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  • I've used both enough to know I love my Aura lenses.

    22 24.18%
  • I've used both enough to know I love my Phillips lenses.

    8 8.79%
  • I've only ever used Aura.

    20 21.98%
  • I've only ever used Phillips.

    41 45.05%
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Thread: Aura Lens or Phillips?

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    Default Re: Aura Lens or Phillips?

    Ben, check your e-mail please. Did you get the return label?

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    It will take about 5 minutes to check the lenses and 15 minutes to edge up and insert a new pair.

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    I have to chime in on this. I have done research on new specs for the last 8 months and have read all the reviews here, on BOTH companies. After reading all the good reviews (and the bad ones) about the Aura lenses, I figured id give them a shot. I cant say enough for the customer service I received with my purchase. Mike responded within an hour or less, to the emails that I sent. Hell, he even credited me a refund back, once I saw that he posted an "after the 4th of July sale" on the board, that I didn't see until after I ordered my lenses. He was very helpful and I will definitely deal with him again. Thanks Mike, for a pleasant buying experience, the great customer service, and a great product. Keep up the good work!

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    You are very welcome, sir!

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    I have a very comfortable but old and scratched up pair of Smith "mainline" sunglasses, they no longer make lenses for them, so they're basically junk.
    but they fit the best out of any sunglasses i've ever had....is it true that you can fit lenses to almost every frame? i'd love to have these as my glass glasses.
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    Keep in mind when picking custom frames, the glass lenses are heavy. They feel 10-20x as heavy as my polycarbonates, though I'm sure Mike's got a better idea of the ratio.

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    good to know!!
    i do use a neoprene band to keep them on my head should the sweat make them slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by istandalone24/7 View Post
    I have a very comfortable but old and scratched up pair of Smith "mainline" sunglasses, they no longer make lenses for them, so they're basically junk.
    but they fit the best out of any sunglasses i've ever had....is it true that you can fit lenses to almost every frame? i'd love to have these as my glass glasses.
    To a point, yes. If you have a mm ruler, measure the diagonal from the upper nasal to the lower temporal (cheek side) of the lens opening. If the measurement is less than 62 mm, I can fit the lens. But it has to have a full rim, I can't fit string mounts or drill mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyg View Post
    Keep in mind when picking custom frames, the glass lenses are heavy. They feel 10-20x as heavy as my polycarbonates, though I'm sure Mike's got a better idea of the ratio.
    Only about twice. Polycarb has a density of 1.2, glass is 2.5 (grams per cubic centimeter)

    BUT, the size of the lens that fits into the frame is everything.

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    ah....they aren't full rim so i can kiss that idea goodbye.

    i'm still going to get a set of your shades when $ allows.
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    Got my glasses back. They are far better than they were. Still could see daylight between the frame and lens but after wiggling them around I got that to go away for now. I guess that either the C2 is a poor frame(IMOP) or the lens will always be slightly floppy. Either way if i don't have to pick the lens off the floor I'm better off than I was.

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    Default Re: Aura Lens or Phillips?

    It's not that its a "poor" frame. It is designed for polycabonate lenses, and putting glass lenses in them requires that the lenses be slightly small in the circumference to allow for the frame to flex without chipping the lens. Instead of a standard "V" bevel that most frames use, this frame uses a square interlocking bevel to hold the lenses inside the frame.

    The original lenses that you received were about 1.5 mm smaller in circumference than they should have been. I tracked down when this was shipped and who did the edging and inspection, and that person has since left the company (for reasons similar to this).

    Thanks for the follow up to your original comments.

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