Ben Jorgensen
Oct 16, 2012 7:58 PM
So, one flaw I have noticed with Oakley lenses is that if your skin's oil touches the lenses directly for a period of time, the lenses will start to corrode, even if you clean them regularly. To me, this is a manufacturing flaw. Does Oakley replace lenses that have been corroded; and more importantly, do they acknowledge that this is even an issue?
Dann Thombs
Oct 15, 2012 6:42 PM
Same happened with my Mars lenses, but the rest seem to be fine. I don't know if they've ever officially recognized it, but it's worth making the call and see what they can do.
Ben Jorgensen
Oct 15, 2012 6:49 PM
Unfortunately, they are my Wardens so they probably won't be able to replace them. Obviously I love wearing them, but with both lenses looking this bad I can barely see out of them.
EJ Man
Oct 16, 2012 4:27 AM
weird, my face was super greasy and i was forever getting this weird eyebrow shaped greasemarks on inside of lenses but i would just clean them at the end of the day and all seems to be fine. plus ive got sunscreen and tanning oil all over some of my beater pairs and they show no signs of corrosion and one is a very old eye jacket.
Ben Jorgensen
Oct 16, 2012 5:17 PM
I've seen it happen to racing jackets, half jackets and monsterdogs in addition to my wardens
EJ Man
Oct 16, 2012 7:41 PM
very odd, dogs are one of my beater pairs and i swim in the sea in those underwater and everything have got sunscreen all over them including the lenses and nothings gone wrong. i think its bronze polar or TI lenses in there.
Ben Jorgensen
Oct 16, 2012 8:02 PM
I think it mainly has to do with sweat, as sweat is very acidic. This may sound strange but I have O-Negative blood, which means that my blood, sweat, tears etc. are very acidic and have a higher tendency to corrode; I was told this by my dentist, who says that people with o-negative blood tend to have more cavities do to the high alkaline nature of their saliva.
Jose A. Galvez
Oct 16, 2012 8:33 PM
My girfiend have the Restless Gretchen signature, and have the same problem, but here in Spain we have 2 years of warranty and Oakley change her lenses.
Tony England
Oct 17, 2012 5:14 PM
I had this issue with the lenses in the Fat Cat I use to have although it took about 6 years for it to start to happen. I sold that frame though & got Dogs instead. I regularly clean mine now whilst I'm wearing them throughout the day & always before I put any of mine on & also once I've taken them off for the day. I doubt that Oakley would ever admit or acknowledge it being a fault as that would open them up to all sorts of warranty claim.
Romel G
Oct 18, 2012 8:12 AM
Hi Ben, we have the same scenario. Even the sweat moist by placing the glasses at the top of the head will corrode the lens. I even destroyed the plasma coat of my 1st gen juliet plasma because of my acidic sweat.
I also noticed the newer lenses has less resistance to this.
lionel m
Oct 19, 2012 6:50 AM
Oakley will cover it under warranty, which means within a year of date of purchase and you better have a receipt.
Ben Jorgensen
Oct 19, 2012 10:59 PM
Well, I am at least glad to know that I am not the only one who this has happened to (and that I am not a freak haha), unfortunately Oakley quit making the Wardens a long time ago, so I doubt I'll ever be able to replace the lenses which sucks

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