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  1. Glocker71

    Glocker71 Oakley Beginner

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    Quick question for the forum... Does polarization have any effect on the appearance of a tint when looking at it, not through it?

    Basically, my daughter is looking at a pair of RX oakleys and is set on blue. She prefers a brighter shade. I'll be ordering through oakleysi, so sapphire is out. I have deep blue and ice, both polar. Deep blue is what she likes, but the fact that you can see my eyes pretty well rules that out with her, which leaves ice. If I order non-polar, will the blue be a little lighter than if I order polar?

    I am aware of the pros vs cons of polarization; this is simply a question of aesthetics.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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  2. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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    It's the same looking AT it whether it's polar or non.
     
  3. Glocker71

    Glocker71 Oakley Beginner

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    thanks for the quick reply.

    Just wanted to make sure. Thought I remembered one of the sales people at the local vault saying that the polar would make it darker on the outside... although she was talking about VR28 black iridium polar which has a noticeable difference in transmission rates, 18% non vs 10% polar.
     
  4. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Ice polar is darker to look through than non-polar (by 1% if I remember correctly), but the difference isn't noticeable externally.
     
  5. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Yea don't think there is a case where this isn't true (I can't think of one), so keep that in mind if you're going for the darkest you can get.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    All of the above is correct.

    In all my lenses where I have both polar and non-polar versions, the iridium looks the same; they can only be told apart (at a glance) from the etching.
     
  7. Glocker71

    Glocker71 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks again guys. I'll just go ahead and order the polar for her.