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2014-05-01 12:14:53 AM  
iPhone only?  Then no.
 
2014-05-01 01:05:33 AM  
Then I'd lose my goddamned phone
 
2014-05-01 01:07:29 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone


Probably leave it next to your sunglasses
 
2014-05-01 01:09:52 AM  

timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses


Precisely
 
2014-05-01 02:02:07 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely


Has anyone seen my keys?
 
2014-05-01 02:04:17 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?


We're never leaving the house, are we?
 
2014-05-01 02:16:42 AM  

timujin: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

We're never leaving the house, are we?


Not if you can't find the remote.
 
2014-05-01 02:27:41 AM  
Looks like there's gonna be a lot of munchkins with super expensive sunglasses at disneyworld
 
2014-05-01 02:28:45 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

We're never leaving the house, are we?

Not if you can't find the remote.


How am I supposed to find the remote when I can't find my eyeglasses or shoes?  Can't even farking get out of bed :(
 
2014-05-01 02:31:16 AM  

Emposter: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

We're never leaving the house, are we?

Not if you can't find the remote.

How am I supposed to find the remote when I can't find my eyeglasses or shoes?  Can't even farking get out of bed :(


Which reminds me ... has anybody seen my bed?
 
2014-05-01 02:35:39 AM  
$350 for glasses because mostly people who own iPhones feel okay throwing too much money on something like this.
 
2014-05-01 02:41:54 AM  
Maybe I can make a protective eyeglass frame for the sunglasses, and market it in different patterns/colors.

I bet it already exists, doesn't it...
 
2014-05-01 02:43:07 AM  
frame cover that is.
 
2014-05-01 02:55:46 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Emposter: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

We're never leaving the house, are we?

Not if you can't find the remote.

How am I supposed to find the remote when I can't find my eyeglasses or shoes?  Can't even farking get out of bed :(

Which reminds me ... has anybody seen my bed?


It wont come back, nothing over 4 feet ever comes back
 
2014-05-01 02:57:44 AM  
DNRTFA, but I haven't lost a pair of sunglasses in about 25 years.

What cured me was buying better sunglasses that I actually cared about enough to keep track of.  Of course it's a huge monopoly now.  Luxottica owns about 90% of the global market and I have no doubt that they are in discussions to acquire the remaining 10%.

So fark them - I don't want to support a monopoly anymore and pay $150 for a pair of sunglasses that probably has about $1.50 worth of material i it.

I don't lose sunglasses.  They just break, usually for no apparent reason.  Why is there a crack in the lens?  I have no idea.  I didn't drop them.  Fark.

---

And a word of advice to you morans who lose your car keys.  There should only be 3 places your car keys ever are.  In your ignition, in your pocket or in a place in your home where you always put them.

House keys are easier.  They're either in your pocket or in your home right next to you car keys.

You should probably put your wallet and sunglasses in the same place - all the shiat that you have to take with you when you leave, but don't typically use at home.
 
2014-05-01 03:02:14 AM  
$350? Why don't you jam that  up your asses.

And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses.

oh yeah

oh yeah

oh yeah
 
2014-05-01 03:07:08 AM  
Still no help against you sitting your arse on them.
 
2014-05-01 03:21:56 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?


Problem solved img.fark.netNokia treasure tag http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/nokia-treasure-tag/  You can also place them on your kids
 
2014-05-01 03:25:38 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

Problem solved [img.fark.net image 624x304]Nokia treasure tag http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/nokia-treasure-tag/  You can also place them on your kids


Why would anyone place their keys on their kids?
 
2014-05-01 03:27:42 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: drjekel_mrhyde: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

Problem solved [img.fark.net image 624x304]Nokia treasure tag http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/nokia-treasure-tag/  You can also place them on your kids

Why would anyone place their keys on their kids?


Maybe so you could lose your kids?
 
2014-05-01 03:57:11 AM  
 
2014-05-01 04:06:24 AM  
Wait, people actually spend $350 on sunglasses?

I wasn't happy about the last pair I bought, $25 is too much.  But they are decent sunglasses, and certified as safety glasses too.

