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#12332681 - 07/10/17 03:20 PM Sunglass lense question
Insurance man Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 724
Loc: Texas
I am 50 years old now and currently own a pair of Oakley prizm shallow water lenses and a pair of Costa with the plastic green tint lenses. The problem that I am having is distortion. I have to take them off to be able to see to tie baits on and then put them back on to fish. I dont want to get prescription bi s because I think it would be to difficult on the water. Do the glass Costa lenses take the distortion away or any suggestions for a lens that will not distort?

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#12332704 - 07/10/17 03:40 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: Insurance man]
Classic Fiberglass Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 858
Loc: Denton, Texas
Costa has a bi-focal lens available
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#12332719 - 07/10/17 03:50 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: Insurance man]
redmojo Online   content
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 605
I was in the sunglass and eye business for over 15 years so I can give you some good insight on this. Glass lenses are definitely going to be more clear and have basically zero distortion. However, I believe you probably need a pair of Maui Jim's with a bifocal lens at the bottom to tie your knots. I'm pretty certain its not distortion but that 50 year old mark. Costa might make some as well but I know Maui Jim's make a awesome pair.



Edited by redmojo (07/10/17 03:51 PM)

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#12332728 - 07/10/17 03:55 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: redmojo]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 724
Loc: Texas
Thanks...I do wear bi s at work but I think it would cause a focus problem while fishing. I can see well enough to tie a bait if I take my current glasses off. I may try the glass lens from Costa and if it doesnt work go ahead and try the prescription and use the frames that I get.

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#12334622 - 07/11/17 04:07 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: Insurance man]
danceswithbass Online   content
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 723
Loc: Flower Mound
I had same issue and tried an expensive pair of progressive lens vistas and hated them.

I switched to a regular RX lens and then paid 15 bucks and got these. When I go fly fishing I cut one to size and apply it inside my right lens so I can see to tie 2lb test on a tiny hook. Pretty cool solution my eye dr recommended as he is a fly fisherman too

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hydrotac-Stick-on-Bifocal-Lenses-2-00/38092968

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#12334954 - 07/11/17 08:41 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: danceswithbass]
smileyman Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 37
Man I like this option , Thanks for posting this !
Originally Posted By: danceswithbass
I had same issue and tried an expensive pair of progressive lens vistas and hated them.

I switched to a regular RX lens and then paid 15 bucks and got these. When I go fly fishing I cut one to size and apply it inside my right lens so I can see to tie 2lb test on a tiny hook. Pretty cool solution my eye dr recommended as he is a fly fisherman too

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hydrotac-Stick-on-Bifocal-Lenses-2-00/38092968

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#12335296 - 07/12/17 01:53 AM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: Insurance man]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2018
Loc: Magnolia, TX
My eyecare physician used his optical equipment to show me the difference in several lenses. Only the glass Serengeti lenses and Costa glass lenses were of high-grade ophthalmic quality. A cheaper pair of Maui Jim looking sunglasses with glass lenses were nearly as fuzzy as cheaper plastic varieties. My doc definitely gave the thumbs up to Serengeti (my choice for driving) and Costa 580G.


Edited by Flippin-Out (07/12/17 01:54 AM)

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#12337816 - 07/13/17 02:23 PM Re: Sunglass lense question [Re: danceswithbass]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 724
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: danceswithbass
I had same issue and tried an expensive pair of progressive lens vistas and hated them.

I switched to a regular RX lens and then paid 15 bucks and got these. When I go fly fishing I cut one to size and apply it inside my right lens so I can see to tie 2lb test on a tiny hook. Pretty cool solution my eye dr recommended as he is a fly fisherman too

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hydrotac-Stick-on-Bifocal-Lenses-2-00/38092968
Wow I have never seen these before...may be just what I need...thanks

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