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25 July 2012 - Bradley Wiggin Celebrates his Tour de France win Wearing Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses

Each year's Tour de France is an exciting occasion, as this race brings out the best and brightest cyclists from around the world. The 2012 race participants included people from around the world. While Lance Armstrong is no longer racing, there were some very promising riders from the US this year including George Hincapie, Tejay van Garderen, Tom Danielson and Chris Horner. In fact, people are already calling Tom Danielson the "next Lance Armstrong!"

But have you ever wondered why so many of the cyclists wear similar sports sunglasses? (No, they do not all shop at the same sunglasses store!) There is actually a simple reason behind these similarities and that is that the high-end sunglasses manufacturers clamour to sponsor Tour de France cycling teams and champions like Bradley Wiggins. It's a top event in their calendar to get their latest sunglasses out in on show.

Bradley Wiggins Celebrating with Champagne and Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses!

Oakley and Rudy Project Polarized Sunglasses

Two companies whose names came up a lot during the Tour de France were Oakley and Rudy Project. Unless you have been hiding in a cave, you all know and some of you already love Oakley. Oakley spends countless dollars to stay on the cutting-edge of sunglasses technology.

Rudy Project specializes in sports sunglasses and markets itself to cyclists as well as fishermen, golfers, and those involved in motorsports. Rudy works to offer special features that benefit cyclists like an ergonomic design and optimal ventilation.

Making Your Sports Sunglasses Last

When you invest in a pair of high-end polarized sunglasses for cycling or for any other reason, you want to ensure that you have made a long-term investment. While Oakley and Rudy Project sunglasses are quite durable, you never know when you might scratch a lens, and we get plenty of customers who are upset that they damaged their lenses but really happy to find high-end aftermarket replacement lenses that don't cost a bomb.

Here's what a customer from Germany had to say:

"These lenses are way better than my original ones.. Thanks for your perfect and kind service and the superb quality.. My next order ( have another oakley ;-) ) will arrive soon. best regards from cloudy germany...Michael Karlsruhe" GERMANY 15th May, 2012

Ordered lenses for his SFX Ultimate Polarised Silver Mirrored Smoke for Oakley Square Wire


11 July 2012 - What's all the fuss about polarized lenses?

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


10 July 2012 - Ted Potter Jr - What Dreams Are Made Of - PGA Golf Champion Outta The Blue!

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.

 

 


7 July 2012 - Why Wear Yellow Tinted Sunglass Lenses?

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.