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Julbo Drus

Postby mshedden on Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:45 am

Hi Liz,

Rec'd my Julbo Drus recently. I have a problem with them...

The leather side shields do not really fit the frame with my prescription lenses in the frame, because prescription lenses are thicker than the regular lenses, and 'stick out' behind the frame. The shields do not fit between the lens and the hinge, and the clips pop off because the thickness of the lenses stress them and they do not fit as designed.

If you can get a pair in your hands you should be able to see what I mean. There is just no way it is going to work with lenses that are thicker than the plano lenses supplied with the frames.

I have been told (by a different supplier) that for an Rx (like mine -3.00, -4.50) that is -2.00 or worse, the lenses should have material removed from the edges behind the frame (ie routed) so that the shields will fit in the same way that they do with non prescription lenses.

Is your lab able to do this to fix this problem?

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Re: Julbo Drus

Postby Liz on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:15 pm

Hi, mshedden. I am sorry to hear that you have issues with your Julbo prescription sunglasses. The process you are referring to is called rolling. It is usually done by default to dress eyeglasses/ everyday eyeglasses for cosmetic reasons, but not to sports prescription sunglasses. If you roll a tinted lens the part that is tinted goes away, and you can't tint the raw material. As a result a lot of light comes in through the lens defeating the purpose of the sunglasses. And honestly the rolled edges of tinted lenses does not look cosmetically pleasant. Our lab can do this on prescription sun glasses per request. It costs extra $20.00. But I did not have a lot of customers asking for it, even those whose Rx was -6.00 and up.

If you ordered glasses from us, give us a call - 1-800-504-5897 option 5. You will need to talk to either Kristina or Larum. They handle all prescription eyewear orders. They will be able to assist you and guide you through the remake process if needed.
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