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  1. wilkie18

    wilkie18 Oakley Collector

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    This may be a dumb question so sorry in advance. I have always used either black iridium or 00 BIP lens as I am some what new to having more then one pair of oakleys at a time. I recently have added a pair with grey lenses that I have been wearing and it seems like everytime I wear them it causes me to get a headache. I also get migraines from sun exsposure so that may be related but I was just wondering if this happens to others? Or if maybe it has just been to bright outside for them? Any thoughts on this would be great. I was thinking about getting a pair with Tungstin Iridium for more overcast days because the people on here talk so highly about them but I am nervous if th e grey is giving me headaches these may as well.
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  2. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I've got grey in three of my six pairs (2 regular, 1 polarized). I like it quite a bit and it's actually darker than I thought it'd be when I first started out. I haven't had any issues with them. Only a handful of times did I feel they weren't dark enough, pretty much just when driving into a setting sun where it's directly in my eyes, which pretty much any lens would have issues with.
     
  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Grey is a medium lens, so if you are sensitive to sunlight it may cause headaches and you might need to wear a darker lens. My father has this exact problem as well. I would save your grey lens for an overcast day.
     
  4. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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    I get exposure migraines as well, my comfort zone on cloudy days is an ice iridium lenses, and on bright sunny days I go with bi or ruby iridium. Ice may be too dark for some on cloudy days, but I just don't **** around when it comes to migraine prevention. Mine get so bad that I will lose partial eyesight.
     
  5. wilkie18

    wilkie18 Oakley Collector

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    Yeah thanks for all the tips thats how my migranes are as well followed by vomiting so it is awesome. My motto is never leave home without excedrin. I have a pair of Science Fuel Cells with emerald comming so I am hoping those will work out for me. And I am trading my pendletons.
     
  6. freakface

    freakface Oakley Collector

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    perhaps you should try to get lenses with iridium coating to minimize the brightness of the sun. grey lenses do not have the iridium...
     
  7. wilkie18

    wilkie18 Oakley Collector

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    Thanks for all the help i also realized I was wrong about the lens being grey they were warm grey which I am guessing is even worse? Warm grey isn't listed on the Oakley website. From now on unless I am MTN biking I think I will stick to iridium coated lenses.
     
  8. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Warm Grey is actually darker at 10% light transmission. It isn't iridium coated however.

    Lens chart: http://www.evo.com/oakley-sunglasses-lens-tint-guide.aspx
     
  9. VegasAg

    VegasAg Oakley Beginner

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    maybe its the new glasses that are causing it? i would doubt its the lenses
     
  10. wilkie18

    wilkie18 Oakley Collector

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    No it wouldn't be the frames I pretty much wear fuel cells everyday. I have a real sensitivity to light