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Posted by Thermal Hobby | Sep 08, 2013 @ 09:34 AM | 6,932 Views
In this hobby it is a very good Idea to protect you eyes. You WANT to spend a good amount of money on a really good brand of polarized sunglasses, Especially if you are into gliders/thermal soaring. Sure you can say that the 12 dollar fishing glasses you buy are polarized and work. I have a pair of them and also oakleys. On testing the fishing glasses after 2 hours of flying I can say that my eyes feel strained and tired. I did the same flying for 2hours the next weekend with the oakleys. The sky on both days were cloud free and very bright. With the oakleys It did a way better job of deflecting unwanted light. The Iridium coatings in them block out glare and raise contrast, they also block angles of light. so you can see your plane better. The clouds where light hits from them is even reflected(shows blue) at the specific area. I'm not a salesman for oakley but I really recommend them for safety and just better feeling eyes after the day. You only have 2 eyes after all..

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+Dual lens Polaric Ellipsoid geometry (two lenses cut from single toric shield)
+Plutonite lens material blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light
+Optional Iridium coatings and lens tints to reduce glare and heighten contrast
+XYZ Optics for maximized clarity at all angles of vision, even at lens periphery
+Exceeds ANSI Z87.1 standards for impact and optical requirements