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Author: Subject: Dark amber sunglasses--valuable find, or not?
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[*] Post 495960 posted on 20-6-2015 at 03:15 Reply With Quote
Dark amber sunglasses--valuable find, or not?

In a thrift store, I purchased some dark amber sunglasses that have bifocal reading lenses built into them. The amber material seems to be high-quality optical material (not like the $1 plastic sunglasses I usually buy). I'm thinking the original cost may have been $30, $50--who knows how much someone may have paid for these well-crafted sun spectacles with reading lenses ground or molded into them?

But, though they give a darkened view, they don't seem to rest my eyes like the sunglasses to which I am accustomed. This leads me to wonder if they merely have a dark amber tint, but do not have the polarizing feature I find in even cheap Chinese-made sunglasses. The nature of polarization is such that nothing else really matches the effect.

So, I wonder--do I have a real find--perhaps like rich people wore before polarization? Or, is it simply out-of-date--inferior to even cheap polarized glasses? Does a good, dark amber tint do a sufficient job of protecting my eyes?

Do you know anything about this?
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[*] Post 495961 posted on 20-6-2015 at 05:25 Reply With Quote

If as you say they are bifocal, Scholar, then they must obviously be prescription glasses and the amber tinting could be to relieve a specific condition. Not a good idea to use them if they are not your own prescription - may do more harm then good !
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[*] Post 495971 posted on 20-6-2015 at 07:35 Reply With Quote

Wot she sed! imwithstoopid
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