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    I'm glad you posted this, actually. I've been confusing contacts because I can't hardly see when fishing with my sunglasses. Hadn't considered Rx sunglasses until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_deanyo View Post
    I'm glad you posted this, actually. I've been confusing contacts because I can't hardly see when fishing with my sunglasses. Hadn't considered Rx sunglasses until now.
    If you can find some that fit, 'clip on's' really work.
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    I consider Rx Polarized real glass shades to be among my most important pieces of gear. I like photochromic copper for most fresh and salt applications but have amber for low light too. Plastic is light in weight but far more easily scratched than glass and hardly glass's equal in visual acuity. Both Costa and Smith have proprietary tints adapted to sight fishing; I have been wearing Smiths for some time now always with an eyewear retainer attached.

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    Good thread. I need to,"look" into sunglasses with readers built into them. I have always likes the polarizing gray tint. Switching back and forth between readers and my sunglasses is a hassle.

    Denny

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    There is a rationale in fishing eyewear color. Gray is color neutral, it simply eliminates an amount of light transmission. It is often preferred by deep water fisherman who value neutral color. Our eye/brain does not focus blue light waves very well so, in sight fishing, filtering out some blue light enhances visual acuity by increasing contrast. Hence the popularity of the yellow, amber, brown and cooper tints.

    Hunting elusive gray ghosts on sun drenched pale bottomed flats requires maximum contrast and many prefer yellowish amber lenses. This color tends to brighten as well as contrast making picking up slight shadowy movements a little sharper. I still prefer cooper and definitely do trout fishing. Cooper sharpens contrast too and warms colors a bit but more pleasantly than yellow.

    And, a long billed hat shading your face is a vision enhancer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetandsalt View Post
    I consider Rx Polarized real glass shades to be among my most important pieces of gear. I like photochromic copper for most fresh and salt applications but have amber for low light too. Plastic is light in weight but far more easily scratched than glass and hardly glass's equal in visual acuity. Both Costa and Smith have proprietary tints adapted to sight fishing; I have been wearing Smiths for some time now always with an eyewear retainer attached.
    +1 for Smith photochromic copper. That's what I've been using since before Smith bought Action Optics. You can save some money with bifocals instead of progressive lenses. My everyday glasses have progressive lenses, but for fishing sunglasses I find bifocals adequate. (Bifocals combine a regular prescription lens for distance with a "reader" lens for up-close reading, tying tippets, etc.)

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