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Like many of your out there we LOVE the Ray-Ban RB5184 so it's our product of the week. The New Wayfarer takes the DNA of the iconic Wayfarer and infuses it with a spark of new energy. The end result are some pretty hip and stylish sunglasses.
One of the key reasons that we made the RB5184 our Product of the Week is that these sunglasses are highly versatile because there are many different frame colors. When combined with their established good looks and “go anywhere,” the innovative design makes them a perfect fit for the Product of the Week.
Adding to their versatility is the fact that these frames work great with polarized lenses. When combined with polarized lenses, the New Wayfarer offers great vision and a great field of view. Well sell way more polarized lenses than any other lens, I guess most of our customers know that these lenses do wonders for filtering out bright light, harsh light and glare of all kinds. If you want the best vision from your sunglasses, then you’ll want to try polarized lenses for glasses. At The Sunglass Fix, we can ship replacement lenses for sunglasses anywhere in the world and save you time and money in the process.
The XGames have something for everyone. Whether you like snowboarding, skiing, Rallycross, BMX stunts, surfing or even snowmobile stunts. the XGames have you covered. The next XGames will be in sunny and warm Barcelona, Spain and is get the crowd roaring with over 200 athletes ready to wow the crowd.
Of course, the XGames are all about outdoor fun, and that means you’ll need to bring your sunglasses. With all the crazy angles the athletes gets you'll want to consider a seriously good pair of polarized sunglasses. What are polarized sunglasses? Polarized sunglasses filter out bright light and glare that comes from 180 degree angle so that you can easily see all the action, which, of course, makes them perfect for something like the XGames.
So if you've got a great set of shades like Ray Ban's, Oakley's or Arnettes that need the lenses replaced for this seasons action then check out our lens search engine to find your sunglass model and we can send you top quality lenses anywhere in the world, at great speed and for free. This way you can see all the action at outdoor events, such as the XGames.
The historic Kentucky Derby was created in 1875, and much of the credit must go to Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. who spearheaded the development of the race was instrumental in finding the funding to build what would become Churchill Downs. Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has grown into a true global phenomenon. People around the world now watch this short, two-minute race of the world’s top three-year-old horses to see which one will stun audiences.
Attending the race in person is a treat, but you do need to make sure you can see all the action; after all, this race is only two-minutes long. That means you want the best sunglasses as well as the best sunglass lenses, with designer frames such as Prada or Oakley giving you the best frame and lenses. You better have them on when the race begins! As you look around the racetrack, you will see such classic looks as the Ray-Ban Wayfarer well represented being so popular at the moment.
At The Sunglass Fix, we want to make sure that you are always ready for big events, such as the Kentucky Derby. So if the day ever comes that you damage your sunglass lenses, we can help as we can ship new lenses anywhere in the world for free.
Thanks to cat eye sunglasses lenses, women have been looking a little more beautiful for over 50 years. These iconic and brilliantly conceived and designed sunglasses look just as good now as they did when they first caused a stir in the 1950's. Cultural icons ranging from Princess Grace and Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe have all made the most out of these cat powered shades.
Now, some of today’s leading ladies, such as Jessica Alba, are turning to the cool lines and design of the cat eye lenses to help them make the most out of their stunning looks. Like Wayfarer sunglasses, Cat Eye sunglasses are timeless.
Also just like Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer sunglasses, Cat Eye sunglasses have stood the test of time and are instantly recognized. Prada yet again leads the way in fashion with a classic Prada Heritage Cat-Eye Sunglass model that is classic, timeless and classy. We think these will be a keeper for anyone who buys them and become quite an icon for years to come.
So if you're investing in these sunglasses for the upcoming summer season or have any other designer frames where you lenses may be scratched or damaged but the frames are still in great shape, turn to us to easily and simply replace your sunglass lenses. We can send you regaular or polarized replacement lenses for free anywhere in the globe. We’ll get you new lenses with cat like speed when you need them!
There are a lot of things that you can expect to see at the Masters Golf Tournament, which is being held now in August, Georgia April 8-14. You will see some of the world’s greatest golfers, such as 24 year old Russell Henley who is making his Masters Tournament debut, the legendary Tiger Woods, Australia’s Jason Day as well as South Africa’s Tim Clark, and many others. You will also see plenty of savvy sunglasses choices!
Professional golfers know the incredible importance of opting for great eyewear. The right sunglasses can make a tremendous difference out on the golf course. While the golfers come from diverse backgrounds, this a point they all agree upon. When it comes to sunglass lenses, it is tough to beat polarized lenses as they filter out harsh sunlight and glare providing ultra clear vision to see that gold ball. Manufacturers ranging from Nike and Oakley to Arnette and Ray-Ban all manufacture impressive sunglasses lenses including polarized lenses.
