G20 summit eyewear

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G20 summit eyewear

The world leaders are arriving in sunny Brisbane for G20 summit meetings across the river from our George Street optometry practice. As this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be so close to arguably the best practice in the world, is there any reason for them not to take a break from G20 meetings and GJO their eyes? For a bit of fun, and in no particular order, we thought we would take a look at the leaders that represent the majority of the world and give them an eye makeover.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkey). Maui Jim sunglasses for their superior glare reduction and comfortable, secure fit.
Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott (Australia). Hmmmm, all those reflections from his lenses suggests these could be ready made glasses from the service station! But perhaps Tony has started a rimless trend… read on for further evidence.
Stephen Harper (Canada). Slightly larger frame would style up this look.
Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye (South Korea). Transitions lenses would help with these people with their evident glare issues, whether they are indoors or outdoors.
François Hollande
François Hollande (France). Another style opportunity – presumably rimless are popular amongst leaders in an effort to hide that they are wearing glasses? More evidence below…
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (Saudi Arabia). Further evidence of rimless frame trending.
Herman Van Rompuy
Herman Van Rompuy (European Union). Clearly he’s quite short sighted (we can tell because of the shadow on the left side of his glasses), so would benefit from thinner lenses that we would prescribe. And is that another rimless frame?
Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel (Germany). Likes to make a statement, but also appears to like disposability, however these specs are hiding her face so we think she would benefit from disposable soft contact lenses.
Dilma Rousseff
Dilma Rousseff (Brazil). It definitely appears that uniform agreement on spectacle frame styling is part of G20 discussions.
Shinzō Abe
Shinzō Abe (Japan). Something that looks good, is aerodynamic and won’t fall off during those sharp turns. We’d recommend Zeal, Adidas or Nike sport sunglasses for this particular activity
Cristina Kirchner
Cristina Kirchner (Argentina). Perhaps here we have an inspired contact lens wearer who loves the unimpeded field of view of not wearing spectacles!
David Cameron
David Cameron (United Kingdom). With such fervent gesturing accompanying his words, we think he needs an optimally weighted spectacle frame to ensure that they stay put as the point is made. David, staying at the beautiful Treasury Hotel you are the closest to us, so wander across the road any time!
Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma (South Africa). Very happy man so needs jolly frames with some colour.
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin (Russia). We can’t help here.
Matteo Renzi
Matteo Renzi (Italy). Contact lens wear for cycling could be ideal for him, or specialised Bolle sport sunglasses with prescription inserts to navigate those frenetic Italian roads.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama (USA). Does Obama need Transitions lenses so he can wear them when outdoors as well as indoors without needing to change glasses? Perhaps this is the least of his worries!
Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi (India). He’s also got the memo about G20 spectacle frame trends. Wouldn’t you love to see him try some stylish tortoiseshell acetate frames to contrast with his silvery features?
Enrique Peña Nieto
Enrique Peña Nieto (Mexico). Well now, Kate and Paul know about running, and can tell Enrique that there’s nothing quite as comfortable as daily disposable contact lenses when flying like the wind, to ensure you don’t trip over fences and crowds along your way. They are also available with inbuilt UV protection!
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (Indonesia). Everyone needs a spare pair of glasses to avoid getting stuck in a blurry bind, and he’s clearly wisened to this – two pairs for Susilo!
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping (China). He’s too happy to have a vision problem!

G20 summit leaders, we welcome you all to Brisbane, our amazing city. It’s a shame you will be working, but we hope you get some free time to take in your beautiful surroundings, dip your toes in South Bank Lagoon, and savour the best of world cuisine. Enrique, Kate and I will be running on Saturday morning with the Brisbane Buddies Running Group – we head out from the Ship Inn at 5:30 so join us and we will give you a personal tour!

You have made us proud to visit, so we only ask that you do the same in return and bring in some great decisions to make our world a better place to live!

By | 2018-06-28T07:03:02+00:00 14th November 2014|Just for fun|0 Comments

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Paul Gifford
Gerry & Johnson Optometrist and Contact Lens Designer trying to solve world vision problems, in between running marathons and keeping Kate well fed, and kids teched up!

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