Sunglasses - What Type and What Brand

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@gifana (4838)
Portugal
May 6, 2007 9:33am CST
We all, I presume, use sunglasses possibly every day, especially in the spring, summer and fall months. There are some who use them to prevent glare from the snow. I use Polaroid Clip-ons over my 15-80% photograde lenses. I do not have prescription sunglasses because they are just too danged expensive....normal lenses cost me over €300 per lens even with a minimum photograde. How about you? Do you use an expensive brand name or are you an off the shelf person?
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8 responses
• Singapore
6 May 07
In Singapore, it is quite different. We seldom see people wear sunglasses. A very very small minority of those who drive might - you know, to act idiotic cool. But otherwise, no. We don't really wear them. No snow in Singapore.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
6 May 07
But you do have sunshine...at least you used to when I was there in 1973. The fact that there is no snow in Singapore is disheartening....I love snow cones.....
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• Singapore
6 May 07
Don't remind me. And the sunshine we have here does not need sunglasses. Not unless you have extremely sensitive eyes - why would anyway keep looking into the sky anyway? We haven't even discovered aliens yet so wouldn't it be too early to watch for them attacking? PS.: Took me no small effort to give you the last word there lol. :P
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 May 07
lmao. I figured. I was at the place a minute ago and was wondering if you have disappeared off the face of this world or not... I very rarely use sun glasses unless I'm at a ballgame or something, or in the sun for hours at a time, or near water which reflects the sun in my eyes. Guess you might say I have them only for "emergencies". I do have sensitive eyes but I don't let picyune things set me off in a dither.
@axelady (145)
• Portugal
19 May 07
I prefer the most cheap brand because i brake sunglasses accidentaly very often. So if i would use a chere brand, i would lose a lot of money just for buying sunglasses.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
21 May 07
That is very sensible axelady....someone after my own heart. The only exception I would make is that if sunglasses were pertinent to my line of work which needed perfect eyesight, then I would buy prescription sun glasses which are terribly expensive but terribly necessary. Thanks for stopping by and for your input. +
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
6 May 07
Hi, Well I do use sunglasses but not everyday I main;y use them mainly in the summer and spring or if the sun is extreme. No I do not use an expensive pair but mine are very nice and helpful to me. I cannot afford the more expensive brands.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 May 07
I find it rather ridiculous for people to buy expensive sunglasses, especially if they only use them sporadically. However, if one is rolling in dough I guess we can excuse them. There are also good looking one is the cheapos. Thanks for dropping by and your input. +
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
6 May 07
Although I work outside during the warmer months, I only use them during the winter. I am not too picky. I just want them to work. LOL. When I work outside I wear a hat which shields my eyes. Therefore no need to cover my eyes. I also have a lot of contact with my clients and eye contact is important. So I feel that it could hinder the relationship.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 May 07
Good thinking, cool. It seems a little contradictory using sunglasses in the winter but not so much in the summer. Must be because of the snow, although it is difficult to say where you live in the States as it does not appear in your profile. Curious, but I presume you are in a business having to do with seeds and growing things. Have a nice day! +
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
6 May 07
I used to use Polaroid clip-ons also, but for the last few years I've had prescription sunglasses. You're right about them being expensive. We are lucky to have a Medical Reimbursement Account at my hubby's job that we put money into each payday. We can get reimbursed for medical, visual, and dental expenses that are not covered by our insurance. We had a considerable amount left in our account at the end of year, and it all had to be used up or forfeited...so we both ended up with prescripton sunglasses...LOL.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 May 07
Wow, what a wonderful thing you've got there. Fortunately I have very few medical bills and never more that the $200 minimum. Great way to take advantage of the "use it or lose it" clause. +
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
5 Jun 07
With me i need to wear sunglasses in the sun and when the snow is down because of the brighness i have alot of migraines from these things. I do not buy expensive ones because of being on a budget and my problem with losing them and breaking them.lol And i have alot on hand one in the car and one in the house one in the gym bag so cheapy is the way for me lol. Just as long as they are good and dark i even have to wear them on the puter alot the screen gives me headaches frequently.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 Jun 07
Wow, that's a lot of sunglasses but at least you won't be without them when you need them. I used to have a lot of migranes but I guess I have "outgrown" them as they are few few and far between these days. Actually, I was never a big one for sunglasses and still aren't. Thanks for dropping by. +
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
21 May 07
I use the cheap clip on ones, and have to wear them most of the time to prevent glare. I have dark ones, medium ones, and even the light yellow ones that don't block the light, but only prevent glare. I wear those when I drive at night to help with the glare from headlights.
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
7 Jun 07
Me too, kelly. Although my new lenses that I got a month ago are the minimum photograde which cuts down on a lot of the sun's glare. I also used to use light sun glasses at night to reduce the glare from the headlights. Thanks for dropping by and please excuse the late comment but I have been on a "sabbatical". +
@axelady (145)
• Portugal
19 May 07
I prefer the most cheap brand because i brake sunglasses accidentaly very often. So if i would use a chere brand, i would lose a lot of money just for buying sunglasses.
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