low-strength readers, though. THIS close. (Hey I can read all caps much better…I’m just sayin’.)

Luckily for all of us in the 40 and up range, eye wear has kept up with fashion and glasses are considered fashionable accessories.

Foster Grant has a gorgeous new line of readers and their new spokesperson is none other than gorgeous 40-something mom Brooke Shields. The Foster Grant reading glasses line features chic frames in fun brights, neutrals, and patterns like tortoise shell.

Brooke Shields

As a blogger and social media consultant I am constantly working on my laptop or reading texts or emails or Tweeting from my phone so I am hard on my eyes. When the time comes to buy readers, and it’s going to e sooner rather than later, I want to choose a pair that look as great as they work. Brooke Shields is also featured in Foster Grant’s TV campaign, “Who’s That Behind Those Foster Grants?” launched last fall.

Here are a few of my favorite readers from Foster Grant:

jackie Wine Foster GrantJackie Frame in Wine

Foster Grant Ashley Red ReadersAshley Frame in Red

Parker tortoise shell readers

Parker Tortoise Shell Readers

Foster Grant not only makes beautiful and fashionable reading glasses, but they are budget-minded for those of us who want to look fashionable but don’t want to spend a ton of money. None of their reading glasses retail for more than $30. You can find Foster Grant readers at Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite Aid, and at these prices you might want to pick up an extra pair — one for home and one for work!

Do you wear glasses? What about readers? I think I need the lowest strength on the market to start with. Lucky for me there are some great frames to choose from!

I’m linking up to Fashion Friday, hosted by some fabulous blogs you should be reading, such as Classy Mommy.

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 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions and views expressed in this post are mine.


  1. Christina Anne says:

    Thanks for introducing me to these! They’re really nice and fashionable:) I’ll keep in mind next time I need to buy glasses:)

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