My name’s Karen and I have a tiny little head. If my head were any smaller Hawks would swoop down and try to carry me away.
Because of my diminutive skull I have a really hard time finding sunglasses that fit. Stupid tiny head.
But when we were away I found a pair of Ray-Bans that looked great on me (according to Betty) and fit well. They were in the Hong Kong airport and more than anything I wanted to buy them so when someone said “I like your sunglasses” I could say “Thanks, I got them in the Hong Kong airport.” Instead of my normal response when someone says they like something I have on which is “Thanks I got it next to the frozen fish and just down from the masking tape.”
I didn’t buy the sunglasses because we were running for our connecting flight. We were running not because there wasn’t enough time between flights but because Betty refused to leave one of the world’s largest airports without a visit to the duty free shop for some whiskey.
So when I got home I did a bit of research into the world of sunglasses and came up with a few favourites. Some would look great on me and some would look ridiculous. But I like them all.
1. Lookmatic Marilyn $62
2. Warby Parker “Liv” $120
3. Aldo Wroxton $12
4. Rayban New Wayfarer $74 (the Hong Kong airport sunglasses)
5. Proof Eyewear Boise Bamboo $120 (made from wood)
6. Shwood Belmont $145 (made from wood)
7. Big Pinks, to be found somewhere in the night market across from The Dusit hotel. Next to the fried silk moths.
Now some of you are saying, WHY spend $145 on sunglasses when you can spend $12? Or even less in some places. The reason is simple. Sunglasses make us all look better, no doubt about it. But what $100 sunglasses do is protect your eyes, where $12 ones are more apt to harm them.
As great as looking cool is (and it is great) the most miraculous thing about sunglasses is what they can help prevent. Good, quality sunglasses are sunblock for your eyes and protect your eyes from cancerous cells forming as well.
Top 3 conditions that wearing good Sunglasses can help prevent.
1. Skin cancer (of the eyelid)
3. Macular Degeneration
With regards to the Big Pinks my mother Betty is wearing, they’re a bit on the large side. Best reserved for those with more generous heads.