Mercer Island Woman Offers a Stylish Answer to the Uncomfortable Glasses Problem

A local woman’s design ensures your glasses are at hand
| FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 

If you’re always misplacing your reading glasses, perhaps it’s a subconscious habit, because, let’s face it, those neck chains aren’t the most attractive accessories. That’s why Mercer Island resident Michele Smith decided to design a more stylish alternative. Off the Cuff Optics’ WristReaders ($49.99, a portion of the price benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind; wrist-readers.com) are soft, flexible reading glasses that can be worn as a bracelet. The readers are held in place by embedded magnets and are available in three different sizes to fit your wrist, purse strap or car’s gear shift. The eye-catching (pun intended) readers feature polycarbonate lenses in three strengths (+1.50, +2, +2.50) and are available in graphite, orange, key lime green, hot pink and aquamarine. You could call them a visionary idea.

RELATED CONTENT

I no longer have to hoard my child's Pirates Booty, or the Trader Joe's version: World's Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs.

September marks 25 years since Nirvana’s second studio album Nevermind crashed onto the music scene, defining grunge and solidifying Seattle as ground zero for the moody rock movement.

The newly opened Lolli and Pops store at Bellevue Square is a candy confectionery even Willy Wonka would love.

Almond butter is one of those things I can’t live without. Coffee. Red wine. Almond butter. Cheese. Probably in that order. But this stuff--this stuff--may just push red wine out of the No. 2 spot.