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Old 07-20-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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I've never had a prescription sunglasses and was thinking of it.

But where to get one that actually looks good?
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Costco.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Try your regular frame or any one you like with a prescription transition lens. I had a pair of glasses made with a tint for the sun but it was a pain going from lighter to darker with the sunglasses. Transitions will be my next buy as far as prescription glasses go.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Try your regular frame or any one you like with a prescription transition lens. I had a pair of glasses made with a tint for the sun but it was a pain going from lighter to darker with the sunglasses. Transitions will be my next buy as far as prescription glasses go.
Do transitions work in the car?
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:01 AM
 
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I've never had a prescription sunglasses and was thinking of it.

But where to get one that actually looks good?
I get E-clips...

Love them -- they fit the glasses perfectly (because you order your frames and they send the completed glasses to E-clips to make them)

Eclips custom clip-on sunglasses

I've also had wire frames with magnetic clips. They work well, too.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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The last time I had transitions was in elementary school! No one had heard of them, I got them overseas and brought back to the States but they were great. They worked in the car back then so I don't see why they shouldn't now. My issue was how long it took to change back to regular non tinted lenses, I hated the ten minute interval it took my glasses to fully turn off sunglass mode indoors.

It was a very long time ago, so I'm sure they've upgraded them since then.

Costco is most definitely better than eye glass/ doctor stores to buy for the price.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Ive worn PhotoGrey glasses since the 60's [Now transition lenses] the change time shortens as you use them....only problem is if youre outside and want to check the oil on your car...you can NOT see into the shadows....
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My husband's glasses came with a magnetic clip pair of sunglasses. They look nice and you can't tell they're clip on from the front. From the side you can see they're thicker than regular sunglasses. He didn't get transition lenses because his job involves going into 60 stores a day, so the lenses would be constantly changing, and also because he has to do paperwork in the vehicle, so he was afraid they would be too dark to see what he was doing.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Do transitions work in the car?
No, unless you drive a convertible.

For prescription sunglasses, I order single-vision lenses in either 50% or 80% tint from Zenni optical or Goggles4U--both online vendors. Prescription sunglasses from these places are as inexpensive as buying nonprescription sunglasses at a discount store.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:35 PM
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I haven't bought a pair of prescription glasses in several years. I'm in the market to look for new prescription glasses, but i want cool, trendy styles for a great price. I also might need a reading glass combo or something cause i'm starting to have problems seeing close up. Is it much cheaper to get glasses online these days since i've never bought any online before or should i go the conventional route and buy them at a local Walmart, TSO, etc.? Any advice? Thanks.
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