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What is Figoline?

Figoline was founded in 2012. The innovative ready-made reading glasses from the Swiss manufacturer Swissmore were developed to provide a robust yet handy solution for desperate spectacle wearers. The innovative folding mechanism makes spectacle cases superfluous. Figoline glasses can be conveniently transported in trouser and shirt pockets without scratching the lenses or bending the temples.

What are the different models and strengths of Figoline?

The Figoline product range has 18 designs and 5 strengths (+1.0 dpt, +1.5 dpt, +2.0 dpt, +2.5dpt, +3.0 dpt). You can choose between classic (e.g. "Mozart Melody"), modern (e.g. "Edelweiss") and stylish (e.g. "Hundertwasser") models.

Are the lenses of Figoline glasses anti-reflective?

Yes, our high-quality lenses are anti-reflective. This results in several advantages. Anti-reflective lenses reduce light reflections on the lens and they prevent eye fatigue.

Who are Figoline's glasses suitable for?

Our Figoline models are ready-made reading glasses for people with presbyopia. The visual aid makes it possible to see sharply again at close range.

Why are reading glasses so important?

When the symptoms of presbyopia affect everyday life, it is often time for reading glasses. With this visual aid, we can compensate for the visual impairment and relieve the strain on our eyes. An eye test by an optician or ophthalmologist will tell us how much light the lenses need to refract in order to compensate for the visual impairment.
The unit of measurement for the refractive power of an optical system is called diopters. The higher the diopter number, the more severe the defective vision. Generally, a distinction is made between weak (up to approx. + 1 dpt), medium (up to approx. + 2 dpt) and strong (from approx. + 5 dpt) long-sightedness.

Why are the Figoline glasses so robust?

The Swiss team used the bisphenol A-free plastic Grilamid TR 90 for the development, which gives the glasses their high bending and impact strength despite their low weight.

What should I pay attention to when trying on glasses?

Many people who wear their reading glasses for several hours a day can tell you a thing or two about the unpleasant feeling on the bridge of the nose. Annoying pressure points and constant slipping can cause headaches and fatigue. In the long run, frames that are too heavy act as an unpleasant burden on the nose and ears.
That's why you should make sure that your reading glasses don't pinch or wobble when you try them on. Unfortunately, however, you often only notice the discomfort after wearing them for a while. That's why you should already pay close attention to possible disturbing factors during the fitting. Small tip: Pay attention to the weight of the glasses!

Why do I need reading glasses?

Presbyopia, or long-sightedness, is a normal side effect of ageing. Worldwide, more than 1 billion people are affected by this well-known visual impairment. From the age of 40, the eyes increasingly lose elasticity and we recognise letters much more poorly. As a result, we increase the distance to our reading until our arms literally become too short. The solution: reading glasses are needed!
Due to changes in the world of work, more and more people are working at a desk. As a result, the eyes are often forced to work at peak performance for hours every day. Headaches, fatigue and an unpleasant feeling of pressure are important indications that the eyes need a visual aid.
Once the visual impairment has been identified, the next step is to choose the right reading glasses. And this is where the problems start... Since reading glasses are suitable for people who often read for a long time, they become a constant companion in everyday life.

What are the common problems with reading glasses?

For many people, a visual aid takes some getting used to. Especially with reading glasses, new wearers complain again and again about the following problems:
- It is difficult to get used to wearing the new glasses;
- Reading glasses are constantly misplaced;
- Clunky cases are often perceived as a nuisance;
- Reading glasses break due to poor quality.

Countless spectacle wearers can tell you a thing or two about such problems. A good pair of reading glasses should be robust and extremely flexible. In addition, the visual aid should not be a disturbing factor during everyday transport.