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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2013
Maybe it's me, but the old days of Carrera Sunglasses, when the frames and the glasses were substantial, seem to be long gone. For some reason these glasses appeared a little flimsy, to much plastic?, and even though they claimed a 68mm eye, they were a little uncomfortable for me to wear. I do have a need for large glasses, and most brands, sadly, do not make them all that large. The newer Carreras are so different from the solid ones I enjoyed in the past, so much in fact, that I had to switch my loyalty to newer brands, and also had to find a decent website where they actually give you all the measurements and explains each as well (eye, bridge, temple), so a buyer can make an informed decision. Most vendors just show the sunglasses and will not tell about the fit, and we all know there are different fits. One of the best (considered the best by a 2013 poll) sites to shop for right sizes is framesdirect.com, where they are so thorough that eventually one can learn and find exactly what they need. It is also very important to make sure that wherever one buys from that they are Authorized Dealers of the brand. There are just too many places out there, but not all are by the book, and if one wants the real deal is worth taking the time (by calling the manufacturer if applicable), to make sure one is buying the genuine brand.
Polarized glasses is also a consideration and they tend to cost a little more, but most individuals would benefit from a polarized pair, and of course 100 % UV Protection. This pair of Carrera CARERRA Ca5530S Aviator Sunglasses,Black,Blue Frame,Grey Multi Deg Lens,One Size, were returned. Bought a pair of Police (72mm eye) that looked nice and big, good for driving. Also a pair of Maui Jim Middles (72mm eye). The website framesdirect.com has a sister site right on their website, that caters to the military personnel (active, retired, veteran, spouse, etc.) and the prices are about 30 to 40% lower, so even if someone wants to buy and has no military affiliation I am sure they would know someone that is, and will save a lot of money for the genuine brands (afeyewear.com), this information does not take away from amazon being my favorite online store of all times, but saving real money is always a good thing, and being able to find a very decent pair of sunglasses without having to work too hard, even better. 3 Stars.