Sunglasses or Goggles For Snow Sports
By: Julie Tuchscher
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SUNGLASSES FOR THE SNOW
- Wraparound design: Having a wrap pair (preferably with a foam gasket) will keep snow and cold air out of your eyes. If it’s a bright day, these sunglasses will also help block out peripheral light.
- Contrast-enhancing lenses: It can be hard to spot details when blinding white snow is all around you. To better see things you’ve been missing, consider a contrast-enhancing lens tint such as copper or rose.
- Mirror coating: Mirror coatings aren’t just a fashion statement. They reflect excess light away from the lens, which comes in handy in the snow.
- Polarized lenses: This one is a maybe. While polarized lenses will reduce glare coming off the snow, it can make it much harder to discern snow from ice. If ice is a serious concern for you, consider opting out of polarized lenses for the time being.
COVID-19 & Sunglasses
By: Julie Tuchscher
Americans love their sports and enjoy physical activity. With so many unknowns about the Covid-19 virus, what is "safe" and what precautions should be taken when running, cycling, and fishing is a question that all of us want to know. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, written by Dr. Anegawa, states " that as long as social distancing is maintained (more than six feet apart from others), going out for runs and walking is probably still safe."
Dr. Anegawa goes on to say that "there is reason to believe that the virus causing Covid-19 may linger in micro droplets in the air". When an infected person coughs or sneezes, these droplets can make their way into another person's body through their nose, mouth and eyes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sunglasses can help protect you when you are running, cycling, or engaging in other sports activities. Sunglasses provide a barrier that help keep you from accidentally touching your eyes. You will get better protection if the glasses have a seal around them or curve in a peripheral manner. Polarized sunglasses also protect your eyes from glare, harmful UV rays, and flying objects. Fishingeyes.Com has you covered.
Polarized Running Sunglasses
By: Julie Tuchscher
FishingEyes.Com Now Has a Whole Category of polarized RUNNING sunglasses dedicated to Runners for Runners. Each pair of running polarized sunglasses has been selected for comfort, effectiveness, and durability....... and of course STYLE. Polarized running glasses are effective for reducing glare from pavement, water, reflective car bumpers or any other source of glare. When you are running and wearing polarized sunglasses they will prevent you from squinting and creating extra tension in your body. Wearing the correct color of polarized RUNNING sunglasses for different sun conditions will enhance your visibility, reduce your eye fatigue,and make your running more relaxed and enjoyable.
It is important that your polarized running sunglasses have no skip and no bounce. So, what makes a pair of polarized sunglasses RUNNING GLASSES. Main elements are good air flow, comfortable light weight fit, and curved lens to protect your eyes from sides and front. Polarized lenses for running also make images more clear, sharper, and give visual clarity. The SAVAGE has an adjustable nose piece to give added comfort and better fit. These polarized running sunglasses adapt well to different noses. Great Asian fit or for those with high cheek bones.
Fishing in Cozumel
By: Julie Tuchscher
Fishing in Cozumel was truly an unforgettable experience. Took a short cruise and opted to spend the land time on a fishing boat. The weather was awesome and the blue water crystal clear.
It is no wonder that Cozumel is one of the most famous places in the Caribbean for sport fishing. The water was teeming with fish ...............and twenty minutes or so after leaving the Marina, we had two fish on........and they kept coming throughout the day. Polarized sunglasses were a must as it is very bright out on the ocean and polarized sunglasses were needed to cut the 360 degree glare. Also, polarized sunglasses were needed to protect the eyes from flying hooks.
A 55# Wahoo had my body and arms aching, but with help from my fishing buddies, it was a catch. The deck hands worked very hard and we landed a mahi mahi, rainbow runner and several more big wahoo's. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch sailfish, blue and white marlin,snapper, dorado, and barracuda just to name a few.
For ocean fishing it is recommended to wear a polarized sunglass frame that wraps to protect from side glare. Since you are out in the bright sunlight for hours, make sure you have a comfortable pair of polarized sunglasses with a dark smoke lens. Since polarization cuts glare you will see across the water when "a tail or tip of a fish breaks surface". If you need to tie those knots easily, a pair of readers, knot tyers, or bifocal polarized sunglasses will come in handy from fishingeyes.com.
Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing
By: Julie Tuchscher
Nothing is more distracting than trying to reel in a big fish and the glare off of the water is painful and vision in impaired. Those on the water, either fishing or just boating, or sailing the lakes know that a good pair of polarized sunglasses will be one of the most important items to have with you during those hot sunny days. Polarized sunglasses have a filter that allows vertical light through, while blocking the reflected light. These reflected light waves are what reduces our ability to see. Polarized sunglasses cut glare and enable us to have better optical clarity.
When you reduce the glare, you are able to see below the water surface. It enables the angler to see fish, rocks, vegetation. When your polarized sunglasses have a brown, vermilion, or amber colored lens your visibility enhanced greatly.
