After searching high and low to try and find a replacement pair of glass lenses for my 2006 Persol 2244s "James Bond Casino Royale" glasses, I finally had to bite the bullet and accept that 8 years later, I wasn't going to find the original glass lenses.
After searching high and low to try and find a replacement pair of glass lenses for my 2006 Persol 2244s "James Bond Casino Royale" glasses, I finally had to bite the bullet and accept that 8 years later, I wasn't going to find the original glass lenses. Sunglass Fix were my answer. I decided to plump for the brown polarised, slightly more expensive polycarbonate (SFx Ultimate Polarized Brown) lenses, and made the jump. I wasn't expecting (I didn't really need any!) email correspondence on my order, so I was surprised to receive some very chipper personal comments about how much I'd enjoy this particular purchase. The lenses came (Australia to Sweden) incredibly quickly. The lenses were carefully wrapped (perhaps the most careful wrapping I've ever seen in 20 years of internet purchases!). Fitting was a cinch. They went right in flawlessly. Observations. The original Persol lenses in the frames were damned heavy. To be honest, despite the fact I loved those Persol glasses, the original Persol lenses made them the most uncomfortable shades I've ever owned in many years of sunglass wearing (including Matsuda, Gargoyle, Ray Ban, Porsche, Blinde Design, and many more.) You could imagine Bond sitting with his Vesper (girl, or drink) and scowling at the chafing on his nose. The Sunglass Fix lenses, for weight, are like night and day. Basically, they transfer a pair of beautiful but irritating Persol frames, into an absolute pleasure. I was reluctantly going to write-off these Persols and never wear them again, but Sunglass Fix have transformed the experience of wearing them. The lenses themselves are terrific quality. From a third person perspective, if you were glancing at the wearer, you might assume they were the original lenses. (There's no tiny etched "Persol" branding on the lens, but that's not really the point.) From a viewer perspective, I liked the original Persol's brownish "Rose coloured glasses, Instagram filter" look through them. The Sunglass Fix lenses have a very slight permutation of that, but it's not as pronounced. The lenses give a much more "accurate" view of the world, which many people might prefer to the "nostalgia flashback" look of the originals. I'm very, very happy with this purchase. You've given my 007 shades a whole new lease of life, and transformed the experience of wearing them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company, and if the need arises I would jump at the opportunity to use them again. Thanks, guys!