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Unveiling the Ideal Reading Glasses for Women Aged 50 and Beyond


If you’re over 50, you probably need to wear reading glasses sometimes, even if you were never a glasses wearer when you were younger. This transition, frequently due to presbyopia, signifies a natural shift in our near focusing capabilities. While the prospect of choosing reading eyewear might seem daunting, it's also an opportunity to redefine your style with a functional accessory.

The Art of Selecting Perfect Reading Glasses

At Baxter Blue, we understand that selecting the right pair of reading glasses for women over 50 is about balancing comfort, style, and functionality.

Understanding Face Shape Compatibility
Every face is unique, and understanding your face shape is crucial in choosing frames that enhance your features. For instance, round frames can soften the angles of a square face, while square frames can beautifully frame an oval face.

Style Preferences: Classic or Bold
Your personal style should dictate your frame choice. Whether you lean towards understated elegance with clean-lined frames or prefer making a bold statement with embellished, eye-catching designs, your glasses can be a reflection of your personality.

Vision Needs and Lens Power
Determining the right lens power is essential. Our comprehensive guide and lens power tool simplify this process, ensuring you get the perfect match for your reading needs.

Lifestyle Considerations
If your lifestyle includes outdoor reading, explore our range of reading sunglasses, offering 100% UVA and UVB protection and comfortable tinted lenses for bright environments.

Frame Colours That Speak Volumes

Colour choice in frames can dramatically impact your look. Here are some flattering options for women over 50:

Classic Black: Timelessly elegant, black frames suit almost everyone.

Minimalist Clear: Versatile and subtle, clear frames like the Lane Crystal are a seamless fit for any wardrobe.

Soft Pastels: For a hint of colour, consider pastels like pink or blue like our Harper Crystal Azure for a gentle pop.

Chic Tortoiseshell: A universally flattering choice, available in various shades like our Georgie Opal Tortoise

Vibrant Multicolours: Express your lively side with multicoloured frames.

Youthful Bold Colours: Stand out with brightly coloured frames for a rejuvenating effect.

Frame Shapes for Every Style

Choosing the right frame shape can elevate your look:

Cat-Eye Glasses: A universal favourite, cat-eye frames suit all face shapes and add an upward lift to your features. Gemma Peach Crystal is a favourite.

Browlines: These frames draw attention to your eyes, subtly lifting the facial appearance.

Thick Frames: Go bold with thick frames, choosing softer colours or patterns for balance such as Billie Crystal Toffee.

Lens Coatings

Enhance your visual experience with these lens treatments that come as standard on all Baxter Blue reading glasses.

  • Anti-Reflective Coating: Minimise reflections for clearer vision and better eye contact.
  • UV Protection: Shield your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • Scratch-Resistant Coating: Keep your lenses pristine with a protective layer.
  • Blue Light Protection: All lenses have blue light protection as standard. Unlike our competitors, our blue light filter is not a surface layer or coating. Your Baxters have a blue light pigment technology embedded right into the lens, filtering out as much as 80% of the highest energy wavelengths known to cause digital-eye-strain. It’s a difference you’ll feel.

Finding the ideal pair of reading glasses at Baxter Blue isn't just about vision correction; it's about embracing your style, ensuring comfort, and seeing the world with renewed clarity.

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