I was ok with the ones before that, they were $10.
 
2014-05-01 04:16:15 AM  
I have a polarized pair of 14 year old Ray-Ban Daddios that I wear for driving and swimming in pools.
 
2014-05-01 04:37:30 AM  
You'll still lose the sunglasses. You can find them a lot easier now. Assuming they weren't stolen.
 
2014-05-01 05:16:09 AM  
I bought an expensive pen because I always lose my pens and I got tired of not caring.

-Mitch Hedberg
 
2014-05-01 05:19:31 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?


Why pay $350? Google is free (NSFW language) just to stay politically correct with the mods.
 
2014-05-01 05:21:05 AM  

gfid: DNRTFA, but I haven't lost a pair of sunglasses in about 25 years.

What cured me was buying better sunglasses that I actually cared about enough to keep track of.  Of course it's a huge monopoly now.  Luxottica owns about 90% of the global market and I have no doubt that they are in discussions to acquire the remaining 10%.

So fark them - I don't want to support a monopoly anymore and pay $150 for a pair of sunglasses that probably has about $1.50 worth of material i it.

I don't lose sunglasses.  They just break, usually for no apparent reason.  Why is there a crack in the lens?  I have no idea.  I didn't drop them.  Fark.

---

And a word of advice to you morans who lose your car keys.  There should only be 3 places your car keys ever are.  In your ignition, in your pocket or in a place in your home where you always put them.

House keys are easier.  They're either in your pocket or in your home right next to you car keys.

You should probably put your wallet and sunglasses in the same place - all the shiat that you have to take with you when you leave, but don't typically use at home.


When I get to work my $10 sunglasses get dropped in my toolbag. When they get too scratched I get a new pair.

That's how I keep up with the new styles, because I need new ones every three weeks.
 
2014-05-01 05:23:29 AM  

fasahd: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

Why pay $350? Google is free (NSFW language) just to stay politically correct with the mods.


lols, I clicked on that red x.
 
2014-05-01 05:29:24 AM  
sunglasses synch best with YYYEEAAAAHHHH
 
2014-05-01 05:39:59 AM  
iPhone?  No thanks.
Besides, they're ugly.
 
2014-05-01 06:08:05 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?

Problem solved [img.fark.net image 624x304]Nokia treasure tag http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/nokia-treasure-tag/  You can also place them on your kids


Nokia Windows phone? Do you think I'm a masochist?
 
2014-05-01 06:47:50 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: MaudlinMutantMollusk: timujin: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Then I'd lose my goddamned phone

Probably leave it next to your sunglasses

Precisely

Has anyone seen my keys?


No time for love, Dr. Jones.
 
2014-05-01 06:54:46 AM  
The'll be precisely where I sat on them.
 
2014-05-01 07:00:44 AM  

Hawnkee: The'll be precisely where I sat on them.


Rats, just a moment too late for my comment.
 
2014-05-01 07:20:25 AM  
Sunglasses are one of the only items I do go expensive on.  They're my eyes, and I kind of like them, plus I'm outside a ton, and it's always sunny and hot here.  But I also had my last pair for a decade.
 
2014-05-01 07:24:06 AM  
I used to mostly leave sunglasses on planes - where my phone has to be turned off.

/ check-in at 4pm
// take-off 6pm
/// land at midnight
 
2014-05-01 07:25:08 AM  

CruJones: Sunglasses are one of the only items I do go expensive on.  They're my eyes, and I kind of like them, plus I'm outside a ton, and it's always sunny and hot here.  But I also had my last pair for a decade.


The thing is in the past few years even cheap sunglasses offer the full range of protection that you could only get in expensive ones before.  You'd probably never get 10 years out of a cheap pair though.  I go expensive with my sunglasses precisely because I will lose the cheap ones. The amount of care I take to not lose my stuff is directly related to the worth of the item.
 
2014-05-01 07:59:45 AM  

skinink: $350 for glasses because mostly people who own iPhones feel okay throwing too much money on something like this.


I routinely sell $350 plano sunglasses. Hell, I often sell $1300 ones (those are Rx, to be sure, but $1300 nonetheless). The Venn Diagram of iPhone users and people with more money than you has some, but overall very little, overlap.
 
