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Old 06-14-2002, 09:35 PM
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Polarized Sunglasses?

Though I may have missed it in skimming over the numerous posts, the key difference between inexpensive and quality eye wear is the the protection provided to a fisherman's most important sense, their vision. A lifetime of unrelenting, reflective light can cause various vision problems. Though cataracts can be caused by some medical conditions, ultraviolet radiation is also thought to be one possible contributing factor in their formation.

According to an an article at WebMD, "...Ultraviolet (UVA or UVB) radiation is invisible but these rays are the same culprits in causing sunburn, skin aging, and skin cancers as well as cataracts and macular degeneration (an aging-related disorder of the retina). UVB poses a particular danger for cataracts. The eyes are normally protected from the sun by eyelids and the structure of the face (overhanging brows, prominent cheekbones, and the nose). Long-term exposure to even low levels of UVB radiation, however, can eventually cause changes in the lens, including pigment changes, that contribute to cataract development."

Bottom line, if you want to see what your doing out there for a lifetime, always protect your eyes.

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Old 06-17-2002, 09:41 AM
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If you haven't been told yet, being closer to the cape will yield better fishing in the SALT. But on the No. Shore people are more intelligent.
But anyway I wanted to mention that Oct. was my best month last year. The No. Shore above Boston held on while the cape was pretty much done for the season (shrug). So you could get some great outings in during that month. Each fall is different, so we'll send you where the fish are. Got a 9 wt.?

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Old 08-08-2002, 07:32 PM
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FYI: I just ordered a pair of Action Optics Headwater frames with script lenses in gray through Andy at Concord Outfitters (great people there BTW).

I'll let you know how the whole thing pans out - but came in less than I imagined... sub-200.
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Old 08-09-2002, 09:22 AM
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I made the mistake of purchasing the Action Optics "Wood River" frames these are not suitable for fishing you get way to much side glare the lens is to small. The wire frames have good ventilation and the nose piece is raised for even more venting I thought they would have a larger lens size than they do. Oh well I can look cool when driving around or shopping in the mall if I ever get to one!!!
Now I have to buy another pair but this time I will do so in person so as to not buy another mistake. The frames and lenses are all top quality its just that model is not for a fisher type.
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Old 08-09-2002, 09:34 AM
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I too have the Action Optic Wood River sunglasses. Moldable sideshields eliminate the sidelight effectively for me when sightfishing. Action Optic has this accessory for about $7, and you can get them directly from the company if your dealer doesn't stock them.

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Old 08-09-2002, 09:49 AM
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JimS, Thank you I 'm grateful I have never used the side shields but it sounds like good advice I will check with the dealer. I'm not sure but I think Action Optics might be the old "Specialized Eye Wear" that made great fisher glasses awhile back and they all came with side shields but they were all wide enough to keep the suns side glare from harming my "Beady little eyes".
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Old 08-09-2002, 01:36 PM
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Old 08-10-2002, 10:54 AM
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Copy of comment from "Sunglasses Idea"

Had an interesting conversation with my Optometrist about sun glasses, UV, and macular degeneration.

First off, MD is bad news. It means the retina is deteriorating and you will eventually become blind! It usually starts out as a defective spot on the retina which results in a void ( a black spot) in the center of your vision. As the desease progresses, the spot gets larger and eventually you are left with only periferal vision.

Sound bad? You bet! Big time!

O.K. There are two types of MD. Dry and wet. Dry type is due to the effects of UV and fair skinned, blue eyed people are the most vulnerable. (Sorry Blonde, but that's the way it is) The best prevention is to ALWAYS wear good (sun) glasses when you go outside during daylight, overcast or not.

Now, the definition of "good" glasses are as follows:
[list=1][*]All glass will filter 100% of the ultra vioilet spectrum.[*]Polycarbonate lenses will also filter out 100% of the UV spectrum.[*]CR39 and Acetate, (less expensive plastics) will only filter out UV [B]if[B/] a special UV coating has been applied.[/list=1]
So, even if you are driving your car and not wearing glasses of any kind, you are protected. It does not matter if the glass(es) are polarized, tinted, or what color tint has been applied.

The wet type MD is caused by insuffient blood flow thru the retina.The retina is a delicate, multilayered, light-sensitive membrane lining the inner eyeball and connected by the optic nerve to the brain. Delicate as like a thick cobweb! This type of MD is usually the result of other problems such as diabetes, alchohol, drug abuse or [B]smoking[B/]. Anything that leads to *ucking up your arteries.

Take care of yourself folks! Life, as we know it, will not exist if we lose our sight. Maybe "racoon eyes" ain't so bad after all.

Polarized contacts? I could go for that.:eyecrazy:

><///('> JD
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