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Buying prescription sunglasses?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ripper, 17 May 2006.

  1. Ripper


    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

    Posts: 11,409

    Location: Newark, Notts

    Anyone know any decent websites to buy prescription sunglasses? Ideally i'd like some similar to my current Bloc sunglasses:

    But as I have no experience in prescription sunglasses i'm unsure of the styles available, is it basically the same as normal sunglasses? If so where's the best place to get them from?
  2. Amps


    Joined: 23 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,652

    Location: Scotland

    Almost all oakley sunglasses can be made into prescription sunglasses. But its not cheap.
  3. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 66,699

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    yup, expect to pay £300 upwards.
  4. Otacon


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 21,923

    Location: All over

    I just bought some new ones. Personally, I find traditional sunglass frames to big for my tastes, so had some tinted lenses fitted into some 'normal' sunglass frames.

    Had RayBans... didnt pay that much less than I would have done for Oakleys, but I'm pleased with what I got :)
  5. Stiff_Cookie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,851

    Location: Abilene, Texas

    I had a pair that I put in the car. The problem I found with prescription sunglasses is that when I walked indoors everything was dark or went to a movie it was worse. So I tended to carry around my normal glasses to swap out.

    In the end I lost my sunglasses and just recently bout a pair that turn dark in bright light, great for Texas.
  6. Gideon Moss


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 356

    Location: London

    Ive got a pair I bought before my eyes went bad how much for just the lenses??
  7. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 66,699

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    a couple hundred won't give you much change.
  8. nomad


    Joined: 4 Oct 2003

    Posts: 835

    the problem with the oakleys is that if you eyes are pretty bad, ie you need glasses all the time to not be blind, then you wont get your prescription in oakleys as the technology isnt there yet. :(