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"Admittedly I had some concerns about buying prescription sunglasses online. I thought there would be some problem with them and I would then be stuck with them. How wrong I was!
Like a kid at Christmas I kept checking online for the dispatched notification. It took around 8 or 9 days I think (though 12 days is quoted). Then they arrived - when I popped out for half hour. Typical isn't it? I then had to suffer another entire day without them in my life. The following morning I was at the post office at 8am and they were straight out of the box and on for the test drive on the way home.
My prescription was spot on, and the clarity of the lens is fantastic. I chose the black iridium polarised lens. I find that even when dark and cloudy they are still clear enough to see through, so no switching between glasses when out and about - though you do get some odd looks. That said, when it is bright they act as expected. I opted for the smoke frames which I thought were a dark grey, are actually a tinted see through frame - maybe I missed that somewhere, though they look very nice regardless.
I already had a pair of non prescription straight jackets that I brought a few years ago, but as my eyesight has got slightly worse I haven't been able to wear them as much as I'd like. I have a pair of prescription glasses which I got from my local opticians but as there were only two types available I found that neither offered a good look or a good fit. With a little search i found that oakleys did do prescriptions, and then I found this site, which offers the best prices in my opinion.
All in all I think that to get a decent pair of sunglasses (in prescription!) it is very much worth every penny. I will be returning to The Internet Opticians in future!
For those that haven't tried these glasses before, the straight jacket covers practically the entire eye area so you don't get light coming in. They are a very comfortable but snug fit, which ensures that they hardly move even when bending to look down. You won't be disappointed.
(make sure you get the pupillary distance from your opticians to ensure the correct fitnent. Mine wouldn't give it over the phone but a quick visit and you have all the relevant info)
Aug 04 2012, 14:09 PM
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