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My prescription (progressive) sunglasses are aviators, and the large surface area of the lenses makes them tolerable.
I have a pair of mirrored Aviators. I like to think they look cool, but I'm sure someone will correct me. Every time I put them on, in my mind I become a Top Gun pilot. My main sunglasses are Serengeti Drivers. Great for driving in, rubbish for looking at my phone.
 

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Short-sightedness has affected me since I was about 12 yrs old, when I started wearing glasses. In my twenties I spent a fair bit of time on horseback, where glasses were neither safe nor practical, so I switched to contacts. They have always served me well, but now I need reading glasses as well. I just need to remember where I left them.
 

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Short-sightedness has affected me since I was about 12 yrs old, when I started wearing glasses. In my twenties I spent a fair bit of time on horseback, where glasses were neither safe nor practical, so I switched to contacts. They have always served me well, but now I need reading glasses as well. I just need to remember where I left them.

It's worse when you're looking for them and you're still wearing them, I guess....
 

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I have a pair of mirrored Aviators. I like to think they look cool, but I'm sure someone will correct me. Every time I put them on, in my mind I become a Top Gun pilot. My main sunglasses are Serengeti Drivers. Great for driving in, rubbish for looking at my phone.

I have three pair of Sarengeti drivers -- got them free for product reviews when I worked for a car magazine. One pair is pretty much an Aviator shape. Yes, they are pretty much only good for driving, and they are very good for that -- even on cloudy days.

Of course, the originals are Ray Ban, what Joe wears.

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I have three pair of Sarengeti drivers -- got them free for product reviews when I worked for a car magazine. One pair is pretty much an Aviator shape. Yes, they are pretty much only good for driving, and they are very good for that -- even on cloudy days.

Of course, the originals are Ray Ban, what Joe wears.

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I knew you would have Serengeti Drivers! Supposedly worn by most F1 drivers, for good reason.
 

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I knew you would have Serengeti Drivers! Supposedly worn by most F1 drivers, for good reason.
We did an article on sunglasses in the magazine. I got about a dozen pair of sunglasses from the companies. I gave some away (the ones I didn't like). I kept about six pair, including a pair of ridiculously priced Porshe Design sunglasses (they left me voice mail messages that they wanted them back, but I somehow didn't get those messages).

Sarengeti kept sending me sunglasses for our product review section (six pages of fluff).

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Those guys have too much time on their hands. I have some Porsche Design knives. 911, job done. You can go home now.

They were pretty arrogant. They tried to "qualify" me to get a pair of glasses. I finally said, "If you want to be in the four-page article in our magazine, send some glasses," and left it up to them to decide. It was product promotion in a car magazine for the cost of one pair of sunglasses. They figured it out, and sent a pair of glasses.

I couldn't believe they wanted me to send them back. That only happened one other time, but that was a very expensive product -- and they told me up front that they needed it back.

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