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Eyeglasses that auto shade in the sun?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zillka, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. zillka

    zillka Well-Known Member

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    Who has them? How fast do they clear up once you walk inside the office? Is it worth my time or am I still above it?
     
  2. steviecakes

    steviecakes Well-Known Member

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    transition lenses? my father had a pair years ago when they first came out. he said they were the most annoying things ever and hasn't bought a pair since...
     
  3. mikej77

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    They always seem to give off that "pedophile" look when I see people wearing them.
     
  4. mrmojorisin

    mrmojorisin Well-Known Member

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    i have transitions. they work pretty good. my SIL used to work for transistions so everyone in the family had them. i think the auto shade is a little slower when its really cold out (like zero).
     
  5. thenanyu

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    It's hard to pull off - I had a pair in high school and usually, it was in a state of slightly tinted. If you can rock aviator style eyeglasses, then I would say they would be fine for you, otherwise - avoid. For example, they would work on these I think: http://www.bestbuyeyeglasses.com/img...hx/o?15793.JPG
     
  6. zillka

    zillka Well-Known Member

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    i prefer conservative and boring with glasses since everyone and their maids have aviators/cokes/rimless/squaregeekchics etc, so dull is the new hip for me and was never really into trends being the maven that i am so something along the lines of.. [​IMG] but most likely even more arid and lifeless if i find something i'd say 80/20 use in office/street; just i think the lame/conventional office glasses which i'm going for might look weird shaded as most transitions i've seen were something along the lines of aviators
     
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    There are new ones that are completely clear indoors and will darken even inside of a car. But I agree about the frame style [​IMG]
     
  8. Piobaire

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    Do not get those transition lenses. Buy two separate glasses. Why? Transitions are not polarized. That, pretty much, is all there is to say about that.
     
  9. HORNS

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    I've got transitions on all my glasses. I've got some black plastic frames and some ic! berlin frames which, in my opinion, look good. Also, they clear up pretty much completely - you can tell by holding them up against a white surface.
     
  10. CrocsRock

    CrocsRock Well-Known Member

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    Just spring for a pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses. Yeah, pain in the ass switching between the two, but you really need polarized sunglasses.

    Personally, I like having a few options sunglasses- and glasses-wise. Expensive, but nice to have options/backups.
     
  11. TGPlastic

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    Transitions Lenses will give you that IT help desk look.
     
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    I tried using them and found them frustrating. They didn't turn dark fast enough outside, and worked well only when in direct sunlight (as in, running off into the sunset).
     
  13. Blackhood

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    Why do people seem to think you must have polarized lenses? Quite apart from the fact they only block a small section of the light it means that you can't read many screens.

    If I wear polarized lenses I can't use my phone properly, can't see my sat-nav, can't use the DVD playing in the car. Most importantly though, I can't check myself out in the reflections of a shop window!
     
  14. phooi

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    I'm a big fan of Transition lenses. I have used them on my last 3 pairs of glasses. They are clear when indoors and darken reasonably quick when outdoors. As a person who has to wear prescription eyewear all the time, the best part of is that I can have both a pair of regular glasses and shades in a single pair of glasses. The only downside with Transitions is that they are UV activated so they do not darken while you're in a car, as an example. Otherwise, I now always include Transitions when I order my lens. Also I would recommend adding anti-reflective as well. It complements the Transitions nicely.
     
  15. eyegizmo

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    The glasses that you are looking for are transition lenses. Theses lenses are multi purpose which will act as a sunglasses and clear glasses while inside. Good quality transitions lens will turn dark with 20-40 sec can will clear out within 40 sec. Depending on the brand and price the quality of the lenses will depend
     
  16. thatoneguy

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    They always seem to give off that "pedophile" look when I see people wearing them.

    next post

    i have transitions. . .
    [​IMG]
     
  17. otc

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    The newer ones have improved a lot. My aunt has a pair that she likes and I didn't even realize they were transitions until she said somethign

    If you want to try them out cheap, you can order a set from zenni optical. The basic photochromatic lenses are only $19 (and the fancier transitions VI are $69)

    On my next zenni order I might get a set
     

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