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Need the best  value under $50  preferably a lot less :)

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suncloud by a mile.  lifetime warranty, really good visibility, i've had mine over 2 years which is a record for me.  the nosepads were coming off the other day, called them up, sent me new ones in 2 days.

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Cocoons! I paid @ $45 for mine and I love 'em! I got the tortoise shell frames and copper color lenses. BPS sells Cocoons, but you can only get the copper lenses directly from Cocoons. Amber, green, or gray are available from retailers like BPS.

The frames come in tortoise, black, and sand colors, and in 4 or 5 sizes from small ovals to the Aviator frames which will fit over prescription glasses. These are the ones I have.

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suncloud by a mile. lifetime warranty, really good visibility, i've had mine over 2 years which is a record for me. the nosepads were coming off the other day, called them up, sent me new ones in 2 days.

What are Suncloud? Never heard of them do you have web site or some info on them?

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Are your eyes worth only $50 or less?

What is the difference, for your eyes sake, between a 50 dollar pair of polarized sunglasses and a 200 dollar pair? Pardon my ignorance I'm really curious.

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Are your eyes worth only $50 or less?

What is the difference, for your eyes sake, between a 50 dollar pair of polarized sunglasses and a 200 dollar pair? Pardon my ignorance I'm really curious.

safety, ansi ratings. check it out.

http://www.oakley.com/innovation/optical-superiority/impact-protection

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Are your eyes worth only $50 or less?

my eyes are worth $1,000,000 /sunglasses

feet worth $500,000 /shoes

legs worth $750,000/ pants

privates worth $100,000,000 /undershorts

vital organs worth $10,000,000/ shirt-coat

heads worth $10,000,000/ hat

D*#M I better take out a loan if I'm going fishing :)

anyone knows where I can buy a$1,000,000 pair of shades

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Are your eyes worth only $50 or less?

What is the difference, for your eyes sake, between a 50 dollar pair of polarized sunglasses and a 200 dollar pair? Pardon my ignorance I'm really curious.

Ultraviolet light damages your eyes.  Quality sunglasses prevents that.

Wear a pair of cheap ones on a bright day.  Then wear a pair of quality glasses on an equally bright day.

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To answer the original question, I recently got myself a pair of 7eye glasses, polarized gray. I think 7eye is a sponsor of BR.

A $170 pair of glasses, marked down to $85 on clearance, take 50% off that; I got it for $42.50. I don't know what my eyes are worth, but I thought it was a good deal. Works lie a charm too.

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Polarizing of sunglasses has nothing to do with UV protection, 2 separate issues. If the sunglasses offer the recommended OSHA UV protection, you are fine with any brand. The frame is the issue of what is most comfortable for each individual. Both lenses and frames are very cheap, but marked up very high. I get my frames for my everyday glasses that retail 2-$300 for a mere fraction of retail from reps I know in the business.

For fishing I wear Cocoons flip ups, works as well as any prescription filled polarized sunglasses I've purchased from my optician. For activities other than fishing I don't like polarized sunglasses.

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I just go down to Canal Street in NYC, 5 pairs of Oakley's for $50. LOL

Don't know it they are real, but they are polarized.  ;D

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Need the best value under $50 preferably a lot less :)

Don't even bother wasting your money on cheap crappy glasses.Take that fifty bucks and spend it on something else.

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I will have to agree with everyone here about value priced sunglasses being inferior. I used to not think this way, i  used the $20 walmart sunglasses for years thinking "they are  polarized and cut down on glare so why do i need to spend big bucks on a pair of nice glasses that I'll probably lose anyway". Well now I'm a changed man, my sweet wife bought me a pair of Costa's 580's for Christmas and the difference is night and day. My advice is that if you're in a pinch right now just get something cheap(like the walmarts) and save up for something better. After all ,even if you have cheap glasses, it is better than nothing.

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I am an optician and can tell you that the lenses in most sunglasses, cheapo and expensive alike, are pretty much the same. In fact they are most likely made from polycarbonate plastic which is marketed as featherweight or lightweight, and are what you would be paying pretty good money for in an optical shop. They also have UV protection as an inherent quality. When you are paying big money for sunglasses you are paying for name brand, and or frame quality mostly.

