Hi, going into summer here( well almost, a lot of the trees still haven't leafed out(;-( yet).
As I wear corrective lens I look to buy "clip on". For what ever reason most "Sun Glasses" companies here, don't advertise or sell 'clip on'. Any input on "clip ins"??
Scissors? In each room and for some reason in each car? Are you a tailor?
I've always liked the idea of clip-ons. Especially the hinged ones you can flip up and down. Great theatrical value. Unfortunately my family would not allow me ever to wear any. Aside from that I stopped needing prescription lenses and had nothing to clip them on to. Haven't seen them for sale anywhere for decades to be honest.
Get some piercings in your eyebrows PJ, then you could just clip them onto whatever sort of jewelry you wore (or better yet stick the clips into the piercing holes ) Now that is a whole new level of theatrical value
I still have and use a pair of Zeiss sunnies that I bought back in the 80s, and I recently bought a pair of the largest Raybans. Being a member of the Fathead Club, I should perhaps have looked at the giant Serengetis, but as stillshunter notes, I would have had to have taken another mortgage on the house to afford them.
I got a pair of these a while back - very happy with them.
While very American the points they make about (to quote) -
Bayonet temples, the U.S. military standard, allow for one handed easy-on and easy-off wearing.
True Color® gray optical glass lenses do not alter the colors of what is being viewed whereas ALL other lens colors will.
Optical glass lenses resist scratching much better than Color Correct® polycarbonate (plastic) lenses.
POLARIZED LENSES - Due to the cumulative effect of polarized lenses in sunglasses and the polarized view screens of almost all electronic devices, use of these devices may be impossible while wearing sunglasses with polarized lenses. The resulting effect is a distorted or blacked out view. For this reason, U.S. military pilots are prohibited from wearing polarized lens sunglasses.
All seems to fit with my experiences - and they really are not that expensive.
I’ve had glass, photochromatic, polarised, high contrast glasses for the last 20 years. Spotters then Mako, each lasted ten years. One got crushed, the other is at the bottom of a dam in qld after I fell off a SUP.
Note to self: buy floating frames next time.
While I love the optical performance and scratch resistance (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it - particularly in full sun), there is one negative being the weight of the glass. Slips down your nose, particularly when riding a bike / sweating etc.
I now have a pair of plastic polarised cheapies for active duties as I needed sunnies fast after that SUP. But I can see I will also need another pair of the good stuff for everything else. It’s called hedonic adaptation - makes it real hard to go back...
anyone looking for a good O/S retailer for sunnies, I can recommend (highly) this place https://www.pretavoir.co.uk/au/. Picked up some raybans from here not long ago, half the price they were locally, delivered by courier within two days.