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What kind of sunglasses?

Post by davebo » Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm

I've never purchased sunglasses over $30 because I always lose them and I rarely end up wearing them. Someone told me recently that I'd be better off buying a nice pair because I'll notice the quality immediately.

I don't like really dark sunglasses, I'd prefer a clearer lense that still blocks UV rays. Would prefer to stay with a reputable brand instead of the fly by night ones on Amazon. Any suggestions? Probably looking at between $75-$125. I probably can't justify spending more than that.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by 7eight9 » Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm

Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by runner3081 » Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm

7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Helios » Mon May 18, 2020 3:07 pm

Serengeti Sunglasses

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Teague » Mon May 18, 2020 3:10 pm

Hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by cashmoney » Mon May 18, 2020 3:13 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.


+1 for Maui Jim

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by bloom2708 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 pm

I would suggest going to your local retailer with many choices, but in this covid world, you may not want to do that.

You really need to try them on and see how they fit your face. Unless you have an idea of the style.

I usually liked Oakley Flak Jackets. But based on age/preference/style, those may be way off. Plus they are over budget.

Costco has a good selection online if you are a member. Restrict by price. See if any styles catch your eye. You could order online and return if you don't like the fit.

I currently have a set of Ray Ban from glassesusa.com, but I need a prescription in one eye as I age. :annoyed
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by mak1277 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I know Maui Jim is generally better than Ray Ban, but aren't you also "buying a brand" there too?

Anyway, for the OP, if you're going to step up away from gas station shades, definitely look for something with polarized lenses.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wfrobinette » Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I was too until my week old pair fell out of my shirt pocket at the grocery and were snagged by someone else within 5 minutes.
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wfrobinette » Mon May 18, 2020 3:20 pm

mak1277 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I know Maui Jim is generally better than Ray Ban, but aren't you also "buying a brand" there too?

Anyway, for the OP, if you're going to step up away from gas station shades, definitely look for something with polarized lenses.
Almost every pair of sunglass over $20 I going to be polarized.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by abner kravitz » Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Oakley for me. Whatever you decide, you might want to check out jomashop. I recently got a pair of Oakley Bottle Rockets for $70. They have a huge selection of brands.
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Vanguard Fan 1367 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 pm

I am happy with my $199 Costas
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by mak1277 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 pm

wfrobinette wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
mak1277 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I know Maui Jim is generally better than Ray Ban, but aren't you also "buying a brand" there too?

Anyway, for the OP, if you're going to step up away from gas station shades, definitely look for something with polarized lenses.
Almost every pair of sunglass over $20 I going to be polarized.
This isn't really true though, is it? Just browsing Ray-Ban's site, there are gobs of sunglasses that aren't polarized and all of them are well over $100. I'm sure that doesn't apply only to their brand.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by MarkBarb » Mon May 18, 2020 3:28 pm

Just FYI, Luxottica is the parent company of many different brands of sunglasses, including both Ray Ban and Oakley. http://www.luxottica.com/en/eyewear-brands

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wfrobinette » Mon May 18, 2020 3:29 pm

davebo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm
I've never purchased sunglasses over $30 because I always lose them and I rarely end up wearing them. Someone told me recently that I'd be better off buying a nice pair because I'll notice the quality immediately.

I don't like really dark sunglasses, I'd prefer a clearer lense that still blocks UV rays. Would prefer to stay with a reputable brand instead of the fly by night ones on Amazon. Any suggestions? Probably looking at between $75-$125. I probably can't justify spending more than that.
Stick with the under $30's. Your not getting anything but a brand name in that price range.

I would especially stick below $30 if you lose them. Losing a week old pair of $249 sunglasses isn't a fun experience.

I had to start wearing glasses all the time a few years ago so I have opted for transition lenses.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Poorman » Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 pm

Check on backcountry moosejaw places like that. They usually have $200 pairs 75% off. I spent $45 on mine and have had for a few years. Replaced the lens once as I use them for outdoor work.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Frank Grimes » Mon May 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Smith with chroma-pop lenses are great.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Church Lady » Mon May 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Informative video about selecting sunglasses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97bMX7KV8d4
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wfrobinette » Mon May 18, 2020 3:42 pm

mak1277 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 pm
wfrobinette wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:20 pm
mak1277 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I know Maui Jim is generally better than Ray Ban, but aren't you also "buying a brand" there too?