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I am an optician and can tell you that the lenses in most sunglasses, cheapo and expensive alike, are pretty much the same. In fact they are most likely made from polycarbonate plastic which is marketed as featherweight or lightweight, and are what you would be paying pretty good money for in an optical shop. They also have UV protection as an inherent quality. When you are paying big money for sunglasses you are paying for name brand, and or frame quality mostly.

I would be curious to see if the optometrist you work for agrees...

Don't skimp on glasses or sunscreen. You'll thank yourself later.

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I am an optician and can tell you that the lenses in most sunglasses, cheapo and expensive alike, are pretty much the same. In fact they are most likely made from polycarbonate plastic which is marketed as featherweight or lightweight, and are what you would be paying pretty good money for in an optical shop. They also have UV protection as an inherent quality. When you are paying big money for sunglasses you are paying for name brand, and or frame quality mostly.

I would be curious to see if the optometrist you work for agrees...

Don't skimp on glasses or sunscreen. You'll thank yourself later.

UV protection in lenses is very rarely affected by price, quite a lot of lenses nowadays offer 100% UV protection at very low cost. lens quality is a different matter, I have a few pairs of nice sunglasses believe me I know the difference , I mean I get them at cost so why not. But your eyes can be just as protected by $10 glasses as $200. BTW I always have sun screen on :)

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I am an optician and can tell you that the lenses in most sunglasses, cheapo and expensive alike, are pretty much the same. In fact they are most likely made from polycarbonate plastic which is marketed as featherweight or lightweight, and are what you would be paying pretty good money for in an optical shop. They also have UV protection as an inherent quality. When you are paying big money for sunglasses you are paying for name brand, and or frame quality mostly.

I would be curious to see if the optometrist you work for agrees...

Don't skimp on glasses or sunscreen. You'll thank yourself later.

UV protection in lenses is very rarely affected by price, quite a lot of lenses nowadays offer 100% UV protection at very low cost. lens quality is a different matter, I have a few pairs of nice sunglasses believe me I know the difference , I mean I get them at cost so why not. But your eyes can be just as protected by $10 glasses as $200. BTW I always have sun screen on :)

My thoughts on glasses are derived from personal experience.  I take into account many things: UV protection, clarity, weight, etc.  I also take lens material into consideration, mostly how long will the glasses stand up to the abuse I put them through.

In my experience the cheaper sunglasses, while they may offer the 100% UV protection, do not stand up to the test of time the way I wear them.  If someone goes through a $50 pair of glasses every year (very possible), then it is less of a "value" than my Costas I have had for over three years. I paid ~$130 for them and have beat the crap out of them.

Cheap glasses also tend to tire my eyes out due to the distortion in their glass/poly construction.

"Best Value" is just as subjective with sunglasses as it is with rods, reels, and baits.  Like most other topics, to each his own.

You only get one set of eyes. I dont want to chance it with what I have, so I will drop the coin for a pair of the best glasses I can afford.

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I am an optician and can tell you that the lenses in most sunglasses, cheapo and expensive alike, are pretty much the same. In fact they are most likely made from polycarbonate plastic which is marketed as featherweight or lightweight, and are what you would be paying pretty good money for in an optical shop. They also have UV protection as an inherent quality. When you are paying big money for sunglasses you are paying for name brand, and or frame quality mostly.

I'm curious to the difference between the plastic lens that you refer to and glass ones?

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Thanks Bassman757 & QuakeNShake, that video should become a sticky.

Style costs..plain and simple!

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Just because they have UV protection does not mean they are any good. The view is distorted on cheaper shades when you look at different angles. Cheap glasses most likely don't have any type of impact rating to protect you while driving in a boat or having a jig fly back at you.

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Look, I have had 3 $150-200 dollar Oakleys in the last 4 years. I have also had a pair of $50 dollar Nike sunglasses.

All were polarized. All have lasted over 4 years and the simple truth is that I payed more for the Oakleys because they have a cool little circular logo on them that stands for "Oakley".

Don't get me wrong. The Oakleys are by far nicer sunglasses in that they feel better on my head and they simply will not break.

Having said all this, if I only wanted/had $50 dollars to spend. I would not think twice about buying those $50 Nikes.

As long as you take decent care of them, they should last you quite a while.

Don't feel like you need to spend $200 on a pair of sunglasses when $50 will do.

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