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    Quote Originally Posted by poco183 View Post
    Take a look at Oakley sunglasses. .
    I wear prescription glasses and for the past 6-7 years Iíve purchased Rx sunglasses directly from Oakley through their Oakleysi.com site. Itís discounted for first responders and vets.

    I always thought they wouldnít be that much different, but I was wrong. Their clarity and lens tints are the best Iíve ever worn. I generally get bronze-based tints with polarization because it tends to make brown things (deer) stand out against greens.

    Canít speak to their non-Rx lenses, but Iíve become a firm proponent of the Rx stuff.

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    +2 (or+3?) On the Serengeti glasses. High quality lens and frames. I've had mine (non-gradient variety) for 10 years. Excellent eye coverage. They easily fit inside my Arai, Bell, and HJC full-face helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Be carefull with polarization. Some bikes instruments (early Kbike gear indicators and clocks for example) disappear when wearing polarized lenses. DAMHIK! You'll want to check before shelling out big money for expensive lenses. I caught it with some cheap one thank goodness.


    If you're wearing them behind a face shield, it's the psychedelic era......
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    I got a special set of glasses last year, just for riding. The frames are Porsche Design, with bayonet arms, so I can slip them on under my helmet. The lenses are clear and non progressive, and I have a sun visor in my helmet. I bring along a set of progressive colour matics, for when I'm sitting out on the patio.
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    The serengetti has a color that is amazing! Oakley is good too...I'd avoid polarized- love the idea but practically they don't do it- for the reasons mentioned.

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    Maui Jim built their brand on top of the line polarization. I have not had any issues wearing them in any circumstances and my old school screens on my bikes are a non issue. Colour clarity and lens clarity is excellent. I think I still have a pair of old Serengeti;s with a broken arm, maybe I could get it fixed?
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    The best sunglasses (distortion free) was (were?) a pair I had made for me at one of these "1-Hour Glasses" centers. I asked them if they could really grind a pair in one hour (I had a flight to catch, and only had 1 hour to fill). I told them I didn't want "corrective lenses", just zero prescription, no distortion. They said "Sure. Pick out your frame from these. Let's take a few measurements to make sure the frames will fit. See you in 50 minutes!" The pair lasted for years, until I left them on the instrument panel of the Triumph Trophy I was riding. They slipped off the panel, hit the street, and I heard the "crunch' when the car behind me ran over them! Since then, I've dropped back to using a pair of Lazers, which are pretty good, but not as good as the 1-Hour specials.
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    Bear in mind that polarized lenses (which remove glare) make it difficult/impossible to see the sheen of an fuel spill, oil patch or damp pavement.

    That said, I've managed to survive for a number of years while wearing them.

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    Shades

    All my helmets have the drop down sun shield so I do not need sunglasses when I ride. However before most trips or vacations, I go to the wall place go to the sporting goods section than to the angling section and find the display of fishing glasses, lots of different styles and colors both lenses ( which are polarized) and frames prices range from $5 to $20 they work well and if they get broken, scratched, or lost then stop at the next wall store and spend another $4.98 and your back in business

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    I go with clip-on dark non-polarized "flip-ups" style sunglasses which I wear every time I step outside. I flip them up when I go inside. Reason for non-polarized was difficulty seeing the dash on my wethead GS. I found a pair on Amazon but am having difficulty finding a similar pair for when these wear out.

    My glasses are tri-focals. I never get those progressive-grind types - tried a pair and couldn't stand them. I can't handle looking at something and seeing blurry stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgoertz View Post
    The best sunglasses (distortion free) was (were?) .
    The best sunglasses were...
    The best pair was...
    The best pair of sunglasses was...
    That's my story and I'm stickin' with it!

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    I don't have any trouble seeing changing road or offload conditions such as wet pavement or ice with my polarized sunglasses. I'm guessing not all polarizing is the same. Makes me think you get what you pay for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    Maui Jim built their brand on top of the line polarization...
    With my Maui Jims I couldn't read the kilometre scale on one of my cars. But otherwise, they were excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    I don't have any trouble seeing changing road or offload conditions such as wet pavement or ice with my polarized sunglasses. I'm guessing not all polarizing is the same. Makes me think you get what you pay for?
    What kind of face shield do you have?
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    Distortion Free / Optically clear sun glasses

    I have a light grey / mellow smoke shield on my Shoei RF helmet. I'm riding an RT1100 so I ride with the sun glasses on and helmet shield up most of the time. For sun glasses I have been using iGogs, with either a light orange/rose tint for day riding or clear for night riding. I like the light orange/rose tint. When the sun is real bright I just flip down the tinted shield for more protection. I like the iGogs fit but they do have a slight distortion for reading road signs so if I could find a similar fitting sun glass with the same tint and no distortion I like to try them.

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