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Old 21-03-2009, 15:30
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Lately I’ve noticed more and more women walking around in the sun with sunglasses on top of their heads.

Seems a bit silly to me. If you believe sunglasses to be beneficial to health, it’s surely logical to wear them at all times in the sun? Otherwise you’ve wasted your money on buying them.

Does anyone know why this practice goes on? And why is it mainly just women? Is it just a fashion (like a hair accessory)? Are women more forgetful and forget they’ve brought their sunglasses with them? Or is there some biological difference between male and females that makes women less able to tolerate wearing them for greater lengths of time?

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Old 21-03-2009, 15:32
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it`s for storage.
and they keep your hair back.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:32
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Lately Iíve noticed more and more women walking around in the sun with sunglasses on top of their heads.

Seems a bit silly to me. If you believe sunglasses are beneficial to health, itís surely logical to wear them at all times in the sun?

Does anyone know why this practice goes on? And why is it mainly just women? Is it just a fashion (like a hair accessory)? Are women more forgetful and forget theyíve brought their sunglasses with them? Or is there some biological difference between male and females that makes women less able to tolerate wearing them for greater lengths of time?

I wear mine on my head when the sun goes in

I like wearing them to stop me squinting and blocking out the sun.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:33
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I shove mine on the top of my head if I go inside a shop. Although why I bother I don't know, they are prescription and I have to end up putting them back down so I can see. Then I end up looking like a plonker wearing sunglasses inside.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:34
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I never do that!

I've got a big round head and it would stretch my expensive shades to buggery.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:34
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Sunglasses are often a fashion accessory (why spend a fortune on funky designer sunglasses if all you're bothered about is practicality after all?) so, yeah, it's about both fashion and convenience.

You may have sunglasses but not wish to wear them all the time you're out... whilst you're not actually wearing them properly (so to speak) it's convenient to use them as a hairband. Makes it very easy to switch between the two modes... off and on.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:35
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and they keep your hair back.
Ahhh. I forgot about women having longer hair! That makes sense.

Still, if I thought sunglasses were beneficial to my health, I would think about investing in a hair band so I could use the sunglasses for their intended purpose.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:37
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I think my sight must be worse than yours Granny. Mine go dark in the sun. If I put them on my head I'd walk into things.

Probably look a prat in the shops though, for a while anyway. The funny thing is - I never realise the glasses have gone dark and always think the shops are stupidly dark when I walk in.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:37
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It's not a good idea - it overstretches the arms. and puts stress on the hinges.
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Old 21-03-2009, 15:38
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I'm sat in the house, at the computer, and my sunglasses are........... on top of my head.

I had forgotten they were there.

Went into town earlier and it was glorious and sunny.

During the trip it started to become dull and overcast so I pushed them up, and promptly forgot I had done so until I spotted this thread which reminded me and made me laugh.

So I think that is possibly the reason - wearing sunglasses, go in shop, push them onto head, leave shop and forget about them
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:18
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It's not a good idea - it overstretches the arms. and puts stress on the hinges.
Must have an incredibly high forehead if it strains your arms putting them on top of your head......
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:21
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I put mine on my head if I go into the shop or to start up the car. Being outside in the sun with them on top of head seems stupid to me. Hair or not.
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:21
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Must have an incredibly high forehead if it strains your arms putting them on top of your head......
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:26
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Lots of guys do it here all the time, not just girls. I've done it a few times, but only with the plastic white framed sunglasses because they look better!!
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:27
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Lots of guys do it here all the time, not just girls. I've done it a few times, but only with the plastic white framed sunglasses because they look better!!
That was a few summers ago tho right?
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:49
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I'm guilty as charged I'm afraid. When I'm out I always have my sunglasses with me so if I'm not wearing them properly they are on my head.

I suffer with hayfever and my eyes are sensitive to bright light when the sun is trying come out as well as proper sunlight, even in winter time. People around here must think I'm really vain but if I don't have my sunglasses then by the time I'm a few minutes down the road I look like I'm crying my eyes out.
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Old 21-03-2009, 16:59
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I'm sat in the house, at the computer, and my sunglasses are........... on top of my head.
I had forgotten they were there.

Went into town earlier and it was glorious and sunny.

During the trip it started to become dull and overcast so I pushed them up, and promptly forgot I had done so until I spotted this thread which reminded me and made me laugh.

So I think that is possibly the reason - wearing sunglasses, go in shop, push them onto head, leave shop and forget about them
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Whoops Purdy - so are mine!! I've been out in the garden most of the day and mowed the lawn etc. The sunshine is gorgeous! I usually put mine on my head because I have a habit of leaving them places.

I did buy one of those beaded chains one year to hang them around my neck and someone said I was like an OAP. You can't win!!
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:05
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Must have an incredibly high forehead if it strains your arms putting them on top of your head......
or really small hands.
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:09
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I do it often.

I wear sunglasses in bright sun but when I go indoors they are momentarily not necessary. As soon as I go back outdoors I put them in front of my eyes again.

Is not that weird, is it?
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:10
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One of our local market stall holders was selling headbands that look like sunglasses, just to sit on top of your head and hold your hair back
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:11
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We not only have eyes in the back of our head, we have them on top of our heads also.....
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:12
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I would say the majority of people wear them to shield themselves from the sun because of the dazzling aspect not the health aspect. That's certainly why I use them and haven't given the safety thing a second thought TBH

So you take them with you because it's sunny but only actually use them if the sun gets too bright. Hence them being propped up on your head most of the time. Although I tend to just leave mine in their case in my bag or slip them onto the neck of my vest or summat.
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:26
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I never do that!

I've got a big round head and it would stretch my expensive shades to buggery.


Absolutely. I'm not going to spend all that money and stretch them out by plonking them on my barnet! I guess that it's okay for cheap sunnies though!
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:28
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it`s for storage.
and they keep your hair back.
Yep ! that's where I keep mine, when they're not needed.
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Old 21-03-2009, 17:31
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I can't drive my car in a dimly lit car park while wearing my Raybans because I can't see, so I push them up onto my head. Simples!
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