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  1. gizmo

    gizmo Oakley Enthusiast

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    I use my glasses every day, including vintage pairs (Zeros, Trenchcoats, etc.). These lenses are still OK (UVA/UVB) today, or better to left them in a display tower?
     
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  2. kyle_2012

    kyle_2012 Oakley Beginner

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    Just this spring I replaced my gen 1 X-metal XX's original black iridium lenses and they were in great condition. The only reason why I replaced them was because Oakley was reselling X metal XX lenses. I would think that as long as you take good care of the lenses and glasses then they should be fine for continued use (blocking UVA and UVB) and could last for many more years of service too. One thing I would take into consideration also is that those styles are getting harder to find and you might be better off getting a newer style of glasses just because those might be hard to replace. Just my .02, hope this helps!
     
  3. gizmo

    gizmo Oakley Enthusiast

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    My pairs have the same "great condition" lenses at first sight... but I'll take some of them to an optician, test the UVA/UVB filter.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    UV is filtered as a function of the material of the lens. It won't degrade.
     
  5. gizmo

    gizmo Oakley Enthusiast

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    thanks for info!
     
  6. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    I have a beater pair of Blades with older, slightly scratched Fire lenses and they're still great.
     
  7. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I have to say that the old'ns are the best'ns :)

    Nothing is as clear or high def as an early mint pair of Zeros, any model! You can't even feel them on your head or over your eyes.