Anyway, for the OP, if you're going to step up away from gas station shades, definitely look for something with polarized lenses.
Almost every pair of sunglass over $20 I going to be polarized.
This isn't really true though, is it? Just browsing Ray-Ban's site, there are gobs of sunglasses that aren't polarized and all of them are well over $100. I'm sure that doesn't apply only to their brand.

When I last looked on Amazon almost all were polarized even below $20. When I look at Rayban every pair I clicked has the option for polarization. Any color other than gray is not going to be polarized. I think that's pretty standard.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by runner540 » Mon May 18, 2020 3:57 pm

cashmoney wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:13 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.


+1 for Maui Jim
+1 you can try using airline miles to buy them
They also do repairs quickly. (Not free but cheaper than a new pair and avoids the hassle of shopping).

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by runner3081 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:06 pm

mak1277 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:19 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
I know Maui Jim is generally better than Ray Ban, but aren't you also "buying a brand" there too?

Anyway, for the OP, if you're going to step up away from gas station shades, definitely look for something with polarized lenses.
Nope, quality of MJ blows RB out of the water. RB is just another cheap sunglasses consortium.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by runner3081 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 pm

Here are those Costco sunglasses"

https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signatu ... 54650.html

Also, all of their Maui Jim sunglasses.

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... d=maui+jim

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by anon_investor » Mon May 18, 2020 4:10 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Here are those Costco sunglasses"

https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signatu ... 54650.html

Also, all of their Maui Jim sunglasses.

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... d=maui+jim
I have those costco ones for a few years now. They're pretty good, I keep them in my car and use them for driving.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by gmc4h232 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:11 pm

Vanguard Fan 1367 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:22 pm
I am happy with my $199 Costas
+1

I love mine as well. I got the Jose with Glass lenses in green mirror that dont scratch as easily. I think i paid like $115 on ebay. Colors just look way more vivid through them.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by jeep5ter » Mon May 18, 2020 4:41 pm

I like Smith or Ray Ban. Do what I did when mine wore out. Go to ebay and buy a like pair for half price versus new. Did this for myself and spouse and both times got pairs in almost new condition.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Raybo » Mon May 18, 2020 4:44 pm

You don't say what you are using these glasses for. Polarized sunglasses aren't good for bike riding. If just for walking around, polarization is preferred. I also like photochromatic lenses, ones that get darker as the sun gets brighter.
No matter how long the hill, if you keep pedaling you'll eventually get up to the top.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by soxfan10 » Mon May 18, 2020 5:01 pm

Probably a bit out of the price range, but Randolph Engineering makes some of the best on the market and has some models in the $150-$200 range (can also spend $400-$500). They trend more to the aviator (they started as a contractor to the Navy and Air Force in the 1970s) and similar styles so may not be what you’re looking for.

The quality difference between their glasses and something like Rayban is like night and day and sometimes is only about 20% more for equivalent models. Ray Ban specifically declined significantly after being acquired by Luxotica.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by stoptothink » Mon May 18, 2020 5:08 pm

wfrobinette wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:29 pm
davebo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pm
I've never purchased sunglasses over $30 because I always lose them and I rarely end up wearing them. Someone told me recently that I'd be better off buying a nice pair because I'll notice the quality immediately.

I don't like really dark sunglasses, I'd prefer a clearer lense that still blocks UV rays. Would prefer to stay with a reputable brand instead of the fly by night ones on Amazon. Any suggestions? Probably looking at between $75-$125. I probably can't justify spending more than that.
Stick with the under $30's. Your not getting anything but a brand name in that price range.

I would especially stick below $30 if you lose them. Losing a week old pair of $249 sunglasses isn't a fun experience.

I had to start wearing glasses all the time a few years ago so I have opted for transition lenses.
I can't say I've owned super high-end sunglasses, but several pairs in the $200 range. At least in my experience, there is no noticeable difference between a $200 pair and the $15 pair from Amazon. My kids broke every expensive pair I've ever owned, so I'm no longer paying 15x as much for a cool logo. The pair I'm currently wearing, my wife bought me from wish.com for like $6 and they are great.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by MikeWillRetire » Mon May 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Teague wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Hit that streets a-runnin' and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by PhillyPhan » Mon May 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Costco usually carries the PUMA brand for men which I prefer (30$).

