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    WP Halo Mirror

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    Gimmick? Any benefits to this mirror coating? Enquiring minds need to know.
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    Mirror coats help block light. A lot of times you will see mirror coating on stuff for snow sports, alpine climbing, snow boarding. It helps bring down light transmission. For example Oakley Black Iridium gets light transmission to 11% and there Prizm Trail is like 36%. When I used to do winter climbing when I was younger and lived in California, my uncle who was an optometrist always had us get mirror lens for the snow. With the increase in solar radiation and the snow reflecting like 80%+ of uv light, it was to protect us mostly from snow blindness. I remember once I didn't put on my glasses for a whole trip and it was a big mistake. Also, some of the mirror coatings just look kind of cool. I think for the average person it's mostly a cool effect, however there is a small benefit depending on what your going to do with them.

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    I get what mirrors do and their benefits. My ask is about WP’s Halo mirror. It’s new in the market, and I just don’t get it. It is lighter in the middle, and unlike traditional gradients/dbl gradients, it is a circular effect.
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    Couldn't find anything on their website about it.

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    I bend light. That is what I do.

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    Hard to tell, looks like a purely cosmetic thing. I happen to think it looks really nice. If the tint varies as well as the mirror, then there may be optical benefits.

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    Looks purely cosmetic to me. I can't imagine there being any optical benefit.
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    Can't say I like the look of them, and I bet I would personally hate looking through them. But, its clearly an advertisement of an "article". The first sentence says all you need to know that the writer is completely out of touch with the subject.

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    Wear at your own risk.

    “Trout did another thing which some people might have considered eccentric: he called mirrors leaks. It amused him to pretend that mirrors were holes between two universes. If he saw a child near a mirror, he might wag his finger at a child warningly, and say with great solemnity, "Don't get too near that leak. You wouldn't want to wind up in the other universe, would you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lensmanmd View Post
    I get what mirrors do and their benefits. My ask is about WP’s Halo mirror. It’s new in the market, and I just don’t get it. It is lighter in the middle, and unlike traditional gradients/dbl gradients, it is a circular effect.
    On the face of it, this can Appear to be little different from the uber REVO lenses that featured a 25 layer, stacked dielectric filter that operated as a circular off axis gradient filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Santini View Post
    On the face of it, this can Appear to be little different from the uber REVO lenses that featured a 25 layer, stacked dielectric filter that operated as a circular off axis gradient filter.

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    My original Rēvo lenses never had any circular lightening to them (and I sold hundreds of them through the 90's.) Was that a thing after the got taken up to the Lux mothership, rudely probed, and left broken and weeping by the side of a cow field in the middle of nowhere till Clearvision rescued them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Santini View Post
    On the face of it, this can Appear to be little different from the uber REVO lenses that featured a 25 layer, stacked dielectric filter that operated as a circular off axis gradient filter.

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    Nothing will convince me that WP has any interest in producing that.
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    I see no mention of the word "mirror" in the above article or their website. I also could only find non-Rx (plano) options for this lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    I see no mention of the word "mirror" in the above article or their website. I also could only find non-Rx (plano) options for this lens.
    Son of a gun. You're right. It's a circular gradient tint. Even more purely cosmetic than a mirror would be.
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    They're frightfully ugly to look at. And I can't help but wonder, since everything old, is now new again, why not just put pt's who want this into old photogray lenses? They did the same thing without the need for a "fancy" tint. And the higher the minus, the better. Sheer lunacy! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeHamm View Post
    Nothing will convince me that WP has any interest in producing that.
    Nothing would convince you that WP would want to knock-off one of the best sunlenses of all time, and claim it as a new awesome idea they came up with? That is kind of their shtick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    Nothing would convince you that WP would want to knock-off one of the best sunlenses of all time, and claim it as a new awesome idea they came up with? That is kind of their shtick.
    That's fair.
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    I think an uneven tint would be potentially visually negative, due to the Pulfrich phenomenon. A horizontal gradient would just be pretty weird.

    Now, if there is a bi-gradient mirror, or gradient tint, there's little chance of that occuring.

    Plus, I don't know why you'd want your entire peripheral vision darkened relative to your central vision. Just sounds like trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    I think an uneven tint would be potentially visually negative, due to the Pulfrich phenomenon. A horizontal gradient would just be pretty weird.

    Now, if there is a bi-gradient mirror, or gradient tint, there's little chance of that occuring.

    Plus, I don't know why you'd want your entire peripheral vision darkened relative to your central vision. Just sounds like trouble.
    (From an average Wably purchaser....) " I don't know or care about all that scientific stuff I don't understand. All I care about is looking cool in my selfie as I dangle off the edge of the Grand Canyon!.....Whoops!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by optical24/7 View Post
    (From an average Wably purchaser....) " I don't know or care about all that scientific stuff I don't understand. All I care about is looking cool in my selfie as I dangle off the edge of the Grand Canyon!.....Whoops!!!"
    Yessss! This. ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️
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    Also, for something that's a purely cosmetic tint that's really​ expensive for Warby.
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