Friday, August 29, 2008

The Sunglasses Saga

I thought finding a floppy hat for my vacations was a trying quest, but I’ve recently found out that finding sunglasses when you are a migraine chick is even worse. All this summer, I've been trying to find a pair of sunglasses that work for me. I’m on my sixth pair right now. Every time I buy a pair something seems to be wrong with them, and I swear in the store that they seem fine at the time, but then during the following week, I learn that they aren’t dark enough or there is something pinching me over the ears or squeezing my head, and when you have migraines, all these factors seem to come into play on a bigger level.

Right now, I’m trying a pair of polarized faux DG sunglasses. They are big ones like from the sixties. With all the money, I’ve spend I just should have gone and bought expensive ones, but I think I still have the mind set from when I was in my twenties and a five dollar pair from Target would last me for years.

7 comments:

deborah said...

I finally caved and went for the "transition" type lenses when I purchased my new glasses this past spring. What a difference! So much so, when i wear my contacts, and forget sunglasses, oooh, stupid.

spud31 said...

I buy a $20 pair of polarized glasses from REI. They usually last me at least a year. I have to wear polarized glasses or they don't do me any good at all.

Jaymi said...

Funny...seems like everytime I decide to go ahead and buy a "nice" pair of glasses, you know, make an investment - they break in record time. I still seem to have the best luck with Target $15 glasses. Hope you find the right pair Migraine Chick!

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Megan Oltman said...

I went for prescription sunglasses. I got the transitions last year but unlike Deb I don't like them because they don't darken in the car (only darken when UV light is directly on them). So I sprang for the prescription ones this year and now I need to try very hard NOT to lose them! But - they fit great, big Jackie-O type lenses, plenty dark, polarized, anti-glare and I LOVE them. Definitely fewer migraines from going outdoors in the sun! They better last 5 years, with what they cost. Oh geez, now I guess I'll have to go do a blog post on this! (A bloggers work is never done.)
- Megan

Eric said...

I used to do the same thing. The cheaper the sunglasses, the better. However, the more expensive ones tend to be darker and more scratch and sun resistant. I have had a pair of Ray Bans now for about three years and they work really well.

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find the proper sunglaces isn't an easy task! they must fit perfectly