I have a dilemma. I’m going on vacation with Boyfriend D and his family and I need sunglasses. The sunglasses I currently own are about five or six years old. They are prescription lenses (I have issues with distance and I will not wear contacts) from Costco in a Louis Vuitton frame (no biggie…I’m not much of one for brands). They don’t really fit my face very well:
I have seen these Ray-Bans on a number of blogs and I love them. I tried them on and they looked terrible on me. The “tear-drop” of the aviator lens is not flattering on my face.
However, when I went to Sunglass Hut on the day my laptop had issues, I found a pair of aviators that did not have the “tear-drop” but flattened out at the bottom. I also discovered that I need the smaller diameter lens (55 or 56 mm instead of 58 or 59 mm). I ended up buying these cockpit-style in the solid color (gray) mirror lens:
Unfortunately, I did not realize I bought the glasses with the bigger lens. The lenses also aren’t prescription. Thankfully, Ray-Ban has a 45-day return policy and offers free returns. Otherwise, the glasses look really good:
Resolution: Bring the sunglasses on vacation and return them when I get home. When I have my next eye doctor appointment in September, I’ll get my doctor to write a prescription so I can get new sunglasses with prescription lenses. And I’ll probably get them from Costco.
*As an aside, the Ray-Ban website offers a virtual mirror that is pretty neat. It uses your webcam to take video of your face and you can “try on” the different sunglasses in “real-time.” My issue with it is the true aviators looked good on me. It wasn’t until I was in the store and smiling that I realized my cheeks hit the bottom of the lenses and giggling was uncomfortable.
Do you have a summer vacation planned? Where are you headed and how do you prepare?