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 Posted: Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 10:40 am
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musto 07
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Pylstert wrote:
grootvis wrote:
Smith Sunglasses have won the coveted prize for best sunglasses almost every year. Beating Costa each time. I do believe that glasses are the most important investment one can make.

Just be very very careful of cheaper brands. There lenses are clear and you see well but they are burning your eyes. They damage them big time.

It really pays to get the best quality glass lenses you can.

Smith
Costa
Maui Jim

Top 3 in my opinion. Makos are also on par with Costa.


Very cheap glasses you buy on the side of the road perhaps. You dont need R3000 glasses to protect your eyes some of them have actually been proven to not even be on par with mid range specs


Howzit grootvis. I've experienced this eye burning as Pylstert says. Even with Oakleys especially as they start bubbling. Basically I'm just looking for a pair that I can trust 100% without having doubt in my mind or having to replace them down the line. For me its all about looking after my eyes because as I mentioned before I probably spend 80% of my day outside in the elements - the ability to see structure and boost my fishing is a bonus

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 Posted: Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 11:03 am
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Pylstert
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musto 07 wrote: Pylstert wrote:
grootvis wrote:
Smith Sunglasses have won the coveted prize for best sunglasses almost every year. Beating Costa each time. I do believe that glasses are the most important investment one can make.

Just be very very careful of cheaper brands. There lenses are clear and you see well but they are burning your eyes. They damage them big time.

It really pays to get the best quality glass lenses you can.

Smith
Costa
Maui Jim

Top 3 in my opinion. Makos are also on par with Costa.


Very cheap glasses you buy on the side of the road perhaps. You dont need R3000 glasses to protect your eyes some of them have actually been proven to not even be on par with mid range specs


Howzit grootvis. I've experienced this eye burning as Pylstert says. Even with Oakleys especially as they start bubbling. Basically I'm just looking for a pair that I can trust 100% without having doubt in my mind or having to replace them down the line. For me its all about looking after my eyes because as I mentioned before I probably spend 80% of my day outside in the elements - the ability to see structure and boost my fishing is a bonus

read up on the UV and other protection ratings of sunglasses and the ratings they are given and speak to an optometrist if you are concerned. Those super expensive Serengeti glasses for example was a brand that was found wanting in independent tests. Sunglasses are fashion items so like with handbags and shoes you are going to pay top dollar for a name and the extra money may add zero value to what the things are supposed to do - keep UV radiation out of your eyes and allow you to see fish. Most of the top brand sunglasses including Oakley and Rayban are made by an Italian company that also owns Sunglasses hut.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 27th, 2018 06:34 am
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deonjvan wrote:
Try a pair of these on , Mako's with the g2h5 lenses. Hands down best glasses I've looked through. The current pair I have are going on 3 years old, no scratches.
Maui Jim's are fantastic aswell.


I second that.

The MAKO brand are awesome glasses that will not scratch or bubble as most Oakley glasses do.

My vote MAKO

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 Posted: Sun Jan 28th, 2018 02:09 am
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kennylau
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I purchased a pair of Costas for R3600-00 in Cape Town a year ago. I have never ever experienced something as great before. I travel a lot workwise, about 6000km per month. I always in the past experienced burny or teary eyes or even developed headaches. Since I am wearing these Costas....nada. The problem is my better half now also wants a pair of Costas.They are excellent offshore and from the side. They just do not scratch because of the glass lenses. Wonderful glasses!!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 7th, 2018 02:42 pm
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Mako is definitely worth it and so is the oakley holbrook range they have a anti-scratch coating and guarantee on the coating too. Iv had so many R400 sunglasses and my friend has a pair of oakley holbrooks and a pair of mako GT and they are very good the lenses are way better than the cheap ones. Mako GT just more expensive and the coating is better. They both have HDR lenses too. When you have them on I promise you, you would love them. My friend works in optics and for the anti scratch lens coating and to polarise them it cost around 700 a lens

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 Posted: Sun Oct 7th, 2018 10:25 pm
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Mic.E
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I used to work for a spec savers back when I was still a student. We always advised our client's that the amber / brown lenses work better inland and the green / blue lenses work better at the coast. I personally have to wear my prescription glasses permanently, so I opt for a cocoon style polarised pair of sunglasses. The brand polaroid makes decent ones, but my last two pair came from Dischem at R500 per shot. If I can get them cheaper, I will.
I have a pair of ray-ban caravan's with photochromatic lenses, which works like a dream. Sadly I can't use them with my prescription glasses. I would say comfort should be the barometer, and if you really want to, fork out the extra cash for the better lenses, if you can take care of them and not wreck them in one session!

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