What should you do if your sunglass lenses ever become damaged? In the past, people were quick to toss away their sunglasseses f they became scratched, broken or damaged with no options available. But today there are options! That's why we started The Sunglass Fix, to solve your problems by providing high-quality replacement lenses for free anywhere in the world. You’ll get your sunglass lenses quickly and at a fraction of the cost of replacing your sunglasses. You can take that extra money and get out there on the green and have some fun!
Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj has certainly rocketed to stardom in recent years. Her music career has included a nod by BET in 2010, as she won Best Hip-Hop Female at the BET Awards. But Minaj’s life has not always been easy. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the New York City when she was five. Her father was a violent drug addict that at one point attempted to kill the family. Yet, Minaj overcame early problems in life, attended the famous La Guardia High School of Art and Music, and her career blossomed after being introduced to rapper Lil Wayne.
Now, Minaj has a very high profile position as a judge on American Idol. This exposure on American Idol has helped Minaj become a true fashion icon. Minaj’s ability to successfully pull off a range of different looks has helped her get noticed in a major way by the fashion industry. Frequently, Minaj wears sunglasses that feature a variety of interesting sunglass lenses.
High quality sunglass lenses, such as those manufactured by Arnette, Ray-Ban such as the Wayfarer, Prada and other designer brands are designed to last and make for a great investment. Protecting that investment is important, and we can help!
The first few years of life are critically important for the long term health of any child. This applies to your child’s vision as well!
Cheap fashion sunglasses that may be cute or trendy are bad news for any pair of eyes, but they can be particularly dangerous for young ones. This is why you should select sunglasses and sunglasses lenses that are high-quality. Experts have found that sunglasses do more than protect developing eyes from damage that can later lead to cataracts and macular degeneration. Sunglasses and sunglass lenses can help protect the delicate areas around the eyes and this means a reduction in skin cancer risk.
Top manufacturers such as Arnette, Ray-Ban, Smith and Oakley all have very stylish sunglass options for children that provide sunglass lenses which protect against UV rays. There are also many specialist childrens sunglass brands that can be found with a quick internet search.
Spending money on children's sunglasses can seem over the top but you can also protect your investment in sunglasses if they become scratched or damaged by having us replace your lenses. This can save you big both in terms of time and money making them a very worthy investment.You can also easily heat the arms of your child's sunglasses in some very hot water (not boiling) to make them soft and pliable so you can make them fit a growing childs head.
Or if you have some other snake skin look sunglasses lying around your draw from years ago but the lenses are damaged, pull them out, get us to replace your lenses and they'll be looking like brand new again. It's always great to give new life to new things that you haven't worn for a while and updating lenses into old, but loved, sunglasses is a great way to get an extra life out of them.
Happy Chinese New Year!
It is wintertime, and I am thrilled because I love hitting the slopes for some skiing. But I am always amazed how many skiers lack good sports sunglasses. In fact, often I see people wearing no sunglasses at all! This is amazing, since most ski resorts have a sunglasses store right on the premises. You would think that would key them in on the fact that wearing sports sunglasses is part of the whole skiing experience and the glare from the snow is seriously damaging to the eyes.
So, ok, fellow skiers, here is what you want to keep in mind...
-First, don't skip durability. This usually means a good pair of polycarbonate lenses for your sports sunglasses. Nothing ruins a skiing trip faster than having your sunglasses break and explode into a million tiny fragments. Crashing with glass lenses, like in Ray-Ban's, would be a big no-no.
-Also don't forget that as you increase in altitude, the issue of UV exposure increases too! So you will need polarized sunglasses with at least 95% UV protection. Polarized sunglasses are also great for reducing glare off of the snow.
-Get sports sunglasses with good peripheral vision. No matter how great of a skier you may be, you want to see those idiots flying by you who may not be looking where they are going!
So keep it safe this skiing season. You can start with a visit to the sunglasses store. And don't forget, if your lenses do get damaged, you can hop right over to our site for a quick pair of replacements!
I am a big fan of all types of sunglasses and sunglasses optics. However, when I learned about some of these new eco-friendly options out there, I was really amazed.
First of all, I love bamboo! This wood not only looks sleek and sophisticated, it is sustainable and green as well. You can now find bamboo options and they come with the same level of quality and polarized lenses.
I also freaked out when I learned about the recycled goods that are being made into sunglasses. These materials go way beyond plastic and include everything from recycled beer bottles to whiskey containers. And the sunglasses optics are first rate as well. One of my favorites sunglasses USA companies is the Diamond Supply Co, which makes their sunglasses out of recycled skateboards! Juicy Couture is even out there making eyewear out of plant-based plastics.
More and more people want eco-friendly sunglasses, but they also expect to have top-notch polarized lenses and sunglasses optics. This new breed of company delivers!
