need GOOD flip-down sunglasses thingie. Ourside, inside, out, in, out ...

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by David Combs, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. David Combs

    David Combs Guest

    Eye doctor said that at my age it's time to worry about
    bright sunlight -- wear sunglasses, she said.

    Well, I'm already wearing glasses (for reading, computer
    work, distance), and with shirts having only one smallish
    pocket already loaded with pencils, papers, etc, no easy
    room for a 2nd pair of glasses, eg prescription sunglasses.

    In drugstores they have these clip-on shades --
    indoors, have them flipped up, outdoors, down.

    But the connection to the glasses is only this
    cheap thin-plastic connection, that looks like
    it'd break at the first chance.


    Must be *lots* of people with the same need --
    what are solutions that they've found?



    (PLUS: I reacall from maybe 20 years ago they came
    out with glasses that chemically got dark outside
    in the bright sun, and got clear again back
    indoors -- with some delay adjusting.

    Have these things improved since then? In
    what way?)
    David Combs, Jul 30, 2006
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  2. David Combs

    Salmon Egg Guest

    Get them at the 99¢ store when available.
    -- Ferme le Bush
    Salmon Egg, Jul 30, 2006
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  3. David Combs

    The Real Bev Guest

    My mom has used those for a long time (decades) without breaking them,
    but she's very careful.
    I buy lots of reading/sunglasses at the 99-Cent store, but I've never
    seen the flip-down polaroids (or any other polaroids) there. Rite-Aid
    had some over-your-regular-glasses sunglasses in several different sizes
    that actually looked pretty good, which the flip-downs or the old-fart
    sunglasses that are flat across the front definitely don't. ~$20/pair.
    I intend to give them time to re-stock and then check again -- I
    really hate the brown-orange color.
    The Real Bev, Aug 5, 2006
  4. David Combs

    Salmon Egg Guest

    I haven't looked for them there for years, but I do remember once getting
    about five pairs at once. You never know what might show up. I do notice
    that inflation does have an effect on the 99¢ store merchandise. For
    example, pure fruit juice has become very scarce except in small containers.

    -- Ferme le Bush
    Salmon Egg, Aug 5, 2006
  5. David Combs

    David Combs Guest

    Thanks, all!

    About liklihood of breaking the plastic hook-on "clips" --
    my glasses have maybe thicker-than-usual frame-rims,
    and it's a little scary to bend the plastic fingers
    over the rim.

    I wonder if any have more robust hook-on clips?

    David Combs, Aug 17, 2006
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