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Optic Nerve Sunglasses : A Clear View

As I was packing for my two-week vacation to Maui I called my brother-in-law to ask what kind of weather to expect this time of year (i.e. December). He told me, “We’re in the high country on Mt. Haleakala, so expect rain and clouds.” With that in mind I packed my new Shindig sunglasses with three interchangeable lenses (copper, clear, and smoke). The Shindigs also come with a nice hard case so I new they would not get crushed in my bag. I also threw in my other pair, the tortoise shell Modems (also available in a black frame), just in case I wanted to sport more casual look.

I wore the rimless Shindigs for my morning runs since they were lightweight and offered three different lens options for different lighting conditions. I liked the close fit of these glases; no wind got through, so no tears for me.

At the beach I wore the more casual Modems (pictured above) since the light was bright and constant. With 100% UV protection and polarlized lens technology, I had no worries for my eyes in the bright light (not to mention the relfection off of the water.) Lying there, keeping an eye on my kids while they played in the sand and water, reminded me of my lifeguard days. Of course, that was twenty years ago. Or was it twenty pounds ago? Oh yeah, it was both.

Bottom Line: Both pairs of glasses are stylish, lightweight, and a fraction of the cost of many popular sunglass brands. The Shindigs are perfect for any outdoor activity. No matter what the weather conditions the three interchangeable lenses have it covered. As far as the Modems go, call me old fashion, but I still like a tortoise frame.--M.P. (Feb 06)

Price: $54/each

Manufacturer's Site: www.nerveusa.com

BUY ONLINE : Shindig sunglasses

The first flashlight was invented in 1898. Joshua Lionel Cohen, original owner of the Eveready company developed the concept of using a battery to run a light bulb, which he shared with an Eveready salesman, Conrad Hubert. Hubert then turned the idea into a flashlight.

Source: "Invention of the Flashlight," by Mary Bellis, posted on inventors.about.com.