By Alice Scott
You’ve heard of Build a Bear and now you can build a pair – of sunglasses at www.tifosioptics.com/custom. It is really a fantastic way to design the look you want for your own face shape and sense of style. Mix and match lenses, arms, and frames and “try them on” with the webcam online.
Don’t worry if you feel the creative gene is missing because Tifosi has a huge selection of styles already designed. Don’t worry about your pocketbook. At a time when prices are escalating at Nascar speed, Tifosi sunglasses are very affordable, starting at $25. Don’t worry if you need a prescription. It is so easy to check your choice of single lens or progressive with polarized Fototec, and mirrored lens options available; input your RX and the turnaround is very fast and still surprisingly affordable. And don’t worry, they come with a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.
The unique Tifosi Optics business model is thanks to husband-and-wife team, Joe and Elizabeth Earley. Married for 26 years and in business together for 25, they have married quality technology with affordability. Over the years they continually enhance the performance of lenses and frames so that they are the most comfortable fit on the market. Elizabeth has even ensured that the glasses can be slipped from the nose up over the head as we often do, without pulling hair. This is not a trite accomplishment, but a breakthrough. The frames are lightweight, and the hydrophilic rubber increases grip as you sweat so they don’t fall down your nose when putting. The polycarbonate lenses are scratch resistant and shatterproof with 100% UVA/UVB protection.
Tifosi Optics are designed for “Where sport meets life.” I love the look and feel of the Shirley style, but many avid golfers will prefer the Enliven Golf lens which picks up the contour of greens without distorting colors at a price of $49 with the case. Tifosi sunglasses are sold in over 3500 golf shops and REI stores as well as online. The variety online is amazing and sortable by sports category, lens type, frame color, and sale items which is almost ridiculous given the already low pricing. When you purchase a pair, you join the Tifosi family and get credit for referring friends and have the opportunity for contest entries for new pairs. And you will, want more pairs.