How my Maui Jim Ho’okipa Reader Sunglasses Saved my Vogue
Gleefully, for over 50 years, my optical system has performed admirably without need of any visual aid. As my friends were poking small cylindrical pieces of glass in their eyeballs, or perhaps constantly poking the bridge of their noses to keep their glasses properly positioned, I was happily flying free of these devices.
Then one day it happened.
I was sitting at my desk, working on my MacBookPro, when I realized that I was continually hitting the “command +” function to make the text larger. I also began to realize that I could no longer read the menu in a romantically lite restaurant.
ACK! My body was beginning to fall apart!
Eventually, I succumbed to buying a pair of those $15 drugstore reading glasses, and went on about my life. But a problem quickly emerged when I found myself in bright sunlight, and also in need of my readers.
Clumsily, I solved this problem by having my reading glasses, and my sunglasses in my possession. I would hang the unemployed pair of glasses on the button of my shirt, and interchange as necessary. However, this was a pain in the butt, and I was constantly smooshing (is that a word?) the unused pair with my automobile’s seatbelt.
Worse yet, once while flushing an airport public toilet, the glasses dangling from my shirt button wound up in the toilet! YUK!
That was it, I had to solve this problem. And, if I am completely honest with you, there was a part of me that feared that I might somehow wake up one morning and don a pair of those hideous “fit over” sunglasses. You’ve seen them. Right? Little old ladies at the grocery store with big black sunglasses the size of Mac trucks on their face?
I would learn Braille before I would submit myself to a pair of those things!
Most thankfully, I was searching the Internet one day looking for a solution, and what before my wondering eyes did appear? But a beautiful, stylish pair of Maui Jim Ho’okipa Readers.
YEAH! These things are great!
They are stylish, have all the wonderful features that I have come to expect from Maui Jim, and for us baby boomers, have a reading segment (that’s marketing talk for bifocal) very discreetly blended into the glasses.
I wear these puppies all the time now. And traveling as much as we do, I am very happy to be rid of the constant back and forth changing of glasses.
Thank you Maui Jim!