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Yes it’s copper-based, definitely in Green Mirror.  I have the Trivex lenses - best of both worlds - scratch resistant like glass, but lighter like plastic.  The catch is - to get Trivex, has to be prescription lenses.  Within a few years, Trivex will be more mainstream.

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Why hasn't anyone suggested AMBER...

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On 3/13/2019 at 10:56 PM, Catt said:

I use amber for every sky & water condition.

 

If you think you can see underwater with grey try amber. 

 

Amber is for maximum color contrast 😉

This is what I use also.

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On 3/14/2019 at 12:53 AM, Ksam1234 said:

I fish Lake Erie a lot pre spawn and smaller bodies of water in the summer bc I use a canoe so nothing is reslly deep open water. I would like to see what is under the water better but a lot of times it’s sunny sky’s. So would Amber still be the best?

The greater the angle of vision to the water, the better.  From a canoe or yak, even the best pair of polarized sun glasses won't give you much advantage looking into the water unless you're looking down over the side. The reflection off the water, however, increases as does the need for quality eyewear to protect your eyes. A mirrored lens is your best option. The color of that lens is a personal preference.

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5 minutes ago, papajoe222 said:

The greater the angle of vision to the water, the better.  From a canoe or yak, even the best pair of polarized sun glasses won't give you much advantage looking into the water unless you're looking down over the side. The reflection off the water, however, increases as does the need for quality eyewear to protect your eyes. A mirrored lens is your best option. The color of that lens is a personal preference.

I stand 75% of the time even in my canoe 

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Well, just an update for me......I got my annual eye exam and my RX changed a little.  My RX Oakleys' were made in 2015 and it was time to update the RX lenses.  Went into the Oakley retailer and they were able to order new lenses for the frames I have.  They were grey/polorized/blue mirror but since I am retiring this year and plan to be on the water more, I looked at the Oakley color chart and they actually recommended copper for fishing.  Sooooo....the new lenses will be copper/polorized/mirrored with a progressive RX.  It will be interesting to see if they improve my water vision compared to the grey that I had before.  I also got my new regular glasses RX in an Oakley frame so both my sunglasses and my regular glasses will be Oakley with original Oakley lab made lenses.  I went cheap on my last RX for my regular glasses and I have never been happy with them.  You get what you pay for in RX glasses/sunglasses.   

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On 3/13/2019 at 7:23 PM, haggard said:

I bought my first pair last year when meeting up with @LadiMopar & her hubby at our local shop. I had no idea what to get and she insisted on green mirror outside with brownish/amber inside. I suspect it's one of these personal preference things but after using them for one season I liked them so much I bought a spare pair (at this $30-$40 price point, the coating wears easily). I use them for driving, too. Can't stand bright sunlight in the eyes. On the fishing side, all I can say is they definitely work for seeing through the surface glare on the water. It's like magic.

 

I'm thinking the polarizing is what actually matters (and quality too - say plastic vs glass lenses, or thickness of the coating), and colors are just secondary or personal pref. Don't sweat it.

 

 

Glad you still like the sunglasses, but there really is method to the madness. Amber lenses are great for visual acuity on the water, as yellow is for night driving or shooting sports. 

 

for those who may be interested here is a basic breakdown of use of colored lenses in sports

https://www.hixmagazine.com/lens-color-guide-infographic-for-sports-sunglasses/

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2 hours ago, TOXIC said:

Well, just an update for me......I got my annual eye exam and my RX changed a little.  My RX Oakleys' were made in 2015 and it was time to update the RX lenses.  Went into the Oakley retailer and they were able to order new lenses for the frames I have.  They were grey/polorized/blue mirror but since I am retiring this year and plan to be on the water more, I looked at the Oakley color chart and they actually recommended copper for fishing.  Sooooo....the new lenses will be copper/polorized/mirrored with a progressive RX.  It will be interesting to see if they improve my water vision compared to the grey that I had before.  I also got my new regular glasses RX in an Oakley frame so both my sunglasses and my regular glasses will be Oakley with original Oakley lab made lenses.  I went cheap on my last RX for my regular glasses and I have never been happy with them.  You get what you pay for in RX glasses/sunglasses.   

Good thing I got copper !!

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I have serious eye problems (with one I have left) and my eye surgeon told me to wear brown or amber and I now use amber and love it.

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