I saw this great storage idea for eyeglasses, sunglasses and readers when I was on a friend’s Gemini yesterday. Brenda of Some Dream graciously let me take a photo and use it here.
She found it pre-made at Camping World some years ago. The suction cup bungees were sold for RVers and others to put across shelves (cupboards and in the refrigerator) to secure items from falling. Well, the suction cups just weren’t up to the task and the few reviews I could find were very negative about using them for that purpose. I can’t find that they’re still sold anywhere.
However, the suction cups are strong enough to hold a few pairs of glasses. You can get a couple of suction cups, a bit of bungee cord and make your own pretty easily.
Or use a couple of cup hooks and put up shock cord similar to my towel bar. It’d work just as well for glasses . . . as would some of the other ideas people left in the comments on that post.
I like the concept because it’s so easy to do, keeps any glasses you’re not wearing accessible and takes up very little room. Admittedly, I haven’t done it on our boat . . . both Dave and I wear the polarized Transitions glasses (yeah, progressive bifocal too) and just don’t have any other glasses. But for years we did, and this would have been perfect next to the companionway!