Oakley Aftermarket Lenses?

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EtoDemerzel
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by EtoDemerzel

Flasher wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 5:52 pm
EtoDemerzel wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:45 pm
Flasher wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:08 pm
You understand that Oakley are now just another brand in the portfolio of Italian mega eyewear company Luxotica, I'm sure that the lenses conform to international standards, but doubt that they are any better than that, no matter what the marketing may say.
Luxottica owns most of the US market. That doesn't mean the lenses are the same with every brand. Ray Bans and Oakleys are very different and seperate companies.

I have several aftermarket replacement lenses. If they were as good, I would say so. They just aren't.

Oakley uses purified polycarbonate, patented, that is optically like glass. Besides the coatings, that's why they look so optically perfect. I have to believe that patent ran out by now but I don't see any others with this level of clarity.
Luxottica control most of the worldwide market, not just the US, if you think that there's something special about Oakley lenses in 2024 then knock yourself out.

I have sunglasses from Oakley, POC, Smith and others and none of them have any optical aberration that I can tell (20/20 vision), but by far the easiest scratched are the Oakleys!
What does POC and Smith have to do with aftermarket replacement Oakley lenses??
Enjoy your POC and Smiths. I guess I'm just more picky about optics.

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Flasher
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by Flasher

EtoDemerzel wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:35 pm
What does POC and Smith have to do with aftermarket replacement Oakley lenses??
Absolutely nothing, my POC and Smith reference was in reply to this, all clear now 8)
EtoDemerzel wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:45 pm
Oakley uses purified polycarbonate, patented, that is optically like glass. Besides the coatings, that's why they look so optically perfect. I have to believe that patent ran out by now but I don't see any others with this level of clarity.

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