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$90 Replacement Oakley Lenses

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My Oakley lenses are scratched, so I decided to buy some replacements..........

$90......for polarized replacement lenses.  Sheeesh....I thought that was high, but it beats buying a new pair from scratch....

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Ha, sunglasses are definitely something I try and take care of to prevent this kind of thing.
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Hahaha...yea, good luck.  I've owned some really nice shades over the years, but sooner or later....they eat pavement.  sad but true...

I hope yours fare better!.. My new  polarized black iridium lenses are pretty nice though.. I thought $90 was over priced, but replacement glasses as a whole is double.

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Yeah I hear ya! I have three pair... My Ray Bands have taken a few direct hits to the pavement. And have some visible marks post impact. But it just gives them that 'broken in' look. Lol
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I cringe every time my Ray-Bans hit the deck. So far I've been lucky to avoid any scratches.

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Thats why I always buy cheap sunglasses at Target.  No pair of sunglasses is worth over $30 to me.

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What if they're forged?[quote name="GaijinGolfer" url="/t/68253/total-bs#post_864833"]Thats why I always buy cheap sunglasses at Target.  No pair of sunglasses is worth over $30 to me. [/quote] I wear Oakleys every day because people respond to them and because protecting my eyes is important to me when I'm teaching all day.
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I play in the oakley pro am here and every year we get a new pair with transition lenses love it.  Last year mine only made it 2 months a beach trip and my wife rubbing the glasses off with a towel full of sand ruined those.

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About a years ago, the lenses in my Oakleys cracked just sitting in my car from the heat (I presumed). Thankfully they were still under warranty, and I got a full replacement. I take pretty good care not to drop them, so I haven't scratched the lenses yet.
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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer

Thats why I always buy cheap sunglasses at Target.  No pair of sunglasses is worth over $30 to me.

Tifosi makes excellent sunglasses for the same price.

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Oakleys are the only sunglasses I can wear while golfing.  Flak Jackets with the G30 lenses.  I keep them in my golf bag, they're only used for golf.  I have a small scratch in one lens and you're right, the replacement lenses aren't cheap.  I'm holding out for a second scratch before I replace them!

From a pure sunglasses/cost perspective, they're still a heck of a lot cheaper than the Maui Jims I wear for every day though.  Those puppies are just stupid expensive.......but, as with a lot of things, you get what you pay for.

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If you have not tried maxx sunglasses, they may be worth a try. I found the lenses to be pretty amazing for the money.
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Originally Posted by Phil McGleno

What if they're forged?

I wear Oakleys every day because people respond to them and because protecting my eyes is important to me when I'm teaching all day.


Way to try to justify a vanity purchase.

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What if they're forged? I wear Oakleys every day because people respond to them and because protecting my eyes is important to me when I'm teaching all day.

How exactly do people "respond" to your sunglasses? I'm struggling to imagine ...do they ooh and ahh? Applaud? Bow in reverence? Check thier hair and make up in the mirrored lenses? How does somebody respond to sunglasses? I have an idea of what my response would be-but I doubt that's what you're going for

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I am too prone to lose or break sunglasses to justify nice ones. Mine are target, $19.99 ... And I don't wear sunglasses golfing.
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Originally Posted by AmazingWhacker

How exactly do people "respond" to your sunglasses? I'm struggling to imagine ...do they ooh and ahh? Applaud? Bow in reverence? Check thier hair and make up in the mirrored lenses? How does somebody respond to sunglasses? I have an idea of what my response would be-but I doubt that's what you're going for

I think he meant that it gives a certain appearance, like anything really. People often form their first impressions of others based on what they're wearing, driving, drinking, etc. If I meet a guy and he's got keys for a Ferrari, my impression will be slightly different than if the keys were to a Toyota. Same for sunglasses.

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Originally Posted by BostonBrew

If I meet a guy and he's got keys for a Ferrari, my impression will be slightly different than if the keys were to a Toyota. Same for sunglasses.

I realize I'm in the minority these days but I'm totally unimpressed by somebody driving a Ferrari (or anything else), and I wouldn't even care enough to notice the difference if somebody had expensive sunglasses or not.

The most rich and famous guy in this area was driving an old pickup truck the last time I saw him (my kind of guy). Fits right in around here.

That said, since I do realize I'm in the minority, I don't blame someone at all for buying expensive things to put themselves in the best possible public light, especially if they make their living based off of public perception of them.

P.S. My kids never quite shared my views either...Always talking my wife into getting them a pair of shoes where half of the price was the name brand alone.

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