With Polarized Sunglasses eye strain and fatigue is reduced. The eyes won't have to work as hard and are more relaxed. Make sure your polarized sunglasses also protect your eyes from UV rays which can cause cataracts and other damaging effects to your retina. Children's polarized sunglasses are also very important to protect their sensitive eyes just as sun screen protects their skin.
Technology and sunglasses have come a long way. Fishingeyes.com has Bone Conductor Bluetooth Smart Sunglasses. These polarized shatterproof lenses allow you to have hands free access to answering calls, music and navigation through vibrations in the temples of your sunglasses. Enjoy the summer with all the new exciting products from www.fishingeyes.com.
SUNGLASSES IN THE WINTER
By: Julie Tuchscher
Sunglasses in the winter? ABSOLUTELY......as it may be cooler and less heat comes from a winter sun, you still need protection from harmful UV rays. You may live in snowy New York or sunny Los Angeles, but the eyes still need to be protected from serious damage. According to Dr. Taub at Northwestern University, "The winter sun sits lower in the sky - and at a different angle - than during warmer seasons, and actually gives you more exposure if you're out for a longer period of time, like at sports events. Damage can be to various layers of your eyes".
Fishingeyes.com knows the importance of wearing sunglasses. You should use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and sunglasses to protect your eyes. For every thousand feet above sea level you go, the UV radiation you are exposed to increases by 5%. If you are 5,000 feet above sea level, you are experiencing 20% more harmful radiation from the sun. Snow skiing is one sport where you don't want to wear polarized sun glasses. Polarized sunglasses effectively reduce the "bounce back" of bright sunlight reflecting off snow and ice, which makes it harder to detect icy patches.
Whether it is bright and sunny or overcast and rainy, polarized sunglasses will help your vision. As polarized sunglasses block horizontal elements of reflected or scattered light, they help you to see better when driving in the rain and fog. Regular sunglasses just make it darker. Try on a pair of polarized sunglasses the next overcast or rainy day. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Driving In Intense Sunlight
By: Julie Tuchscher
Recently I was driving East without a care in the world and the sun started to rise. The sunlight was so intense that it was almost impossible to see the cars in front of me. The glare was blinding and my vision greatly impaired. Luckily I had a good pair of polarized sunglasses with me. All sunglasses are not created equal and with polarized sunglasses the glare will be diminished from reflected light and will block harmful rays. Make sure the polarized sunglasses also block UV rays. Most sunglasses will have a sticker on lens stating they are polarized and showing the amount of UV protection. Another feature to be concerned about while choosing your polarized sunglasses is to make sure they give you side vision and have thin temples instead of extra wide temples that block too much of your peripheral view.
Before setting off as the sun rises or the sun sets, make sure you wash your windows inside and out. Glare is actually intensified when there is dirt and grime on your windshield as the sunlight refracts and scatters. Your polarized sunglasses should also be cleaned so they give you clarity of vision. Your dash should be clear of any papers and clutter which also can cause distraction.
You will need to slow down a bit, use more space between you and the next car, and keep and eye on the lane markings to guide you. In the mornings you may want to sit higher and use the visor. It may be helpful to leave a little earlier or little later for your daily commute to avoid the problem of driving into the intense glare. Fishingeyes.com has polarized sunglasses for everyone's comfort while taking a road trip and enjoying the views. Check out all the categories on fishingeyes.com, which include Ladies Polarized Sunglasses, Children's Polarized Sunglasses, Semi-Rimless Polarized Sunglasses, and many others.
By: Julie Tuchscher
My fishing trip to Alaska was one of my most memorable excursions. When you fish Alaska, you are in "beauty and tranquillity overload" from early morning to evening. My adventure started on the Great Highway as I was driving to RW's Fishing and Big Eddy Resort. Crossing the highway in front of me was a black bear. The majestic trees, beautiful wild flowers, and the pure blue sky with soft white clouds had me excited for what was to come. Each curve in the road was a whole new panorama of nature at its finest. Wearing ladies polarized sunglasses during the drive gave me such clarity and no eye strain. Fishingeyes.Com has a great selection of ladies polarized glasses.
RW's Resort is situated on the Kenai River, a place called Poachers Cove, in Soldatna, Alaska. The Kenai River is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska, RW had me out on a boat the next morning. He supplied everything I needed for a day on the Kenai. The eagles were soaring overhead looking for scraps and were majestic. I was not disappointed as caught a 40# king salmon, with the help of the guide. During the next few days, had moose stew, fresh salmon lasagna and some of the greatest culinary meals.
Alaska fishing has something for everyone. It is an angler's dream come true with the oceans, rivers, and lakes teeming with salmon, rainbow trout, arctic char, and halibut to name a few. Depending on the time of year and type of fishing, you should wear a good pair of polarized sunglasses that suits the season. Of course, your polarized sunglasses will enable you to see down into the water more clearly, and will protect your eyes from the hazy glare. If you are a fly fisherman, look at the Category: Readers, Knot Tyers, and Bifocals. Sometimes the arms just aren't long enough. Make it easy to tie those knots and small flies.
