I just today, took another step towards becoming an old man. I had my eyes checked and need glasses. So my question is who uses prescription sunglasses with polarized lenses? What info would be good to know? Where would be some good places to look? I have never worn prescription glasses in my life so I know nothing on the subject.
I just got home from checking out glasses at the shop on post. I found a possible solution. Oakley makes regular glasses frames, and you can have them fitted with polarized transition lenses. It sounds like the best option so far, unless someone knows of any reason not to go this way???
I am going to get polarized sunglasses on my next round of eye examinations next fall. Here are a couple of ways that you can get quality optics.
Smith Optics - You can get a Smith prescription order form from a Smith retailer that participates in that program. Take that form to your optometrist to get the prescription filled. Send in the form to Smith. There is a spot on the form for a credit card number. Also right down the name of the shop that you got the form from. Keep in mind that not all Smith retailers are not involved in the program.
Maui Jim - Go to an optometrist that is affiliated with Maui Jim. It can do the basic fitting to do the ordering from MJ.
I wish!!! I have Army insurance, they provide glasses only in a wonderful choice of 8 frames, which all look about the same.
The dredded use of the word "uniform" as an adjective, and not just a noun! My little brother retired after 22 yrs active duty, about 4 or 5 years ago, and he still refers to his "old man" or "granny" glasses - those very plain black frame glasses that the Army let him purchase through their eye care plan.
As for me, I'm WAY careless and forgetful to use expensive sun glasses on the water, even with Croakies!!! So I wear contacts, and I pick-up and stockpile cheap poloraized glasses whenever I find a good price or find them on-sale. I picked up a half-dozen pair at an Orvis tent-sale a couple of years ago. Still have 4 pair new, in the box. Reg $45+/-, on clearance for $18.99...... I either use a magnifier clip-on on them for tying knots, or I switch to 2.0+ reading glasses. ($20 for 5 pr at Sam's Club!)
I'm a little older then some here and wear bifocals. My prescription did not change last time I went to the opto, but I was eligible under my plan for frames and lenses. so, I had them build me some prescription sun glasses on a Maui Jim frame, amber lenses, polarized, and talked the opto Doc into adding a 3x bifocal section so I could tie flies on easier (the bifocal section is typically 2x strong). They have been great so far (2 seasons) and I can still wear them driving, hiking, etc as only the bifocal section has been upgraded to be a little stronger than normal. All said, these only cost me about $100 over insurance.