I need prescription sunglasses, but can’t afford them. I’ve had to cut snowshoeing trips short before because I couldn’t cross any open meadow due to the sun. Do you have any cheap sunglass solutions that won’t make me look like a geriatric?Submitted by - Jeff - Fontana, CA
I consulted some of my spectacle-wearing cohorts to get some real answers for you. Here are some ideas:
—The outdoors is no place to worry about fashion. And looking slightly geriatric is a small price to pay for continuing an awesome snowshoeing trip. One staffer recommends grabbing (free!) the “slightly geriatric” looking temporary shades that your optometrist hands out after eye-exam dilation.
And in our October 2010 issue we published instructions on making duct tape sunglasses.