Thursday, April 23

My Future's so Bright

By Michael Argyelan

At the beginning of my professional career as a boat captain I was living on the cheap. It was a ‘steak or spaghetti?’ time in my life. A seven to eight month work year meant watching the pennies come in and the dollars going out. Shelling out the dough for a solid pair of sunglasses was never a priority until I went in for an updated prescription for contacts.

My prescription hadn’t changed for over a decade. Lucky for me they were the same, with one exception; UV damage. The Optometrist asked me what I did for a living. Being my first year of captaining, I was excited to tell her I was a boat captain. My answer prompted a quick, “Oh that makes sense.” She asked me what kind of sunglasses I was wearing. Cheap was my answer.

As you can imagine the Optometrist told me that if I was going to be on the water for hours at a time that I needed proper sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. All I heard was, "If you don’t want to spend a lot of money in the future, spend it now." So I did that very day. It would be a spaghetti kind of week.

I still have that same pair of shades. Well, I have around five pair now but that’s another story. The difference between high quality sunglasses and the generic ones are incomparable. The clarity, protection, and the fact that they've lasted over ten years has guaranteed that I’ll never buy a pair of cheap sunglasses again, ever.

My first pair was mmm hhmm, a well known name brand. They’re great. I’d buy another pair. My second pair was a pair of Kaenon’s. Wow, what a difference. The weight, clarity, and the price were all improvements. Plus they’re pretty cool, so I’m told.

I was introduced to the Kaenon brand four years ago when I started managing the Ship’s Store at Crowley’s and what a great find it has been. I’ve never sold a pair of Kaenon’s to anyone that hasn't come back to tell me how much they appreciate me pushing them over the edge to spend the extra few bucks over what they paid for their cheapies. Quality and styling aren't the only reasons to appreciate the Kaenon brand, their service and guarantee is phenomenal.

One customer had a pair of lenses delaminate. We called Kaenon, sent them in, and a few days later the customer had brand new lenses. Boom, done, no questions asked. That’s service.

Here at the Ship’s Store, we have seventy pair of Kaenon’s in stock. Over a dozen styles with different frame and lens combinations. We’d like to share our passion for the brand and offer you a deep discount on any frame of your choice. Here’s the kicker, the discount is lower than we can advertise it anywhere. Let’s just say you’ll never find a lower price. If you do, we will beat it.

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