Ray Ban: Are crystal green lenses the same as g-15 lenses?
Thanks for posting this great question. Crystal Green is Ray-Ban's alternative name for green glass. This Green color is also known as G15. G15 is produced in polycarbonate and glass. If you ordered Crystal Green you will receive G15 in glass!
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
- Jessica T
Anytime Ray-Ban uses the term Crystal Green as a lens option, they are referencing the G-15 XLT lenses. If your Wayfarers state Crystal Green you will get the XLT!
Thanks for the post!
- Jessica T
Yes, all Ray-Ban Wayfarers are made with crystal (glass) lenses. You are welcome to give me the model number of the model you have interest in. I will be happy to verify the lens material for you. Please note that they offer gray lenses not black. Just wanted to clarify.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
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- Jessica T
If you are interested in having my local lab make gray lenses in a black frame call me at 1-800-504-5897 ext 320. They can produce the lenses with or without vision correction.
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Thank you for the post. The RB4075 is currently offered with Crystal (glass) lenses in the following combinations:
Genuine Ray-Ban Sunglasses RB4075 Styles:
* 714/51-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Dark Brown Frame, Crystal Brown Gradient Lenses
* 601-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Black Frame, Crystal Green Lenses
* 601S-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Matte Black Frame, Crystal Green Lenses
* 642-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Havana Frame, Crystal Brown Lenses
* 601/58-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Black Frame, Crystal Green Polarized Lenses
* 642/57-6116 Ray-Ban RB4075 Sunglasses: 61 mm Lens Diameter, Havana Frame, Crystal Brown Polarized Lenses
Gray is no longer available. The other retailers may not be selling fakes, just discontinued options remaining in stock. I hope this clarifies some of the confusion. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Ray-Ban will add the flash mirror coating to a lot of their crystal (glass) lenses. Photos represented on the computer can be difficult to determine. I am glad you asked. The G-15 will have the green gray effect and the gray lenses will be straight gray smoke. Which color lenses are you interested in? Which wayfarer do you like best? I will try to get you into the exact combination you have interest in.
You are welcome to call me at 1-800-504-5897 ext 320. We can take as much time as you need.
Green/Gray can be the same as G-15 or smoke/green. Sometimes the different name can represent a different material. Color code 58 is represented in the 2012 Ray-Ban catalog as being natural green. This is also another term for G-15 but in polycarbonate. Same great color!
Yes, it can be confusing so I am glad you came to this forum. We will help you.
I am also interested in buying raybans. I'm going to buy the new wayfarers 5218.
I was on amazon and found some polarized with gray lenses but they also have them polarized with crystal green lenses. The ones I tried on in sunglass hut weren't polarized but i took a picture of the tag so that i can remember the model name and it said "grn". so now I'm confused about the grey and the green. I read above the grey doesn't exist anymore? Is grey just darker so it looks like black and green has that natural visibility you are talking about? I think what I'm asking is which should I get and whats the difference?
Thanks in advance
I was able to find 2 Polarized Green G-15 options for the Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses RB2132. Both have black frame in either the 52mm and 55mm eye size.
The Blue Rubber frame also comes in 52mm and 55mm but has a Crystal Gray Gradient lens that is not polarized.
I believe the 5218 is no longer in production.
Thank you very much larumd. So actually the (standard) colors are just grey and green for the glasses on the RB 2140 901? With an extra option for polarized glases? And there are no different shades of green whatsoever? (Just checking if I understood this correctly)
Then one other question about the frame size if I may; I have a fairly big head but when I tried on the 50 it seemed to fit ok. The 54 was unavailable in that specific store. What surprised me was that, with my big head, I still neaded the smaller size. For whome is the bigger size made and do I even need to bother finding it to try it on?