Sunglasses, yes, no, type?

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I never wore sunglasses in my younger years and I think that directly contributed to the deterioration of my vision. I now wear Oliver Peoples sunglasses.
 

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Bright sunlight doesn't bother my eyes, but my eye doctor says it's bad for them so I try to wear sunglasses whenever I'm outside in sunny conditions. It's been very bright in Namibia on my hunts and I wore my sunglasses a lot. I have a strong prescription so the thickness of the lenses doesn't look good with aviator style frames, but the Sidewinder model by Shuron hides the thickness. I'm wearing them in the attached photo.

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Been wearing Maui Jims and Oakleys for years, best glasses IMHO. Prescription types in my more recent years. Having lens replacement surgery next week and should be back to regular sun glasses after that. Won’t miss the pain in the backside of having to carry multiple pairs of glasses around all the time. My flight surgeon handed me a good pair of sun glasses when I was in the service and told me never to go out into the sun without them...did as instructed and have to say it’s probably why I didn’t need prescription glasses until I was into my forties.
 

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If you're giving sunglasses to a lady as a gift, and hope to court favor, I recommend Bvlgari or Dolce Gabbana........but personally, must try Serengetis based on above recommendations................FWB
 

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I prefer RayBans or Serengeti, depending on conditions. However about 35 years ago I missed an easy shot because the pair of RayBans that I was wearing were the gradient type that get darker as exposed to bright light. I was on a stand with the sun directly on me and I was semi-dosing. Suddenly I realized that a ground hog was directly in front of me. However since the lenses were so much darker than when I last looked, I thought it was much farther away, so I shot right over the top of it. So now the changeable lenses stay home and I match one of four pair to the conditions.
 

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Bright sunlight doesn't bother my eyes, but my eye doctor says it's bad for them so I try to wear sunglasses whenever I'm outside in sunny conditions. It's been very bright in Namibia on my hunts and I wore my sunglasses a lot. I have a strong prescription so the thickness of the lenses doesn't look good with aviator style frames, but the Sidewinder model by Shuron hides the thickness. I'm wearing them in the attached photo.

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Hey Kurt, did you know you have company? She seems to approve of your sunglasses.
 

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I have had many pairs of Oakley over the last 20 odd years. I got fed up with how eazy they scratch, and how long it takes to get new lenses in South Africa. Then by chance my optometrist showed me some Maui Jims in March. I find their polarized lenses much better than Oakley.
Thats the reason I use the Serengettis, extremely thin, but super hard for scratch resistance. The coating peeled off my very expensive Maui Jims, total waste of money.
 

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I prefer RayBans or Serengeti, depending on conditions. However about 35 years ago I missed an easy shot because the pair of RayBans that I was wearing were the gradient type that get darker as exposed to bright light. I was on a stand with the sun directly on me and I was semi-dosing. Suddenly I realized that a ground hog was directly in front of me. However since the lenses were so much darker than when I last looked, I thought it was much farther away, so I shot right over the top of it. So now the changeable lenses stay home and I match one of four pair to the conditions.
Thats a new one RayB, blame your sunglasses. Thats why I only shoot big animals, a groundhog must be like a 10 ring.
 

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If you're giving sunglasses to a lady as a gift, and hope to court favor, I recommend Bvlgari or Dolce Gabbana........but personally, must try Serengetis based on above recommendations................FWB

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I am pretty glare intolerant, I find it uncomfortable to be out in bright light to the point of not being able to open my eyes. So for decades I have worn sunglasses, and tried all sorts. My ultimate are Serengeti driver type, for clarity and even dull light definition enhancement. So for me sunglasses are more or less a must on a hunt. What do you find?
I go back and forth. I prefer not to wear them but have and with good shades can shoot with them on. I’d suggest finding some that are not too dark that you can get used to keeping on when shooting.
 

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