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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
My everyday sunglasses; Review for both brown and smoke tints
By Lauren Medders
I have wimpy eyes; I'm extremely nearsighted, they water easily and I hate the sun. I also live in Florida. Needless to say, I go through polarized sunglasses pretty quickly. I grabbed my first pair of these for about $5 (a steal!) during a lightning deal on here and fell in love. They are sturdy but flexible and cover my entire field of vision. I have read several complaints, and thought I would address them from my point of view....
The nose pieces: Yes, they are flimsy, and they fall off. If you are aware of this, you might either 1) go ahead and superglue them in place, or 2) catch them when it happens. I personally liked the sunglasses enough that when I lost a nose piece the first time, I simply used hot glue to fashion a new one! It's not fancy, but it's not like anyone actually sees the nose piece other than you right?
The width of the glasses when folded...this is because they are protective glasses; they are not necessarily meant to be everyday wear. My husband, when he wears them, simply places them about his neck when not wearing them. I have done the same on occasion; I also simply place them in my purse. Yes, you run the risk of scratching the lenses in this case. Look for one of those little soft cloth baggies to carry them in.
The smoke tinted lenses: The protection is dark enough for strong sun, but also light enough that they still work for an overcast day. I have grabbed these at $15 (and if you use subscribe and save, you can get them for $11!) and try to keep a few spares on hand. They do not fit into any standard glasses cases, they are 'safety goggles' after all, but I like them just fine as every day sunglasses. Both I and my husband use them regularly and I highly recommend them. My husband is fairly OCD and cannot stand ANY scratches on the lenses at all; this is why, at $11 with subscribe and save, I find these to be such a lucrative deal!
The amber tinted lenses are perfect for any overcast day, and I have also found them helpful for when my eyes are fatigued after staring at my computer all day long. I have used them indoors when fighting headaches; the nice thing about both of these tints is that they are dark enough to help against lighting but not too dark that they hamper anything that you are trying to do.
TLDR: Compared to $20 or more for polarized sunglasses at Walmart that may or may not cover your entire field of vision, you can't go wrong with these for $15 or less. Watch the nose pieces; glue them in place, and as with ANY sunglasses, protect the lenses from scratches! These will not fit into any standard glasses cases, so a cloth bag is probably your best bet.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent safety and comfort but with a flaw
By Turf Tanuki
I have worn the non polarazied version of these safety glasses and ordered these as a replacement and upgrade. Everything about them except for the nose rests is the same and that has been my only issue. The polarized version uses a piece that slips over a post attached to the frame and the first time I left them in the car during the day the soft pieces that rest on my nose came detached from the post and had become soft enough to permanantly deform to what they were resting on in my car. Since then I have had to super glue them but for some reason even the super glue doesn't hold.
Aside from that issue, these are the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing safety glasses I've ever owned and I will continue to buy them when I need replacements. I hope that the design flaw is fixed in future generations though.
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These safety glasses fit much better than your standard ones with the hinges next to ...
By Michael Ma
These safety glasses fit much better than your standard ones with the hinges next to the lenses. The freebies I get at work seem to pinch my head, cause headaches, and slide off my nose. The hinge for these are further down the temples so the ends of the glasses don't clamp down on your head. However, this design makes it so you can't fold them compactly. Also, the nose pieces are like regular eyeglass nose pieces that protrude out instead of the ones that are part of the frame, so they sit on your nose properly and won't don't slide down.
The nose pieces are comfortable, but they don't last long. After two weeks, I was wiping the glasses with a cloth and one of them popped out. I had to superglue it back on. Hopefully the fix will last.
As a side note, I used to go home everyday with a headache from tight, cheap safety glasses that weren't polarized. (Imagine all day on a Q-deck in the middle of July). I would gladly buy a new pair of these every month to avoid having to take advils after work. Depending on your own needs and comfort, this may or not be an issue. My recommendation is that you save money by switching to generic brand cereal and spend the savings on these glasses.