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    I have loads of pairs. Had a very good pair of amber lens Polaroids that some fink down South now uses cos I left them in the car park at Throop. My current faves are a pair of Smiths yellow lens [Harris sale...bargain !] and a pair of top of the range Polaroids I won on FM. Very good glasses but not that comfortable. The Flying Fisherman are pretty good and they are comfortable.

    No way would I pay top dollar though. Too easily lost,sat or trodden on.

    Big Phil wears OPtilabs and says they are fantastic. Fortunately I am not yet mole sighted like him.

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    I have a pair of prescription sunners but they are not polarised lenses.

    Drivewear look interesting but I have very bad short sight they don't appear to do -9 diopter lenses.

    Over the years I have tried several clip-ons but these produce reflections between the various surfaces.

    I am currently using a cheap pair of chinese jobs that you wear over normal glasses. These work OK but are a bit too 'Joe 90' for my taste.

    Still looking for the perfect solution...

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    Thought I would throw into the ring although its notdirectly related to sunglasses.......

    I would suggest to everyone that before going out and spending a fortune on sunglasses it is definitely worth having a proper eye carried out and on a regular basis. It is only because of regular testing (annually but now every 6 months for me) that a fairly serious condition was found with my right eye.
    To cut a long story short I've had an expensive eye op for Epiretinal Membrane which means a will have poor vision for some time to come as swelling in the eye abates and even then it may never get better. This means I also have cataracts in both eyes which will require further ops complicated by the original op.
    In talking to my consultant (I paid to have one of the best in his field) it seems many he sees have problems simply because they do not have regular tests particularly as they get older. Also, and this is the point, many buy cheap sunglasses that are fashionable but quite useless for 'regular' wear. This is where I suggest fishermen are a special case because they wear sunglasses more often than most so it pays to be absolutely sure of what you're buying and to get proper advice.......FROM AN OPTICIAN
    In my case I am now stuck with zero fishing, even less reading of books (my other love)and an uncertain future around my general eyesight AND zero driving if things get worse.

    Not to say this sort of thing will happen to any of you but then that's what I thought.....and I've always tried to keep up the annual testing!!

    Just be sure of what you're buying..........................

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    Very sound stuff, Tee-Cee. I believe that the best advice that I, a non-medic layman and someone still blessed with a decent set of peepers, can offer is not to wear sunglasses for very long / all the time when fishing, for, however "good" they are, they affect your vision and probably do some damage. So, unless I am in blinding tropical or alpine sun (which I haven't been for several years), I only use sunglasses for fish-spotting, and leave what I was born to do the looking rest - less eyestrain, fewer headaches after hours of staring through lenses.
    Last edited by Paul Boote; 28-06-2013 at 10:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee-Cee View Post
    Thought I would throw into the ring although its notdirectly related to sunglasses.......

    I would suggest to everyone that before going out and spending a fortune on sunglasses it is definitely worth having a proper eye carried out and on a regular basis. It is only because of regular testing (annually but now every 6 months for me) that a fairly serious condition was found with my right eye.
    To cut a long story short I've had an expensive eye op for Epiretinal Membrane which means a will have poor vision for some time to come as swelling in the eye abates and even then it may never get better. This means I also have cataracts in both eyes which will require further ops complicated by the original op.
    In talking to my consultant (I paid to have one of the best in his field) it seems many he sees have problems simply because they do not have regular tests particularly as they get older. Also, and this is the point, many buy cheap sunglasses that are fashionable but quite useless for 'regular' wear. This is where I suggest fishermen are a special case because they wear sunglasses more often than most so it pays to be absolutely sure of what you're buying and to get proper advice.......FROM AN OPTICIAN
    In my case I am now stuck with zero fishing, even less reading of books (my other love)and an uncertain future around my general eyesight AND zero driving if things get worse.

    Not to say this sort of thing will happen to any of you but then that's what I thought.....and I've always tried to keep up the annual testing!!

    Just be sure of what you're buying..........................
    Sorry to hear of your predicament Tee-Cee, I hope things pick up for you soon. It may be worth trying a Kindle if your specialist allows it as you can turn any book available in that format to large print.

    Its also worth checking the UV protection of any glasses you buy, I disagree with Paul as they can offer 100% UV protection to your eyes, like factor 50 for your eyeballs.
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    I get eyestrain from pole-float watching and particularly when wearing cheap Polaroids. I am going to buy a pair of Shimano ones next which, whilst not breaking the bank at under £30, should be better than the pair I bought in Lidl for £2.99!

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    They take their sunglasses pretty seriously overseas - Treat your sunglasses as though your vision depends upon them | Fly Fishing | Gink and Gasoline | How to Fly Fish | Trout Fishing | Fly Tying | Fly Fishing Blog

    After reading the above, I have just built a small domestic shrine to mine here at home - discreet everlasting flame, burning incense, a little Buddhist monk (very reasonable if you buy them in bulk direct from Tibet) in a corner constantly chanting "Ommmmm", some Selfie pictures of a fishily triumphant Moi looking Great wearing them, the skins of a few warring bird types on the walls - nothing too showy.

    If it goes on like this, I'll have to ditch all the fishing tackle and the fish and become a 2013 Ray Ban Aviators Reincarnation of the Cast of Easy Rider.

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    Ive had several over the years but about fifteen years ago bought some cheap ones until I could get into town and buy better.
    They cost seven quid and all it says on them is "made in korea".
    Not long after buying them I was out on a big pit bream spotting with a friend who was wearing optix comorants, just passing a bay he announced that it was clear of fish but after looking myself suggested he try mine cos he had missed a shoal of biggies.
    He was mortified and asked who mine were made by but I couldnt help him on that score.
    They are indispensible to me having put me on some great fishing when others miss out using expensive branded ones.
    They are in my car now with one arm missing (no one will repair them as they have glass lenses) but they are absolutely irreplaceable so a bit of wire has to suffice, if I were to loose them I would be very upset.
    For most other situations that just need sun protection I have a pair from boots the chemist that cost much much more but arnt a patch on my originals.

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    I've never found any which beat amber in any light conditions, whereas the grey and browns often don't do the job properly, especially with deeper water. If I had 20/20 vision I would go for Cormorants, even though they seem a bit heavy, but as I wear glasses I wear clip-ons from Daiwa for about £15. I keep them clipped to the brim of my hat when not in use so they never get forgotten or lost.
    So many cormorants.... so few recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffmaynard View Post
    If I had 20/20 vision I would go for Cormorants, even though they seem a bit heavy...

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    So many cormorants, so few recipes.
    You've been COOKING your sunglasses, Geoff?

    BTW, one final plug for Eye Level and TF Gear sunnies - both good IMO, and excellent value for money.
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