The Hackers Paradise Response

We were really excited for our first review on The Hackers Paradise. I had been in touch with Ryan over at THP, which is a really friendly and sincere golf media company, with the hope that we might make him some glasses and he might write about them.

And he did so quite well. A few points:

– Ryan mentions that in this world of instant gratification it’s different to wait 3-4 weeks for something. It’s true. It is a little weird, but I think the oddness comes from ordering something that isn’t made before you order it. If you want Rx sport sunglasses the tomorrow, it will be something off a shelf not something made specifically for your prescription and to your specs. As Ryan mentions, this is also why you can’t order online. You wouldn’t “click-through” on a custom-tailored suit, nor on custom-crafted Rx lenses. We do, however, offer Rush Processing. We recently made glasses for a very pleasant customer from Thailand and had them in his hands in 12 days.

Polarized Rose-Copper is awesome. I like that the article showed photos from the front, in which the lenses appear blue, and through the back, showing the red’ish perspective of the rose-copper. It also shows the backside milling of the Rx lens, as well as some of the thickness associated with a medium-strength Rx lens. Ryan notes that the Rx lens did not add much weight to the frame, and this is because the polycarbonate lens material, in addition to being as safe and thin as possible, is also extremely lightweight.

– I was pleased to see the article give attention to the process of what we do as we make a lens. I had explained it to Ryan because he seemed interested and I was glad to see him include it in his discussion because it’s absolutely something I’d like our customers to understand. It’s a craft and an art, one that needs to be adaptable and agile in order to respond to each specific order. It’s what makes our lenses different than any other prescription lenses in the world.

Overall, press is fun. And we’re appreciative of it. Thanks, Ryan!


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