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#11403250 - 02/09/16 01:43 PM prescription sunglasses
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3220
Loc: Arlington
I realize there have been a few threads lately on sunglasses but I am interested in prescription glasses. My insurance allows $200 for one pair. Looked at Costas and could get the frames for $130 but the prescription lenses run the cost up to around $500 which is out of my budget not to mention, I read they farm out the prescription lenses so you may not even be getting the same quality of lense as normal Costas.

Who has a good quality prescription lense closer to the $200 range? I'd like to stay under $300.

#11403265 - 02/09/16 01:49 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 7742
Loc: Rockwall,Tx
I have checked with the Rudy Project, Amphibia, and Oakley. They were all in the ballpark of $500

#11403277 - 02/09/16 01:54 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 465
Loc: Stephenville tx.
I went with ray ban on script sunglasses.

#11403290 - 02/09/16 02:00 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
LoneStarHusker Offline

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 402
Loc: Dallas
I bit the bullet and bought the prescription Costas. Love them, but they cost double any rod/reel combo I own.

#11403324 - 02/09/16 02:14 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 3272
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
My company will pay 200 ish per year for Safety Glasses. I went to walmart and had some bifocal polarized glasses done that were safety rated. I do not like the frames, don't fit well but heck for stout.

I need to find something else. If I bought a 700 dollar pair, I would loose them first rattle out of the box.

I was told Wiley X are good and lower price, but havent had a chance to look at them.
Thanks, Billy

#11403436 - 02/09/16 02:54 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
klockness Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 210
Loc: College Station, TX
Check out Wiley X on I had a pair for about $300. Nothing fancy but really good lenses and safety rated.

#11403452 - 02/09/16 03:03 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
Donald Harper Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14148
Loc: Justin, TX.
I bought a used pair of Wiley X for $60. Sent them in with my prescription and got them done for $250. That was the best deal I could find at $310. I have a satisfaction agreement for 90 days. If I don't like them they will put everything back the way it was and I can go another route on the fishing glasses.

I just did the dark lenses and bifocal on the bottom as low as they could put it. The no line added another $75 and the colored lenses added another $100. I stayed away from that.
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#11403472 - 02/09/16 03:12 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3220
Loc: Arlington
I had thought about Wileyx. they get decent reviews for a cheaper product but I couldn't find ingo on what the lenses would cost. I had thought about Rayban and trying to get prices on maui jim. After Costas and Smiths, I don't gimd much info as far as being hood fishing glasses. I lose them too easily to justify $500 plus Costa's warranty just seemed wrong when I saw that they charge for repairs for workmanship or material deficiency. I know it's only lile $15 but it is the principle of the matter for something that you are paying for quality.

Wileyx seems to be the best option for mid range price

#11403584 - 02/09/16 03:51 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
TroyKing Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1426
Loc: Carthage Tx
I'm on my second pair of prescription costas. If your employer provides the option I would recommend using a flexible spending account or a health savings account to cover the cost.You will not be sorry spending the extra money. Trust me the end will justify the means.Oh and my lenses are authentic Costa lenses. I've tried Maui Jim,(they were nice just not made for fisherman),and Smith's Really liked the Smith's to, the frames were to heavy and uncomfortable after several hours. Good luck.
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#11403633 - 02/09/16 04:10 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
GRUMPS Online   content

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 162
Loc: Rhome, TX & Lake Fork
Walmart used to carry a Liberty brand. I got a pair a few years ago bifocals and all the bells and whistles and I think I paid just over $200.00. They fit great and I still use them.

#11403641 - 02/09/16 04:13 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
GeneTX Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 587
Loc: United States
Amphibia. Two week turn around. Local company and they float so you won't lose them to bottom of lake. ANSI rated for safety and anti fog. Best price around and they support the guys on the TFF

#11403645 - 02/09/16 04:14 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
snickers Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4170
get contacts I did

#11403884 - 02/09/16 05:55 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
USA-1 Online   sleepy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 5242
Loc: Tarrant County, TX
My Amphibia experience was a disaster. Took around 60 days. Company kept dropping the ball. in order to get them to reach completion unfortunately had to rely on FB page. This caused the pres to get involved. Shouldn't have gone to that level. They still didn't come back right but at that point I was worn out. My next pair will be Costa or Maui.

PS...should have listened to Darryl...

#11403948 - 02/09/16 06:31 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
RBO Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 598
Loc: Newton, TX USA
Costa rx is the same 580 technology and lense used in their non rx glasses.

The cost to repair Costas under the lifetime warranty is $12. This covers the return shipping.

Edited by RBO (02/09/16 06:33 PM)

#11404554 - 02/09/16 10:31 PM Re: prescription sunglasses [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3220
Loc: Arlington
Thinking about contacts but leaning towards glasses. I had dismissed even looking at amphibias because I had read somewhere that the prescription lenses did not float due to added weight but just checked their site and they say that they do.

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