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Old 08-08-2012, 07:02   #16
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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing?

Bollé are da bomb if you ask us. I have the 'Python' style in non-script, and husband has prescription 'Recoil' style. both are comfy, wrap round and are polarised
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:32   #17
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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing?

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Surf Sunglasses | Surfing Sunglasses | Water Sunglasses | Prescription Rx| Surfer Eyewear Silverfish. They are great you need to use the upgraded lenses I have the Whistler.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:56   #18
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Rudy Project has 7 style of wraparounds with prescription availabilites. In addition they can fill even hard to manufacture prescriptions up to 4.0 which my wife has. They have options with anti reflective coatings, mirror coats, differing weights and materials of lens so you can customize. We also have Bolles but have found the RP nose pieces to be the most comfortable, don't slide, are adjustable, and are replaceable cheap. This helps with anti fogging as they let air in and the bottom of the lenses don't hit your cheek when you eat or drink. They also have bifocals


Oakley has many of the same attributes, but don't have the selection and have a hard time fitting strong prescriptions. Check them out. With glasses you get what you pay for although if you use one of the big local places like Lens Crafters you pay for their store rents too. For a good pair of sunglasses hitch will outlast others expect to pay 400

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Old 12-08-2012, 18:17   #19
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thanks everybody!
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Old 12-08-2012, 18:58   #21
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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing?

My 2 cents, or 20,000 cents really, for a different take:

I have Oakley, Serengeti, Ray-Ban, and Julbo sunglasses and prefer by far the Julbo. Much better optics, wrap-around styles for sun protection, and very lightweight and comfortable. The optics are significantly better, IMHO.

As an aside, if you are willing to spend the money, a 'custom' progressive lens gives you a much wider viewing range in the bottom section of the lens than a standard computer cut one.
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Maui Jim has a great line of rx sunglasses. Insurance covered the cost from the local optician.
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I have always preferred Oakleys
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I always have liked Wiley-X, SG-1's. They don't fall off, either.

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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing ?

Have you checked out Warby-Parker? They're only online at: warbyparker.com. I have a pair. They're very good quality, and the price isn't bad. I highly recommend them.
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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing ?

Anyone heard of glasses that have an electric switch to turn them into sunglasses?

Photogreys don't help for driving because they don't darken without UV rays which are blocked by cars' windows.
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Maui Jim's that are custom tinted. I get a double gradient tint. The double gradient makes the lenses very dark at the top and bottom to protect the eyes from glare but lighter tint in the middle where you look to read instruments. The dark lower does lessen the usefulness of the bifocal...

My current pair is about 5-6 years old. I only wore them when kayaking and now when on the boat.
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Re: Good Prescription Sunglasses for Sailing ?

Transitions are available in a version that works for driving - they are more sensitive to UV and do darken inside the car.
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I always have liked Wiley-X, SG-1's. They don't fall off, either.

I have these also, and they are great. I just had my prescrip made and popped them in. Best glasses I have ever owned. When I am on the Harley I just insert the foam eye pieces for wind protection...and he correct, they dont fall off...and they float.

I have learned one lesson about being on the water, if its not secured to the boat, dont spend gobs of moola on it!
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If you are planning on night sailing, avoid photochromic lenses. They may not transmit sufficient light. This is thought to be contributing factor in the sinking of the Ouzo.

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...zo_Annexes.pdf
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