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Thanks. They indeed look great, but quite pricey for full retail.

What do you mean by wrap?

A simple way of explaining it would be the around of curvature it has. Most opthalmic frames are relatively flat to the surface of your face. A sporty sumglass will be more "wrapped".
post #2327 of 2674
Do you know if the Sunglass Hut cleaning solution they sell is any good? Would it damage Ray Ban polarized lenses with use?

Thanks!
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Do you know if the Sunglass Hut cleaning solution they sell is any good? Would it damage Ray Ban polarized lenses with use?

Thanks!

They are okay if used properly, which most don't. Spraying it and rubbing will cause more harm than good. You're taking existing dirt and using your cloth to scratch the lens with it.

Best way to clean: RUNNING medium warm water and dishwasher soap or spray solution. Then dry with white kitchen paper towel.

All those other sprays are gimmicks and not needed. Most labs that fabricate the lenses don't use fancy cloths and sprays. They alcohol in bulk and put it in spray bottles and use lint free tissue to dry it.

Hope that helps.
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Hi,

This might be more of a technical question rather than a style question, but I hope you can help --

I'm currently looking at a pair of clubmaster-type glasses, and have my eye on the Shuron Ronsir Zyl. However, my prescription is extremely high, and I was wondering if it would be inadvisable to get half rim lenses given that my lenses will probably be much thicker than what the frames are normally built to hold? Thanks.
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They are okay if used properly, which most don't. Spraying it and rubbing will cause more harm than good. You're taking existing dirt and using your cloth to scratch the lens with it.

Best way to clean: RUNNING medium warm water and dishwasher soap or spray solution. Then dry with white kitchen paper towel.

All those other sprays are gimmicks and not needed. Most labs that fabricate the lenses don't use fancy cloths and sprays. They alcohol in bulk and put it in spray bottles and use lint free tissue to dry it.

Hope that helps.

It does thank you. So what would you recommend if you are on the go and don't have access to running water?
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Originally Posted by VitaTimH View Post

Hi,

This might be more of a technical question rather than a style question, but I hope you can help --

I'm currently looking at a pair of clubmaster-type glasses, and have my eye on the Shuron Ronsir Zyl. However, my prescription is extremely high, and I was wondering if it would be inadvisable to get half rim lenses given that my lenses will probably be much thicker than what the frames are normally built to hold? Thanks.

Depends how high your rx is, how large the new frame is and how it sites on you. It may come out thinner than your previous ones.
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It does thank you. So what would you recommend if you are on the go and don't have access to running water?

Personally, if I've been out in the field or a really dusty environment I won't even clean them until I have water. If I must clean them, I'll use a cleaning cloth only. The sprays are a false hope for cleaning it. It is like thinking a frame is stronger when you have a spring hinge, when in actuality it is weaker.

My 2 cents.
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What do you think about Morganthal Fredrics?

These are the Benny model.


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I like those and would wear them. How much do the frames run for?
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I like those and would wear them. How much do the frames run for?

Here is a link to their stores. One is in Boston. I believe they only have 40 retailers around the world. http://www.morgenthalfrederics.com/

The cost was around $275 for the frames.
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Thanks, not that i need a new frame atm (i spend too much on sunglasses) Ive been wearing an el legre key hole frame for the past 3 years and have no complaints....i like them better than my prada frames I bought when I was in college for 700...
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What do you think about Morganthal Fredrics?

These are the Benny model.



I haven't heard of it before but if you post info on the brand or materials they use and msrp I should be able to give you a good idea.
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This older guy came in with the Dita Statesman frame and I ask him if the frames are by Dita, he had to take them off to check!

Damn! I thought I was going to have a nice chat about frames! haha. All he said was "well, they were pricey." I guess everyone doesn't care about details like we do.
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I haven't heard of it before but if you post info on the brand or materials they use and msrp I should be able to give you a good idea.

From their website. The retail is $325 and they are plastic.

"In 1986, New York optician Richard Morgenthal purchased the iconic Frederics Opticians, and the first Morgenthal Frederics store was born on Madison Avenue. Trained in the fine art of painting, Richard Morgenthal paired his love for optics and art to provide eyewear clients with the ultimate in-store experience in an environment where they could enjoy beautifully handcrafted eyewear.

Every frame in the Morgenthal Frederics collection is a perfect convergence of style, craftsmanship and function. All the metal used in our frames is composed of top grade Japanese titanium. Our plastic frames are hand crafted from sheet acetate in Japan and France and our signature one-of-a-kind buffalo horn frames are hand milled by master craftsmen in Germany."
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Anybody know of a source for Barton Perreira eyeglasses cheaper than retail? All I know of is Ebay...

Alternatively, anyone have any suggestions for frames similar to the Banks model? Looks a bit like a slimmed down Tart Arnel?

http://bartonperreira.com/images/BAN_CHE_SIL_SAT_ERN6832ds.jpg
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