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wet lens ? low light?[edit]

Can you explain what is a wet lens and how it helps to the morning bla, bla, bla? Then you can re-write this paragraph and re-insert it: "Clear lenses are typically used to protect the eyes from impact, debris, dust, or chemicals. Some sunglasses with interchangeable lens have wet lenses to protect the eyes during low light or early morning activities." And what is "low light" (low intensity? low angle?) 69.9.28.55 (talk) 09:51, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Not "wet", but "white" (clear) lenses! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.198.176.220 (talk) 18:28, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Nomenclature[edit]

With the greatest respect, the term 'Spekkies' is rarely used for sunglasses in southern Australia. In fact, the term 'spekkie' usually refers to a spectacular mark (catch) of the football in Australian Rules football. Phil (Melbourne in southern Australia) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.63.0.55 (talk) 02:27, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I thought it might be worth mentioning under "Other Names" that in India people call sunglasses "goggles" – especially large ones like the "Jackie O style". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jenpatankar (talkcontribs) 18:27, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Moalem research - link is to newspaper article should probably go?[edit]

I chased down the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and can't find any reference to a Dr Moalem or any research linked to sunglasses. http://www.nature.com/search/executeSearch?sp-q=sunglasses&sp-p=all&pag-start=1&sp-c=25&sp-m=0&sp-s=&siteCode=jid&sp-q-9%5BJID%5D=1&sp-advanced=true

So the article http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/8739/Sunglasses+raise+risk+of+cancer seems dubious in terms of value. Can't find any similar research either. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexanderchalkidis (talkcontribs) 07:43, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Teashade Sunglasses[edit]

I am curious about the history of teashades, which in what is written here seem to only suggest a psychadelic origin, however they appear to be closer in style to the 1930s style sunglasses (pre Ray-Ban more Foster Grant days). I can't say for sure, but it is suspect to me that within the history of sunglasses great mention is made to their prominence with Hollywood and Atlantic City in the 1930s, and yet there are no photographs or evidence. Coemgenv (talk) 18:51, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Gregory Leps wears teashades. In Ray Ban, they are called Round Metal. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.198.176.220 (talk) 18:26, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I do not see how this is relevant to my original posting.Coemgenv (talk) 18:52, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

"Teashade Sunglasses" = "Windsor" glasses (worn by John Lennon)[edit]

Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 20:03, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

NHS glasses = WWII P3 glasses (worn by John Lennon)[edit]

Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 20:03, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

EN 1836 superseded[edit]

by ISO 12312-1:2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.65.58.27 (talk) 15:55, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

During the late 19th century the United States Army,Boer Defense Forces and British Imperial Arny, issued eyeglasses with tinted orange/ brown lenses. These were semi- textured with a central smooth section of the lens. They were provided to Signal Corps Personnel to accompany the Heliograph, as direct focus on the eye of the sun's rays was necessary to operate the device. the frames were silvered.PintoMars (talk) 03:18, 19 March 2014 (UTC)