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  • I have finally received my prescription POC Require sunglasses, probs not aero but hipster dreamboat Alex Howes races in them, so they must be good…right?
    I got the reacto-light (or whatever that’s called these days) and polarised. I wouldn’t recommend polarised because certain things give off a kinda acid flashback rainbow trail to some people (like me).

    I used a company called Eyekit. The glasses are brilliant exactly what I ordered, but…The lead time was given as 3 weeks. I was happy really for double that in the current climate. It took 4 months after multiple emails that culminated in me cancelling the order and asking for the money back. Mysteriously the glasses arrived next day.

    So the answer is maybe not Eyekit.

    And yeah contacts suck

  • Are there any good shops in town that have a large range of Oakleys? I really need to try some before shelling out £300 on prescription shit that falls off my face or whatever. (other than Sunglass Hut on pOxford St)

  • The Oakley shop in Covent Garden

  • Do we have a Forum approved place to send frames away to get lenses put in got 2 frames cheap in tk max that need my prescription in too.

  • Ta 👍👍👍

  • Not in London but our local optician was Oakley approved and would do the business. They have switched to Nike as their go-to sports brand now, but I would look for independent opticians.

  • How long does it take to get used to new glasses?

    Bought a cheap pair after an eye test to test if there'd be much difference and it seems I'm trading a little bit of long distance sharpness for a lot of negatives - close up stuff is the 'wrong' distance away (cue: stumbling over uneven ground) and they make me feel a bit sick (last night's Jack isn't helping) and there's a tonne of frame in my vision which is annoying.

    Not much point being able to read signs 100m away if I fall over before I get near them.

  • I'd generally give it 24 hours, but I've had opticians make mistakes in setting up lenses and frames before, so I wouldn't hesitate to bring it to a shop and go through the issues, to see if they can intuit if there's a possible mistake in the setup.

  • Anyone with experience of Dolomiti frames? I like round glasses (Dolomiti REALLY like round glasses) but have often had problems finding quality frames with a wide enough bridge. The model that draws me most is the RC4/C - these would be filled with G15 lenses, for driving.

  • If anyone is after some cheap, but not shit classic sunglasses these are good.­5.html?spm=a2g0n.orderlist-amp.item.3301­4082105&aff_trace_key=&aff_platform=msit­e&m_page_id=4904amp-ozoq39wkk7n7a2vdkX2p­Qw1643986330611&browser_id=&is_c=

    My first set fell victim to my kid, so I bought 4 this time, but in different styles.

    Matt black is probably the best. The brown lenses are nice, but the frame are brown translucent plastic rather than tortoise shell. The silver mirror and black don't really work.

    They also fold down quite narrow, so fit in the sunglasses holder you get in some cars next to the map light.

  • Any recommended lens type or coating for sunglasses that would get rid of back glare?

    I bought a pair of Moscot sunglasses matching my regular glasses to eventually get my prescription put in but the reflected glare back into my eyes is ridiculous. Same issue with their clip-on sunglasses. Can’t see anything when the suns out!

  • Optometrist would be your source no?
    Though not sure this is possible after manufacture.

  • Treated myself to a new pair of specks.
    1st pair of Persol. They feel very nice on.

  • Sorry if I’ve misunderstood - Will head to an optician for the new sunglasses lenses but curious for anecdotal recommendations of things I could see if they stock/use.

  • Have you tried polarised lenses before? I've got them in my prescription sunglasses and I've never noticed any glare like you're describing.

  • I'd like some clip on, flip up sunglasses.

    Any recommendations apart from don't buy them you'll look like a cunt?

  • yes, exactly that ^

    the issue seems to be matching the shape of the lenses

  • Shuron matches clip ons to all the lens shapes that they sell, might have something to suit, but I don’t think they have flip up styles.

  • Cheers. Had a look at my partners Raybans and yes, significantly better. Will chat to an optician

  • I’ve been wearing the same pair of glasses daily for what must be approaching a decade now. Been put off changing them as it’s such a tedious thing ime to find something that I like but the situation is getting a bit desperate now.. for the last 5 years one side has needed to be held together with string after I stomped on them and the quality of the lenses and plastic is degrading so I think it’s high time to get some new ones.

    These are made by Lozza and I got them from boots.

    Where do people like to buy their glasses these days? I’ve been to cubbits, specsavers, boots, trialled a fair few from bloom bloom, mister spex etc but just not found anything I think doesn’t make me look odd.

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  • After 10 years any new pair will look a bit strange to you I think. No-one else will notice :)

    Last pair I got was from a local independent, but I used Glasses Direct before that.

  • Try Ace & Tate.

    I was well impressed with the choice. Not expensive and seem to have relatively ethical practices.

  • Have ordered some to try thanks !

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