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Hi- Looking for the right sunglasses...anyone can help me out?
 

CKGuY914

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When I think of golf good sunglasses I can only think of those Oakley ones that David Duval wears.
 

buddha33

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CKGuY914 said:
When I think of golf good sunglasses I can only think of those Oakley ones that David Duval wears.

Those are actually BAD golf glasses.
 

VtDivot

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I wear half-jackets, I really like them. Very duarble too as long as you take care of them of course.
 

Rockford35

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I think he means "bad looking". They're baseball style, not that stylish (to some anyways).

I have a pair of Half Jackets, a pair of Minutes and a pair of Twenties that I wear almost exclusively on the course. The HJ's are more stylin', for wearing to work. And my Minutes are extras, in case my Twenties hit the dust.

I love polarized lenses, however I would like to get the Golf Lens option. Just can't seem to find them ever.

Smith and Arnette also make good stuff.

R35
 

VtDivot

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I actually think the M-Frames are bad ass.... see David Duval and Brad Wilkerson.

My melon is way too small to pull of those bad boys though :(
 

Bravo

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This is a timely post for me.

My dad has some sort of eye condition where the ophthalmologist makes him wear dark glasses every time he goes outside. Every time.

Told him it was from overexposure to the sun.

My sense is that I need to start wearing sunglasses when I play but I get the impression I will not be able to see the ball well.

Am I screwed up on this subject? Do the glasses you wear give you enought light to see the ball well but provide protection at the same time?

I'm tabla rosa on this one...suggestions please.
 

tommyt

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I used to use Bausch and Lomb Ray Bans- they work good , but my daughter made me try maui jims- they are polarized and have good lenses- they do work great...
 

Rockford35

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Polarization doesn't do so much for reducing light to the eye, what it does it take the "glare" off everything. It's sorta hard to describe. Everything is the same colour you see now, it just is 'dumbed down' a bit.

Say what you are viewing now is 100. Sunglasses with smoke finish would allow about 70% of the light you see now through the lenses. Polarized lets more like 90-95% of the light, giving you better "true colour", but cutting out the light that causes damage to your eyes.

I can honestly say that having polarized lenses makes my eyes less tired at the end of a sunny day.

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Rockford35

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Doesn't Sergio endorse Bolle?

Dave, do you wear your polarized all the time, or just on the course? I found that my eyes needed to adjust a bit, but once they did, they were gold.

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DaveE

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rockford35 said:
Doesn't Sergio endorse Bolle?

Dave, do you wear your polarized all the time, or just on the course? I found that my eyes needed to adjust a bit, but once they did, they were gold.

R35

I really wear them everywhere except the course. I tried it once playing and once at the range and gave up. If I make it to the range this weekend I may give it another try.
 

tommyt

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I wear the polarized all the time, just have darker and lighter versions... The polarization takes the glare out of some things (water- for fishing- which I don't do anymore) and for driving it takes a lot of the glare out of other cars..... I now wear them even when overcast if there is enough light to see- I think it helps (if I could find the right pair I know I would break 80!!!)

Don't buy cheapo's the quality of the lens is the most important part. Thats why I went to ray bans many years ago - eye dr told me cheap glasses screw your vision up - and he wasn't selling em either...

wish i could go out now!!! common sat
tommyt
 

chemboy2

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I think all too often folks default to Oakley because they're Oakley. Oakley makes great products and I own a couple of different pairs but sometimes looking just off the beaten path yields some pretty good results too.

I would definitely recommend taking a look at Smith Optics (own 1 pair that I LOVE) and Rudy Project (own 3 pairs). You've probably heard of Smith Optics but my guess is that not too many folks here have heard of Rudy Project. RP is HUGE in the cycling community (my other passion) and is an extablished quality sunglass manufacturer. Both these companies offer great products and also make use of interchangeable lenses for varying light conditions. The biggest difference is in the price, SO and RP tend to cost less than Oakleys (100-150 vs 150-250+) and they also usually include 2-3 additional lenses for that price.
You can check out RP golf specific offerings at http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/products/sunglasses/golftennis.htm.

I also am putting in a vote for polarized lenses. Like others have said they just make things clearer.

As for Maui Jims, I have a few friends that wear them and absolutely love them. I just can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of sunglasses.
 

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