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post #2356 of 2723
^^^Those are very nice. Real classics.
post #2357 of 2723
For anyone interested in the exact frame James Dean wore (no, he didn't wear the Arnel), check these guys out:
http://www.cultframes.com/
They're gonna release an exact replica of Jimmy's frame, down to the exact rivet design and colour. Coming this fall.
post #2358 of 2723
Anyone know approximately how much it would cost to convert a pair of glasses into sunglasses? Just switching the lenses out right?
post #2359 of 2723
yea, all it takes is to switch lenses, prices on the otherhand vary a great deal, as there are numerous options with the lenses alone
post #2360 of 2723
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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Anyone know approximately how much it would cost to convert a pair of glasses into sunglasses? Just switching the lenses out right?

 

I assume your glasses are Rx?  Depending upon the coatings and the lens material, you could have them tinted which is the cheapest option.  

 

If you want to replace the lenses, you optician can do this.  You just need to select the material and the coatings and have their lab edge them to fit your frames.   The cost will vary significantly depending upon the retailer, quality of lenses you select, whether they are polarized, etc.  

post #2361 of 2723
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Originally Posted by CarolinaMan View Post

I assume your glasses are Rx?  Depending upon the coatings and the lens material, you could have them tinted which is the cheapest option.  

If you want to replace the lenses, you optician can do this.  You just need to select the material and the coatings and have their lab edge them to fit your frames.   The cost will vary significantly depending upon the retailer, quality of lenses you select, whether they are polarized, etc.  

Very intersted in hearing how much it would cost...for no RX green bottle polarized...I will have to ask next time I go which will be within the next year most likly.
post #2362 of 2723
Oliver Peoples Emerson

sorry for the crappy cell phone pic

post #2363 of 2723
Can anybody advise me on lens quality , i am going to need Varifocal lenses soon and have been looking around at the different makes , the two that seem popular are Essilor Varilux and Hoya Summit Pro Trueform , just wondering if anybody has any experience of either of these makes ?
post #2364 of 2723

You need to consult with your optician who can tell you the pros and cons of each lens design and explain which is the best for your lifestyle.  I have worn Varilux Comforts for the past few years and have been very happy.  I also know that many like the Hoya lens designs.  I also tried a "house brand" progressive and was unhappy with both the optics and the coatings and this was a backside surfaced digital.  

 

Lenses are like cars.  Each has their fans.  You will find people who swear by other brands such as Seiko, Zeiss, and Shamir.  There are pros and cons to each design and like I said, the optician should be able to show you the strengths and weaknesses of each.  

post #2365 of 2723
Thanks CarolinaMan for your advise , with my prescription plus thin lenses and transition it all adds up to a lot of money so i wanted to arm myself with some knowledge of what questions to ask when i go to the opticians.
post #2366 of 2723
what should I expect to pay for custom sunglass lenses?

love the frame, but don't like the gradient on the shades I got recently, so asked a glass/sunglass vendor and optician to do custom gradient lenses, no prescription, for me. what should I expect to pay for this?
post #2367 of 2723
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what should I expect to pay for custom sunglass lenses?

love the frame, but don't like the gradient on the shades I got recently, so asked a glass/sunglass vendor and optician to do custom gradient lenses, no prescription, for me. what should I expect to pay for this?

 

Too many variables to give you a price.  Are the lenses polarized?  What are the lenses made from?  polycarb, CR-39, TAC, or real glass?  How are they doing the gradient?  Are the lenses mounted into a plastic frame, semi rimless or drill mount?  Some opticals use a dip tank and others order custom gradients from a manufacturer.  A decent optician should be able to provide you multiple options at different price points.   You could be charged anywhere from $25 to $250 depending upon the quality of lenses. 

post #2368 of 2723
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Too many variables to give you a price.  Are the lenses polarized?  What are the lenses made from?  polycarb, CR-39, TAC, or real glass?  How are they doing the gradient?  Are the lenses mounted into a plastic frame, semi rimless or drill mount?  Some opticals use a dip tank and others order custom gradients from a manufacturer.  A decent optician should be able to provide you multiple options at different price points.   You could be charged anywhere from $25 to $250 depending upon the quality of lenses. 

not polarized and not real glass as far as I can tell. no idea how they're doing the gradient otherwise.

he quoted me $70, which seemed high given the shades themselves only cost $110 (left the lenses off a pair of marc jacobs to which he was going to apply the gradient)
post #2369 of 2723

Actually, most gradients are not polarized and glass is usually only found in select brands of new sunglasses such as Persol. 

 

You are at the mercy of your optician as you needs someone who can edge a lens to fit your frame.  There is a lot of mark-up in eyewear.  

post #2370 of 2723

Beautiful glasses if money is no object.  You can get something that looks just as good but at a small fraction of the price.  Even something from Luxottica (who makes these). 

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