On our way to church, my BF (yes, I have one despite of how crazy I can be) shattered his sunglasses, maybe because they were from Los Callejones or Santee Alleys where you can most certainly find a deal or five but not always the best quality – these sunglasses were both very inexpensive and cheap, but it served its purpose for the sunny occasion. After the service we headed off to the mall to buy him a new pair of sunglasses. We went to a few stores but were unable to find a pair that looked good on his odd shaped head, I sometimes think he was either dropped as a baby or never picked up from the crib – geez it’s always so difficult to shop for him.We gave up and headed out when we saw Sunglass Hut. Not only did we find a pair, we found two for him. Before I continue, let me clarify, I am NOT cheap, I am frugal! So price is always an issue with me. Although they were not that expensive, each under $150 I still can’t find myself paying over $100 for a pair. That’s why I stick to TJMaxx, I can buy 3 brand name sunglasses for $30, I don’t care if TJMaxx carries only rejects, I love them (Baby, if you are reading this, this does not apply to you!).
My boyfriend and his new sunglasses
…. yeah right!
At this point I was just happy he found two pairs that looked good on him. At the cashiers I picked up a small card with information on OneSight which was founded in 1988 and inspired by Sunglass Hut. It is family of charitable programs dedicated to improving the vision of people in need through outreach, research and education.
The small information card described how volunteers delivered sunglasses to field workers harvesting rice in the Thailand countryside and how grateful the workers embraced the volunteers saying they would be able to harvest faster and earn more money without the harmful glare of the sun in their eyes.WOW! I never thought about people that worked the land, they too need protection from the sun, not only Neutrogena sunblock kind-of-protection for skin type; they also need to protect their eyes!
This got me to thinking, proudly being from a race and culture that for thousands of years worked the land, I am grateful that I don’t have to grow my own food but I MUST somehow show how appreciative I am to those who still do and share with them my many blessings.
So I got the 411 for ALL of us to help.
Each year, OneSight collects gently used prescription eyewear and non-prescription sunglasses to recycle and hand-deliver on their Global Clinics around the world. Giving new life to your old eyewear! That pair that you no longer wear can help OneSight patients see clearly and fulfill their dreams.
Donate yours today at any: LensCrafters, ILORI, Optical Shop of Aspen, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical or participating local practitioner.
Tell me you don’t have a pair or three of sunglasses you don’t want, like or somehow just don’t look good on you anymore, I know you do! So make sure you put them in your purse, bag or in the car and next time you drive by any of the stores mentioned above, make sure to donate them. They don’t have to be brand name sunglasses or damaged free, they take anything – they will even recycle my BF’s shattered sunglasses.