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.


  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

  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.

  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!

  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!!

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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

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

  11. Anonymous12:23 PM

    You rock star, you!!


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