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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:58 pm

What do fellow glasses-wearers do on the water? Sunglasses are obviously needed, but not so useful for a 5am launch. Do you wear your normal specs and swap them when the sun comes up? I've been using photochromic lenses for sometime which isn't a bad compromise, but they don't quite cut it on the real blue sky days.

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:53 am

I use either, some of my older specs - all of my specs are photochromic - or, depending on how bright the day is I also have prescription sunnies.
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:20 pm

Slipover sunglasses (that fit over your normal glasses)

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:03 pm

I wear progressive prescription sunnies on land. But at ~$800/pair I won't risk them on the boat or kayak.

I've been seriously tempted by a set of prescription sea-specs. I have a set of classic sea-specs and they have been fantastic.

https://www.seaspecs.com/seaspecs-presc ... ses-ezp-47" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:06 pm

MikeAqua wrote:I wear progressive prescription sunnies on land. But at ~$800/pair I won't risk them on the boat or kayak.

I've been seriously tempted by a set of prescription sea-specs. I have a set of classic sea-specs and they have been fantastic.

https://www.seaspecs.com/seaspecs-presc ... ses-ezp-47" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yep, that's what I use....the standard SeaSpecs and then carry a $20 set of the disposable type reading glasses from the warehouse for tying knots if needed
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:08 pm

Hainesy wrote:
MikeAqua wrote:I wear progressive prescription sunnies on land. But at ~$800/pair I won't risk them on the boat or kayak.

I've been seriously tempted by a set of prescription sea-specs. I have a set of classic sea-specs and they have been fantastic.

https://www.seaspecs.com/seaspecs-presc ... ses-ezp-47" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yep, that's what I use and then carry a $20 set of the disposable type reading glasses from the warehouse for tying knots if needed
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:26 pm

im as blind as a bat now and probably should use sunnies... well i do if i dont need to see anything close... ie paddling. but usually swap them out for my normal specs when doing anything close.

what are these sea spec things you are talking about???? and where can i get some??

sorry didnt have my glasses on .... :lol: i now see the link above
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:58 pm

LASIK. End of problem.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:43 pm

TwoSpoons wrote:LASIK. End of problem.
Did that, awesome results. Now age is catching up with me and I need longer arms :lol:
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:14 pm

I wear my prescription progressive sunglasses.:)..I did have a strap tying them around my neck early on, but i don't anymore, never had any problems. I always wash them in fresh water when i get home.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:59 pm

Limitless wrote:Did that, awesome results. Now age is catching up with me and I need longer arms :lol:
I know precisely what you mean ;)
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:11 am

3 people in our office have had lasik. 1 had so many issues that they had to redo one eye. after about a year his eyes finaly settled down. person number 2 also had issues and had to give up hunting as they affected his ability to use a scope. person 3 has gone back to using glasses within 18 months

not sure i want to have the expense only to have worse issues or not have it last that long and have to have it redone within a couple of years
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Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:32 am

Dreadfish wrote:3 people in our office have had lasik. 1 had so many issues that they had to redo one eye. after about a year his eyes finaly settled down. person number 2 also had issues and had to give up hunting as they affected his ability to use a scope. person 3 has gone back to using glasses within 18 months

not sure i want to have the expense only to have worse issues or not have it last that long and have to have it redone within a couple of years
As with any elective surgery it's very important to research the organisation offering the service, and also the surgeon carrying out the work. I had no bones about asking for performance specs for each team, and waited for an opening with the one I selected - they had the best success statistics.
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:35 am

Yeah, I'm blind as without specs. I swap them out for contact lenses for days on the water or at the beach. they're fantastic. thought of trying them? Optometrists will give you lenses to trial, etc.

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:07 am

I wear prescription Sunnys and have lost one pair when got dumped in surf. Insurance covered thank goodness as they were over $1000 to replace. Still go with the new ones but take them off and store in kayak hatch if coming in through surf.


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Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:12 pm

I wear my prescription sunnies all the time. I got several pair online at Zenni optical. Much cheaper than buying local.

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:46 am

glasses for day to day life, contact lenses when on kayak and Rapala polaroid sunnies.
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:28 pm

I swear they make hooks with smaller eyes these days... I'm using Burnsco specs on the water when tying knots.

They come in various magnifications and two leds (individually switched) at $14.99.

http://www.burnsco.co.nz/shop/boating/c ... -with-leds

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:01 pm

Fit over sunnies are what I use, made a world of difference for me. My normal prescription glasses are quite small so they fitted over the top quite well and found them very comfortable.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/health-beauty/ ... 560268.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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