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  1. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I have a few pairs of Oakleys that have these strange circles in the lenses. They are very faint, and look almost like a water stain but aren't. I thought they were scratches at first, but i have seen them on brand new lenses as well. Sometimes they seem to just suddenly appear, and unlike the cross hatch marks that another forum member mentioned, they don't only appear when the lens is wet, but all the time. It seems like every time i clean the lenses that have these marks, more appear, so at first i thought i was scratching them, but on most of my glasses, they are nowhere to be found. They do not affect vision, but they bug the crap out of me! Does anyone else have this problem? I would take a pic, but they don't show up.
     
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  2. JetIntakePort

    JetIntakePort Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah I think I've seen these on my Jawbone lenses, it bugs me enough that I'm going to buy new ones and use the ones with the marks as my mountain biking lenses... they almost look like they are "in" the lens and not on the surface. Hard to explain...
     
  3. theslipperyseal

    theslipperyseal Oakley Beginner

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    Had them on a pair of my prescription transition lenses, they said it was from sitting in the sun covered on water drops, which makes sense cause I did a lot of fishing that summer- definitely oddball though and they were always there after they appeared- had to have them replaced. Doesn't help you much I know lol but just my experience on the matter...
     
  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Thanks for the replies!
     
  5. Sunglass Shack

    Sunglass Shack Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hmmm, I have never seen this from a brand new pair in my case (never been outside or worn) but have had customers come in with lens spots and delamination of the lens coatings. I have found this will mostly be the case of (as mentioned) sitting in direct sunlight with water on the lenses, or (delamination) from wearing them in the Ocean (salt water) and have had many people have problem with them putting them up on the dash of their car and leaving them in their car for hours on hot Summer days. It bakes them. I have seen some horrible and nasty lenses from that.
     
  6. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Not good at all.

    Wonder if this is happening on just the China made lenses?
     
  7. Sunglass Shack

    Sunglass Shack Oakley Enthusiast

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    I can guarantee you with Oakleys there are NO lenses made in China. All lenses are made at their factory in California. Only the frame components come from China.
     
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  8. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Oh - that's good news, after all its all about the lens! :)
     
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  9. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    It really isnt that big of a deal, just sort of bothersome. But would it affect uv protection?
     
  10. Sunglass Shack

    Sunglass Shack Oakley Enthusiast

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    It will not affect the uv protection at all. Believe it or not, polycarbonate is a uv blocker all on its own. Most people think it's a coating.