[NYCkayaker] Prescription sunglasses for canoeing/kayaking--Suggestions?

Elizabeth Powers elizabethmpowers@yahoo.com
Tue Feb 12 18:50:59 EST 2013


No cons if you buy the kind that folks with cataracts wear. They cover the sides as well as the space between glasses and forehead. You can find these in drugstores. I buy a pair every year, and it fits nicely over my prescription glasses.


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 From: Maarten Buijsman <maartenbuijsman@gmail.com>
To: Bunita Marcus <b@bunitamarcus.com> 
Cc: nyckayaker@rockandwater.net 
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] Prescription sunglasses for canoeing/kayaking--Suggestions?
 
Hi

Pro: cheap
Cons:
Sunlight is allowed to enter the space between the glasses and the forehead
These things break more easily.
It may not like getting into the water. It may flip up.
And then you have droplets that stick between the lenses

Maarten



On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Bunita Marcus <b@bunitamarcus.com> wrote:
> I thought about this option too.
>
> Anyone have the pros and cons of this sort of arrangement?
>
> And Thank you to everyone who has gotten back to me.  This has been very helpful.
>
> Bunita
> On Feb 12, 2013, at 6:02 PM, David Quist <davidquist@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>> How about a pair of $20 sunglasses that are designed to go over your eyeglasses? Cheap, no need to worry if anything happens to them, etc. Gave better coverage than most of the frames available at the typical opticians. I had prescription sunglasses, but kicked myself for not going this route sooner. Can replace at most CVSs/Kinneys.
>>
>> I'm a low key paddler, but they've been great, including days on the water in South Florida.
>>
>> Just my .02
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> Bunita Marcus <b@bunitamarcus.com> wrote:
>> My car was broken into and I lost my RayBan prescription sunglasses.  I need to purchase new sunglasses and want something that is protective for the water--since that's where I use them.  Does anyone know of info or articles on this subject?  What brand prescription sunglasses have you used successfully?  What colors are best for being in a canoe with light from above and below?  Would anyone recommend a particular optometrist for this?  My old RayBans were over $400. with the lenses. (Seemed a bit expensive.)  I'm in Brooklyn, 60 years old and have the beginnings of cataracts.  Thanks, Bunita
>>
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