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Old 10-16-2009, 08:22 AM
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Default prescription polarized glasses

I'm a glasses-wearer and am wanting some polarized prescription glasses for fishing. I don't really like sunglasses (especially really dark ones), but the glare off of the water is killing me. So, Can anyone recommend a source/website/brand of glasses? What can I expect a resonable pricerange to be?

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:41 AM
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Most places that do regular glasses can do prescription polarized glasses. Orvis does prescription glasses. As a cheap alternative get some of the plastic clip on sunglasses. Be sure to check that they are polarized though. I like the ones that clip around the lens frame and match the shape of your lenses. Many drugstores, Walmart etc sell these.

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:12 AM
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Mine were costa del mars. My optometrist carried the line and I ordered mine as a second pair of glasses. I say mine were because I have lost them and am going to have to get another pair when my next eye oppointment gets here.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the responses... I tried some clip-ons but they were really dark, and to me the polarization didn't seem very good. The darkness messed up any advantage that the polarization might've given.

I'll have to check with an optometerist...
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:43 PM
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Prescription lenses are the best bet. I have the clip on's in amber and gray and they do not seem too dark. I keep them in the car just in case I forget the prescription set, or when I do not want to fool with a full set of extra glasses. My biggest complaint about the clip on's is that if the light is somewhat behind you, the light seems to bounce between the clip on's and the regular glasses. regards, Silvercreek
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:19 PM
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Anybody tried the orvis brand prescription sunglasses?
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:21 PM
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If you order perscription suglasses do yourself a favor and get them anti-glare coated. Also, and this will sometimes take the optometrist by surprise--get the coating on the inside (eye side) of the lens, not the outside. An anti-glare coating works better on the inside (eye side) where it will reduce reflected light bounced back into the eye. Most of us spend our time looking downward hoping to peer into a dim spot (deep hole, shaded hole, etc.) underwater. You'll find that the clarity looking into shadows and dim areas in direct sunlight, especially direct sunlight coming from behind you is much, much better with an anti-glare coating on the back of your sunglass lens.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:33 AM
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Hard to beat any input foureyes might suggest!
As a personal note, I just had my 2nd eyes lens replaced [old age cataract] with a synthetic [acrylic? IIRC] and now all I need is .250 bifocals. [And I don't go smaller than a #14 fly!].
Both Coyote and Maui Jim sell 'readers' in polarized versions. High impact polycarbonate lenses with a small bifocal placed low down [I also shoot]. Have a pr. of the Coyotes on the way at half-price from Sierra Trading Post.
Since I usually get about 5 pr. of prescription glasses [reuse my Ti frames] these commercially available ones oughta cut my overhead-may work for you as well-depends on vision requirements of course.
Otherwise, I concur, get some made locally WITH all the 'options'. Make sure the 'scratch resistant' lenses are FACTORY produced as well as the polarization. The processes at the glass shop aren't nearly as good. I wouldn't think of fishing without polarized lenses-or even being in the sun without good shades that stop 100% UV. And, BTW, wearing a brimmed hat really helps cut weird reflected light-even from the rear. Baseball hats just don't get it.

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:11 PM
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My problem is astigmatism... Wish I could just buy off-the-shelf ones
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