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Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses

Postby ThirstyTurtle on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:45 am

I would like to order some Ray Ban New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses with the following options:

Frame: Black Rubber
Lens: Grey Polarized
Lens Material: CR-39
With UV block coating
With anti-scratch coating

Here's the part I'm wondering about:
I CANNOT stand to have my sunglasses be "see-through", in other words I don't like for others to be able to see my eyes. For this reason I have ALWAYS had mirrored sunglasses. However, I ordered some new wayfarers for my wife (non-prescription) with the grey polarized lenses and I love how dark they are. They're not mirrored but they are dark enough that you can't see through them and see her eyes. I've typically had aviators or Oakley half jackets with mirrors which look great but I'm not sure how the wayfarers will look with a mirror.

I ordered prescription wayfarers through my eye doctor and the non-prescription ones I tried on in the store were super dark black like my wife's but the prescription ones I received were SOOOOO light, they were barely even sunglasses and were completely transparent looking into my eyes, so I returned them and have been looking for something better ever since.

Essentially I'm just wondering if it's possible to get them just as dark as the "stock" lenses from Ray Ban. If not then I suppose I'll have to go the "mirrored" route.

What do you think?
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Re: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses

Postby larumd on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:57 am

Hello,

Great question. You can go with a polarized gray lens and that should be dark enough for you. A flash or solid mirror coating will add to the darkness you are looking for. In the eyewear industry we call a polarized gray lens a gray 3. On a darkness scale of 1 to 3 it is the darkest lens available. Mirror coating is perfect if you are trying to "hide" your eyes.

Call me at 1-800-504-5897 ext 320. I will be happy to assist you further.
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Re: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses

Postby ThirstyTurtle on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:25 am

larumd wrote:Hello,

Great question. You can go with a polarized gray lens and that should be dark enough for you. A flash or solid mirror coating will add to the darkness you are looking for. In the eyewear industry we call a polarized gray lens a gray 3. On a darkness scale of 1 to 3 it is the darkest lens available. Mirror coating is perfect if you are trying to "hide" your eyes.

Call me at 1-800-504-5897 ext 320. I will be happy to assist you further.


Well that is very helpful, thank you.

My concern is that when I ordered some through the eye doctor they were "polarized" "grey" lenses and very very dark in the store (non-prescription pair) but when my specific ones showed up there were very very light and they said it was because of my prescription that they couldn't be darker?

My prescription is:
Right
Power: -3.75
Cylinder: -1.25
Axis: 95

Left
Power:-3.5
Cylinder: -1.5
Axis: 124

They don't have to be mirrored if I can be assured that they will be as dark as the non-prescription Ray Ban grey polarized lens.

Thank you.
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Re: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses

Postby larumd on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:19 am

While I cannot guarantee that the lenses will be dark enough for you the lab we use has pretty dark polarized gray lenses and this is the darkest lens available. Again, adding AR and mirror coating makes them even darker. In most cases the non-prescription lenses from Ray-Ban do already have both of those additional coatings.

I hope that helps you further. Give me a call when you are ready to place an order.
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