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  1. mchruss03

    mchruss03 Oakley Beginner

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    My first pair of Oakley glasses were Juliets, I sadly lost them somewhere about 3 years ago. :( I have Jawbones right now but I really want to get another X-Metal. I have a few questions though.

    1) On the Oakley website there is not option to get get a pair of X Squared with Ice Iridium polarized. I'm not a big fan of the fire/ruby, especially when lifeguarding in the summer, and I guess I could settle for the black. But are the X Squared lenses interchangeable with any other frames? Meaning can I get a normal pair of X Squared and then order a set of replacement lenses from another frame and put them in?

    2) When I EMailed Oakley CS about this, I got an EMail back saying "Our x-metal line is in the process of being discontinued and we will not have them available with polarized ice iridium lenses in the future.". Can anyone confirm this? I really loved my Juliets and am really looking forward to getting a pair of X Squared but this is kind of disappointing.

    Later.
     
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  2. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    Yeah you can switch lenses from one xs to another. Yes, x metals are discontinued.
     
  3. mchruss03

    mchruss03 Oakley Beginner

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    Sorry I might not made my first question clear enough. I mean can I buy a pair of Ice Iridium polarized lenses from say the Jawbones/Split Jacket/Fast Jacket...a different style frame, and use them in the X Squared.
     
  4. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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  5. mchruss03

    mchruss03 Oakley Beginner

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    Cutting lenses would just not be something I would try. After researching online and these forums, what about picking up a pair of lenses like [these]? Would those be alright? What kind of quality compared to lenses that come from Oakley? Any alternative places to get quality lenses?
     
  6. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    You wouldn't have to cut them, there are members here that can do it for you. As far as third party lenses, VL is not well renowned.

    Ice non-polarized are available, if polarized is a must than take what you can get.
     
  7. mchruss03

    mchruss03 Oakley Beginner

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    So if I bought a Ice Iridium polarized lens from Oakley that would be correct curve or whatever other tech specs there are, somebody here would be able to cut it to size? I would be willing to pay for that.
     
  8. Eckstream1

    Eckstream1 Addicted to O

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    Yup... Dr. Chop can cut lenses for you. He is a member here...
    Send him a PM and see what he can do for you...
     
  9. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    My 2 cents - Oakley non-polarized is a better option than aftermarket polarized. Aftermarket ones are renowned for distortion, throw a polarized filter in there and it only makes the optics worse.
     
  10. EIZOHK

    EIZOHK Oakley Beginner

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    I bought a pair of OAKLEY polarized black iridium lens for x-squared sunglasses on the 12th Nov. Ice iridium lens are difficult to find. Good luck.