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Being a fan of Bausch & Lombe Ray Ban's, American Optical and Maui Jim I just discovered Caribbean Sun shades at my local Wal Mart eye care center. For the money they seem pretty solid. 

I like Foster Grant shades too. Their wayfarer style iare a favorite. And those Terminator/Dale Earnhardt Gargoyles are an old favorite. 

Collecting them from the 1960's and 70's for a while was fun but then word got out and prices sky rocketed. So I turned to 80's Maui Jim and Hobie breifly. 

Anybody else have an assortment of shades or an old favorite? 

 

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Great choice of shades Mike!

I personally like RayBan but am looking for plastic lens sunglasses to use when riding the motorbike.
Have some good ones at the mo but looking around to see if there is anything better out there

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While I used to wear contact lenses, I don't anymore due to inability of my eyes to self-focus. So my eye protection from bright light is now through transition lenses and prescription sunglasses which are darker.

Many years ago when I was wearing sunglasses with my contact lenses, a friend and I were riding our motorcycles on the highway and here and there, throughout the day and into the evening.
As we were heading home I was pulled over by a highway officer who had to ask, "Why on earth are you wearing sunglasses at night?" I relied, "Well, I don't have a helmet so if I didn't wear these sunglasses I'd would've gotten wacked in my eye by that flying bug, about 2 miles ago!"
Keep in mind that I was about 24 years old and my explanation made perfect sense to me.......  😏

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Years ago I developed a habit of using my t-shirt to wipe off lenses. If they got dirty, spit was my lens cleaner fluid. Ah, but back then eyeglasses had……glass lenses. So no issues with scratching. I work construction so dust is the norm. 

Well one year I bought these new fangled hard coat plastic lenses. Tranistion, polarized, the works. $500. The lady gave me a nice micro fiber cloth and said to always use that. On day 1 a machine went by me blowing dust everywhere and using the old t-shirt method taught me a hard lesson. On the drive home after dark those lenses had a million-billion little scratches. Holy crap!! It was looking through wax paper trying to drive at night. My next pair of glasses had glass lenses again and I generally buy glass lens sunglasses. 

Ray Ban had a pair of wayfarers a few years back with rubber frame and plastic lenses. Nice shades. They are flat black. My son remarked how he liked them so I gave them to him before I screwed those up too. 

Many people swear by Costa and Arnette for good plastic lenses. Gargoyles are able to withstand a 22 bullet from 10' so those are truely "bullet proof". As in even a June bug at 65mph won't phase those. A coworker has a pair with prescription inserts on the inside of his. 

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