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Old Mar 08, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Its never been a issue with me. the only problem with polorized lenses is it's hard to read anything with a LED display.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:47 PM
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I use Oakley Fast Jacket XL's http://uk.oakley.com/products/6721/25068

230 here so direct conversion is $340 but I think you guys state side get it for under that.

These have been awesome! I have a gigantic head so the fact these fit me really well is a great thing, something I don't usually find. I've found they're very good at protecting my eyes from the wind. The best thing is the interchangeable lenses. If it's super bright I use the black iridium polarized. If its overcast persimmon are awesome; make it easier to see the plane and turn the sky orange; makes winter feel like summer, haha!

I'm tempted to get some Jupiter Factory Lite's as they look cooler : http://uk.oakley.com/products/7026/26952
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 07:49 PM
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I want deer fly repelling glasses.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Zurich will take a set of standard sunglasses frames of your choosing and have prescription lenses cut to fit with your prescription and choice of lense coverings that the offer. I had a set done by them and they came out fantastic and will go back to them if I need anymore. I just went to a sunglasses shop and decided which ones I liked and sent him the make/model along with the prescription from my eye doctor. Great service
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 12:16 PM
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If you want to keep your perscription just get a pair made with polorized lenses. You will have to chose between brown or gray in tinting. I am use them all the time to fly with and makes it easer to see even on couldy days.
I've heard you don't want polarized since depending on angles of vision and such it can cut down on what you see. I love them for fishing due to glare on the water but I'm thinking of getting a pair or prescription sunglasses for flying, just run of the mill grey smoke.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 01:26 PM
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I wear contacts for sports, but regular glasses for flying. I also do not wear sunglasses when flying. I wear them and take them off when I'm ready to fly. Go figure. I never ever fly unless the sun is at my back, so no real problem. I also wear a hat. We have the luxury of more than one field so in the afternoon, we cross over to our nothern field and keep the sun behind us. They are only about 300 yards away.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 10:46 PM
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logically wouldnt you talk to your optomotrist describe your goals and see what they have to say before coming to the rc groups doctors?
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 10:51 PM
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logically wouldnt you talk to your optomotrist describe your goals and see what they have to say before coming to the rc groups doctors?
If he flies RC and needs glasses he may have very good advice.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 11:52 AM
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yea my Doc dont need glasses or does he fly RC. ha! i already asked.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 12:05 PM
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yea my Doc dont need glasses or does he fly RC. ha! i already asked.
My doc suggested a yellow/beige lens as they help define the target similar to shooting glasses. Worked out great for me
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 08:46 PM
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logically wouldnt you talk to your optomotrist describe your goals and see what they have to say before coming to the rc groups doctors?
Doesn't hurt to do both! Can I trust my Optometrist to give me the right advice as to best color for RC Flying? I don't really know....
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:00 PM
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i can get 2 sets of glasses under my insurance. i think im gonna go with something for overcast days and something for sunny days.

but yea dont know if i can trust my Optometrist to give me the best advice either.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:18 PM
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yellow, orange, red (in some cases like hot bright countries) work really well for bright sunny fields. for flying fields with regular dark clouds or murky skys use a light green or blue.

works for me.
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Old Apr 04, 2013, 12:14 AM
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Try clip on sunglasses

Try polarized clip on sunglasses.

They are image based, customized to fit your frame

http://www.cliponexpress.com
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