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Presciption Polarized Fishing glasses?

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Hey all...

I'm looking to get a good pair of polarized fishing glasses. Now I wear glasses so I would need prescription lenses for these. I was wondering what is the best approach to get a pair at a GOOD price?

Do you order them online and give them your prescription or do you get them the same place you get your glasses?

Thanks

Robert

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You can do both, but since you will be wearing them more often, get some that are comfortable as well.

I would recomend Oakleys since the lens can be interchanged an are pretty rugged.

I would give them a call or find the nearest dealer/retail store.

memo

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The optrician can get the glasses you want, IMO the quality of the polarization on prescription glasses can not be matched.  Pick out the frame you like at the opticians, have them polarize them, get the shade you want, depending on your prescription will be the biggest factor in overall cost.  BTW you probably can not use an after market frame as most of commercially available sunglasses have frames that bend the lenses beyond the point that a prescripition lense can be fitted.  I've been where you and tried, ended up buying the frames at the opticians, tell them what you are trying to accomplish and they typically can make some great suggestions.  BTW my Opthamologist is an avid outdoorsman and he fitted me with a pair of sun glasses that I wore hunting, the tint he put on those glasses made wildlife pop, the tint somehow separated the color spectrum to the point that the hues of grouse and deer stand in contrast to the woods, they were awesome.

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SoCalRob,

May I add my two cents to your query?

Prescription polarized sunglasses are expensive.

So I use Cocoons.

You can get grey and amber colors and just clip them onto your glasses for a lot less money than prescription glasses.

And you can change colors as necessary.

So please consider the Cocoons, or other polarized clip-on sunglasses.

Remember to put the strap on your glasses when fishing so they do not slip off your head and go "plop" in the water.  ;)

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I believe the polarization is nothing more than a coating that can be applied to the lenses when you order your glasses.  You can buy over the counter sunglasses and have prescription lenses installed in them as long as the frame has "Rxable" identified on the frame or tags on the frames.  Almost every name brand provides "Rxable" frames.  You can go to any Manufacturers website and do a search using "Rx" or "Rxable".

I've been thinking about going to go back to contact lenses for no other reason than to be able to buy decent sunglasses right off the rack.  I think this will be a less expensive option as well.

Good luck,

Davo

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I have been wearing prescription polarized glasses for years.  All of them purchased from an optical shop.  When you buy  regular glasses they usually will give you a break on the sunglasses.

You must purchase polarized lenses and then they do the tint to whatever shade you want.  Most optical shops have sport type frames that you can buy and then they will cut the lenses to fit.

I have bought the majority of my glasses at a Pearle Vision Center. They might be a bit expensive but the quality is great.  On top of that if I need an adjustment they will do it no questions asked.

Shortbasser

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I've been wearing glasses most of my life, I have been wearing progessive bifocals for about 15 years.

I would never order online prescription, I don't feel the savings is worth giving up the personal service from a good optician.

I only wear polorized for fishing, I'm using cocoons clip ons in both amber and grey and they are more than satisfactory. Amber for low light or inshore, grey for bright light and off shore.

I don't care for polorized for other activties like driving a car or playing golf, the lcd displays on the dashborard can be difficult to see. I did have an optician tell tell me airline pilots don't like polorized because they have trouble seeing the instrument panel and I found that to be true.

Polarizing is only a coating and I think most are about the same.

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Davo, all of my prescription polarized lenses are not "coated" with the polarization film. That film is sandwiched between two layers of the lense material. Cheap glasses may have the polarization film on the surface of the lense and over time will wear or scratch and become useless.

Finding frames that have side glare protection has been a problem for me since the wrap-around type frames will not work with my presciption.

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Good topic as I am also taking the polarized rx sunglasses dive this year.  Folks seem to like Maui Jims, Oakleys and Costas.  My optician guy recommends the MJs so I might try that....although they are probably fairly pricey when you do the frames and the lenses.  Gotta go with shatter resistant lenses .... a jig in the eyeball would probably not be good with glass.

I have some insurance that pays up to $120 so hopefully won't cost me more than couple hundred.

You guys like amber or grey for bass fishin?  Might try amber to brighten up the water.....

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I use amber lenses for cloudy/partly cloudy days and gray for sunny days.

I do the same, and this is what most sunglass companies recommend.  

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I use amber lenses for cloudy/partly cloudy days and gray for sunny days.

I do the same, and this is what most sunglass companies recommend.

Right....except, only getting one pair of prescriptions.  Would be nice to have 2 or interchangeable lenses.....

Eh, will probably just go with the amber and wear a hat.  Just to try something different than the usual gray.

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