Review: ThinOptics iPhone Case Makes Sure Your Reading Glasses Are Always with You

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I picked up a pair of ThinOptics Glasses and Case (starting at $19.95) from ThinOptics. The company has a novel design for reading glasses (and computer glasses) that rest on your nose without temples, so the glasses are quite small. They are also flexible and durable.

This allows them to be slipped into a compact case. ThinOptics makes a case that attaches to your iPhone (or iPhone case) as well as an iPhone case with the pocket for the glasses built in. This might impact the ability to charge an iPhone wirelessly. Despite all of this tech, they are quite affordable. They come in a variety of magnification strengths for the readers, but are not for prescription lenses.


  • Remarkably small reading glasses
  • Flexible and durable
  • Case to mount to your phone or get an iPhone case with reader pocket
  • Affordable
  • Computer glasses or various reader strengths
  • Assorted colors


  • Glasses rest on nose, no temples
  • Not for prescription lenses
  • May interfere with Qi wireless charging

Final Verdict

If you need reading glasses, and carry an iPhone, check out the ThinOptics Glasses and Case to keep both close at hand!

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Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.