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Old 14-09-2019, 23:04   #1
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Hi!
Wondering wether to by a Polaroid or regular sunglasses.
Looking at Rudy Project.
Does any one have any recommendations concerning both issues?
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Old 15-09-2019, 00:08   #2
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Re: Sunglasses

Definitiely polarized. Beyond that, it's up to you how much you want to spend, considering that hinge pins rust frequently and they have a habit of going overboard at times.


I stick with reasonably priced wrap around models that I am prepared to lose.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, UDIU.

When purchasing sunglasses, one of the most important things to look for is 99% to 100% ultraviolet (UV) protection (both UV-A and UV-B). Darker sunglasses decrease the amount of visible light that passes through the lenses, compared with lighter lens tints, but they don't necessarily provide greater protection from invisible UV rays. For adequate sun protection, make sure your sunglasses block 100 percent UV, regardless of the color or darkness of the lenses. Boaters should consider wearing wraparound UV glasses to cut down the amount of UV radiation that may enter the eyes from the periphery.
Polarized lenses, using horizontally aligned polarizing micro crystals, block all vertical light and protect your eyes from reflective glare, but they do not offer additional UV protection. Polarized sunglasses cut reflections from the surface of the water far better than ordinary sunglasses, and this allows you to see what's under the water. While most polarized lenses are also UV-blocking glasses, polarization by itself does not protect your eyes from UV radiation.
Sunglasses that have anti-reflecting (AR) coating, applied to the back side of the lenses, reduce glare by preventing light from reflecting off the back surface of your sunglasses.
For comfort and safety, choose sunglass lenses that are both impact resistant and scratch resistant. Polycarbonate lenses are often the best choice for sunglasses, because they are lightweight, and significantly more impact resistant than lenses made of glass or other materials. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), polycarbonate lenses block ultraviolet radiation without any coating, but plastic lenses must have the coating added to be considered UV blocking glasses.
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Re: Sunglasses

I agree with StuM and the "definitely polarized" and GordMay for UV protection. There's a lot of ridiculous pricing among sunglasses that are in style. I find the best glasses at a good price among the fishing supplies in sporting goods.
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From The American Academy of Ophthalmology
https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-re...tect-your-eyes
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/glass...ommended-types
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/ask-o...ike-sunglasses
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Re: Sunglasses

I bought half a dozen full polaroid sunglasses from China on Fleabay.com for $1-50 a pair, They are very good glasses as well,
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Practical Sailor Tests Polarized Sunglasses
July 2009 Issue
Does quality on* the*water eyewear have to cost an arm and a leg? 
Testers pick the best polarized lenses for protection, style and value
snipets
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one of the highest-rated pairs was not nearly the most expensive, so its clear that price alone is not a good benchmark
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wed recommend cruising sailors have at least two sets of polarized sunglasses. A pair of high-quality, brown-tinted shoal spotters should stay on the boat, while a pair of all-purpose grey lenses can be reserved for everyday use. Aim for light transmission of 10 percent to 14 percent
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