nice clerk: Can I help you?
me: I’m trying to buy sunglasses.
nice clerk: Ah. What will you be using them for?
me: Blocking the sun.
nice clerk: But what sport?
nice clerk: Then you’ll want Oakleys.
nice clerk: Because they’re made for running.
me: I don’t see any sort of labeling. How can I tell if they have uva AND uvb protection?
nice clerk: Sunglasses don’t come with those ratings.
me: Excuse me?
nice clerk: You’re thinking of sunscreen. SPF levels are sunscreen. Sunglasses don’t have that.
me: I think they should have a label on them.
nice clerk: Nobody has ever asked me that. I don’t think they do.
me: I think they should. See, these over here have a 400 sticker on them.
nice clerk: No, those are $180.
me: But the 400 rating would mean they’re good.
nice clerk: No, those glasses are for fishing. You want Oakleys.
me: Thank you very much. You’ve been very helpful.
nice clerk: No problem. Have a great day!
I have decided to just go blind instead. I’m guessing it will be easier to buy sunglasses then …