When it comes to finding a gift for dad that he could really use, and enjoy, I tend to think about gift ideas that may be overlooked. There are a lot of gift ideas that come to mind for Father's Day, but when I give a gift to my husband or my own dad, I want it to be special, and practical. My husband isn't really into sports, and doesn't have a big list of hobbies. He likes useful gifts. My guy works for himself, and owns his own home restoration business, as well as freelances as a musician. During the summer, hubby works outside a lot of the time, and it's part of my job to make sure that he's well protected. I keep his work clothing washed, make sure he has the sunscreen and hats he needs, has clean water bottles, etc. His eyes happen to be very sensitive to sunlight, so a good pair of well-fitting men's sunglasses are a must for him.
Sacha had a pair of sunglasses he really liked, but they never stayed in place, which is a hazard when working with tools, etc. I knew that a new pair of men's sunglasses would make a great Father's Day gift, so I turned to Visionworks for a little guidance.
Visionworks (formerly Eye Care Centers of America, Inc.) is a leading provider of eye care services with more than 650 optical retail stores in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Visionworks is committed to providing customers with an excellent shopping experience and high quality products and services with the best value and selection in the industry.
Visionworks makes it easier than ever to find the right frames! Just use the above image to find the frames that are right for the shape of your face. Hubby and I determined that his face is between oval and round, so I wanted to find a pair of sunglasses that would flatter his face. Sacha is a pretty classic guy. He likes nice things that look classy, aren't too showy or flashy, and that perform well.
For my sweet hubs, I selected the Nike Stride Sunglasses in Black.
The Nike Stride Sunglasses came with a handsome case, with a snap closure, and a cleansing cloth. The fact that the frames weren't too thick or thin appealed to me, and I knew that Sacha would like them. He has had issues with frames being too thin or thick in the past. We both really liked the classic black frame of these sunglasses, as well as the shape of the sunglasses.
The brown case has the NIKE logo inside, and comes with a soft cloth to clean the lenses with.
The Nike Stride Sunglasses are really made to fit the face very well, and they're just a striking pair of sunglasses!
The first time Sacha wore the Nike Stride Sunglasses, he was hooked on them! He loved the fit, and noticed that there was zero slippage. No one likes frames that are too loose over the ears, and slide down the nose. These seemed to be a perfect fit for him, which made us both very happy. Sacha noted that these sunglasses block out more light than any pair of sunglasses he has owned before, which was a huge plus!
Relaxing on the porch at home, in his new Nike Stride Sunglasses, courtesy of Visionworks.
Sacha is not one to spend a lot of time outdoors after a typical work day, especially if he's worked out in the heat all day. He tends to grow tired of the bright sun, as well, so I was surprised that he was eager to spend some time out on the porch after work. He said that the sunglasses made it much easier to tolerate the brightness of the sun. He also loves wearing the Nike Stride Sunglasses while he's driving. He said he wished he'd had these when we went to the beach a few weeks ago. We have a few other summer trips coming up (with lots of driving), so he's happy that he'll have these non-slip sunglasses on those journeys!
The Nike Stride Sunglasses are a great look for Sacha...
...and they're a perfect fit!
Visionworks makes is so easy for you to find the perfect fit for dad this Father's Day, or anytime! Sunglasses make great gifts for special occasions, and every guy needs a great-fitting pair of reliable and stylish sunglasses year-round.
June is a month dedicated to important events for the men in our lives, including Father’s Day and Color Vision Deficiency Awareness Month. Visionworks has everything to keep Dad’s eyes healthy and stylish throughout the year. This month, we’re celebrating the sporty, outdoorsy, preppy or geek-chic Dad in your life by focusing on the gift of healthy vision.
Did You Know...
Men are more likely than women to be born with Color Vision Deficiency and Dad has Color Vision Deficiency, you can try these everyday tips to make his day easier.
- Organize his closet by color
- · Label clothing and shoes
- · Practice patterns. For example: red lights are always on top, yellow in the middle and green on bottom
Shielding Dad’s eyes from damaging UV rays is a simple way to keep his eyes protected and on trend. Sports eye wear is available at Visionworks with prescription or non-prescription lenses in a variety of styles from Nike, Harley Davidson, Gant and more.
Use the virtual A Better You Frame Finder on the Visionworks website to virtually try on a pair of frames! You can use a stock image on the site, and select dad's face shape, or upload a photo of dad to see what the frames will look like on his face! How cool is that?
Want them? Get them!
For more information on Visionworks and to shop their current selection of available frames, head on over to Visionworks online or visit a Visionworks location near you. You'll love their selection of frames for men, women, and children, as well as their wonderful services! You can also connect with Visionworks on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube!
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One lucky reader will win a $100.00 VisionWorks Gift Card! The giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. One entry per household, please. Just use the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win!
Special thanks to Visionworks for allowing us to experience these fabulous Nike sunglasses for dad, and for offering this fantastic giveaway for our readers!