Wrap-around sunglasses

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Charles, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Do even well made wrap-around sunglasses create distortion due to the
    curvature? I got some quality (expensive) sunglasses recently, and it
    feels almost like they are inducing prism. It takes me a while to
    adapt to them after being inside on the computer all day. But it seems
    that I might be hypersensitive to this type of thing.

    Charles, Jul 8, 2006
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    Dick Adams Guest

    There are some who believe that wrap-around eyeglasses are crafted
    in such a way that distortion is avoided. Mr. Quick, for instance, believes
    that. There is previous discussion -- you could Google wrap-around.

    Sunglasses are not the only kind that come in wrap-around -- high-fashion
    eyeglasses of many species do also. Wrap-around progressives can be
    actually quite amazing especially as they can be "aspherical" in a multitude
    of ways.
    Dick Adams, Jul 8, 2006
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  3. Charles

    Quick Guest

    Anybody can Google wrap-around. Even you Dicky. I wasn't
    aware that I've expressed any such beliefs. Bad batch of
    home grown saline?

    In a past life I drove a semi cross country. I wore polarized
    neutral grey glass lenses with a double gradient mirror. The
    best I had were ones made (for a short time) by Nikon with
    all the stuff on the inside of the sandwich (except for the AR
    I think). They were aviator style and not wraps.

    Currently I wear Rudy Project shades. They are wraps. I
    sacrificed some visual quality for the plastic and he ability
    to change lenses. Again the primary lenses are neutral
    grey polarized. I use their golf lenses for golf (not polarized)
    and the racing red for very flat conditions.

    Rudy, Oakley, Maui Jim? all have lens designs to mitigate
    the distortion from wraps. There was a distinct difference
    in the Rudy wraps from my Nikons. I don't know if it was
    the wrap or the material. I adapted and it doesn't bother

    Quick, Jul 8, 2006
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    The Real Bev Guest

    I've got two pair of Oakley M-frames and one pair of an M-frame clone.
    Not prescription. No distortion.

    No, of course I didn't buy $150 sunglasses new, I got them all at yard
    sales, most expensive $3.00 (the M-frame Pros, which is a stupid design
    unless you have a pin-head). It's always good when a pissed-off wife
    sells her husband's stuff :)

    "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the
    bodies of the people who pissed me off."
    The Real Bev, Jul 10, 2006
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