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AKICILJ: Ambervue Sunglasses - Phil's Rambling Rants
June 28th, 2008
09:25 pm

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AKICILJ: Ambervue Sunglasses
I need new sunglasses; the frames on the ones I mostly wear are falling apart beyond the limits of my kludging together with superglue and bits of paper clips.  I don't want to pay a lot of money, because when I was younger, the mean lifetime for a pair of sunglasses was a couple of weeks before I either sat on them or lost them, and although I haven't had this problem lately, I'm sure it would come back right away as soon as I bought an expensive pair.  I've been quite happy with my "as seen on TV" Ambervue glasses, but I have not seen them available for sale in a bricks-and-mortar store for years.

Googling on "ambervue sunglasses" found 3,570 hits.  There are plenty of on-line shops I can order from.  But none that I've heard of.  If anyone I know happened to look at those Google results and say "hey, I've bought stuff from site X that's selling them and they gave me good service", I'd be happier than just trying a place at random.  If anyone can find a good quantity discount, I'd be happy to buy several pairs in the hopes of not having this problem again for a long time, and I'll owe you a beer.

In a related question, I had my eyes checked a few weeks ago, and they said that I actually could benefit a wee bit from corrective lenses.  (I've never worn glasses, and I can function just fine without them.)  It occurs to me that I might be able to kill two birds with one stone if I actually got corrective lenses that were also good sunglasses.  And I've heard that there are places on-line where you can get good prescription glasses for much less than they'd cost at the local optician -- maybe even down to a price a paranoid cheapskate would be willing to pay.  Any suggestions, or am I hoping for too much here?

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From:ntrlstgrl
Date:June 29th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Don't know about doing stuff online, because I have reasonably good vision insurance so I get everything either from my eye doctor or from somewhere like Pearl or LensCrafters.

however...I can speak to REALLY liking my Rx sunglasses. I spend more & more time these days wearing glasses to work instead of contacts, and having the Rx sunglasses is NICE when it's a hot sunny bright blinding (or cold blinding sunny) day.
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From:polyfrog
Date:June 29th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
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My glasses came from Zenni Optical. They were insanely cheap. After a few months of use I am noticing a new vision issue. But I don't know if the new vision issue is caused by a flaw in the glasses, by a flaw in the prescription/exam, or by my eyes getting old. I suspect "getting old."
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From:sraun
Date:June 29th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
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I've gotten good BlueBlocker-type sunglasses at Walgreens and Target here in Minneapolis. IIRC, costs were in the $5-10 range.

This is for over-the-largish-prescription-glasses format sunglasses.
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From:danebassett
Date:June 30th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
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Well Gee Phil, I still happen to OWN a pair of those sunglasses. My pair from back when we were in school was preempted for a pair of prescription ones but I was never able to convince myself to part with them.

If you want them, drop me a note.....
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