Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:00 pm

But how would you know you were not buying a fake Chinese pair worth 5 $ ?

I've had plenty of nice sunglasses, Armani, Byblos, Cutler & Gross etc, so I can tell the difference. The last pair of Armanis I had lasted me 10 years, and these Polars have lasted more than two without any problems. Those cheap ones only look good for a few days and they have no real protection. Buying them from an actual opticians rather than just whatever shop is also a good idea so you don't end up with rubbish.
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by Flexxman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:52 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Okay, get ready for the first useful reply. Eyecare on the corner of 130 and Norodom have a good range of quality sunglasses. I bought a pair of Polar brand there a while back, polarized/UV etc, maybe $50. The same would cost just a bit more in the west, while true luxury brands cost a bit more here. If you look into it nearly all the prescription and sunglasses worldwide are actually made by the same company. It is worth getting a decent pair with good protection, the sun here will destroy your eyes if you aren't careful.

Amazing isn't it that Luxxotica has almost a monopoly on the fabrication of high-end sunglasses. I think they don't even list all brands they make:

http://www.luxottica.com/en/eyewear-brands

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/m ... -luxottica

JUDGEDREDD posted http://www.sunglasses.com/ but if you would really would want to order online (doubt that...) then have a look in Italy at Giarre - http://www.giarre.com/. Wide selection of brands, and they show the size in length-bridge-temples to get an idea how the model will fit. Places like Smartbuyglasses also let you use a video to check how the glasses look on your face: https://www.smartbuyglasses.com/virtual-try-on
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:25 am

Cheap fake sunglasses have no UV protection, the darkness of the glass makes your pupils expand which allows in more UV light, therefore damaging your eyes if you're without a filter, never wear moody sunnies!
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by Barang chgout » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:29 am

I thought clear plastic cut something like 90% of UVA and 100% of UVB so I'm surprised to here you say that cheap sunnies provide no protection.
Guess I'd better Google it.

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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by Doc67 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:28 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Okay, get ready for the first useful reply. Eyecare on the corner of 130 and Norodom have a good range of quality sunglasses. I bought a pair of Polar brand there a while back, polarized/UV etc, maybe $50. The same would cost just a bit more in the west, while true luxury brands cost a bit more here. If you look into it nearly all the prescription and sunglasses worldwide are actually made by the same company. It is worth getting a decent pair with good protection, the sun here will destroy your eyes if you aren't careful.
Thanks. I'll go there today
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by Doc67 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:35 am

gaplem wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:29 pm
decathlon has some for few $$$. I would never buy cheap Chinese glasses anywhere but Decathlon would not take the risk to sell dangerous glasses, so I trust them.
Thanks for the tip. I can only find them at Aeon 2 up north. Do you know of any other branch?
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by JUDGEDREDD » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Barang chgout wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:29 am
I thought clear plastic cut something like 90% of UVA and 100% of UVB so I'm surprised to here you say that cheap sunnies provide no protection.
Guess I'd better Google it.

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I'm not 100% sure on that but there's a reason UV protection exists in sunglasses, due to the darkness your pupils will dilate and allow in more light which includes the UV rays, it's a standard in real sunglasses and I guess there's a reason for it. You only get one set of eyeballs!

Edit - I don't think you're paying a premium for UV protection because it's standard, you're paying a premium for the brand. Anyway, never use moody sunglasses bought from randoms.
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by Doc67 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:38 pm

Bought a pair of Rayban Aviator lookalikes from Eye Care in Aeon Mall.

Full UV protection and Polarized. $29 with a case, a cleaning thingy and even a fancy bag. If I loose them, scratch them or sit on them, who cares at that price.

I even managed to get a small bag of fertiliser from the garden centre while I was there. The most successful shopping trip, by far, of my 14 months here....

I'm trying to think of something else that I need to test you out with...
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by gaplem » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:04 pm

sklmeera wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:34 pm
John Bingham wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:43 pm
"I bought a pair of Polar brand there a while back, polarized/UV etc, maybe $50. "

But how would you know you were not buying a fake Chinese pair worth 5 $ ?

Exactly ! This is why his reply was one more useless one. But mine about Decathlon was of course the best and most helpful.
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Re: Where Can I Buy Good Sunglasses

Post by gaplem » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:06 pm

JUDGEDREDD wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:25 am
Cheap fake sunglasses have no UV protection, the darkness of the glass makes your pupils expand which allows in more UV light, therefore damaging your eyes if you're without a filter, never wear moody sunnies!

Yes, this is true and the reason why buying from a reliable supplier is important.

Except large international companies I would not trust anyone in Cambodia.
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