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post #11 of 25 Old 07-26-2003
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Fortunately, I don''t need prescription glasses. At the beginning of each season I go the the nearest 99˘ store and buy a dozen pair with the largest lenses I can find. They seem to disappear at an alarming rate.
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I bought several pair of inexpensive $20 Polarized UV sunglasses at the bait shop in town where I live. It a fishing town and lots of charter boats and boaters here. They will get scratched easily if mistreated but otherwise are fantastic glasses with good clarity. I would suggest going inexpensive but still get the polarized versions.

I had Lasik surgery several years ago, so I only worry about close-up vision now...

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Maui Jim sunglass have been on my head for many years. By far, the best performing sunglass I have ever owned. I have both Rx and Std for when I wear contacts on the water.
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I have been wearing Keanons for many years now. I have two pair; one with the gray tint lens and one with the rose tint lens. They probably have different names, but to me they are gray and rose. The rose tint is great in low light and I switch to the grey tint when it's really bright out. Wearing the rose in overcast seems to brighten things up and I can see better. The rose also works very well in the bright sun, however I think that the gray is better (if you happen to have two pair).

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Rudy Project Ekynox or Horus Best perscription ones available. Warrentied lightwieght, full protection so no outside side light enters. Reflective colbolt blue lens and polarized. You send the perscription to them and them send you the glasses. If the Arm or temple pecies wear out or you break them, you just order the piece online. Rudy Project Authorized Distibutor of Sunglasses, Goggles, Helmets And Gear!


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In the great sunglass marketing scam, tests continually show little real difference in glare reduction between the cheapies and the $200 options. And glare reduction is the name of the game.

You must use polarized glasses to reduce glare. Different colors may give you greater contrast and may make you more comfortable in various conditions but polarized lens will not only reduce glare but will protect your eyes as well.

In spite of religiously wearing polarized sunglasses during twenty years at sea my eyes are now much more sensitive to glare and harsh light than they ever were before. And I used to wear the high dollar versions back when cost was no object. I switched when I found that a cheap pair of "fish-finders" did as well as whatever the current $200 rage was at the time.

I had to work in conditions where the damage to my eyes was an inevitable occupational hazard, most of you do not. I'd strongly encourage you to make use of polarized lenses; your eyes will thank you later. And they're so cheap there's no reason not to do so. Look for polarized first, then you can go for all the bells and whistles your pocketbook or vanity desires.

Btw, you can tell if a lens is polarized, right from within the store, by looking at the glare outside, say off the hood of a car. Hold the lens out six inches from your eye and look at the glare. Then rotate the lens ninety degrees. Depending on what angle you started from, you'll see either a marked increase or a marked reduction in the glare. If it stays the same, the lenses are not polarized.

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Maui Jims! NO question!

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Hey, I just realized the OP was in 2003...LOL

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Costa del Mar ...
I'm a photographer and the slightest bit of distortion drives me crazy.. I didn't wear sunglasses for years because of this..
Tried on a pair of Costa del Mar sailfish with blue glass lenses !! Rock and roll... like night and day ! I've had them for 3 years and they have a couple of scratches.. it's $50-75 to get a new set of lenses in from the factory...


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