Optic Nerve – Pink Ribbon Sunglasses

There is a company in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, called Optic Nerve. They have manufactured sport sunglasses called Optic Nerve sunglasses for over twenty five years. Intelligence, awareness and style is what they stand for.

All Optic Nerve sunglasses meet or exceed the United States standards for 100% UVA and UVB protection and the United States impact standards.

Optic Nerve Sunglasses

One of the styles of Optic Nerve sunglasses I found interesting, is the MO Flava black cherry. These glasses fit medium to large shaped faces and feature Toric lens technology. This is described as a lens that has two different base curves on the same lens. What does that mean? According to their web page, it is an advanced technology that offers “incredible peripheral coverage and vision while at the same time does not crowd the face or look Bug-eyed like the conventional” format can do.

These Optic Nerve sunglasses also feature their focal point lens technology, which eliminates prismatic distortions and allows crisp, clear optical clarity. This would be a much needed feature if you were sailing or driving.

Optic Nerve sunglasses have an option called the PhotoMatic. It sounds to me like this is their version of Transition lenses, as they automatically change from dark to light depending on the light conditions. The information available says they change within 10 seconds.

Another option listed is PhotoGlare. This process combines the polarized lens with the PhotoMatic lens. Sounds like the best of both worlds to me!

The Optic Nerve sunglasses that really caught my interest are the Pink Ribbon Sunglasses. These have a white frame with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on the side frames. Optic Nerve Sunglasses are program partners with the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. A four dollar donation per each pair of these sunglasses that are sold will go to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation with a minimum donation of $25,000.

My maternal aunt had a double mastectomy, so I am very aware of supporting any cause with the goal of eradicating breast cancer’s life threatening disease. That alone would interest me, but these Optic Nerve sunglasses are very stylish and feminine. Two qualities I look for when checking out sunglasses. Even though I hope to never be told that I am facing that terrible disease, it can happen to any woman at any age. Please, visit designeroptics.com to eradicate breast cancer. Order your pair of prescription eyeglasses online today.

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Learn 6 Ways You Might Find A Tube Amp Under $500

Finding a great tube amp is a common desire and goal for guitarists, but it is also one that is among the most difficult tasks, particularly if you are trying to do it on a budget. The right tube amp can help you create a sound all your own, which is important, and even critical, if you are trying to play your own material instead of just recycling the hits of others in a cover band.

Fortunately, if you want to find a tube amp under $500, then there are 6 ways to go about doing so. Keep reading to learn what they are.

1) Visit your neighborhood guitar store or music center: To have some idea what the current and/or local market for tube amps looks like, you need to start with where things are at for general retail. You’ll of course discover a number of tube amps over $500, but you never know when there might be a sale going on. There could also be new budget models on sale.

2) Check or ask about scratch and dent or demo units while there: Floor stock that was on display eventually gets rotated out of display, and they do not just throw it away. They might also have tube amps that were returned or arrived having been slightly damaged during shipping. If the damage is just cosmetic and the tube amp is functional, you might get something with character but full usability for a deep discount. Depending on your stage decor, you can always cover up a ding with a great sticker.

3) Look over the secondhand stock: Many musical instrument shops and guitar stores do not just sell firsthand retail stock, but also buy used guitars and equipment from previous musicians. They still have to sell higher than they buy in order to make a profit, but your chances of finding a good-quality and reliable tube amp under half a grand is still good here.

4) Visit your nearby pawn shops: These are only going to have secondhand equipment, but they do usually test them and check them before buying them and putting them on the shelves. You can find some real gems here.

5) Go online: Firsthand and secondhand tube amps and other guitar accessories are available from giant sellers like Amazon to individual sellers on eBay, Craigslist, or through their own websites. Always factor in shipping and handling though, and vet any seller before spending hundreds of dollars with them.

6) Look for refurbs online: Shipping and manufacturing accidents happen, but the units are often salvageable in the hands of the right technician. These units are sold at a discount, often online through discount sites and come with a fresh warranty.

Now that you know 6 ways to go about finding a tube amp under $500, you can set out to create a sound that is unique to you without spending all the money that is already yours.