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Offline Dakotablood

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Sunglasses
« on: Nov 07, 2018, 02:17 AM »
Hey guys n gals,
So I'm looking at getting some new sunglasses I'm curious if anyone has noticed if having polarized glasses messes with seeing their flashers screens at all. Thanks
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2018, 05:35 AM »
Dakota, yeah, I always used polarized shades and had trouble seeing my fish finder screen in the summer but I didn't have a lot of trouble seeing my flasher. But, I couldn't see my phone or camera screens. Polarized glasses and LCD screens don't mix. Another problem I had was that I'm old and need cheaters to tie on jigs or bait up or even unhook a fish so I am constantly switching back and forth. I picked up a pair of blue blocker bi-focal sunglasses and I love them. Much more clear, I can see my screens and no switching spec's.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #3 on: Nov 07, 2018, 06:05 AM »
Polarized and LCD sometimes don't play well together. Even the pump screen at the gas station can be a challenge. It's all about the angle and the screen design. If you can't see it rotate your head or the screen just a bit and the image will clear. I do not have any issues with either of my Lowrance units or an H-bird LCD. I wear polarized glasses all year long, glare just kills me.

Here's what happens:



And this is the science to why that sometimes is: https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/light/Lesson-1/Polarization


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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2018, 06:39 AM »
I often use polarized shades before sunset. It's the best time, imho.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2018, 08:35 AM »
I was the op in that thread that was linked.  I ALWAYS wear sunglasses when outside.  I have polarized glasses and ended up buying a Helix 7 and have not had any issues with the screen.  I do have issues with gas pump screens though.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2018, 08:37 AM »
I wear polarized sunglasses and with the splash cover on my LX7 it plays nasty games with me at times. It workable but at times can be a pain in the arse.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2018, 11:22 AM »
I never buy good sun glasses. I pay $3-$4 at Walmart for the Ozarks brand and were them until I damage them. If I buy $100 Glasses they would last a little longer.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:56 PM »
I paid $200 for my Oakleys.  They spent a winter in a snowbank 5 years ago and found them in the spring.  Put new lenses in them and I still wear them.

I am a believer that when it comes to glasses, you get what you pay for.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #9 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:00 PM »
I never buy good sun glasses. I pay $3-$4 at Walmart for the Ozarks brand and were them until I damage them. If I buy $100 Glasses they would last a little longer.

I have 20/10 vision. Cheap sunglasses are just that on my eyes. I cannot afford to skimp on sunglasses when all of my activities are in the outdoors. Add the sun reflection off the ice or white snow and now my ride home is no better than someone who can barely see.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #10 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:01 PM »
I paid $200 for my Oakleys.  They spent a winter in a snowbank 5 years ago and found them in the spring.  Put new lenses in them and I still wear them.

I am a believer that when it comes to glasses, you get what you pay for.

Another great brand to look at are Native Sunglasses (Nativeyewear)
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #11 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:07 PM »
I have polarized magnetic sunglasses that came with my prescription glasses. I can just pop them off and on in a heartbeat. Love them a lot.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #12 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:18 PM »
I'm hard on sunglasses. Had a coupla pairs of Costas. Really nice but @ $200 a pop I can't afford to lose any more. Got a pair of Smith and they were OK but not the CDMs. Broke those too.

Since I wear them everyday, all year long, I finally bought some polarized safety glasses (Safety Works 10105404 Safety Glasses Espresso Glare Gone Polarized) from Amazon. Regular about $25 occasionally they drop to about $15. I've always got a couple pairs in "reserve" in case I lose or break. These things are tough! Plus the view is amazingly good, they don't give me a headache like the cheap wavy ones do. You can spend alot more and not do too much better unless you're picky about sporting a brand.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #13 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:55 PM »
I wore cheap polarized shades for years before buying my first pair of Costas this spring. They are slightly heavier due to the glass lenses, and cost $170 but those are the only 2 negatives I can say about them so far. The clarity and durability is much better than the cheap Wally world garbage I used to buy.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #14 on: Nov 07, 2018, 02:25 PM »
Costa used to have a polycarbonate lens option. They were some lighter but not as scratch resistant as glass.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #15 on: Nov 07, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Sunclouds are  decent, good value. $60-$80 range.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #16 on: Nov 07, 2018, 03:41 PM »
Found a pair of polarized a couple of weeks ago that fit over my bifocals. Gonna give them a try this winter.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #17 on: Nov 08, 2018, 07:58 AM »
  For the most part I wear cheapie polarized glasses never had an issue seeing any of my screens(flasher or LCD), however as I age I do have to take them off to tie a lure on(tiny ice jigs I need "readers" anymore).


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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #18 on: Nov 08, 2018, 08:15 AM »
I usually get mine at the welding/industrial supply store. 1.5 bifocal in the bottom and 10-20 bucks.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #19 on: Nov 08, 2018, 08:42 AM »
Flying fisherman sells a pair of polarized glasses with readers built in. Not that I use them, ha ha.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #20 on: Nov 08, 2018, 10:53 AM »
costa 580g.

 i think it does affect the screen view on my garmin some but not enough to be with out them.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #21 on: Nov 08, 2018, 01:16 PM »
I bought a pair of Maui Jims last year and the finish is already coming off them. Nice lenses but the frames are junk. I'll be trying Costas next.
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #22 on: Nov 08, 2018, 05:56 PM »
The biggest problem with sunglasses is there is no governing body that controls how manufacturer's label their sunglasses. There are many sunglasses on the shelves that claim to be UV protectant that are not. Being outdoors as often as us anglers are, proper eye protection is a must

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2018, 06:41 PM »
I'm in and out all day long delivering parts, and I've had a pair of polarized flip-ups for quit awhile. Inside? Flip them up. Outside? Flip 'em down!! Sometimes hard to see the instruments so just flip them up.... @)
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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #24 on: Nov 09, 2018, 05:37 AM »
Costa used to have a polycarbonate lens option. They were some lighter but not as scratch resistant as glass.


They still do, but I don't have pockets deep enough for a pair of $250 sun glasses.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #25 on: Nov 09, 2018, 06:36 AM »
Flying fisherman sells a pair of polarized glasses with readers built in. Not that I use them, ha ha.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #26 on: Nov 13, 2018, 08:25 AM »
I'm a huge Costa Del Mar guy, I've had them all and they seem to fit right, cut out glare and give me great low-light vision. Expensive, but worth every penny. Personally, the more I spend on glasses, the more conscious I am of where I leave them and how I care for them.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #27 on: Nov 13, 2018, 09:28 AM »
i got my costa brine 580g on ebay for about $100 2 years ago.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #28 on: Nov 13, 2018, 09:34 AM »
i got my costa brine 580g on ebay for about $100 2 years ago.

When I worked for Gander Mtn, we'd get 60% off on them, now I don't, I shop ebay. Some great deals, you just have to watch out for rip-offs and product that's damaged. I got a pair of Jose's 580Gs from there that came all scratched. Dude took them back and sent another pair that were perfect.

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Re: Sunglasses
« Reply #29 on: Nov 13, 2018, 01:30 PM »
i will pay $20 -30 for polarized sunglasses. i break or lose them.  in the portable with the top down i don't need them until i move to the next honeyhole.

 



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