WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD SUNGLASSES AND BAD ONES?by S. Charlie Weyman
Brand name products cost more than generics, and aren’t always any better. Compare the brand name and generic drugs at CVS, for instance, and you’ll find the same active ingredients each, just with more profit to the manufacturer mixed in for the brand name version. It’s tempting to think that the same applies to the sunglasses sold next to the checkout line. And it’s true that some expensive brand name shades are made with little more care than the gold-rimmed aviators spinning in front of you as you wait to buy your pack of gummy worms. But there are also some sunglasses worth paying more for, as they offer better protection for your eyes and will last longer in the event that you manage not to lose them.