I had lunch with an old friend, the author Jancee Dunn, who just published the hilarious and smart How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids. We knew each other from the music scene—we both profiled bands, me mostly for Spin, her for Rolling Stone—and it had been a good two decades since we’d last seen each other. And we laughed as the first thing we both did when we sat down to read the menu was pull out our reading glasses. Such is the life of the gracefully aging former rock chick. I don’t mind the addition of reading glasses to my life—I think I look kind of cute in them, truth be told—but I’m frustrated that there aren’t more reliable, reasonably-priced resources for them, because I’m forever losing or destroying them and refuse to go for an expensive version. So I was encouraged to hear about Look Optic, a new company that is billing itself as the Warby Parker of reading glasses. They’re $68 a pop, which isn’t bad at all, given the quality, which I’m pleased to report is quite good. At the moment, they come in three styles. I got the Sullivan, for a vaguely Sexy Librarian look.