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For all of you that need to wear glasses, and have prescription polarized sunglasses, what are you using? From your eye dr or do you order from somewhere else?

I had lasik surgery 15 or so years ago and have noticed my right eye is not as good as it once was. I went and made an eye appointment and found I could use glasses. Not terrible but enough I would see an improvement

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ONOs will put your script in many of their shades - I like mine.

 

A-Jay

 

http://onos.com/prescription-sunglasses.html

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I have prescription sunglasses.  They have progressive lenses.  They also have a no glare coating which greatly reduces or eliminates the glare around lights.

 

I prefer the bronze color, polarized lenses.  They provide a sharper contrast for underwater objects. You can find information about how the various colors work better under a variety of conditons.

 

Some have difficulty adapting to progressive lenses.  They work like this.  When driving a vehicle you are looking through the upper portion which has the prescription for distant vision.  When you want to check your gauges you look down by moving your eyes, not your head.  You then are looking through the lens for close objects.  Unlike bifocals. as you move your eyes upward, the lenses rather than having just a close up and distant focus you can view objects clearly at all distances, not just the two you have in bifocals.

 

You can buy eyeglasses for less online.  But you lose the personal service.  If the glasses aren't adjusted properly, they may slide down your nose.  The part that goes around your eyes can be too snug and cause serious pain where they press against your flesh. 

 

You can bend them yourself, but I don't advise it.  When you buy glasses at a "store" the clerk/tech will fit the glasses to your head.  Tiny adjustments can make a huge difference.  Where we buy, you can go in anytime they are open and they will make adjustments to how they fit, at no charge.

 

Where we buy ours, you get a 25 percent discount when you buy a second set.  You get the discount on the pair with the lower cost. 

 

We get ours with all the bells and whistles, progressive lenses, anti glare coating, protective coating, ultraviolet blocking etc.  The total cost for two pair  isn't cheap, about 1200 dollars total cost.

 

But, we have reached the stage of life where there is little or no change from year to year in our lens prescriptions.  I'll go two to three years between buying glasses.  And, I now have three pair of sunglasses and two pair with clear lenses.  I keep the newer glasses for "formal wear" when I'm not doing things that are more likely to damage glasses.

 

When working around the house, or fishing, I'll wear the older glasses. 

 

You can get a good pair of clear glasses and relatively inexpensive clip on sunglass lenses to go over them.  I didn't like them when I tried them on.  They added weight and just felt clunky. 

 

There is a lot to getting into glasses for the first time.  I've just touched on my experiences.

 

Hope it helps.  Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.  I'll be glad to answer them, if I can.

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I have a set of Raybans with polarized prescription lenses in them made at Pearl Vision.  They are about 6 years old (yup, time for new ones).  They have worked great and help up well.  They did have to send them out to get the lenses ground due to the frame "wrap".  I've used mail order companies in the past but if something is wrong it is a pita to get fixed. 

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I have Liberty Sport frames with prescription polarized bi-focals. It is the only wrap around frame style that will work with my prescription.

With the seals on the frame, there is no light leakage to create back glare.

Sort of like the Wiley X sunglasses.

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I use Wiley -x purchased from my eye doc. Very mild perscription and discounted through my eye insurance. I forget the exact price but they were cheaper than buying a regular pair of Wiley-x sunglasses at bps or other retailers

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I got my prescriptions from my eye doctor. I got the tinted and polarized. Great for driving.... Not so much for fishing. The glasses are to dark to be helpful to see threw the water.

But with most medical you get a yearly exam, and discounted frames.

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Looking to use the polarized sunglasses on the boat in lakes and fishing some local ponds from shore. What type of polarized lens would work best in those situations? Just looking for best option for best visual in the water.

Does Oakley make a prescription set? If so, do you just provide them with your eye Drs prescription they gave you?

How long should I expect to wait to receive? Not that I'm fishing right now in Illinois

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eye dr. 

Used to get costa's...that's another story. Past few years I went with wileyx. Affordable, nice frames. Get the lenses anyway you want.

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I'll add one more reason for getting glasses at an eyeglass store rather than on line.  Not everyone's eyes have the same spacing.  Some are close while others are far apart.  When you settle on the frames you want, the tech will put a mark on each lens that lines up with your pupils.  Then they measure that gap and include that information in the purchase order along with the other specs.

 

That is critical because the lenses are ground to align with the geometry of your eyes.  Your eyes will look through the center of the area that has your prescription, not off toward the edges of the ground area.

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I got mine at walmart. I just picked out frames that were wraparound and a good seal to keep light out. They measured my eyes and took my prescription I got from my eye dr. I got polarized scratch resistant with a green/amber tint. Great for fishing and paid about 1/2 what the eye doc wanted. It only took about 5 days. I liked it so much I got a second pair the same way to keep in my truck. Good luck.

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I've found that the brown amber lenses are a lot better for seeing fish. Will never go back to dark grey. The amber also brightens other objects.

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Im not able to afford Rx costas or others so i picked up a pair of cocoons to go over my regular glasses and have been very pleased with them so far.

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I've found that the brown amber lenses are a lot better for seeing fish. Will never go back to dark grey. The amber also brightens other objects.

 

That has been my experience.  They are also great for driving in the rain and mist.  Much better visibility. 

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Inexpensive, comfortable and VERY effective:  http://www.epolarizedsunglasses.com/sunglasses-over-glasses/

 

This^. I've been using the $20 fit-overs from Wal-Mart For years. They have side shields and brow shields to block out stray light and I get several years out of a pair. I'm WAY past caring how they look.

 

Tom

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On 3/12/2015 at 11:49 PM, Joey Bass said:

Looking to use the polarized sunglasses on the boat in lakes and fishing some local ponds from shore. What type of polarized lens would work best in those situations? Just looking for best option for best visual in the water.

Does Oakley make a prescription set? If so, do you just provide them with your eye Drs prescription they gave you?

How long should I expect to wait to receive? Not that I'm fishing right now in Illinois

You can shop online for sunglasses

 

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Took my prescription to the vision center at wal-mart and got my tri-focals and they used the center and top lense to make amber, polarized bi-focals.  Both pairs are in identical frames and fit so well that at times, I forget which pair I have on.  They are great for fishing (tying knots) and driving.  

My wife liked them so much she has a pair of clear and sun glasses, also, in identical frames.  

Having both pair in identical frames makes them really comfortable to wear.

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I don't need the prescription part yet but I know Maui Jim offers a lot of models in prescription. That's what my dad uses and he loves them. I have Maui, REVO and Oakley. The Maui's by far have the best polarization for seeing into the water.  Plus their customer service is excellent.

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