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  1. Krummie

    Krummie Oakley Beginner

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    Hi Everyone!

    I'm new to sunglasses and bought my first pair online the other day. So I don't know the norms and such. Just moved to using contacts after most of my life wearing prescription glasses with transition lens.

    I apologize ahead, but these are not Oakley's, but when I googled sunglasses forums this one was near the top, and this is a general question about sunglasses, not about brands.

    The pair I got are polarized with a green tint. (Link to sunglasses). My question is the backend of the lens. It looks like they have a mirror effect to them. I'm not sure if it is an AR coating, a defect or something else. Is it normal to have that on the back on the lens? I don't notice any reflections or glare when wearing the sunglasses and having the sun infront of me. But when the sun is behind me, it does cause a glare inside that I can see.

    Thanks, and I apologize again for this question being related to a different brand.

    Pictures I took of the mirror effect on the back side of the lens.

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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Unfortunately lens technologies can be manufacturer-specific, and I'm not sure you'll find much Ray Ban lens expertise here.

    I can say Oakley lenses have an AR coating on the inside of the lenses to reduce this effect, but no lens completely eliminates it with just a coating. Instead one should pick a frame that allows less light leakage, depending on face shape.

    Good luck in your search for an answer.