I loathe sun. Not the sun itself, actually, because I love warmth, but I hate the blinding light it emanates most of the time. I know, right? Stupid, shitty sun…
I started using computers when I was 6, so I was “blessed” with light sensitivity. My eye sight is really sharp, I don’t need glasses or anything, but really bright lights make me want to live in a cave for most of my life.
All of the above means that I wear sunglasses when I go out. All the time, even when it’s cloudy. That white, milky light on a cloudy day is even worse than bright light in a really sunny day, at 2pm.
Because of all this I was looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses my whole life. And, to keep going on the quality of life improvements series I started on this blog with the rollerblade wheels of the office chair, read on to see if I found the sunglasses. Spoiler: I did.
The perfect sunglasses attributes:
- be as light weight as possible
- have the “around the eyes”/”around the head” shape, to cover the extremities of my eyes as well and not fall when I move my head around (including playing sports, if possible)
- lens category 3 UV protection
- the small things that “sit” on the nose should be part of the sunglasses, not separate pieces
- as indestructible as possible
- not overly expensive. €50 would be the top price
Over the years I found different pairs that had some of the attributes I was looking for, but none were perfect. Until someday, I was accompanying my better half in her pursuit of sunglasses and I entered a shopping mall optics store. And, because I was getting bored, I asked the lady if she had anything with the above qualities. And what do you think? She recommended the perfect sunglasses: the sexy called Polaroid P7334 Rectangular Sunglasses.
The only bad thing, though: they were around €80. I bought a pair, because they were too good to pass. After several weeks of wearing them, I wanted to have another pair in the car, another pair at my parents, another pair in the toilet, one in the kitchen. Well, not really, but you get the point.
So I looked on Amazon. And I found out that the store in the shopping mall had at least a 150% profit margin on them. When I’m writing this, the price on Amazon is exactly where I want it. Less than my top limit, actually.
What makes these sunglasses so great?
- They’re really, really light.
- They stretch a lot, so you can sit on them without any issue (which is the way I’ve messed up most of my sunglasses).
- Sometimes the lens fall and you can put them back immediately.
- They wrap around the head and they don’t let the sun light reach your eyes.
- They are made out of a silicone-like rubbery material.
So, here are the links for the sunglasses on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. You know, to support my reading habit. Or my habit of buying these sunglasses, because right now I have three (one in the car, two around the house) and I’ve had around 5 or 6. I manage to forget them everywhere. With one exception.
If you don’t want to buy a pair, you can try to find one I lost while trying to learn how to standup paddle on one of the rivers of Portugal. This is one con of the sunglasses: they don’t float. Unfortunately.