Are Shuron Clip-On Sunglasses A Good Idea?
May 31, 2016 11:43 AM   Subscribe

So it's finally come to this: I need to wear prescription sunglasses while driving. I'm wearing progressive lenses in Shuron Ronsir Zyl frames, which I love. I was thinking to save money I'd get prescription sunglass lenses for just the the driving part, (distance only), not progressive lenses; then I remembered that you can get clip-ons for the Ronsirs. My question(s) is for Shuron Ronsir wearers who have the clip-ons:

Are they a drag to put on and take off?
Do they wreck your frames by marking them/wearing them out if you put them on and off a lot?
Are they good sunglasses?
Do they look dorky?
Any info about your experience would be greatly appreciated.
posted by chococat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
Haven't had these particular frames or clip-ons, but: yes, they do scratch the glasses' lens. (And they got me chewed out by my optometrist for that, too --- he hated how the scratches might've interfered with my vision.)
posted by easily confused at 12:21 PM on May 31, 2016

I get custom clip-ons for my progressives from the Clip House. I have also purchased frames in the past that came with clip-ons. (I live in Arizona, sunglasses are a necessity.)

In my opinion, the Clip House clips are much nicer than whichever ones I bought in the past that were sold to match my frames.

By nicer I mean the Clip House options are much more flexible, have stronger legs/clips, have better coating on the legs/clips, and are easier to take on and off.

So no, they are not a drag to take on and off, they do not wreck my frames, they seem like fine sunglasses and they don't look any more dorky than my frames do without them (which could be terribly dorky, I don't know. But the clips aren't making anything worse.) I do suggest being careful to keep whichever clips in a case so the little legs don't get smushed.
posted by Squeak Attack at 12:36 PM on May 31, 2016

Do not get driving lenses that are not progressive. Because you won't be able to see your phone, read maps or anything else, etc. I made that mistake once and will never do it again.
posted by raisingsand at 10:14 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]

I love mine so much. Easy to put on and remove and actually look super hip (tons of glasses have similar metal styles that imitate the look right now). I wear them out doing fieldwork and they come in super handy. They definitely don't wreck the frames as far as I can tell.
posted by thebots at 12:31 AM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

I had these clip on sunglasses and my script is pretty intense (prism and near sighted but not bi or trifocals or progressives) and I loved them.

I eventually had trouble with the temples but I really enjoyed the frames and lenses portion of things.

Tip: if you have any trouble do not hesitate to ping the company for help, they were really reasonable with the issues I had and took the time out to address all of my concerns.
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:37 AM on June 1, 2016

Went for the clip-ons! They came yesterday and I've been wearing them all day. Totally love them so far and it's awesome to not to be putting different glasses on and off. Plus they look great.
Shuron was great as always, they switched shipping to Fedex for me at the last minute because of our looming Postal strike and even undercharged me for the shipping. Would totally recommend them to anyone thinking about it!
posted by chococat at 2:52 PM on July 5, 2016

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