If you have the misfortune of knowing me in real life, you will know how rubbish my eye sight is. If I don't have glasses on I'll be wearing contacts, simple as that. Now until recently I have never ever owned a pair of prescription sunglasses - if I'm wearing sunglasses I'll be wearing contacts. Normally this never bothers me, however I'm finding when leaving work and stuck in traffic to get out of the city centre, the sun will be glaring in my eyes.Not a problem if I've been to the gym and I've got my contacts in, however as I never wear contacts for work, you'll probably see me squinting trying to hide from the sun. Not any more...
It appears that my sight hasn't deteriorated (touch wood) in about a year, I decided to take up the opportunity to try some prescription sunglasses. Normally I'd steer clear as my eye sight always seemed to get worse between check ups. However, as you can see my sunglasses are very similar to my reading glasses (also from the London Retro Range - Highgate, review here), abet slightly smaller. All my sunglasses have black, gold or tortoiseshell frames, I decided to get these in havana, although you can get them in black or light tortoiseshell depending on your taste.
The prescription is spot on and it's making driving a breeze. I know many people say that they break their sunglasses in their cars, however due to the hard case which these come in (the same as the reading glasses) there's really no excuse for them to break. As I change handbags like there's no tomorrow, these glasses are always kept in the car - they don't even leave the car. The only niggle which I have with these glasses is I wish the lens tint was slightly darker - this may be due to the fact that all my other sunglasses are dark. However they do the job and I can finally wear a pair of sunglasses without having to faff on with contacts. Are you a fan of prescription sunglasses?
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