I was on Twitter and Facebook today talking a lot about gender, color, and the disrespect of comedy in the arts and thought about writing something here to bring all of those random posts into a more coherent piece, but my mind hasn’t quite wrapped around it enough so I’d rather write about my new sunglasses.
Before we left for Florida I started looking at getting some new sunglasses because I knew I was going to be driving a lot and really need my glasses when I drive. I’ve had the same pair of prescription sunglasses for almost ten years and they’ve finally gotten unusable from scratches and size. When I first got them, those little metal frames were in fashion but now I want more lens coverage and something less John Lennon looking. So I took in my last pair of plastic frames to have them tinted, but the optical place said they didn’t advise doing that to plastic lenses so I looked at maybe getting some clip-ons. Boy have these things come far. I was thinking they were still the dorky looking ones they sell at drug stores. But these are cool looking and polarized and reflective and I really like them.
I didn’t wear them as much on vacation as I planned due to driving mostly the night shifts and not wearing my glasses as much as I planned at the amusement parks and by the pool due to fears of ruining them. We also got some cool freebie hipster sunglasses from Expedia that were really comfortable and I wasn’t afraid of ruining. But now we’re back to the real world and I’ve started wearing them more. I need to start wearing my glasses all of the time due to my deteriorating eye sight and I finally found a pair that’s comfortable enough. But anyway, this is what they look like. Ooooohhhhh. Ahhhhhhh. Right?
What do you all do about prescription sunglasses?