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RAEN Wiley Sunglasses

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Recently i'we received my sunglasses. Almost everything is good. But I have a question: when "inspected to tolerances of 1/100th of an inch", then is such crooked bezel normal for RAEN?


majsky
From FAQ: https://raen.com/faq/
Q: My frame is warped!
A: Every pair of RAEN frames are handmade from the highest grade cellulose acetate, a high quality plastic originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp and natural cotton fibers. This is a premium material that can be heated and molded to achieve optimum fit, offering the wearer more flexibility and comfort. Sometimes acetate frames need to be readjusted and we are more than happy to do that for you. Please contact customer support to arrange shipping. You can also take them into a local optician to have them adjusted to your face for free.
Does anyone know if I can take this to my optometrist and get prescription lenses put in? Cheers.
Can we get a final say from the supplier on what options come with plastic and which with glass?
So are the lenses included with the "Split Finish Gray Crystal frame" the "green" lenses, as pictured/mentioned on the Wiley website: https://raen.com/shop/men/wiley-square-sunglasses/brindle-tortoise-green-polarized/

And the other three frame/lense options have just regular black lenses (non-polarized)? Is that right?
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The Matte gray crystal refers to the type of acetate in the frames. The lenses are green, but seeing as they're a handmade product, you might be able to talk to a support team (if they're on Massdrop, or have their support line listed) and swap the lenses for something else; I know Allegory has done this in the past if you send them the tracking number on your Massdrop order. According to the listing for the sunglasses on their site, the only other lenses for this model with polarization are bronze and black.

The lenses are technically plastic, although it's hard to tell on Zeiss' website - they go around calling it an "organic glass," but other sources confirm that they are plastic.

Hope this helps!
I bought a pair from the last drop. The frames are a semi-transparent matte gray and the lenses are plastic - green (polarized). This is the only pair offered this time that are polarized.

I wasn't sure if I would like them but quickly warmed up to them.
Ah. So when they say "Outfitted with Carl Zeiss Vision CR-39 lenses with the finest camera glass and microscope optics..." they mean "the finest optics" not "the finest camera glass". As it turns out CR-39 is a plastic...and a pretty old one at that. Well, now I know.
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Also, CR39 is a cast molding process which gives it less internal stresses and clearer optics. Polycarbonate is injection molded which creates a lot of internal stressing which you will see if you leave your oakleys in the car a few times. CR39 is much more solid scratch resistant material. Polycarbonate is soft so it scratches easily even if it has a scratch resistant coating on it. Polycarbonate is more impact resistant but CR39 more than doubles what the FDA requires, so if you think you're going to get hit in the face with a baseball going 90mph then you might want poly.
Opticsguy
so...plastic is not glass? Thanks.
Looks like a great pair of shades.
Are the lenses polycarbonate or glass?
PigmonkeY
It's a plastic. https://www.zeiss.com/vision-care/en_us/eye-care-professionals/optical-knowledge/optical-basics/lens-materials/plastic.html
Are the noir popularized?
andyk2320
polarized? i believe they are not, if you go to the website it says they are AR azure coated CR-39 lenses. AR=anti reflective, not sure what azure coating is and CR-39 are the material of the lenses i believe. https://raen.com/blog/post/what-are-cr-39-sunglass-lenses/
Anyone know the weight on these? I am sensitive to heavy sunglasses and normally wear Oakley half or flak jackets for their light weight, but I want some shades that are nice and less sporty. I like the way these look a lot.
hags2k
I don't have the wileys, but I have the remmys which are very similar, and they are really lightweight sunglasses (while not feeling cheap). Raen is my favorite sunglass company, and this is a solid deal!
mygreatdevastator
thanks for the feedback
Damn I'm so tempted. I recently just returned a second pair of misfit sunglasses... I wish I had access to more photos of them on other dudes heads, because I can't just return Massdrop items like I can Amazon....
WildMurph
The frame dimensions are all listed. Just take a pair of glasses that fit you well and compare.

Here's a fit guide for reference: https://www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/buyers-guide/frame-size
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