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    Polarized density options...

    My lab has access to single vision Polarized Poly Gray 3 and Gray 1.

    She wants something darker than an indoor wearable Gray 1 but noticeably lighter than a Gray 3.

    How high a risk do I take in having my lab tint polarized Gray 1 to 60ish percent?

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    I've done that many times and never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CME4SPECS View Post
    I've done that many times and never had a problem.
    You may be voiding any lens warranty, though.
    I'm Andrew Hamm and I approve this message.

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    You can do it, but expectations are a concern. Make sure they are realistic.

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    Take a flash-mirror coated clear lens and notice that the transmission is cut by (I'm estimating) about 10%. (Heck, take a good blue-blocker AR---which is barely different than a flash coat, IMHO---and note the same.)

    Therefore, just put a flash mirror on polar A, and it won't look so damned dorky on the wearer, either.

    But in all earnestness, I am making a concerted effort to eliminate that kind of P.I.A. inquiry around here. If someone wants such a non-standard item, I'm going to charge them out the wazoo for it, and say "nope" by saying "yes!".

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    Remember too that the lighter the polar filter, the lower the efficiency of any polar effect - and that efficiency drops fast. For a case like this, better to just do a simple tinted lens instead. Polar "A" is all but worthless functionally.
    Last edited by Uilleann; 07-28-2022 at 02:56 PM. Reason: Woof. Weird spelling/word error there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uilleann View Post
    Remember too that the lighter the polar filter, the lower the efficiency of any polar effect - and that efficiency drops fast. For a case like this, better to just to a gross tinted lens instead. Polar "A" is all but worthless functionally.
    This was my suggestion but she insists on polarized so I left it at that.

    Thanks for the replies so far.

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    A super point, Uilleann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    This was my suggestion but she insists on polarized so I left it at that.

    Thanks for the replies so far.
    Strange. In short, this pt is insisting to pay more for an effect she won't really have, and for a lens that will also likely not be warrantable either. I shouldn't be surprised at this point, but sometimes people who "know" what they want still really confuse me. *shrug*

    Good luck Buddy! I know you'll make her happy regardless.

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    would a black mirror on a polar a do the trick? i've never done this combo but just offering my 2 cents.

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