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    Nylon lenses?

    An on-line ad for SunGod sunglasses ( a start-up that makes shades that they say will last forever) promises lenses made of nylon. I assume some reporter got it wrong, they meant nylon frames --- but I am behind the curve a bit having retired a while ago. Is there such a thing as a transparent nylon compound?

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    I have never heard of this, either. So I googled."The material of nylon lens is TROGAMIDCX,which called transparent polyamide. It is a super-UV- resistant transparent crystal material. The volume of it are very small, and the visible light does not form a scattering. ... Nylon is the one of the best materials for making sun lenses."I wonder if this is a plano only lens material?
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    Yes Nylon lenses are a thing. Not as good as CR39 or glass, obviously.

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    Nylon - when you don't give any form of a crap WHATSOEVER about optics, and just want your magic sunglasses to "last forever" instead.

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    We've got nylon frames on our market about 3-5 years ago. They are very lightweight and durable. But the audience did not appreciate and sales were low.

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