Of course, if you really want to be eco-friendly, don't throw your sunglasses away if the lenses become scratched or damaged. Otherwise, they will just live out the rest of their days in a landfill somewhere! Instead, pop over to our shop and simply order some new polarized lenses. We have you and your needs covered. We'll help reduce your carbon footprint and make us all happy :)
When we at The Sunglass Fix are not busy running our online sunglasses lens and repair establishment, we do love to get out and appreciate all that nature has to offer. There are some amazing spots around the world where you can see all of nature’s glory in the form of fall colors.
One of the best places on earth to see the leaves change colors is New England. Have you ever been to Massachusetts? Whether you are in Cape Cod or The Berkshires, this state delivers the amazing colors. And you can do more than just drive around. It is possible to enjoy everything from biking and hiking to canoeing.
Another recommendation is to go up to New Hampshire and Vermont, while you are in the “neighborhood.” These states are full of scenery and also great fall festivals. Of course, it goes without saying not to forget your eyewear. Be sure to pop a pair of polarized sunglasses into your travel bag.
If anything happens to your lenses, you won’t have to start hunting for online sunglasses retailers or a sunglass store during your travels. Simply order a new pair at The Sunglass Fix and we will mail them out to you right away. That way you can get back to doing what you do best… enjoying yourself!
We love these monster sized Foam Sunglasses that were part of the art installations at this years FYF Fest in downtown Los Angeles that came alive with a some edgy underground musicians in today’s music scene ranging in musical genres from punk rock to new-age funk. Aaron Hansen is showing sitting in front of these huge shades giving you an idea of the sheer size of them, a little hard to pop on your face!
Three of the four art pieces were a huge six-and-a-half feet tall, 15 ft .wide and 18 ft. long. They were solid foam sunglasses, each with a different mural painted across the lenses. The back of the sunglasses were covered in special chalk board paint. Concert-goers used chalk to add to the design, a ceative way to get them invovled in the art work and help steer the mood of the concert.
As much as we love this art installation we're not sure we'll be able to install new lenses into these babies any time soon.......
What Happens if You Lose Your Lucky Sports Sunglasses During the Olympics?
As you might imagine, each time the Olympics roll around, outdoor athletes get out their best sports sunglasses. An excellent pair of polarized sunglasses can make the difference between successfully representing one's country and failure. Olympic athletes sometimes spend their entire lifetimes getting ready, and so success is imperative. Anything that can give them the edge can mean the world to them.
This year, one British professional cyclist named Lizzie Armistead was horrified when she accidentally lost her Oakley sports sunglasses. Believe it or not, the police were contacted on her behalf. They sent out a message on their Twitter feed begging onlookers to turn in her Oakleys if they happened to find them. Part of the reason for all the drama is that these were Armistead's "lucky sunglasses."
If you have ever had a pair of lucky sunglasses, you can probably relate to how miserable you might be if they were lost. Of course, if you contacted the police, they would be likely to laugh a bit and point you in the direction of the closest sunglasses store!
Our clients have been happy to learn that we can provide high-end aftermarket Oakley lenses for a very reasonable price. While we may not be able to help you if you lose your glasses, if you accidentally scratch of damage the lenses, we can quickly send out some replacements. This is a good way to allow your good luck to continue!
Are you wondering what all the fuss is around wearing Polarized lenses? Are you constantly perturbed by excess sun glare? Do you suffer from lack of concentration while driving or fishing, leaving you fuming in the end? It’s time you try polarized lenses and do away with the pesky glares that cause you irritation once and for all?
Polarized lenses have a special anti reflective coating either inserted in the middle of the lens, or more commonly sealed on the outside of the lens and are usually made from plastic or polycarbonate. This special layer is capable of blocking harmful UV rays from 360 degree angles, unlike regular lenses that only block UV rays coming directly at the lens. These lenses help ward off the glare from sideward, upward and downward angles and provide you with clearer views with great visibility in dim, hazy and super sunny conditions. They really are the best all round lens.
Here's why polarized lenses are so popular these days:
1. While fishing:
How often does it happen that you lose out on that fresh stock of sea life, just because the rays of the sun don’t allow you to concentrate well? The glare during peak hours can be a damper and it makes it tough to look beyond a certain point. Polarized lenses thus take good care of all excessive glares and allows you to see deeper into waters when the glare is reduced, so you can see those big fish.
2. While driving:
Polarized lenses are even worn by those who spend too much time in the sun driving. Thus drivers wearing these lenses don’t feel the strain on their eyes, even after driving for long hours. Often, the reflection of the sun from the back window of the car can be annoying, and you tend to lose your focus while being behind the wheel because of that and other glare reflected off the road and buildings around the car. Polarized lenses take care of that and they also come in handy while you are driving on a wet road and need better concentration.
