Classic Monocle, Silver

  • Our Classic Monocle is a perfect alternative to dull and cumbersome reading glasses.

    This high quality monocle is intended to be worn in the eye for comfortable hands-free vision correction.

    Fits neatly in your pocket or wear it around your neck with the included lanyard.

    An incredible conversation piece!

    Perfect for:
    • Using your phone/texting
    • Restaurant menus/wine lists
    • Grocery shopping
    • Anywhere cumbersome reading glasses would get in the way
    • Polycarbonate lens
    • 37 or 40 mm in Diameter
    • Polished stainless steel frame
    • Includes 100 cm black polyester lanyard
  • Which size monocle is right for me?

    • Choose a 40 mm monocle if you're taller than 6' (1.83 m)
    • Choose a 37 mm monocle if you're 5'11" (1.80 m) or shorter

    Please see our Sizing FAQ for more details

    Which power monocle is right for me?
    If you wear reading glasses, then choose a diopter that is the same as your current reading glasses.

    Please see our Dioper (Lens Power) FAQ for more details.

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Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5, based on 22 reviews
Don Dizon from San Diego, CA on Apr 08, 2014
One of the galleries broke off on my Classic Model Monocle. I emailed the company asking if they did repairs. Mr J. Berry replied immediately and took care of me right away. Best service ever!!!!
Don Dizon from San Diego, CA on Apr 08, 2014
One of the galleries broke off on my Classic Model Monocle. I emailed the company asking if they did repairs. Mr J. Berry replied immediately and took care of me right away. Best service ever!!!!
A. Jason from Santa Fe, NM on Apr 03, 2014
The monocle itself is good with reasonable optic properties for off axis viewing. I would have liked a glass lens and or a monocle with just a circular rim with edge roughness to secure onto the eye area. This worked fine for one I bought in Germany (available at most opticians) that unfortunately was lost. For one thing, this allows the monocle to nicely drop when the eyebrow is raised, dramatically heightening the appearance of surprise at an untoward event.
Note that it took two weeks for the post office to deliver, stuck at the initial post office facility, until I sent an inquiry.
Chris from Canada on Mar 28, 2014
I bought this for my Father as a birthday gift - great monocle for doing a little bit of reading here and there if you don't want to carry around reading glasses.
Don from Arlington VA on Mar 26, 2014
Like everyone else writing reviews I need reading glasses and was frustrated at never having them with me. The monocle solves that problem nicely. Am I a giant anthropomorphic peanut? An illustration from a Monopoly card? No, which my wife says makes me ineligible to wear a monocle. But even she concedes that always having this around my neck and under my shirt means I no longer am holding a menu out at arm's length while trying to hold a candle up to it, or using my phone as a flashlight.

The need for reading glasses - and never having them handy - is the most frustrating thing about getting older. This makes it less painful.
P Drazen from New York on Mar 21, 2014
Does not fit well. Requires too much "scrunch" to be able to read.
Response from Nearsights Monocles
Mar 22, 2014
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your review - I appreciate the feedback. It sounds like your monocle may be a little too small; would you like to exchange this for a 40 mm monocle?

Thank you,
Brandon Kinsella from League City, TX on Mar 09, 2014
5 out of 5 for me. Knew I needed readers and bought a pair trying different magnification strengths at the local drug store and definitely didn't want a "granny chain" around my neck being only 30 and decided on a monocle, especially as a stylist and fits right in with my style as well as being a great conversation piece. My mum, son and girlfriend poke fun here and there but everyone else loves it, especially myself. Took a little to get used to at first and so worth every penny. Speedy delivery, superb quality and no worrying about it dropping ;) I will be ordering more in the future.
bernie from chicago on Feb 10, 2014
Great, fits well and good optics. Wear for shooting and it does the job.
Delmere from Pasadena, CA on Feb 05, 2014
I understand that if you are taller than 5' 10" then 40 mm will probably fit. I am 6' 0" and the 37 mm fit better. I like the small size of a monocle; convenient for a quick look. Wonder if the lanyard could come in different colors and sizes.
Matt from Redding CT on Dec 19, 2013
Similar to other reviews, I have worn reading glasses for years and leave pairs everywhere. Take them on and off constantly. That's fine for work and home but in restaurants, hiking, on my bike, in a theatre, who wants to carry reading glasses? So the monocle (I now have 3) is the perfect solution. My friends and family laugh at me a little but they don't say I look like a dufus or a stuffy anachronism. I love them and carry them all over the place.
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