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Postby tjg7101 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:43 pm

I'm looking for some lenses as suggested by my opthamologist -- I'll use them for golf and fishing primarily but also general all around usage.
He recommended a lens that is polycarbonate - polarized and blue blocker (and 100% UV ) . Can you point me in the direction of which of your manufacturers would make such a lens and that you'd recommend. I've purchased bnoculars and telescopes through you before. thanks
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Re: RX Sunglasses-lenses

Postby Liz on Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:23 pm

Sunny summer days are almost here and we are getting more and more requests for tennis, fishing and golf sunglasses 8)

Polarized sunglasses will work perfectly both for golfing and for fishing. Polarized lenses remove the glare. They are even more crucial around the water. Polarization removes the annoying glare from the shiny water surface and sometimes you can even see the fish under the water :wink:

The lens color that I would recommend both for golfing and fishing is either brown or amber. It will work ideally in both situations. In addition that’s the best lens for driving.

Prescription sunglasses brands that would meet your needs are Serengeti and Ray Ban.

Serengeti prescription sunglasses will probably be the best option. All Serengeti lenses in both prescription and non-prescription form block the blue light and protect from UV. The two prescription lenses that you will need to choose from are Serengeti Driver Polarized and Serengeti Driver PolarMax. These both lenses are polarized brown photochromic. Photochromic property allows them to adjust to light conditions: the lenses will go darker under direct sunlight. The difference between these two lenses is the material they are made of. Serengeti Driver Polarized lenses are glass and Serengeti Driver PolarMax lenses are polycarbonate. Glass feature the best optical clarity, but is little bit heavier than the rest of lens materials. Polycarbonate is lighter in weight and thinner (in case if prescription is high), in addition it is impact resistant. If your optician suggested you polycarbonate, I would go with Serengeti Driver PolarMax. Serengeti has just introduced this lens in prescription form, we did not have a chance to update the web site yet. So if you decide to go with this lens, you can select "DRPSV Serengeti Driver Polarized" lenses from the menu when placing an order (they are of the same price) and type in "PolarMax Drivers" in customer's comments and instructions field.

Ray Ban prescription sunglasses can be also ordered with polycarbonate brown polarized lens. They will also block UV light, but they won't offer an additional protection from blue light. But Ray-Ban is a very popular prescription sunglasses brand and is more cost effective than Serengeti.

Take a look at both collections at http://www.opticsplanet.com/serengeti-p ... asses.html and http://www.opticsplanet.com/ray-ban-rx- ... ewear.html. Let me know if you have any questions about some specific model or need help entering your prescription information on-line.
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Re: RX Sunglasses-lenses

Postby P_J on Fri May 22, 2009 5:08 pm

He there,

I'm looking for a dicent pair of driving prescription sunglasses. I don't care if the lenses are polarized or not. But I want them to be dark enough to protect my eyes from bright sun. Please advise.
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Postby Liz on Tue May 26, 2009 6:42 pm

Serengeti prescription glasses should be a perfect choice. They all come with photochromic lenses that darken even behind the windshield. They are getting dark enough on sunny days, and getting lighter in low light conditions. Serengeti Drivers lens that I mentioned in the previous message is the best lens for driving. It makes all the colors that you can see on the road stand out. In addition all Serengeti prescription lenses come with AR (anti-glare) and blue light blocker coatings.
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