Polarized Floating Sunglasses
By: Julie Tuchscher
If you want to eliminate the risk of your polarized sunglasses going to the bottom of the lake, you may want to check out fishingeyes.com Category "Floating Sunglasses". These polarized sunglasses look like most sporty polarized sunglasses, they just have the added feature of being able to "float" if they get dropped in the water. A perfect pair of sunglasses to tube down a lake, paddle board, or spend a day kayaking. The shades are made of buoyant materials to allow them to stay afloat. Strong currents, waves, or rough water can still be a hazard to these glasses. You don't have to risk your expensive non-floating polarized sunglasses while enjoying your favorite outdoor activities.
Polarized Floating Sunglasses come in all sizes. Check out the Fantail in the Category: Children's Polarized Sunglasses. We also carry Lanyards that will also float your sunglasses. Another bit of insurance to make sure you don't lose your shades. Check the weight of your glasses to make sure the Floating Lanyard will hold the glasses up. Some heavy prescription glasses may be too much weight. The Floating Lanyards are in bright colors so you would be able to spot them and grab them easily and save your polarized sunglasses from the "bottom of the lake" where their are quite and assortment. Find the floating lanyards in the Accessory Category of fishingeyes.com.
When wearing your prescription sunglasses out fishing you may want to try the Grouper which will fit right over your Rx glasses. Light weight and under the Category "Covers". The Grouper Floating Sunglasses can also be worn as a regular pair of sporty polarized fishing glasses. These polarized glasses keep out the sun from the top, from the sides, and they float if they go overboard. We have a Category called Floating Polarized Sunglasses to give you some options to choose what would work best for you.
Have a happy summer! Enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyes from harmful glare and UV.
"KEEP CALM AND FISH ON"
By: Julie Tuchscher
FishingEyes.Com mainly sells polarized sunglasses. A lot of people do not know the difference between polarized sunglasses and those that are not polarized. It is also important that your sunglasses have 100% UV protection. Without UV protection the sun rays can damage your eyes causing such things as macular degeneration, cataracts, and cancer of the eye lids. All the polarized sunglasses on our site offer polarization and UV protection, with the exception of our shooting glasses.
There are many advantages to wearing polarized sunglasses. There is a built in filter on polarized sunglasses which permits only vertical light rays to pass through. Horizontal rays of sun light are almost totally blocked and the end result is that glare is eliminated. Benefits are many for wearing polarized sunglasses. Fishingeyes.com has a large assortment of glasses that actually fit over your regular prescription glasses.
In some cases the polarized lenses make it difficult to see LCD screens and some car windows appear to have a rainbow effect. Polarized not recommended for snow skiing as it is more difficult to see patches of snow or ice conditions.
"Don't Trust Everything You See, Even Salt Looks Like Sugar"
Eye Protection Does Not Need to Cost $100's
By: Julie Tuchscher
108 Mile Marathon Runner
Sunglasses do far more than just protect your eyes from harmful glare and bright sunlight. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ninety percent of on-the-job injuries could be avoided if workers wore eye protection. Children are actively involved in sports and many recreational pursuits. There are many "cool" and "fun" options for children's sunglasses. Fishing is a great way to spend outdoor time with kids of all ages. While wearing polarized kids sunglasses, a child can look into the water and see the fish. This is an exciting way to get the junior angler comfortable wearing polarized sunglasses. The protection factor is also there. Damage to eyes from flying fish hooks can be avoided by wearing polarized sunglasses. According to the Eye Injury Registry, fishing is the number one cause of sports-related eye injuries. Other sports such as running, baseball, and cycling also need children and adults to wear protective eye wear while enjoying the activity.
It is not only in sports and the working environment that one needs protective eye wear. Eye injury can also occur around the yard such as when you are weed wacking and little stones and debris come flying your way. You may want to wear a wrap around style so your eyes are protected from the sides as well as the front. When cleaning a pool you will want to use polarized sunglasses so the glare coming up off the water will not impair your visibility and you can see clearly. This might be the time to wear the floating polarized sunglasses. If they go into the pool while you are cleaning, they will "float" and you can easily retrieve them. The floating feature with polarized sunglasses will keep your glasses from being one of the many at the bottom of every lake. Something to think about. If you want to be very careful when doing water activities you may want to add a floating lanyard to your polarized sunglasses. Check out the many colors of floating lanyards in the Accessory Category on FishingEyes.Com.
A good pair of polarized sunglasses does not have to cost you hundreds of dollars. Make sure that the polarized sunglasses you buy have 100% UVA/B Protection and are comfortable for all day wear. If you want to cut glare as well, the polarized sunglasses will be your best choice. Lots of styles to choose from, to make a fashion statement with, and mainly protect your eyes. Whether you are driving, deep sea fishing or running a 108 mile Marathon, polarized sunglasses will enable you to have a more enjoyable day. The picture at top of this newsletter is Juan a Fishingeyes.Com customer who runs the 108 mile marathons. He also works training children at risk and cycles as well.
"DON'T STOP UNTIL YOU GET THERE"
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.