Readers, Knot Tyers, and Bifocals
Polarized Sunglasses With Magnification
By: Julie Tuchscher
How do you know when you need reading glasses? There are simple indicators that make you realize that you do need reading glasses. If your distant vision is still good, you can find reading glasses almost everywhere and in different lens types. The first sign that you need reading glasses or bifocals is blurry vision (by age 40 this natural aging process of the eyes seems to begin), then you may find you need more light to read (by age of 60 a person needs about three times more light than a 20 year old), your arms seem to have gotten shorter and you are holding an object or something to read further and further from your face (at 14 inches from your face, a book sill is blurry), and when you work on your computer or other close up activities you are having more difficulty focusing (older eyes have muscles that lose their elasticity and get more fatigued). Then, there are specific cases when polarized readers, knot tyers, and bifocals just make life easier. There are so many options on reading glasses and polarized reading sunglasses that you will be able to have function, style, and affordability all in one. You need just one pair of readers, knot tyers, or bifocals. With the magnification portion built into your polarized sunglasses you only need to carry one pair of sunglasses instead of two. Your distance vision will not be impaired, but when you need the magnification to read something up close or tie a knot while fishing, you just need to drop your eyes and focus.
The fisherman out enjoying his/her favorite passion doesn't need to struggle to tie those small flies and knots. There are a lot of polarized knot tyers and bifocals to choose from. Our site, FishingEyes.Com has price ranges from $19.99 to more expensive polarized sunglasses readers for about $90.00 to $100.00. With some of the polarized reading sunglasses you cannot see the bifocal from the front as it is built into the backside of hard scratch resistant poly carbonate lens. Others have a "plug" that is not polarized (although the lens around it is polarized) so visibility is clearer and instruments and electronics can be read more easily. There is even a new product out called the "Walker" that is a pair of polarized glasses that fit over prescription glasses and have a bifocal as well. This enables you to wear your regular glasses and have added magnification. With your polarized readers, knot tyers, and polarized bifocals for fishing you want to make sure the fit doesn't allow harmful sunshine to come in around the sides, the lenses are UVA/B l00% protection, and that the sunglasses are comfortable for all day wearing. The polarized readers come in strengths 1.25 to 3.0 and come in brown lens and smoke lens. The brown/amber lens for shallow water fishing and smoke lens for salt water fishing. You will see to tie your knots and flies with the added magnification and reduce the glare with the polarization to see fish under the water more clearly.
Another interesting pair of readers is for the shooter. The bifocal portion is actually at the top of the lens, so when sighting you can tilt your head down and look at your site, and then lift you head to see long range. The shooting bifocals and readers come in a yellow tint, clear tint, and a driver range brown. They come in a l.50, 2.0, 2.50 and 3.00 power. They also come in a lower traditional bifocal. The shooting readers are safety rated, impact resistant and shatter proof, and made from hard polycarbonate FishingEyes.Com has a great selection of polarized readers, knot tyers, and bifocals. Polarized sunglasses with the added benefit of the magnification portion. "
"We ask a simple question and that is all we wish... Are all fisherman liars or do only liars fish?"
- William Sherwood Fox
Polarized Sunglasses For Children
Children need to protect their eyes just as much as adults, if not more. UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin, and the cumulative effect of UV rays can be very damaging. 80% of the UV damage to the eyes is received in the first 20 years of life. According to Prevent Blindness America, "approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year that require emergency room care".
Children's sunglasses that are polarized will reduce and eliminate harmful glare from reaching their sensitive eyes. Unlike standard lens that only block UV light, polarized kids sunglasses block the UV light as well as filter out and block intense light. Although polarized sunglasses for children cut out painful glare, they also keep out allergens, sand, and protect from flying objects.
When glare is removed by wearing children's polarized sunglasses, a child out fishing will be able to see beneath the surface of the water at the fish swimming below. This enhances the fishing experience and makes for more enjoyment for the little angler. When choosing kids polarized sunglasses it is important that the kids shades are a comfortable fit, lightweight, durable, and scratch resistant. With our baby sunglasses, fishingeyes.com has a "rubber frame" that can be twisted, turned, chewed on and sterilized. Because they are made of soft rubber there is no pressure on the sides of head. When a baby or young child is sitting in a car seat, the sun sometimes shines directly into their eyes causing discomfort and pain. It is never too early to start children wearing good quality sunglasses for eye protection.
