Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Ray Bans

The ragweed has been brutal this fall. And my eyes are the proof. I wear contacts and they don't play well with irritated eyes. I can wear my regular prescription glasses but during daylight hours, the sun makes me squint. 

I kept telling myself to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses. I'm picky about my shades. I know I could have gotten a cheap pair somewhere, but sunglasses are more than about protecting your eyes. Or at least they are to me.

I've been looking for a decent pair that would make me happy. Today, when I went to pick up my new contacts, I browsed the sunglass section while the fetched my order. I found a pair of Ray Bans. I've never bought a pair of Ray Bans. I own two pairs but one pair belonged to my younger brother and my mother gave them to me after he died.  
My sister also gave me a pair that she'd had since Clinton was in the White House. Young people stop me in malls to ask where I found those glasses. When I tell them they are antique, they skulk off. But, I can only wear these shades when I'm wearing my contacts.

The Ray Bans I found today are exactly what I've been looking for. I keep my mad money in my wallet. It's the money I earn writing my columns and doing my sideline work. When I saw the glasses, I whipped out a few crisp bills and ordered the glasses. The ones on the showroom floor aren't prescription so it will take them a week to put my lenses in there but I'm excited.

As your sunglass consultant, I urge you to NOT settle for cheap sunglasses. Save your money and get the ones that make you feel like a rockstar even though you're an old fart.



11 comments:

  1. Hey, you look like Mr. Cool with those sunglasses which I hope you don’t wear at night:) I’m bad as I still wear $10 sunglasses

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  2. Very nice, I have glasses that adjust to the sun so I don't need to carry two pair, but then I don't do contacts.

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  3. I envy you guys who actually get paid to write. I buy my reading glasses at the Dollar Store with my yearly royalties. LOL and Yeah, U B Cool!

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  4. I was going to ask "Who is that behind those Ray Bans?" Then I realized it was supoosed to be Foster Grants. Ruined the whole thing!!

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  5. Nice! Your eyes are too important to skimp on so enjoy your cool find!

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  6. Glad to hear you found something you need - and rock.

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  7. Im a sucker for cheap sunglasses. Thats a good thing because I always lose them. I need to get a nice pair for reading outside though. You look like a rock star! Ha.
    Lisa

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  8. It's important that you protect your eyes, and when you finally find something you like, it is best to get them while you can. They may not be there later on.

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  9. Cool sunglasses.... I have astigmatism in my eyes and can't wear lenses so I wear glasses that go dark in the sun. I find that this time of year when the sun is lower in the horizon, I need to wear a Sun visor cap when I work outside. It keeps me from squinting and I can see better, it doesn't make me look better though...
    Hugs, Julia

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  10. Nice looking shades Rick, you are right it costs a little more to go first class but so worth it.

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  11. You rock star, you!!

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