2014-05-01 08:11:18 AM  
One or the other will end up at the bottom of a lake.
 
2014-05-01 08:20:11 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: The Venn Diagram of iPhone users and people with more money than you has some, but overall very little, overlap.


 What phone do the rich use then?
 
2014-05-01 08:31:43 AM  

Egoy3k: Gecko Gingrich: The Venn Diagram of iPhone users and people with more money than you has some, but overall very little, overlap.

 What phone do the rich use then?


qualitypestcontrolco.com
 
2014-05-01 08:45:56 AM  

CruJones: Sunglasses are one of the only items I do go expensive on.  They're my eyes, and I kind of like them, plus I'm outside a ton, and it's always sunny and hot here.  But I also had my last pair for a decade.


I agree. Decent sunglasses shield the eyes from radiation. The ones from 7/11 just block light. Also
I like real glass as it doesn't scratch like poly.
The tags are a great idea. But the tile blue tooth devices have to be replaced at 20 bucks a year.
 
2014-05-01 08:57:34 AM  

Egoy3k: Gecko Gingrich: The Venn Diagram of iPhone users and people with more money than you has some, but overall very little, overlap.

 What phone do the rich use then?


I see the same ratio that the middle class has.
 
2014-05-01 09:05:49 AM  

assalon5: CruJones: Sunglasses are one of the only items I do go expensive on.  They're my eyes, and I kind of like them, plus I'm outside a ton, and it's always sunny and hot here.  But I also had my last pair for a decade.

I agree. Decent sunglasses shield the eyes from radiation. The ones from 7/11 just block light.


Light == radiation

/ just sayin'
 
2014-05-01 09:09:34 AM  
Echoing those who've said you don't lose the spendy shades. I used to always lose or break sunglasses until I dropped $400 on a pair in 2004.

/oh you fancy, huh?
//I fancy
 
2014-05-01 09:14:05 AM  
When you wake up in the morning
and the light it hurts your head
the first thing you do
when you get up out of bed
 
2014-05-01 09:18:09 AM  

skinink: $350 for glasses because mostly people who own iPhones feel okay throwing too much money on something like this.


I used to work as a cleaner at a college, and a coworker gave me a pair of sunglasses she had found in a hallway when I asked if anybody had a pair of sunglasses I could wear home. (Walking home towards sunrise without sunglasses is such a pain in the ass...)

Ended up being a $200+ pair of Oakleys.

Turns out, high end sunglasses really are better. The polarization is actually effective, the tint isn't overly dark or light, they fit well on my face (even though I've now lost one of the nose nubs), they are the best pair of sunglasses I've ever owned by far.

I wouldn't say people are wasting money or "throwing too much around" buying an expensive pair of sunglasses. If you don't lose stuff often, and put in the effort to track down things you do lose, expensive sunglasses will serve you well. You'll save money buying them, if you never have to buy another pair again.
 
2014-05-01 10:04:27 AM  
Forever I only bought $10 glasses, but I'd lose them all the time. Then I finally risked buying an "expensive" pair ($100 or so). 10 years later and I still have them.
 
2014-05-01 10:09:43 AM  
I hate contacts, which means my sunglasses are prescription. You pay plenty if attention to where they are when the world is all blurry without them.
 
2014-05-01 10:11:23 AM  

wildcardjack: I have a polarized pair of 14 year old Ray-Ban Daddios that I wear for driving and swimming in pools.


I'll see your 14 year old RayBan Daddios and raise you a 16 year old polarized Anarchy Amp. They were $50 then, and worth every penny. I still wear them all the time.
 
2014-05-01 10:13:37 AM  

LavenderWolf: (even though I've now lost one of the nose nubs)


Give Oakley a call/stop into your nearest Oakley dealer. They almost certainly can get new "nose bombs", as they call them.
 
2014-05-01 10:13:46 AM  
Me: "Oh shiat, I can't go anywhere without my sunglasses." [searches around frantically]
Friend 1: "Dude..."
Friend 2: "Shh. Let's see how long it takes him to figure it out."

