Sunglasses at Night
One of the problems with wearing prescription glasses is the need to also wear prescription sunglasses. I have infinite envy of all the lucky people out there who can walk into a gas station and buy $5 sunglasses because they lost a pair or left them at home. I wouldn’t even necessarily mind the cost of prescription sunglasses as the lone issue, but then there’s the added nuisance of constantly having to switch between the two pairs of glasses when, say, shopping in the city on a sunny afternoon, going in and out of doors every ten minutes. It becomes a problem.
I have owned only one pair of prescription sunglasses in my life, and the prescription is so woefully old that I might as well be walking around with my eyes closed rather than wear them now. I’ve put off buying a new pair because of the cost, and because I don’t drive very much anymore since I live in a city, and driving is really the most practical reason for wearing sunglasses (if you don’t spend your life on the beach).
However, I lately find myself squinting more and more when I’m outside, and even though the summer’s nearly over, I can’t put it off any longer–I need sunglasses! Luckily, Joe got me a Warby Parker gift card as part of my anniversary present this year so I can indulge without feeling too guilty. They just launched a sunglasses line this summer, and plan to offer prescription lenses within the next couple of months.
Here are a few pairs I’m considering:
Which pair do you like? Do you wear prescription sunglasses?
Warby Parker is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out AND Buddy Holly on September 8 in New York City with an in-store performance from Justin Townes Earle! I’m thinking about checking it out. Are you celebrating Fashion’s Night Out?