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Speaking of quality, be careful of Ebay purchases, as suggested in one of the earlier posts. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is, as you'll be purchasing cheap Chinese knock-offs that look just like the real thing but may not have appropriate UV protection.
One option that may work for some, depending on Rx, is to go with disposable contacts. I use the one-day type that you wear for a day then throw away. That way, no worries if you loose one while swiming, and no need to worry about keeping cleaning solution, etc. They would be expensive for regular use (so probably not for long-term cruising), but I only use them for active sports, like sailing, skiing and diving. Allows me to use any sunglasses I want for much less than the cost of adding Rx lenses (and many of the wrap lenses are not even available in Rx).