Of course, they were on my face. It took almost 30 minutes.
 
2014-05-01 10:17:48 AM  

dj_spanmaster: Me: "Oh shiat, I can't go anywhere without my sunglasses." [searches around frantically]
Friend 1: "Dude..."
Friend 2: "Shh. Let's see how long it takes him to figure it out."

Of course, they were on my face. It took almost 30 minutes.


We've all been that high before.
 
2014-05-01 10:28:56 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: dj_spanmaster: Me: "Oh shiat, I can't go anywhere without my sunglasses." [searches around frantically]
Friend 1: "Dude..."
Friend 2: "Shh. Let's see how long it takes him to figure it out."

Of course, they were on my face. It took almost 30 minutes.

We've all been that high before.


Yes, but have you done it sober? I guess I'm just attached to them, perhaps overly.
 
2014-05-01 10:31:30 AM  

dj_spanmaster: Yes, but have you done it sober? I guess I'm just attached to them, perhaps overly.


Are you asking if I've ever been sober...on *weed*?
 
2014-05-01 10:36:26 AM  
Cheap is best as long as it has the uv protection you need.

Too many guests on my boat need to borrow them and end up stealing them at the end of the day.
 
2014-05-01 10:38:10 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: dj_spanmaster: Yes, but have you done it sober? I guess I'm just attached to them, perhaps overly.

Are you asking if I've ever been sober...on *weed*?


No, I'm asking if you've ever been sober...FROM weed.
 
2014-05-01 10:42:22 AM  

dj_spanmaster: No, I'm asking if you've ever been sober...FROM weed.


Well, there was that *horrible* week I spent in Rio in the mid-90's. Do you realize that there is fark all to do in Rio sober?
 
2014-05-01 10:47:35 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: You can also place them on your kids


But if I lose my kids, I'm still out that set of keys...
 
2014-05-01 10:50:57 AM  
I lost my first set of expensive glasses this year, after buying them for about 20 years... Being kind of light sensitive, we actually put things that I don'e want to lose with my sunglasses, I don't even check the mail without them.

Unfortunately, this pair I lost was just barely a year old, I was having such bad headaches that I got off of the bus and waked the 1/3 mile home without even realizing that I didn't have them. I'm still not 100% positive that I didn't set them down somewhere in the house that we haven't figured out. Otherwise, my expensive ones last me years, and the cheapos give me headaches.
 
2014-05-01 10:57:53 AM  
I don't think all these sensor to cell phone things are completely refined yet, but I could see them becoming quite useful.

I think eventually a smart watch should be the base location, as you are unlikely to set that down.  Then, it could detect which registered devices and tagged objects are present on your person whenever you leave your home WIFI range.  Then, until you return 'home', it could alert whenever one of those devices leaves a certain range.  If it is not responded to with a code on the leaving device after a very short delay, or by moving back into range, then the missing device could activate an alarm and tracking or device locking (depending on the object).  That could all require almost no interaction past the initial setup (and any time you want to 'allow' an object to leave your presence).  In addition your home could then be made to tell you where your important devices are.  Right now they can do bits and pieces of most of that... but nothing seems to do it all, and it's kind of messy and complicated.  Eventually it may be much easier.
 
2014-05-01 10:59:46 AM  

ErinPac: I don't think all these sensor to cell phone things are completely refined yet, but I could see them becoming quite useful.

I think eventually a smart watch should be the base location, as you are unlikely to set that down.  Then, it could detect which registered devices and tagged objects are present on your person whenever you leave your home WIFI range.  Then, until you return 'home', it could alert whenever one of those devices leaves a certain range.  If it is not responded to with a code on the leaving device after a very short delay, or by moving back into range, then the missing device could activate an alarm and tracking or device locking (depending on the object).  That could all require almost no interaction past the initial setup (and any time you want to 'allow' an object to leave your presence).  In addition your home could then be made to tell you where your important devices are.  Right now they can do bits and pieces of most of that... but nothing seems to do it all, and it's kind of messy and complicated.  Eventually it may be much easier.