It should be noted that polarized lenses comes with their own limitations, for example, they do not work on snowy surfaces, as the light is reflected in all directions. So you must not use them while skiing or moving downhill.
And now that you know the reasons why you should pick a pair of polarized lenses, don’t wait any longer. We have a new range of Ultimate Polarized Lenses that our customers rave about, so don't wait to buy a new set of polarized sunglasses, get a pair of brand new custom lenses for your sunglasses at The Sunglass Fix.
From rags to riches, Ted Potter Jr has gone from working in a cart barn, through the mini tour ranks (twice) and the Web.com Tour to the PGA TOUR. Now he's a PGA Tour champion after winning the famous Greenbrier Classic last weekend from out of the blue.
Sport is always full of terrific rags to riches stories, and this guy is certainly near the top of the list. He had years of blows and not making the cut but kept on perservering and beliveing in himself that one day it would happen. And well, now it has and the world is watching in amazement.
We take our hats, and our sunglasses, off to your sheer determination Ted. It really is what makes the difference between winning and losing in many situations. In fact many of our friends and family told us that starting a sunglass lens replacement business was crazy and we shouldn't quit our corporate jobs. Thanks to Craig's perserverance, just like Ted, we worked hard to build The Sunglass Fix and today can live off the business! Thanks to all our customers and we hope you take some inspiration from Ted's story of following his passion and dreams.
Ever wondered why you'd want to wear yellow tinted lenses in your sunglasses?
If you’ve ever worn polarized sunglasses, then you already know just how effective they are at reducing glare. Likewise, yellow tinted lenses can also work wonders for improving your overall vision.
Those already contemplating lens replacement or scratched sunglasses repair will be happy to hear that choosing colored lenses is easy, quick and can, of course, help improve their vision. People frequently select yellow tinted lenses due to their ability to absorb both blue as well as ultraviolet light. Athletes and those who just spend a lot of time outdoors will find that yellow tinted lenses do much to enhance overall vision.
UV Light and Yellow Tinted Lenses
Those who spend a good deal of time outdoors at dusk or dawn will find that yellow tinted lenses can help their vision considerably. Foggy and overcast conditions likewise help make everything you see brighter and clearer, since yellow lenses absorb blue light and UV light. They're great for fishermen out on the water in the wee hours of the morning or when you're playing your favourite sports at dusk like the owner of The Sunglass Fix, Craig Anderson, playing frisbee at dusk and well into the night every Monday evening.
Yellow tinted lenses have a range of benefits. However, it should be noted that yellow tinted lenses do not serve to protect the eyes from infrared light.
Cyclist Frequently Choose Yellow Tinted Lenses
Those svelte looking cyclists racing around the Tour de France circut face the full range of weather conditions and every type of lighting condition possible. Cyclists frequently choose yellow tinted lenses for the visual clarity that they provide, not just to look good!
In fact, outdoor athletes of all kinds often opt for polarized sunglasses with yellow tinted lenses, as these lenses offer excellent depth perception, as they filter out blue light. This, of course, means that the blue in the sky is also filtered out.
Released in 1937 the Ray-Ban Aviator has worn the test of time and had a massive resurgence of popularity in the last few years with big celebrity names wearing the Aviators such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Sharon Stone, Minka Kelly, Jennifer Anniston, Kate Moss, Jonny Depp to name a few!
The new range is called 'The Ambermatic Capsule Collection' of aviators, with the campaign slogan “Legends Never Hide”. Ray-Ban have redesigned two of it's iconic Aviators; the Shooter and the Outdoorsman. These new designs have curved temple tips and feature a photo-chromatic yellow lenses, that becomes darker as the light brightens that also depends on an increase of the temperature. This is a technology that Ray-Ban pioneered in way back in 1978.
With only 18,000 pairs produced worldwide, you'd better be fast to hit the internet to search online for these classics to keep pace with the Celeb's that will surely be seen this summer in a pair of these iconic aviators.
Georgia May Jagger has been selected as the new 'Face' of The Sunglass Hut for her great facial lines and edgy, young, look. Madonna recently named her the face of her clothing Material Girl clothing line so she's in hot demand at only 19 years old!
Appears it does help to have good genes such as Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall as parents. The official launch of the new sunglasses campaign is September so we'll be looking at what brand and style of sunglasses the huge fashion brand has her wearing to promote them? Any guesses? Looks like she's wearing the a glam version of the cat-eye sunglasses with her pouty red lips, made famous by her father. Both Prada and Gucci have recently released a new line of cat-eye sunglasses. They're nearly as popular as the Ray-Ban Wayfarer's comeback at the moment.
Do you think she's a good choice for The Sunglass Hut?