sunglasses

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by mbiraman, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. mbiraman

    mbiraman Paddler

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    I've been noticing that my regular sunglasses are not doing that well with the sun low in the sky reflecting on the water. Any recommendations would be welcome.
     
  2. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    Sounds like a natural for polarized, are they?
     
  3. mbiraman

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    i believe mine are polarized.
     
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    What kind are they? How much did you pay for them?

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  5. mbiraman

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    They were inexpensive so maybe that's the problem. Their clip ons as i where glasses.
     
  6. eriktheviking

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    Can you see an LCD screen (monitor, iPod etc) with them (try rotating the lenses)? If you can see the screen about the same intensity at all angles, they are not polarized.

    About all you can do for water reflections is (i) polarized and (ii) dark colour. It can be hard to get dark enough glasses for the sort of glare one gets. Polarized lenses make a big difference for light reflected at shallow angles on water (it is polarized 90 degrees to the lens transmission axis).

    I had some prescription sunglasses made (and polarized ones at that) for this purpose.