View Full Version : Polorized Perscription Sunglasses

03-10-2000, 11:59 AM
I need some help with finding a source for polorized perscription glasses. There are no good sources locally where I am.(I live in North Carolina and know that you guys have the scoop on sources and information). I wanted to know any recommendations on brands and whether they can be ordered directly from the manufacturer or on the internet. I will be orderiing brown or amber lenses for sight fishing. Any help will be appreciated.

03-10-2000, 02:54 PM
<P><FONT size=2><FONT color=black face=Verdana,Geneva>All the main manufacturers (Costa Del Mar, Action Optics, etc...) will make Perscription glases. Your localTackle shop should be able to order them, or you can contact the manufacturers dfirectly (phone or net).</FONT>Usually you need to send them a perscription that is less then&nbsp;one year old.</FONT></P>
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03-10-2000, 04:01 PM
Any idea how much they cost? My provider quoted me a price of $250.

03-10-2000, 04:21 PM
I just go down to my local Opticians (even LensCrafters) and have them fill my prescription with polarized lenses. That way you can see the color before you order them made. I usually recycle my old frames, so it usually only costs about $60 for my prescription.

03-10-2000, 05:16 PM
You want to go to http://www.actionoptics.com/ and check out the information on prescription glases. You will need a prescription that is less than a year old but the woman will just ask you for the info over the phone. It does make sense to get a current Rx though. Action Optics specializes in glasses for on the water. The other name brands in this response does as well. The local glasses you get at the mall franchise are not the same. After a day on the water the last thing you need is a headache aided by inferior quality glasses. Ordering through the flyshop does not make sense. Trying on the frames to decide what you like at you favorite flyshop does. Protect your eyes..

03-10-2000, 05:26 PM
You may want to consider polycarbonate lenses over glass.

An errant cast with a clouser won't bust the polys. Just my .02

03-11-2000, 05:33 PM

Try www.eltonoptics.com ;that's where I got mine and I'm pleased with them. It's the only place where I could get a progressive polarized presciption at reasonable cost.

Dick Ivers

03-17-2000, 12:09 PM
I got mine from Action Optics, Progressive polarized Amber BI-FOCAL. I did go thru an optician just for frame fitting purpose, same price as direct. Had mine 2 years now, wear them all the time. Orvis is another source. Bi-focals pretty much limit you to Action Optics and Orvis in the fishing specific glasses.