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(Time)   Sunglasses synch with your phone so you can't lose them, attempting to defy the immutable law of inverse relationship between the price of sunglasses and the mean time 'til you lose them   ( divider line
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2014-05-01 02:57:44 AM  
3 votes:
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 03:39:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:41:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:07:08 AM  
1 vote:
Still no help against you sitting your arse on them.
2014-05-01 12:14:53 AM  
1 vote:
iPhone only?  Then no.
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