Bifocal Monocles Now Available!

Posted on January 30, 2015 by James Berry

We’re excited to begin offering Bifocal Monocles!

We’ve heard from many of you that a single vision prescription lens isn’t enough – you want a bifocal lens in your monocle for even easier more convenient monocle use.  In the past we’ve provide bifocal lenses as a special order, but starting today we’ve incorporated bifocals into our regular product line.

Bifocal monocles are perfect for men and women who want both reading and distance corrections in their monocles.  If you’re looking up and down from something frequently then a bifocal monocle may be just what you’re looking for.

Our bifocal monocles are available in both our stainless steel and acetate frames, and in four different lens materials: CR-39, Polycarbonate, Trivex, and Glass.  We recommend a glass lens for all of our prescription monocles – including bifocals.  Glass is the most scratch-resistant lens material, and the number one concern we hear from customers is that their monocle will scratch.
Our bifocal lenses are in the traditional “Flat Top” style and do have a visible line where the correction changes.   Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer progressive lenses (also known as “no-line bifocals”) at this time.  If you’d like a progressive lens in your monocle, then please talk with your optometrist – we’re happy to supply the frame!

Our new bifocal monocles are listed as an option on our Prescription Monocles.

As always, if you have any questions please email or call – we’re happy to help!
(877) 667 - 6494

 Nearsights Monocles Bifocal Prescription Monocle

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Introducing 37 mm Classic Monocles in silver, gold and black!

Posted on November 25, 2013 by James Berry

A monocle that is too large is uncomfortable and can be extremely difficult to wear.  Our new 37 mm monocles are specifically designed for men and women between 5’6” and 6’0”.  And we haven’t just made our Classic Monocle smaller - we’ve redesigned it for a more modern look and an easier more comfortable fit.

The frame on our new 37’s is stainless steel - it’s strong, light, and very durable.  The lens is a high quality polycarbonate and is surfaced with an anti scratch coating for greater durability.  Every monocle includes a 100 cm (36 in) black polyester lanyard for convenient wear around your neck.

Now available in silver, gold, and - new - black finish.  Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a monocle that really fits!


Nearsights Classic Monocle in Black

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New Lanyards Now Available!

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Jim B.

Are you looking for a way to add a little more personality to your monocle? Then check out our new lanyard options!

Nylon Lanyards

These are easily my favorite lanyard option. The 1.5mm diameter braided nylon cord is strong, flexible, and comes in many different colors and patterns. These really stand out and look great with any of our monocles. The neon colors are especially bright – Neon Pink is my favorite.

Satin Lanyards

Add a satin lanyard to your monocle for an added touch of class. These are 30% cotton / 70% rayon, strong, light, and very comfortable. The bright silver, gold, and navy colors really stand out; these lanyards pair very well with our Classic Monocle

Microfiber Lanyards

Choose a microfiber lanyard if you’re looking for a thicker, bolder lanyard. These lanyards are 3 mm wide; made of polyester microfiber, they are light, strong, and water resistant. A great choice for any of our monocle frames.

Ball Chain Lanyards

Made of either steel of aluminum, these lanyards are practically indestructible. Available in gunmetal, stainless steel, nickel plated steel, or shiny aluminum these are a great way to add a tougher look to your monocle. These lanyards fit well with any of our monocles, but are obvious complements to the Ruggedized Tactical and Sport monocles.

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More Power to You – New Lens Options Now Available

Posted on August 06, 2013 by Jim B.

I’m happy to announce that we now offer monocles in many lens power (diopter) options.

Starting today you can order your Classic Monocle in +0.0, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0, +2.5, +3.0, +3.5, and +4.0 diopter.

I’d heard from many of you that +2.0 was just a little too strong, or that +3.0 was just a little too weak. I hope that these options make things a little easier on your eyes.

If you don’t know which diopter is right for you, then download the Nearisghts Eye Test and test yourself at home.

Click here to download the Nearsights Eye Test

And don’t forget about our Prescription Monocle option – if none of these lens options meet your needs we can always create a monocle tailored to your exact prescription. More details on that option here:

Nearsights Prescription Monocle

More power to you!

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Sneak Preview - New Photography

Posted on April 03, 2013 by Jim B.

On Friday I worked with Lindsay of Isla Studios to take some new product photos.  We have beautiful products, but we're short on pictures - I'm trying to change that.

It was awesome to work with Lindsay in Isla's downtown San Francisco studio.  She was able to take my unrefined requests and transform them into beautiful ideas.  We got some great pictures, and are currently in post-production.  I'm looking forward to sharing the final product with you!

I think it's always fun to look behind the scenes and see how things are made; below are a few "behind the scenes" pictures from our photo shoot.  Enjoy!

Posted in Behind the Scenes, New, Sneak Preview