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Curious to know what your sailing sunglasses of choice are. Most interested in hearing from those who use prescription sunglasses.
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I use a Ray Ban frame with a perscription lens. So far they are the best I''ve ever had. I got mine at Pearle Vision. I assume they are almost every where.
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Maui Jims - Simply the best they do presriptions!!
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Ray Ban Wayfarer Aviators, polycarb prescrips with every coating, at the highest density. Lenses were way more expensive than the original glasses were. But they are ideal for sailing, biking and skiing.
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...prescription plastic UV coated "photogrey" lenses. They change from clear (inside) to very dark when outside.
I am satisfied but I wear a hat to help avoid water reflected glare, too.
This when on an inland lake. For lengthy ocean exposure I recommend a good pair of Ray Ban lenses ... good and dark, max UV block ... Aviator grey has always worked for me. They don''t distort colors. I fly (for a living) and sail for fun.
Fair winds,
Mark L.
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I like my clip-ons. I can choose whatever shade intensity I want at the time. In the haze and fog I use a yellow-ish tint to help cut through while on bright sunny days I use a very dark shade. I really haven''t found a great benefit to polarized lenses but there are those who have got to have them. At night, of course the clip-ons are below and I''m looking through just my prescription lenses. Of great importance to me is a spray bottle of Windex, paper towels and a wife who knows how to use them!
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UV "coatings" don''t last forever; which is why I like Pi''s "clip-on" idea.
I always carried an abundance of cheap polarized sunglasses (cause I lose/break them often), but now that I use a "distance" prescription I''ve been using "commodity" prescription sunglasses w/out polarization. I think a "quality" clear lens with various clip-on shades might be a better choice.
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Costa del Mar''s.

And lots of cheap $12 plastic sunglasses from anyplace in FLA.

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I recently got a pair of DirtyDog sunglasses (dirtydog.com), the Spin model, and they''re GREAT! Excellent lens quality (comparable to the Serengetti''s I lost a few years ago), comes with a hard shell protective case, and cool-looking, sturdy frame. Good price, too.

I have -6.0 correction w/ slight astigmatism, and I made the mistake of buying prescription sunglasses. Don''t do it. At that strength, the slight distortion you get when you switch between your regular glasses and the prescription sunglasses due to a different focal length center disorients you until you get readjusted. Plus, the sunglasses were $$$.

Either get clip-ons for your glasses or wear contacts w/ good sunglasses (like DirtyDogs).
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by far the best prescription sunglasses to wear are contacts and any sunglasses you want. If the weather gets bad, it''s a pain in the ass to be carrying your regular glasses when racing, or in the sad chance that they fall off or are knocked off. Prescription sunglasses simply are not very good for racing.
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