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  1. piik

    piik New Member

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    Hey. I'm trying to replace my IC Berlin sunglasses lenses with prescription one. Frame is 8 base frame and my prescription is Left:-2.25D Right:-1.75D PD:61mm. Sungrasses size is 62-12-140. Do you think I can replace them? I may wanna go with transition lenses which change it's shade. I did some research and it seems that there are several type of lenses; polycarbonate, urethan, HOYA trasition, CR-59, Hi-index lenses, and etc. I don't know exactly differences of them. Do you have any suggestion or recommendation?
    Thanks for your time.
     
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    CC would you happen to know any reputable optometrists that carry prescription Salt in Southern California?
     
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    where are you in southern California... there are plenty in san diego
     
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    Haha I guess I should have been more clear. Basically around Los Angeles/Pasadena/Orange County.
     
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    salt has a store finder on their website...
     
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    salt has a store finder on their website...
    I know that. I just wanted to see if CC had any good recommendations.
     
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    what are those eyeglasses? i want it so bad!
     
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    I havent had any long term experience with them. If you send me a link I could "judge" them based on their frames...

    I see that Goldfinch has already been brought up, here are the ones I'm considering, what do you think?

    http://www.theyedoctor.com/products/...__product.aspx
     
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    alright, i always get headaches from light. i also tend to be a bit more physical. thus i usually tend to scratch up my shades (which were scratch resistant, but walmart shades) within a few months. i've only dealt with plastic lenses also though.. any brand or route i should go for very scratch resistant and polarized pair of shades?
     
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    Hey. I'm trying to replace my IC Berlin sunglasses lenses with prescription one. Frame is 8 base frame and my prescription is Left:-2.25D Right:-1.75D PD:61mm. Sungrasses size is 62-12-140. Do you think I can replace them? I may wanna go with transition lenses which change it's shade. I did some research and it seems that there are several type of lenses; polycarbonate, urethan, HOYA trasition, CR-59, Hi-index lenses, and etc. I don't know exactly differences of them. Do you have any suggestion or recommendation?
    Thanks for your time.


    The different materials all have their pros and cons. Generally, I suggest to stay away from Poly because of its poor optics. Glass shatters so stay away from that too. CR-39 is just regular plastic which is okay. High index is not needed. I would say just to go with a regular surafaced cr39. That should be sufficient.
     
  12. CityConnection

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    Anyone have any experience with Bevels Specs?
    http://www.contactsandspecs.com/bevel000010500326.html

    My local shop has Bevel, Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith to choose from.


    I have not had long term experiences with Bevel, but I know it is a popular brand that others may be able to help you out with...
     
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    CC would you happen to know any reputable optometrists that carry prescription Salt in Southern California?

    No idea. I live in the great white north (Canada).
     
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    I see that Goldfinch has already been brought up, here are the ones I'm considering, what do you think?

    http://www.theyedoctor.com/products/...__product.aspx


    I cant vouch for their quality but the frame is basically the clubmaster look. Personally, I think there are too many rivets. I would rather have just a simple rivet and the rest black, or just plain black with no rivets. IMO, it has too many things going on. I would rather see it plain. Just my opinion though.
     
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    alright, i always get headaches from light. i also tend to be a bit more physical. thus i usually tend to scratch up my shades (which were scratch resistant, but walmart shades) within a few months. i've only dealt with plastic lenses also though.. any brand or route i should go for very scratch resistant and polarized pair of shades?

    If you are looking for shades try looking into some that are polarized with glass lenses. Glass tends to scratch less, BUT when they break, they shatter. If you have scratches on your lenses go with glass. If you are breaking your lenses, just be more careful and stick with plastic lenses.
     

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