I want to order some sunglasses and I found a pair of oakleys I like. I have to get prescription glasses so I'm torn between using a wholesale site that's probably just using cheap chinese lenses vs the more expensive authentic oakley lenses. I could probably get 2 pairs of glasses from a wholesale site for less than what it would cost to have oakley lenses.
The glasses I'm using now I've had for over a couple years. They're just cheap ones from zenni optical. The only problem is the blue mirror tint looks like shit after 2 years. It's all chipped up and flaking off. I want to do the mirror tint again but I wonder if I'd have better luck with the authentic oakley lenses.
I used one of those "Mail in your glasses to get prescription lenses put in them" services last year as I had more $ left in my FSA than would roll over in to this year. I did two pair - one set of aviators for lenses without mirror, and a set of more athletic glasses for lenses with blue mirror. The aviators came back great but I had a hell of a time with the mirrors. Took weeks of pestering them as to where my glasses were (think ECS-level frustration) and then they arrived with a couple of defects. Tinting wasn't consistent throughout the lens, mirror was okay but I was hoping for something closer to the OEM look (looks different in person than on their website), there's an optical distortion in the left lens. Thought about doing a return to "get it right" but with how long they took the first time I decided to just live with them - I don't use them for driving or anything, just hanging out in the back yard/on the beach/runs around the neighborhood.
This year I am going to do Smiths with authentic prescription lenses so that I know the mirror will come out well.