Raybans are also nice and Maui Jims are a step above and great for the beach.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Lake Living » Mon May 18, 2020 5:27 pm

MarkBarb wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Just FYI, Luxottica is the parent company of many different brands of sunglasses, including both Ray Ban and Oakley. http://www.luxottica.com/en/eyewear-brands

I purchased mine online here. Great prices and selection.

https://www.eyeconic.com/



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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wertdaman » Mon May 18, 2020 5:52 pm

I went through this earlier this year. Couldn't come to terms paying the premium for name brand and couldn't find anything well fitting through Costco. I first tried Blenders Eyewear as a reasonably priced option, but couldn't get a good fit with a few different version. Ended up happy with a set from Shady Rays - would recommend them if you see a style you like and get a good fit. Good warranties from these mid-tier sunglasses companies is an added benefit as well - such as lifetime lost/broken replacement (up to 2 times) from Shady Rays.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Lehiguy » Mon May 18, 2020 7:49 pm

Randolph sunglasses. Made in USA (Massachusetts). Definitely worth the money.

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Post by JoMoney » Mon May 18, 2020 8:17 pm

If you're buying name-branded sunglasses, and even many off-brand ones, they're almost all made by the same company, Luxotica
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica
You are primarily paying for a brand. If the story makes that brand "quality" to you, great... otherwise just shop around and try them on and see what you like. You might be surprised how cheap some expensive sunglasses are.

FWIW, I rarely use sunglasses except for especially bright days when I expect to be outside or driving for a longer period of time. I use these nice dark safety glasses that go on sale for .99cents at Harbor-Freight 8-)
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by TallBoy29er » Mon May 18, 2020 8:31 pm

abner kravitz wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:21 pm
Oakley for me. Whatever you decide, you might want to check out jomashop. I recently got a pair of Oakley Bottle Rockets for $70. They have a huge selection of brands.
Jomashop. I just read about them bc of this post. They are grey market (not an authorized dealer (AD)...AD's dump their stock to them when it doesn't move). Thanks for the knowledge. It looks like a great discount site. :sharebeer

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by bottlecap » Mon May 18, 2020 9:02 pm

I’ve owned a $200 and $100 pair of Maui Jim’s. The last pair fell off my head and I lost them. I’m punishing myself with a $25 pair that I bought after a lot of research.

The new ones are actually decent, and much better than your average $25 pair, but the Maui Jim's were far superior. I would definitely recommend those.

I haven’t had much experience with other quality brands, however.

JT

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by kevinf » Mon May 18, 2020 11:58 pm

Many Maui Jims lenses are optical glass, not a plastic lens material. The clarity is far greater as well as being nigh scratch-proof. MJ is still an independent eyeglass maker. I've seen hundreds of Oakleys... horribly fogged by scratches.

For the less expensive but highly customizable option would be Zenni Optical. You can build eyewear to spec... polarization or no, level of darkness, tint color, mirroring, gradient lenses, etc.

https://www.mauijim.com/
https://www.mauijim.com/US/en_US/lenspage?

https://www.zennioptical.com/premium-sunglasses-men

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by rich126 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:34 am

Most important is 100% blockage of uva and uvb. Polarized glasses have nothing to do with safety of eyes but simply reduces glare. And darkness of lenses don’t correlate with effectiveness.

You can get them cheap or expensive.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by Norsky19 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:50 am

Maui Jims are my favorites. Then lens are great.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by life in slices » Tue May 19, 2020 6:11 am

I generally use a pair of Tifosis as my daily go to - $40-$60 depending on style

Bought a pair of Oakley's for biking two weeks ago when they were having a 30% off sale
(Just looked at website and looks like they have a 20% sale at the moment)

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by The Broz » Tue May 19, 2020 6:40 am

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:45 pm
7eight9 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Ray-Ban is likely a solid choice.

