Prescription Sunnies

Bomber2012

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I’m after a new pair of prescription polarised sunnies ,I’m after a pair of quality all round specs . I need polarised sunnies as I want to use them for fishing and robust enough for day to day work . Ive had a pair of “spotters” script sunnies before that I lost after only 6 months they were good but that was a few years ago .
Interested in what you guys are using as after a little research it seems most of the popular fishing brands now offer the prescription option .
 

cam04

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By prescription you mean generic magnification numbers? Once a professional gets the frames the spotters lenses go in the bin. I have prescription polarised graduated sunnies made up by my optometrist. Graduated takes a bit of getting used to but I wouldn’t have anything else now.
 

boobook

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I've had a few prescription polarised ones from the optometrist, but they never seem to have the full effect of polarisation like proper sport ones. I am also looking at spotters. They do a factory prescription apparently.
 

Triton14

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Well if your going to keep losing them dont spend to much then :oops: :rolleyes::p

I am short sighted so for fishing I just take a pair of $10 chemist glasses with me for just when I am tying knots.
If I lose them overboard I just go get another cheap pair.

Then I just have a pair of polorised sunnies but again I dont spend a great deal as anything getting sea spray on them constantly wont last to long, I just use Bunnings $15 polorised glasses for fishing & keep my good ones for driving/outings.
 

cam04

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I've had a few prescription polarised ones from the optometrist, but they never seem to have the full effect of polarisation like proper sport ones. I am also looking at spotters. They do a factory prescription apparently.
My latest ones are the best I've had for polarisation - don't ask me what they are, but I agree, the proper spotters lenses are best for cutting through water and glare.
 

Bomber2012

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By prescription you mean generic magnification numbers? Once a professional gets the frames the spotters lenses go in the bin. I have prescription polarised graduated sunnies made up by my optometrist. Graduated takes a bit of getting used to but I wouldn’t have anything else now.
You can give spotters a prescription and they will make up a pair of specs with their lens in them , they do cost more than standard lens and take a little while longer to get .
 

boobook

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Ouch,

Just spoke to Spotters, a prescription pair is around $620 and non-prescription is about $320. I think my Health insurance company would tell me where to go. BTW they only do multi focal in the CR-39 plastic lens. Not sure if they are as effective with glare.
 

Swaggie

Moderator
Ouch,

Just spoke to Spotters, a prescription pair is around $620 and non-prescription is about $320. I think my Health insurance company would tell me where to go. BTW they only do multi focal in the CR-39 plastic lens. Not sure if they are as effective with glare.
Have you looked at Oakley mate

Tonic do prescription sunglasses, I’m pretty sure he started Spotters.
 

Bomber2012

Well-Known Member
Ouch,

Just spoke to Spotters, a prescription pair is around $620 and non-prescription is about $320. I think my Health insurance company would tell me where to go. BTW they only do multi focal in the CR-39 plastic lens. Not sure if they are as effective with glare.
Wow they are not cheap , I didn’t pay that much for my last pair .
 

Ranger_Scott

Active Member
Ouch,

Just spoke to Spotters, a prescription pair is around $620 and non-prescription is about $320. I think my Health insurance company would tell me where to go. BTW they only do multi focal in the CR-39 plastic lens. Not sure if they are as effective with glare.
My script pair cost just under $800... plain old dirty dog frames, but I need multifocals plus I added 'Drivewear' transistion lens which darken behind windscreen. Health fund covered just under $300, then as I'm an outdoor worker, accountant said I could claim the balance as a tax deduction!
 

John U

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From my experience Oakley support of their product is above and beyond. Couldn't rate it higher. I've had few pairs of their prescription sunnies. Have always been good.

I've got a set of Oakley frames with some other generic prescription polarised lenses at the moment. The result is pretty good. If you can find some who does this it might be a bit cheaper than the Oakley Prescription lens package.
 

Bigfish1

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I use specsavers. Polarised, graduated and around the $650 mark. Being prescription they are necessary. I can remember the first pair I had...way too much magnification...made small fish look like whoppers and small waves look like surf. Took them back and got them corrected. I now have 2 pairs for driving (leave a pair in either car) one pair for everyday use and a fishing pair. All about 4 year old but still do the job well. My everyday glasses need replacing every 2 years. Over $2,000. You know the worst part? I spoke to a lass working in the shop and she was a pom. She told me that she used to work for an optometrist in England. She said they paid about $30 a lens!!!!
 

Colly18

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I use specsavers. Polarised, graduated and around the $650 mark. Being prescription they are necessary. I can remember the first pair I had...way too much magnification...made small fish look like whoppers and small waves look like surf. Took them back and got them corrected. I now have 2 pairs for driving (leave a pair in either car) one pair for everyday use and a fishing pair. All about 4 year old but still do the job well. My everyday glasses need replacing every 2 years. Over $2,000. You know the worst part? I spoke to a lass working in the shop and she was a pom. She told me that she used to work for an optometrist in England. She said they paid about $30 a lens!!!!
Yep, you can pay a lot extra for the best graduated lenses. Bi-focals from SpecSavers seem to work well for me (Although I'd rather support Optical Superstore (Australian owned business) if there was one nearby). I usually get a pair of normal bi-focals + a tinted polarised pair on a 2 for 1 price deal every few years for under $300-$400. $650 for a single pair of sunnies is a bit rich for me.

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Albynsw

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Situation normal. All poms move here then complain about how everything here sucks and was better in the UK. LOL
I had one doing that and I told him you must be an idiot, he said why all confused. I said only an idiot would move from a great place to live to a shit place by choice. He didn’t say another word
 
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Toyasaurus

Active Member
I use OPSM now tried some of the others. Mostly crap and lies.
I have to have a straight frame, 1 eye has very high mag, I use and reuse my Ray ban aviators. 5th lens replacement, Polarising.
Nothing beats a good set of titanium frames,
Except a Wolfhound pup.
I only replace the lenses every 2 yrs as the proscription changes.
4 pair`s of normal everyday glasses and 2 pair`s of safety glasses.
Found that is the cheapest way to get mine done.
 

Batts88

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If you work outside you should be able to claim some cash back with tax if they're classed as safety perscription glasses.
 
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