Watches suck, I'd prefer an implant.

If that implant is on my wrist and peeks through the skin enough to tell time, that'd be ok.
 
2014-05-01 11:07:01 AM  

gfid: And a word of advice to you morans who lose your car keys. There should only be 3 places your car keys ever are. In your ignition, in your pocket or in a place in your home where you always put them.


I don't actually lose mine a lot... but still...

I've seen a lot of people lose them after camping, swimming, or during sports, when they tend to empty their pockets.  I have had a few 5 minute searches after work sometimes - I do not carry a purse and most women's office type clothes have those stupid fake pockets.  Keys are a bit bulky to attach to badge.  Winter is a little easier, due to coat pockets.

Another common culprit is the family member who needed to get something from your car.

Booo @ fake pockets
 
2014-05-01 11:14:10 AM  

Smackledorfer: Watches suck, I'd prefer an implant.

If that implant is on my wrist and peeks through the skin enough to tell time, that'd be ok.


I would too... to some extent.  No 1st or 2nd gen; do not want them yanking something out of my skin to 'upgrade' after the first half done version.  And for a while, I think most of the processing would still need to be device based, even if it knew where you were, or you get into more significant battery / charging issues.  Those sort of things seem to be closer as something for other devices to respond to, not as much as a central device itself.  Though, you'd also have a ton of people freaking out about it, and it's hard to say if that would make it work out commercially.
 
2014-05-01 01:23:54 PM  
How do you keep a pair of glasses over 5 years and not have the lenses so scratched up you can't see through them?

/$15 polarized cheapos work for me
//lost or scratched? new pair
///probably made is same chinese factory as the $100 ones anyway you suckers
 
2014-05-01 01:41:20 PM  

mdeesnuts: How do you keep a pair of glasses over 5 years and not have the lenses so scratched up you can't see through them?


Put them in one of two places: on your face or in its case.
Wash them with warm running water and a bit of dish soap. Dry them with a paper towel, fresh off the roll.
Never, never, never wipe them clean when they're dry. That means don't use your shirt tail or that cool "micro-fiber" cloth to clean them.
Buy higher end glasses that have either CR-39, 1.60 or glass lenses. Stay away from polycarbonate.

The biggest culprit though is improper cleaning, followed by jamming them in your pocket with your keys, spare change and pocket knife.
 
2014-05-01 01:49:55 PM  
I still have a pair of sunglasses that were purchased in 1993. This is baffling to me, since I think every other single item I've owned has been lost or replaced in that time frame. I guess they're bonded to my soul, or something.

The original packaging said nothing about soul bonding, so I don't know whether to be thrilled or distressed.

/csb
 
2014-05-01 02:26:16 PM  
Best "sun glasses" ever $1.50 @ ANSI z87+ rated
images.newpig.com
 
2014-05-01 02:36:07 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: LavenderWolf: (even though I've now lost one of the nose nubs)

Give Oakley a call/stop into your nearest Oakley dealer. They almost certainly can get new "nose bombs", as they call them.


Yeah, I could probably use new lenses as well, as I've scratched the hell out of them. That's my own fault for keeping them in the same pocket as my keys...
 
2014-05-01 02:53:56 PM  

LavenderWolf: Yeah, I could probably use new lenses as well, as I've scratched the hell out of them.


They should be able to help you out with that, too. The one caveat is that if they are very old, and discontinued, Oakley likely won't have parts any more.

I'd help you out but, since they got bought by Luxottica, the quality of both the glasses and the service went downhill, so we dropped our account with them.

/Are there any discernible markings on the inside of the temples to indicate a model, color and /or part number?
 
2014-05-01 02:55:21 PM  

gfid: And a word of advice to you morans who lose your car keys.  There should only be 3 places your car keys ever are.  In your ignition, in your pocket or in a place in your home where you always put them.
House keys are easier.  They're either in your pocket or in your home right next to you car keys.
You should probably put your wallet and sunglasses in the same place - all the shiat that you have to take with you when you leave, but don't typically use at home.


