I probably wouldn't have, but I bought a second pair after I scratched my first pair and couldn't find polarized ice lenses anywhere! I tried the vr28's but the look just isn't the same and they are too bright for my eastward commute to work. After begging the mgr at my local O store for 15 minutes to try and find a possible way to get the lenses replaced, she offered me a discount and it was an offer I couldn't refuse It is somewhat troublesome that I can't replace parts to a $400 pair of glasses that I bought 3 months ago. I had no idea they were discontinued when I bought the first pair and probably wouldn't have bought them had I known that. Either way, I'm happy for the moment and have two sweet pairs of Juliet's.