Take a child fishing, enjoy the outdoors, and use a little patience for big rewards....
Different Color Lenses for Different Fishing Conditions (Part 2)
By: Julie Tuchscher
2018 will be such a great year for everyone. Fishing is one of those activities that you can do alone, with friends, and in many places where there is also much beauty surrounding you. It is not always just about the fish. Eye protection is not only very important, but with polarized sunglasses you can see beneath the water and find the fish more easily. A friend of mine, does a lot of salt water fishing off the coast of Southern California, and whenever there are kelp paddies he puts on the brown lenses so he can readily see the fish.
A pair of polarized sunglasses with a copper lens will give you high contrast that is very relaxing to the eyes. It absorbs blue light, heightens visual acuity and boosts contrast, making this lens the best choice for sight fishing applications. If you fish around vegetation or oyster reefs, the copper lenses will help you spot the fish by providing a strong color contrast against green backgrounds.
Many consider the amber lens to be the best all-around tint for fishing. These polarized sunglasses provide excellent contrast , which makes this tint great for shallow water and flats fishing in medium to bright light. They block out the blue light commonly found in diffused light found on overcast cloudy days. They also allow you to see more clearly the holding areas and structures that attract fish. There is only a very slight shift in color rendition.
Polarized yellow-amber fishing glasses work great in low light conditions such as first and last light or on heavily overcast days. During hazy or foggy conditions the yellow lenses are excellent at gathering light to increase contrast. They also increase color distortion. The yellow-amber tint is a good pair of polarized fishing sunglasses for low light and shallow waters. The rose colored lenses are also good for low light and block out the harmful blue rays.
There are hundreds of polarized fishing glasses on the market that provide different options for color, weight, and lens material. Henry Ford said, "If you need a piece of equipment and don't buy it, you pay for it even though don't have it". This applies to finding the perfect pair of polarized fishing glasses. Try out some different color of polarized lenses and you will see the "color" will make a difference.
"IF I FISHED ONLY TO CAPTURE FISH, MY FISHING TRIPS WOULD HAVE ENDED LONG AGO"
- Zane Grey
Different Color Lenses for Different Fishing Conditions
By: Julie Tuchscher
Thank you for all the business you have given us over the last ten years. We have a new and better website with some great new features. Now, you will be able to go on the site and see each lens color and frame color. We also have given you measurements to help you decide what polarized fishing sunglasses will be the perfect fit.
The color of the lens does not determine how much immunity you get from the sun’s radiation. Once you have picked your polarized fishing glasses for optimal protection, style and comfort, the lens color choice should be based on intended use. There is no one color of glass (tint) that can be used optimally for all fishing conditions.
Polarized sunglasses are a serious item in your fishing arsenal. Your eyes need to feel relaxed and free from eyestrain. By filtering out harmful UVA/B rays you are protecting your eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, eyelid cancer, and many other issues.
Polarized sunglasses eliminate glare and allow you to see beneath the water surface to determine movement and shapes. Glare is high intensity light that is seven to ten times brighter than normal light. Glare can cause temporary blindness, eye strain, headaches and impaired vision.
You see best when your eyes are totally shaded from reflective light. Look for frames with rims on top and side shields or polarized sunglasses with a full wrap. Matte black frames have non-reflective properties. An anti-reflective coating on the inside of the lenses will prevent light from behind reflecting off the inside surface of your lenses.
Just as fishing conditions vary, choosing the right color or tint of your polarized fishing glasses will make a difference. Here are a few color guidelines you might find helpful. Most anglers will have more than one pair of polarized sunglasses or fishing glasses with interchangeable lenses in task-specific colors for different types of fishing conditions.
Dark gray/smoke colored lenses are most popular for day-to-day use when fishing in deep water, and especially offshore. Smoke fishing glasses transmit all colors of the spectrum evenly so that there is no color distortion. They are ideal for bright sunny days and for looking far across the horizon. They block out the brightest rays of the sun and decrease visual light.
In our next Newsletter we will talk about copper, yellow/amber, brown, vermillion, and mirrored lenses.