I take care of the key situation by not locking anything. This would probably not work for most of you. And the other stuff is on the kitchen table by the door.

dj_spanmaster: Gecko Gingrich: dj_spanmaster: Me: "Oh shiat, I can't go anywhere without my sunglasses." [searches around frantically]
Friend 1: "Dude..."
Friend 2: "Shh. Let's see how long it takes him to figure it out."
Of course, they were on my face. It took almost 30 minutes.
We've all been that high before.
Yes, but have you done it sober? I guess I'm just attached to them, perhaps overly.


I put my sunglasses down the front of my t-shirt a lot when I go indoors. The other day I picked up my friend's sunglasses and put them there (same cheap black generic type). Mine were in another room. I would have walked out with them too, if he hadn't stopped me.
 
2014-05-01 03:04:32 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: LavenderWolf: Yeah, I could probably use new lenses as well, as I've scratched the hell out of them.

They should be able to help you out with that, too. The one caveat is that if they are very old, and discontinued, Oakley likely won't have parts any more.

I'd help you out but, since they got bought by Luxottica, the quality of both the glasses and the service went downhill, so we dropped our account with them.

/Are there any discernible markings on the inside of the temples to indicate a model, color and /or part number?


Yeah, Fast Jacket and "Made in USA"
 
2014-05-01 03:06:28 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: mdeesnuts: How do you keep a pair of glasses over 5 years and not have the lenses so scratched up you can't see through them?

Put them in one of two places: on your face or in its case.
Wash them with warm running water and a bit of dish soap. Dry them with a paper towel, fresh off the roll.
Never, never, never wipe them clean when they're dry. That means don't use your shirt tail or that cool "micro-fiber" cloth to clean them.
Buy higher end glasses that have either CR-39, 1.60 or glass lenses. Stay away from polycarbonate.

The biggest culprit though is improper cleaning, followed by jamming them in your pocket with your keys, spare change and pocket knife.


After one wash a layer of film is coming off my oakleys.

/got them for free fwiw
 
2014-05-01 03:12:40 PM  

Smackledorfer: Gecko Gingrich: mdeesnuts: How do you keep a pair of glasses over 5 years and not have the lenses so scratched up you can't see through them?

Put them in one of two places: on your face or in its case.
Wash them with warm running water and a bit of dish soap. Dry them with a paper towel, fresh off the roll.
Never, never, never wipe them clean when they're dry. That means don't use your shirt tail or that cool "micro-fiber" cloth to clean them.
Buy higher end glasses that have either CR-39, 1.60 or glass lenses. Stay away from polycarbonate.

The biggest culprit though is improper cleaning, followed by jamming them in your pocket with your keys, spare change and pocket knife.

After one wash a layer of film is coming off my oakleys.

/got them for free fwiw


You definitely shouldn't use paper towels btw.  Lots of micro scratches that way.
 
2014-05-01 03:39:02 PM  

LavenderWolf: Yeah, Fast Jacket and "Made in USA"


Still a very current frame. The nose pads (again, "nose bombs" in Oaklyese) will be readily available, as will a whole slew of lens options. Hop online, or give them a call.

Smackledorfer: After one wash a layer of film is coming off my oakleys.

/got them for free fwiw



Hard to explain that. They could be counterfeits (it happens all the time), or it could be the new Luxottica crap, or it may be a bad batch, or you might have exposed them to extreme temps.

lewismarktwo: You definitely shouldn't use paper towels btw. Lots of micro scratches that way.


I hate to go all "appeal to authority" on you, but I'm going to. I've been an ABO certified Optician for over two decades. My dad for over four, and a FBDO for a decade on top of that. Paper towels will 100% not scratch your ophthalmic quality lenses. Good ones won't. Cheap ones won't. The brown ones in the rest stop men's room won't. "Wood fiber" won't. Dirt will.

The cloth you have just for drying your lenses? The first time it falls on the floor or lays on the counter it's picking up dirt. The little micro-fiber cloth that you keep in your purse or in the bottom of your glasses' case? *Covered* in dirt.

If you don't believe me, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. What is dirt? Metal. Sand. Rock. Salt. Some organic matter. Metal, quartz, salt and rock falls much higher on the Mohs scale than does any ophthalmic lens material, just as "wood fiber" falls below it.

