Reading glasses are available in pharmacies or the pharmacy section of grocery stores and retailers such as Walmart, Target, Sears and Costco. Consumers also can purchase reading glasses on through an eye doctor.
In addition to buying reading glasses in person at pharmacies and discount stores, consumers can order them on pharmacy and discount store websites, such as Target.com and Walmart.com. Reading glasses are manufactured in varying strengths, so it can take some work for a shopper to determine the proper pair for his needs. Reading glasses are clearly labeled with a sign or sticker indicating the power of that particular pair. Experts suggest bringing reading material to the store and testing out a few pairs of glasses in order to find the right pair. Many doctors also suggest that patients use low-cost or economical readers, since glasses are lost or misplaced frequently.