Sunglasses? I need help!

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    Apr 06, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    Anyone have any good recommendations on polarized sunglasses that aren't too expensive? I looked around a little but am pretty much lost.
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    Apr 06, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter their price.
    Just find a decent pair that fit your face and you're gold. ;)
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    Apr 06, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    I swear by my Costa Del Mar.
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    Apr 06, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    Aren't Oakley a good quality sunglasses maker? there pretty inexpensive?

    Pretty sure Ray Ban is cheap too?
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    Apr 06, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    Yeah, I can find a kind i like. The trick is finding one that is polarized 100% to block the UV rays. Was wanting everyone's recommendations. I like the Costa's but they are just so expensive.
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    Apr 06, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    I love my Oakleys. And what are you meaning by expensive? Mine (in my profile pic) were a little over $100 for polarized. I mean, some of Walmart's sunglasses claim to be polarized and are very cheap, but I doubt they are very good.
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    we both have the same dilemma...oakleys are bit expensive. try the mall...thats my only option though :d
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:16 AM GMT
    You need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.
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    Apr 06, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidYou need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.


    That sounds like a great waste of money! xD I've been with a friend who spent 400 on his just to sit on them.
    I only wondered why anyone would spend THAT much on a pair.
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    TrevorMark said
    Ariodante saidYou need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.


    That sounds like a great waste of money! xD I've been with a friend who spent 400 on his just to sit on them.
    I only wondered why anyone would spend THAT much on a pair.


    This is why all of my sunglasses never leave their cases unless I'm wearing them. At home they are inside of their cases and then inside of their individual boxes.

    I also take deposits if someone wants to borrow a pair.
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidYeah, I can find a kind i like. The trick is finding one that is polarized 100% to block the UV rays. Was wanting everyone's recommendations. I like the Costa's but they are just so expensive.
    After working in the sun several hours a day for a few years, I finally realized that protecting your eyes is worth the extra price. You're gonna pay either way via contacts, prescription glasses, or eye surgery, so might as well drop some cash on a reliable pair of high quality sunglasses now to avoid the eye problems in the future. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    I wear Maui Jim's glasses and like how the look on me, but I've had both Oakley's and Ray Ban glasses over the years.

    I'd also look at your own habits and how well you take care of sunglasses.
    I have friends that would only buy a pair at Walmart because of potential loss or damage.
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidThe trick is finding one that is polarized 100% to block the UV rays.


    Polarization and UV blocking are two entirely different things. Polarized lenses block horizontally polarized light. Reflected light is mostly horizontally polarized, so polarized glasses greatly decrease glare.
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI'd also look at your own habits and how well you take care of sunglasses.
    I used to buy cheap sunglasses because I was afraid I'd lose them.
    After consistently keeping a pair for 3 years at a time, I bought the Coasta Del Mar for a little over $200.
    They lasts 6 months before I lost them and had to replace them. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    Try the little sunglass carts at the mall. For $10, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.
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    Apr 06, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    cheap sunnies are great, if you only wear them for 3 months...

    what you want from sunnies is UV protection AND polarisation... the cheap jobs at the service station are fine but make sure you replace them often... the diff between expensive and cheap is that the expensive ones have the polarisation and UV protection sandwiched between two layers of glass or polycarbonate...

    the cheap ones are a layer on top of the glass/plastic that wears off over time...

    if you're going for value for money... then buy the cheap ones and just keep replacing them!
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    76coopers said... the diff between expensive and cheap is that the expensive ones have the polarisation and UV protection sandwiched between two layers of glass or polycarbonate...

    the cheap ones are a layer on top of the glass/plastic that wears off over time...
    That's the primary reason I made the switch to expensive ones.
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
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    76coopers said... the diff between expensive and cheap is that the expensive ones have the polarisation and UV protection sandwiched between two layers of glass or polycarbonate...

    the cheap ones are a layer on top of the glass/plastic that wears off over time...
    That's the primary reason I made the switch to expensive ones.


    haha i used to work in the industry... expensive are worth the effort... if you don't lose them!
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidYou need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.


    Well said! I don't buy expensive ones for just this reason, and because I'm bound to lose them!

    I have a pair from H&M. The main thing is they suit my face - no point in expensive glasses that make you look like an idiot.
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    76coopers saidhaha i used to work in the industry... expensive are worth the effort... if you don't lose them!

    That's my constant problem, breaking or losing them so often that I'm buying them every 3 months, no matter how expensive they are. I've even had them torn off my face by the wind on my motorcycles and scooter, smashed another lovely pair of prescription progressives (no-line bifocals) in a bicycle crash.

    So now I just get inexpensive drug store sunglasses, sometimes clip-ons, or sometimes the oversized ones that fit completely over your regular eyeglasses. I actually kind of like those here in sunny Florida for the protection from side glare they give me, like goggles. They claim to be fully Polarized with UV protection, and the visual quality & durability seem good enough for the short time I'll have them.
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    I never lose and almost never break sunglasses. The last pair to break were some Revos, in which a hinge broke after 10+ years of use. I still have a pair of Vuarnet cateyes from the 1980s.
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    Apr 06, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    Ray Ban Aviators!

    Love them!
    xx
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    Apr 06, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidYou need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.


    It's much more fun when you do it to prescription glasses. Especially when you're away , they're your only pair & you need them to drive.icon_smile.gif

    Or a Parrot tries to eat them (it happened).

    Back to the original post, don't they have to meet standards over there? It's illegal to sell non UV blocking glasses over here.
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    Apr 06, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidYou need to go through the time honored rite of passage of buying really expensive sunglasses that you end up sitting on and crushing.


    Or donating them generously to Singapore airplane cleaners... wait icon_eek.gif

    Anyway, OP, Ray Ban Clubmasters or Wayfarers - both are classics!
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    Apr 06, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    That depends on what you consider expensive.....price=org price/# of time used then my Oakleys cost me less then 25cents, and they are great sunglasses and can actually put up with some wear and tear.