Window tint prescription

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  1. Mike
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    Hey I just say a Groupon for window tint at a shop up and Ramsey and its 159 for 5 windows and I'm thinking of jumping on it. Well the problem is I don't think 50 percent will be dark enough for my needs. So I called up my eye doctor and he told me he doesn't write prescriptions for tints. If anyone has any recommendation to an eye doctor that will that would be great. Thanks!

    Edit: I also would like to know one that is more friendly, he was kinda rude about it.
     
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    I would suggest that people PM this to you instead of posting it publicly. There was a Dr, but he is no longer at that office.
     
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    ^ what he said. Please PM me. Thank you
     
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    also this deal expires in 4 days so i need to decide quick
     
  5. ofspunk7
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    Have no fear. Chris @ Flawless Front Ends is not that much more expensive. He support this forum and does a better job then most shops! Find him in the vendor section.
     
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    Is that because of the prescription thing?
     
  7. ImprezaWrx9
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    x2 I hope not but he's in Savage now I think
     
  8. GiMp
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    Ya he moved on to bigger and better things?
     
  9. Stuck686
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    pm'ed
     
  10. Jerf
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    He will still want a prescription for more than 50%.
     
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    Yep. I was talking about his Groupon deal. Never said anything about not wanting a prescription.
     
  12. derp
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    That's why you get a wagon.

    50% front, whatever the **** you want on the rest.
     
  13. KA-T_240
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    Doesn't matter if its a wagon.... MN HP has already informed me that my vehicle does not comply with the tint laws.
     
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    a hatch is not a wagon.
     
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    I know this is not my thread but would some one pm me the info as well?
     
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    I take a hypertension medication that makes me sensitive to sunlight. Getting a RX would be no problem.
     
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    got pulled over for tint last night by state patrol on 394/penn heading downtown. Hit him with the script! He was asking me what my condition is (lol none) i just said overly sensitive. He walks away and talks to some other officer for like 3 minutes, comes back and gives me my license without saying anything and walks back to his car. I couldnt tell if that was that then he got on the PA and said YOU CAN GO. he mad
     
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    what % are you running?
     
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  20. LawnMaster
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I also have a tint prescription and have 35% tint on 4 cars and never been stopped by a PO. Remember the MN statute states you must renew your tint prescription every 2 years to stay compliant. In fact I just renewed mine in the past month.
     
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    its actually just 35% all around (not windshield). looks dark at night though
     
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    I have 30% on my front 2 windows on the brz and 15% on my rear peep windows and back window. Had no issues so far.
     
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    my eyes are particularly sensitive to brightness. i could stand to get a script tint. hell , i already have transition rx glasses too.
     
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    What is the legal tint in mn?
    Mississippi was 20%
     
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    50%
     
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    I also need recommendations for an eye Dr that'll write me a prescription! PM me please with any info! Thanks!
     
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    Hey do you have any updated info for the guy that does the prescription? Anyone PM me with the info? Most appreciated!
     
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    Any optometrist can write you a script... But most won't unless you have an actual eye condition...

    If you're actually having problems go see a MD/DO...

    If not man up and by some sun glasses!!!
     
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    not the point of this thread dude. its to not get a ticket for your tint regardless of having a condition
     
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    PM's sent to Dreamer3881 and JimC
     
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    I'm looking for a eye doc that'd do a script for tint, could you PM me with info? Already have the tint (found a shop that does it w/out scripts near the cities) just wanna make sure I can keep it. Beyond the looks, actually do have super sensitive eyes and the tint has been a major help reducing the eye strain/headaches. Much appreciated.
     
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    You have a PM sir
     
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    I would be very interested in this peace of mind also.
     
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    if you tint it go as dark as you can.... cough 5%.... its all the same after 50%
    the only people who have ever given me tickets for tint is MN state troopers.
     
  35. Volatle
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    Just say the tint is factory from the dealership.
     
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    Then the cop will say lawlz and ticket you anyway.
     
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    I would not take a cop seriously if they said lawlz.
     
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    Plz pm me info
     
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  40. FlawlessFrontEnds&Tint
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    Look at your title, it says SW for a classification of vehicle. That means station wagon. Your comment a hatch is not a wagon is partially true. A ford Probe is a hatch that is not a wagon. A Dodge magnum is a hatch that is a wagon. An impreza with the hatch is a wagon, and it is classified as such on your title.

    Police are just people who are trying to do their best at enforcing laws. Sometimes they make mistakes. The court room will iron out those mistakes, if you unfortunately have to take it there.
     
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    You have a right to privacy, and do not have to state your condition, if you don't want to. It is helpful to state something. All that really matters in the end is that the prescription is written to you or someone who rides in your vehicle. A comparison situation would be: If you get caught with OxyContin, you better have a prescription written out to you, but you don't have to sate your condition....you have a right to privacy about your condition. The prescription is proof that a doctor agrees or says you need the prescription.

    There are cops that flat out hate tint and have a chip on their shoulder about it. I'm guessing you found one, and this may be the first time he has been over ridden and didn't like it. But he is not judge, jury and executioner.

    Know the game and play by the rules.......
     
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    Thanks for the like tehfuzz...
     
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    Knowing your rights is very important. It's not their business to know every exact detail about an individuals personal life... Unless you are in a pickle with the law for doing something not so great.
     
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    The problem is Still... We live in a state that doesn't all the use of tint. weather for aesthetics or privacy. I myself have mine tinted dark for the look , function , the safety of glass breakage among others. I have been stopped for it once by a trooper and let off with a warning. I see a few things wrong.

    1 there are many states that allow tint with no restrictions. And the police have no problems. Why does our state?

    2 why the double standards. To let some off with a warning and ticket others. Shows how corrupt our justice system is.

    At some point the citizens of the USA need to take a stand.
    Its not just the tint. Its all the bs.
     
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    http://www.iwfa.com/Portals/0/PDFDocs/Law_Charts/State Law Chart 1-1-2013.pdf
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    all states have a restriction of some sort. most states allow darker tint than we do...and the police have alot less concern over it, in fact, your average squad car in the south has dark tint on it. Only K9 units have that here(by police law exemption in which all police cars could have). I don't see double standards here, they have discretion of wether or not to ticket. The real battle you/we are up against is the strangle hold the police have on the legislators in our state. If the legislators were fully aware of the rest of the states' laws and no input from the police/police union or police group that affect them, you would see some normalization/easing up of our law. It is what it is: a law on the books that is too restrictive, but a law none the less... For the police, it's shootin' fish in a barrel. If it looks illegal, pull them over and see what's goin' on in the vehicle.... The law, along with you breaking it gives them the ability to legitimately pull you over. But the fact there is a prescription exemption raises the legitimacy issue of wether it is okay to pull someone over for just tint.........
     
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