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Need Help With Rx Sunglasses For Fishing And General Use.

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 Since I have to buy prescription sunglasses its hard to try any out before making the purchase. They are also usually more expensive then normal sunglasses you folks gifted with good sight get to use.

 

My question is what tint should I go with for a pair of rx glasses I am going to use day to day but really want set up specifically for fishing. I have a pair of 80% grey non-polarized glasses now and they are fine for being outside but horrible when out on the boat.

 

I was leaning towards 80% amber(or brown) polarized lenses. 

 

What do you folks think? Remember I dont have many choices other then shades of amber or grey for rx glasses. 

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You may what to try a pair of  the fitover types. I have a pair from Walmart ($24.95) and a pair from Strike King ($24.95)and they do just fine , and no big bucks spent. 

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Well tbh Im due for a new pair of glasses thru insurance and Im going to use that money towards sunglasses this year. 

 

I tried the fitover types and they hard to used to...maybe because it was just in store while I had them on.....I didnt like the clip on types much either. 

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Don't you love it when you ask a question and everyone repeatedly tells you their idea is much better than yours, even though you've clearly thought it out?  :eyebrows:

 

Anyway, I don't wear prescription glasses but I prefer grey polarized lenses for my everyday sunglasses.  If you are ok with wearing amber in your everyday life, that might be more useful for fishing.  Either will be better than non-polarized for fishing though.

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I wear glasses and have a pair of prescription sunglasses in (pretty dark) grey. They work fine for fishing when the sun is its brightest. When it's partly cloudy or darker, I find them to be too dark and I can tell my eyes are straining.

I know you're not interested in clip-ons, but I'll share with you my experience with the three different colors I bought off EBay directly from some Chinese vendor. They were very cheap polarized clip-ons in yellow, amber and grey (about the same darkness as my Rx sunglasses).

I don't use the grey ones at all because I have the Rx in similar shade. Probably could have saved the $8 and not bought them.

Anyways, I haven't found a BOW that matches well with the amber. I would say the ponds and lake I fish are mostly clear to slightly stained with at least 2 or more feet of visibility. The amber glasses don't seem to improve my visibility in any brightness of sun.

Surprisingly the clip-ons I grab most often are the yellow. I like them when the sun is rising, when it's partly cloudy or overcast, and I kinda like having them on just in general. I look like a total dork though.

So my order of preference is:

1) yellow

2) mid to dark grey

3) amber

But I'd you could somehow swing it, I'd get #1 and #2.

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There is not, in my opinion, one color that fits all needs.  What is good for driving, yellow, is not particularly good on a real bright day for fishing.  Sounds like you need to spring for two pair, or go with one of the alternatives.  Good luck.  BTW, I had cataract surgery several years ago and no longer needed prescription glasses.  What a new world that opened up. 

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I have RX dark gray polarized glasses I use all the time when fishing , The only down side is when it's not particularly bright out they tend to be a little too dark I think my next pair will be a  brown polarized just dark enough so i don't have to squint ... Good luck 

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I go with a brown, polarized lens on my Rx glasses.  They offer plenty in the way of shading vs. amber, but are a good option for overcast days. Grey lenses are okay, but under all but sunny conditions they are a little on the overkill side.  I also have difficulty reading my electronics with grey lenses, but that may be because I'm color blind.

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I used to work for oakley and if you're insurance will cover it, definitely recommend them they have so many lens colors to choose from and even offer lenses geared towards fishing shallow or deep water.

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I have a set of prescription sunglasses that I use. They are tinted and polarize, and the best thing ever. Here is something to keep in mind though.

 

I spent $100 alone on each lens for polarization alone (not including the tinting which I think was $100 for both)

 

Polarization plus tint are great for sunny days but you are going to have a hard time seeing bedded bass on overcast days.

On overcast days wear the amber tinted glasses and you will be able to see better through the water.

 

So my suggestion I think is wear contacts and have a set of both polarized and amber  glasses.

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Thanks for thoughts/opinions/facts--help.

 

After my insurance I had to pay $60 out of pocket for eye exam and a new set of 80% amber tinted, polarized glasses with anti scratch & glare coating and are also shatterproof which is awesome because I do a lot of shooting. 

 

My only worry is the 80% tint may be too dark on overcast days. 

 

I did feel a little better realizing I could pay well north of $60 for a non-rx pair of quality glasses so the $60 doesnt seem too bad. Plus Walmart gives you a $60 day satisfaction guarantee on the rx lens so we shall see. 

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