I know you come form a place of trying to help, but I've heard this same BS for years. It is simply not true. I used to keep a toothpick at the fitting desk, and when someone would tell me that the wood fiber* in paper towels would scratch the lens I would - to their abject horror - drag that tooth pick across one of their new lenses. It wouldn't leave a mark. Then I would drag my finger across the dust in the corner of the desk and drag it across a sample lenses I kept at the desk. There would be a line of scratches following the path of my finger.

*There is no wood fiber in paper towels anyway. It's all cellulose pulp. You wouldn't want wood fiber in there, unless you like to get a face full of splinters every time you wipe your mouth.
 
2014-05-01 04:28:44 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: LavenderWolf: Yeah, Fast Jacket and "Made in USA"

Still a very current frame. The nose pads (again, "nose bombs" in Oaklyese) will be readily available, as will a whole slew of lens options. Hop online, or give them a call.

Smackledorfer: After one wash a layer of film is coming off my oakleys.

/got them for free fwiw


Hard to explain that. They could be counterfeits (it happens all the time), or it could be the new Luxottica crap, or it may be a bad batch, or you might have exposed them to extreme temps.

lewismarktwo: You definitely shouldn't use paper towels btw. Lots of micro scratches that way.

I hate to go all "appeal to authority" on you, but I'm going to. I've been an ABO certified Optician for over two decades. My dad for over four, and a FBDO for a decade on top of that. Paper towels will 100% not scratch your ophthalmic quality lenses. Good ones won't. Cheap ones won't. The brown ones in the rest stop men's room won't. "Wood fiber" won't. Dirt will.

The cloth you have just for drying your lenses? The first time it falls on the floor or lays on the counter it's picking up dirt. The little micro-fiber cloth that you keep in your purse or in the bottom of your glasses' case? *Covered* in dirt.

If you don't believe me, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. What is dirt? Metal. Sand. Rock. Salt. Some organic matter. Metal, quartz, salt and rock falls much higher on the Mohs scale than does any ophthalmic lens material, just as "wood fiber" falls below it.

I know you come form a place of trying to help, but I've heard this same BS for years. It is simply not true. I used to keep a toothpick at the fitting desk, and when someone would tell me that the wood fiber* in paper towels would scratch the lens I would - to their abject horror - drag that tooth pick across one of their new lenses. It wouldn't leave a mark. Then I would drag my finger across the dust in the corner of the desk and drag it across a sample lenses ...


I had used paper towels for years until my optician told me it would scratch them.  I believe you tho.
 
2014-05-01 04:35:55 PM  

lewismarktwo: I had used paper towels for years until my optician told me it would scratch them.


In all those years, did the paper towel scratch them? ;)

lewismarktwo: I believe you tho.


Sorry for giving it to you both barrels. I just get so tired of people coming back in complaining of scratched lenses and when I ask them if they followed our cleaning instructions they respond with, "Well, my friend told me that paper towels would scratch the lenses..."
 
2014-05-01 05:41:39 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: lewismarktwo: I had used paper towels for years until my optician told me it would scratch them.

In all those years, did the paper towel scratch them? ;)

lewismarktwo: I believe you tho.

Sorry for giving it to you both barrels. I just get so tired of people coming back in complaining of scratched lenses and when I ask them if they followed our cleaning instructions they respond with, "Well, my friend told me that paper towels would scratch the lenses..."


Well they definitely got scratched, but I had no idea why.. probably from being dropped out of shirt pockets and from hooking them in my collar.

Serves me right for not doing a triple blind independent study.
 
2014-05-02 01:38:34 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: lewismarktwo: I had used paper towels for years until my optician told me it would scratch them.

In all those years, did the paper towel scratch them? ;)

lewismarktwo: I believe you tho.

Sorry for giving it to you both barrels. I just get so tired of people coming back in complaining of scratched lenses and when I ask them if they followed our cleaning instructions they respond with, "Well, my friend told me that paper towels would scratch the lenses..."


I definitely know that keys will scratch the hell out of lenses...
 
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