Sunglasses on the water....Prescription Eyewear Users

Started by sundaytrucka, May 04, 2015, 04:49:49 PM

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Quote from: sundaytrucka on May 05, 2015, 04:51:17 PM

I have really bad eyes, so I have to pay a premium to get the thin lenses in my prescription, otherwise it would be 1940-50 coke bottle lenses for me, honestly, even worse than that when they showed what it would be with standard lenses, add polarization and frames to that....$$$

About 10 years ago I ordered a set of the standard lenses, polarized. When the optician came out of the room with them for me to try on I was shocked. MUCH thicker than the estimate they gave me, like wearing lenses cut from glass-wall brick on your face.. :o
Needless to say I immediately took advantage of their 30-day refund policy.

Since then I have settled on using Cocoons, although I wish they had more lens and frame options.
The ones I have survived being accidentally dropped and left on the side of the road while we were stopped on the shoulder.
My brother spotted them hiding in the grass nearly a week later.



The most economical I've found so far is the Bolle safely glass "tracker" that one can buy a RX insert separately.
For those like myself who require bi-focal will understand the cost of those lens. 
Issue is they do fog up unless you drill some hole on the side of the lens, and the strap is required to hold the glass.


I had a pair of Maui Jims for 15 years and at least 6 prescriptions.  I just rotated getting new prescriptions every other year.  Meaning, My normal glasses this year, my maui jims next year.  insurance only covers every so often.  Still expensive, but if you have a good frame they will last for many years.  my 2 cents

The maui jims finally broke on the frame(15years) , so now just a pair of ray bans as they broke on the wrong


We fish visually, so without Polaroids I can't fish.    Since about 10 years back I've been wearing bifocal prescription Polaroid lenses which have been fantastic.   The downside is that they effect my balance.

I am already on my 3rd pair but they are much cheaper here, maybe $180 without frames.    I provide my own frames from previous polarized fishing glasses.

Maybe if you send me your prescriptions I can have them made up for you....LOL