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/view-all/plp
I disagree. You are buying a brand, not a quality product.

Check out then polarized sunglasses from Costco, Kirkland Signature. $30 and are very good for the price.

I am a huge fan of Maui Jim. They are out of your price range, but you can buy older models at a Costco for around $100.
+1 for the Costco Kirkland glasses. I am happy with them, and happy with Kirkland branded products much more often than not. Don't overthink this and waste your money.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by happyisland » Tue May 19, 2020 6:52 am

Just to push back against the cheap sunglass crowd a smidge, I find the difference between glass lenses (much more scratch resistant, noticeably clearer to look through) and plastic cheapos to be worth the price difference.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by kabob » Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 am

Zenni Optical! - https://www.zennioptical.com/b/aviator- ... -893033919
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My Skeet & Sportin Clay buddies turned me on to Zenni when I asked "Where do ya get those Nice shootin Glasses (and in any color/shade or tint)...
Wowsa! - My scores went UP right away!
And in general Zenni lenses( their hi index, thinner/lightweigh, crystalclear clarity & reslolution, are superior to any glasses I've ever had! I've needed prescription glasses since the mid-40's farsightedness set in, and had the doc tune me up per shootin glasses - and he did a great job!
You'll pay over $500-750 for lenses & frames like those available from Zenni - and delivered right to your door in your exact prescription (for <$100bucks)
Want superior optical lenses Try Zenni...
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by mak1277 » Tue May 19, 2020 8:15 am

One other option that hasn't been mentioned is Warby Parker. I bought my wife a pair 3 or 4 years ago and she has no complaints.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by wfrobinette » Tue May 19, 2020 10:19 am

MarkBarb wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Just FYI, Luxottica is the parent company of many different brands of sunglasses, including both Ray Ban and Oakley. http://www.luxottica.com/en/eyewear-brands
Heck they pretty much own the eyewear market.

http://www.luxottica.com/en/retail-brands

Sears, Target, Pearlvision, Lenscrafters, EyeMed, sunglasses hut.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by scubadiver » Tue May 19, 2020 10:24 am

I don't have a brand loyalty, but I strongly believe in the value of a good pair of polarized sunglasses. If you spend any time near water in the summer or live in a northern state where you have frequent snowmelt in the winter that results in annoying sun glint, polarized sunglasses are for you.
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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by SemiRetire » Tue May 19, 2020 10:32 am

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LYQK0 ... asin_title


These are the two cheap high quality sunglasses I have finally found. I have a somewhat large head, so some sunglasses are borderline small on me.

Very happy with both

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by LFrugal » Tue May 19, 2020 10:58 am

I've had a variety of sunglasses that I usually end up sitting on and breaking, if I don't lose them first. I've had several Ray Bans, but recently found what I consider a great quality pair of sunglasses that are priced right. I bought two pair of REKS for playing golf. They are 100% UV protection are UNBREAKABLE! You can get prescription lenses as well. I'll never go back to another brand. They are great! Have a look: https://reks.com

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by davebo » Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 am

Maui Jim's seem to be pretty popular! I am not specifically looking for name brand sunglasses, but here is what I've noticed about buying cheap ones:

1) They scratch more easily/they break more easily.
2) They are too dark for me. Not sure if this is because they are cheap or what. I find myself lifting the glasses up a lot.
3) At this point, I'm really interested in protecting my eyes from any UV damage. Maybe it's misplaced, but I trust larger companies to be honest about the specs on their glasses vs. a fly by night on amazon. I have glaucoma so I'm doing what I can do.

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Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Post by KT785 » Tue May 19, 2020 11:23 am

While I have a pair of Ray-Bans that I keep in my car (received as a gift), my main go-to for sunglasses are made by Goodr. They're designed/marketed as running sunglasses (they're lightweight and don't slip or bounce) but ultimately, they're just simple and relatively inexpensive (around $25) polarized sunglasses.

While I run 50+ miles a week with mine (I have several pair), my wife and mom also wear them because of how comfortable they are. Added benefit is that if I lose or break them while on a run, it's not as painful as a $100+ pair of Ray-Ban, etc.

If you're looking to try on a pair, I'd call around to your local running stores as most carry the brand in my experience.

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