Read in the Dark LED Reading Glasses

led-reading-glassesIf you recently purchased a Kindle 2 and went to read it at night you will have quickly found out that you cannot see it. This is the problem with e-paper in that there is no backlight usually. For those of you who want to read at night these LED reading glasses might work for you. Of course they are compatible with e-books and regular books and what they do is provide light on the edges of the glasses so that you can read in the dark.

The reading glasses have super bright LED’s in each corner of the lenses and 4 batteries are held within the frames. The batteries are good for up to 30 hours of night time reading. The LED’s work with a switch built in to the hinges of the glasses and when the arms are opened the lights switch on.

The advantage of having LED’s built in to your specks is that you don’t have to faff around with a book light every time you turn the page.

In my book, the LED Reading Glasses are a winner! But there is one drawback: the glasses are only available with refractive lenses. In other words, you have to be presbyotic — nearsighted. They are available in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 diopter. From Hammacher Schlemmer with a lifetime guarantee.

Available from Hammacher Schlemmer costing $39.95.


  1. I think you mean “presbyopic”. Also, myopia is nearsightedness (long distance vision is degraded). Refractive lenses are for older people with diminished ability to focus on near objects (presbyopia, not nearsightedness). It is possible to have both, however.

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