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Posted by: Nilda in Virginia
03/14/2004, 20:54:48


I have had my FL41 sunglasses for 3 years now and find them very helpful for outdoors. However, I've gone from bifocals to progressive lenses and needed new sunglasses. I find wearing fitover glasses uncomfortable.

In theory the ideal combination for BEB should be polarized lenses with an FL41 tint. My optician found me sunglass frames that can be fitted with corrective lenses and have wide side pieces. He also found a laboratory that is going to infuse the FL41 tint into polarized lenses in my prescription. I was told that you can't just coat polarized lenses after the fact.

It's a very expensive experiment because of my prescription but I thought I'd try it for all our sakes. The insurance company is sharing the costs with me so it won't hurt as much. I'll let you all know the results when I get them back.
Nilda



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Posted by: Joanne Matuzas
03/14/2004, 22:16:10


Nilda, what a great idea!! Thanks for doing it and do let us
know the results, as I for one, will go for it. Joanne M. San Diego, CA



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Posted by: Peter from Brisbane
03/14/2004, 23:20:36


Hello Nilda,

Your theory about FL-41 /ploarised lenses is interesting. Has anyone ever used a pair of polarized fitovers in conjunction with their FL-41 glasses? I would be curious to hear how effective this was for you.

Thanks


Peter




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Posted by: Virginia in AL
03/15/2004, 13:21:41


I use polarized wraparounds over my FL-41s and it does make a big difference.



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Posted by: pdb
03/21/2004, 03:29:30


I have clipon Fl-41s in both 25 and 45% filter, and find they do nothing different for me than ordinary dark glasses; consequently there is nthing special when I put the fitovers (which are polarized) over the lot, U get the benefit of the greater riltering but nothing unique



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Posted by: Nilda in Virginia
03/21/2004, 19:51:39


I'm sure that my FL-41s that Chuck Swallow made up are 80%. They're very dark but they help me. We'll see what happens.



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Posted by: APhair
03/20/2004, 21:59:46


Nilda, I would certainly be interested in hearing how the experiment goes. I do know that currently, they do not want you to have polorization in you are getting the FL41 tint because of the reason you said. But if it s somehow mixed into the polariing solution it might work...Alan

p.S. Even though I don't have insurance, I would be willing to fund the cost of trying it if you needed another guinea pig.




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Posted by: Nilda in Virginia
03/21/2004, 19:53:27


Alan, I have no idea when they'll be ready or what the results will be. I'll certainly report back. There are many steps in this process that could go wrong starting with the prescription itself.
Nilda



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