I love nothing more than a good pair of gorgeous and reasonably priced sunglasses. Well the one thing I do enjoy more is helping others. TOMS has married just those two things. I know we’ve all heard of TOMS and their buy a shoe, give a shoe campaign. I could just never get behind the design of those slippers. Today, I couldn’t be more excited to become a part of their movement. Here’s how it works:
All we have to do is buy one of their smart shades and they will help people in need get the eye aid they need most. As a former teacher, I know how desperate the need for glasses is. Some of my students would squint themselves into serious headaches because they could not read the board…from four feet away. Prescription glasses are so easy to take for granted, I know I lose mine so often my friends might not even know I wear them! Glasses can be a simple fix to a problem so huge it can prevent people from being successful in school or a career.
Luckily, TOMS went with the two most perpetually favored shapes: aviator and wayfarer.
These aviators are cool and laid-back. Two adjectives not typically used to describe me, so I’m looking to be laid-back by association with these sunnies. TOMS has thought of it all, even the three bands of color have significance. On these Classic 301s and every other pair, the first stripe represents the buyer, the last stripe represents the recipient of eye care and the white stripe in the center represents TOMS bridging the gap.
These Classic 101s are a little more my scene with their wayfarer shaped lenses. They still have the great cooling effect of the blue and white but they are mixed with my favorite material of all time, tortoise! I just showed two of the three women’s styles so click over to TOMS to see the third style that’s reminiscent of circular Jackie-O frames. They also have bands in a huge variety of colors from purple and orange to olive green and red. All the frames come in under $150. For that money you get the instant gratification of having stunning glasses to carry you through the summer. And even better, when you wear them you get the daily reminder that someone in a not so far away land can see better everyday. Wow, it feels good to do good!