Good sunglasses that fit well under N/C headsets..

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    I have had a pair of Randolph Engineering sunglasses with cable temples that are about 15 years old. They have enough scratches now in the glass that I'd like to replace them. I have never been able to find a pair that fits/functions as well as these do- unfortunately Randolph no longer offers cable temples and paddle temples suck for me when it comes to keeping glasses steady on my head as well as keeping a good "seal" in noise cancelling headsets to avoid weird aural effects. Something about the wire temples that are super low profile going under the headset ear pads combined with their ability to hold the glasses in place just "works" for me.

    Can anyone recommend a good replacement, preferably with cable temples?

    Oh- and my old one's are non-polarized.. I'm guessing it's good to keep it that way since avionics displays seem funky these days with polarization...
     
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    you should be able to get replacement lenses
     
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    I would also like to switch from "chrome" finish frames to black or matte black... But in the end if I might be willing to forgo that..!
     
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    There's a company called Northwest Frame Repair that powder coats frames. I bet they could do that and put new lenses in.
     
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    I put a new pair of lens in mine, very easy and $25 from ebay. The color is a little different though, I am tempted to try a different ebay vendor.
     
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    I just put my headset on, then put on my glasses and let the glasses rest on the headset. Works perfect.
     
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    Send them back to Randolph and for $25 left them repair them - https://www.randolphusa.com/pages/tune-up-service. They don't actually say lens polishing but they're a great American company and I'd sure give them the opportunity. If they still make that frame model I'll bet they can just swap out the lenses.
     
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    I have used Serengeti for years.

    Even when I started needing prescription lenses, I still use the Serengeti frames.
     
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    I like Flying Eyes sunglasses.
     
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    Looks like new lenses one way or another will be a good thing to try first in my case- thanks all!
     
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    "cable temples" and "paddle temples"

    Well I learned the meaning of two new words today...
     
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    Randolph (and others) actually call the latter "bayonet temples".

    https://www.randolphusa.com/blogs/blog/bayonet-vs-skull-temples

    I fly with Oakley Straight Jackets and Half Jackets under Bose A20s and have no problem maintaining a good ear seal, even without the leather helmet.
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    I fly with Oakley Wiretap or Tinfoil frames. I had my optometrist get rx lenses for them.
     
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    I’m not wealthy like y’all ;-) but with my cheap knockoff aviators I bend the temples so they hug my head and fit well under the headset.

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    I bought two pairs of these http://www.av-sun.com/ a few years ago, I think somebody on POA recommended them. Lightweight titanium frames, so they work well with noise cancelling headsets. My wife and I wear them on almost every flight, I leave them in the plane. I (we) need readers, but most sunglasses with readers built in are to dark, these are clear on the reader section so I can read my Ipad much better with them. My only complaint is sometimes they are not quite dark enough, but my eyes are very light sensitive. I also have prescription transition progressive lens glasses, but they great for everyday wearing, but can get to dark and I have trouble seeing the ipad at times, so I prefer the AV's.
     
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    Me too. Serengeti Aviators with stick-on "readers" so I can see the gauges!
     
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    I remember when I only needed reader cheaters.....

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