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      04-15-2019, 07:54 PM   #45
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Never posted back. AO are great. Strong well finished metal frame and glass nonpolarized lenses, good clarity and glare reduction especially with tinted windscreen. Plus temple blades are badass.
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You can now buy the classic Vuarnet with Skilynx lenses again.


https://us.vuarnet.com/products/02?v...=5983518621725

I always wore them during my ski racing days, decades ago in Squaw Valley... but I remember complaining when they raised the price from $10 to $15. $240 seems insane.
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I posted already on page 1, but thought I'd add another recommendation.

Ray-ban started offering Rx lenses in a TON of frame styles direct from their website. Just took my Rx numbers from a recent local eye exam, submitted them along with my insurance info while placing the order online, and that was it! New Ray-ban Rx sunglasses for $106. Didn't even have to leave the house. I had a non-Rx pair that I've had for years and loved the style and fit, so went online to buy another pair when I noticed the Rx option in the same style.

Can't beat driving with perfect vision while avoiding the agony of dealing with contact lenses!
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After a long search I ended up with these Oakley Guage 8's in a color fitting my F80
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Ray Ban RB3447, 48mm round lens (or more commonly 50mm), matte gold frames, G15 green glass. I use prescription lenses so I order the "Rx" version that comes without lenses which I have made to my spec unpolarized. Most retailers only stock this model with G15 polarized so you have to order the frames if you want unpolarized. Easy to find the frames on Amazon or eBay. Frames are available in several colors.
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First world problems, but that's why we're here, right?

Shortly after my F80 purchase I came to realize I don't own a pair of non-polarized sunglasses that let me see the HUD.

Anyone found the perfect pair of non-polarized glasses or a pair with the polarization rotated 90 degrees compared to every other pair that's out there?
I wear Maui Jims and have the same problem and it drives me insane!

Why doesn't BMW rotate the darn screen 90 degrees so the monitor scanning is vertical instead of horizontal.

Sorry, had to vent about this.

BTW, if you tilt your head one way or the other you can see the HUD. Not ideal but it works.
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I wear Maui Jims and have the same problem and it drives me insane!

Why doesn't BMW the rotate the darn screen 90 degrees so the monitor scanning is vertical instead of horizontal.

Sorry, had to vent about this.

BTW, if you tilt your head one way or the other you can see the HUD. Not ideal but it works.
I am a big Maui Jim fan and I had to switch to cheaper RayBans just for driving, so I feel you. I wish I remember the details, but there was a discussion about how the HUD works and basically the angle of the windshied contributes to the effectiveness of the projection. Vertical scanning wouldn't work because of how the light bounces towards the driver.
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oakley prizm lenses are polarized but you can see the HUD but vaguely. otherwise just black iridium
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I can see my HUD just fine with polarized sunglasses.
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Prada polarized sunglasses here.

The HUD is certainly dimmer but usable!
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You can now buy the classic Vuarnet with Skilynx lenses again.


https://us.vuarnet.com/products/02?v...=5983518621725

I always wore them during my ski racing days, decades ago in Squaw Valley... but I remember complaining when they raised the price from $10 to $15. $240 seems insane.
I have an old pair of white Vuarnet's. A bit to retro to wear out in public The one's you posted look nice.
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I am a big Maui Jim fan and I had to switch to cheaper RayBans just for driving, so I feel you. I wish I remember the details, but there was a discussion about how the HUD works and basically the angle of the windshied contributes to the effectiveness of the projection. Vertical scanning wouldn't work because of how the light bounces towards the driver.
I use to be a huge RayBan fan in the past. Actually, the other week I was walking through a store looking for "cheaper" sunglasses for my son and I noticed that some were way less expensive upon looking closer I learned they were not polarized. At the time I was like WTF who would buy these...is this just a price thing...didn't know polarization negatively affected some people.

If you have a link about the vertical scanning, I would be interested in reading it.
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Revant F1 with standard brown lenses. They come with polarized lenses that you can pop out. Lifetime guarantee and 20% off additional lenses for the life of the glasses.
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