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Photochromic (Transitions) Lenses - cost

GlaealGlaeal Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Anyone purchased Transitions-style lenses recently? I'm interested in getting them with my new glasses, but I've heard they're pretty expensive.

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  • GlaealGlaeal Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    No one?

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  • benz0rsbenz0rs Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I would advise against these. They make you look like a rapist. No body looks good with these on, but hey, if you don't care about your looks, go for it.

    To help you out if you want it, I can't remember, but they offered it to me from $30 to $100. I think it's somewhere in that range.

    Me, I just wear contacts and sunglasses if there is a lot of sun out there.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I had a pair of those once. The lenses themselves were a no-cost option at the place I went to, but it's probably pretty variable.

    Also, they really do look terrible. They never go completely clear or completely dark, take whole minutes to transition from one to the other, and if you're sitting in a car they won't darken because the windscreen reflects the UV light that triggers the effect.

    Proper (prescription) sunglasses ftw.

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  • TheFallenLordTheFallenLord Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    japan wrote: »
    I had a pair of those once. The lenses themselves were a no-cost option at the place I went to, but it's probably pretty variable.

    Also, they really do look terrible. They never go completely clear or completely dark, take whole minutes to transition from one to the other, and if you're sitting in a car they won't darken because the windscreen reflects the UV light that triggers the effect.

    Proper (prescription) sunglasses ftw.

    This was my experience with them as well. The most annoying thing was the driving. I got prescription sunglasses and haven't looked back (Although, if you are constantly swapping from sunglasses to regular glasses, that can be annoying too.)

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I've heard that they degrade over time as well until they are eventually unresponsive and just half tinted all the time.

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