Rayban Polarized lens fading
The only trace I can find of this on Google is the following quote from eHow:
"In polarized lenses what will happen if impacted by high heat, the chemical process will actually become eroded at the edges. The heat will deteriorate the polarized protection on the outside and you'll wind up with what looks like dissipating tint on the outside of the frame. Heat can do that and pressure, so you have to be wary of putting them on your head and stretching them out like so because you can really deteriorate the polarization by using pressure and heat.
Read more: Caring for Sunglasses | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/video_4400369_carin ... z1Rl0ZiasN"
That seems to accurately describe what is affecting my glasses, but the problem is, they weren't left around high heat. They were left in a car for a week, but it was spring in Canada. This doesn't appear to have affected the polarization. When I turn a camera 90 degrees, or look at my monitor with my head turned, all areas of the lens are still blocking the light. It just seems to be a cosmetic problem. What can I do? Rayban indicates nothing less than failure is covered under warranty.
It sounds like a lens defect, Ray-Ban will stand by their product, worry not. I would contact the original retailer that you bought them from. They could get you in touch with Ray-Ban directly so that the lenses can be replaced. If the store you bought them from won't help you can contact Ray-Ban yourself. They will cover your purchase for one full year.
Kasper wrote:I've bought my Ray-ban Polarized sunglasses a little over a year ago. I have the exact same problem. At an authorized dealer in Costa Rica they have contacted Ray-ban. They will not replace the glasses under warranty since I bought them 13 months ago. I never expected a response like this from a renown company like Ray-Ban. A mayor error like this should have been taken care of even after the 12 months warranty period. Very disappointing. Hope they will take better care of their customer in your case - good luck!
I had the same problem too. I did expect a longer life from Ray Ban sunglasses. What is the point getting a Ray Ban if it doesn't last (or don't stand behind their products). I have a feeling they are aware of these problems and avoiding the customers with runarounds.