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  1. FirstPair

    FirstPair Oakley Beginner

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    OK... I was at an Oakley store today, and my findings shocked even the salesmen to the point they wanted to talk to their managers.

    I discovered that when looking towards light (ie. the forward direction with the sun facing you, but not looking up towards the sun... just forward like you're walking), mirrored/iridium lenses have MORE glare than non-mirrored/non-iridium lenses.

    When outdoors, you may see streaks of light on the mirrored lenses. When indoors and looking at a light source, you may see little streaks coming out of the light. The weirdest part is, none of this happens with non-mirrored lenses.

    Am I nuts, or are you guys getting this too? To test, you need one of each pair of shades; let me know!!
     
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  2. AngryChair

    AngryChair Oakley Beginner

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    i thought it was just me. i noticed that from a pair i have that are polarized. my other non iridium non polarized have less glare. i actually prefer oakley's standard non iridium / polarized HDO lenses.
     
  3. DjAsianFace

    DjAsianFace Oakley Beginner

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    The Chrome Irid. lenses are the worst.
     
  4. FirstPair

    FirstPair Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. This was a little disappointing seeing as I was totally pumped on getting my first pair of kick-ass glasses... I wonder if I'm missing something here. Like, is this supposed to be some drawback to having extreme protection? Very curious; I'd like the input of a seasoned wearer or a professional, too.
     
  5. Bobby shades

    Bobby shades Oakley Beginner

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    Well you will be getting as you said kick-ass glasses anyway IMO. Because the lenses either with or without iridium coating are very good. I have yet to encounter a sunglass brand that tops the lenses of Oakley.

    About protection. When it comes to UV protection all polycarbonate(plutonite in the case of Oakley) lenses block 100% of UV rays. This includes the very cheap drugstore glasses.

    That said. To me it seems that iridium helps to cut down glare. I notice this especially when light reflects of to hood of a car for example.

    I would find it very interesting how others experience this please share your experience.