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Discussion in 'Clothing & Accessories' started by {name}, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Perch

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    i know this question has been asked a thousand times so one more wont hurt
    im a die hard ray ban wearer since the 70's
    but ive read alot on here about costa's so im thinking are these a good buy
    Costa Del Mar Caballito 400G Sunglasses
    got a choice of green or blue lens
     
  2. Pollock Supporting Member

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    Can you get these in a varifocal prescription?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Specsavers doing half price prescription polaroid lenses at present for us "ol blindies"
     
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  3. Pollock

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    The 400g are a fair price in the sale. Go for the green mirror for all-round wear.
    The difference between 400 and 580 lenses is not something that I even notice really.
     
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  4. Perch

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    yes £85
     
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  5. Blenny

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    Maui Jim all day long
     
  6. Perch

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    Mauri jim for those prices i colud hav a wk in the sun fishing
     
  7. Blenny

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    Might be so , but I have given you my professional opinion as an Optician.
    Maui Jim's enhance the colour and make colours "pop"
    Amber or Rose are the colours to go for to enhance clarification through water
     
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  8. Minnow

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    ianeyes, what would you say are the best 'affordable' sunglasses with prescription lenses, please?

    Had any dealings with the Fortis or Optilab ranges?

    Thanks.
    George
     
  9. Blenny

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    I haven't sorry , what is you're budget ?
     
  10. Minnow

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    Maybe £250 - £300?

    Got two new pairs of Costas and one Maui Jim here, only to find out I needed prescription lenses. I even got in touch with Costa and said my 500G's were faulty, when it was my eyes. DOH!
     
  11. Blenny

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    What is you're prescription
     
  12. Blenny

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    I'm sure you'd be able to sell on the Costas and Mauis mate as quality always sells so at least you can recoupe some of the cost
     
  13. Minnow

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    I'll need to seek it out, but it's for distance. Gets a bit blurry now. I do have to wear glasses for reading too, but can manage by just sticking my reading specs on when needed. No fancy for bifocals.

    Having searched a bit, I'm surprised (or maybe I'm not) at how little choice we have here in the UK. Was looking at the Costas in prescription but it's a minefield. The Maui's I looked at were almost £400.

    Don't really get much bright sunshine up here in the frozen north, so that would influence the lens tint.
     
  14. Minnow

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    I would sell them to get at least something towards the prescription ones.
     
  15. Blenny

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    Ok , so if you feel you can manage with just a distance Rx , you can actually get a pair of clip on reading lenses that will tilt up or down whenever you need them .
    That way it will save you an absolute fortune .
    What I'd suggest is you go to an independent optician to check out styles and availability.
    The choice is endless mate , if you want a wrap around pair , it's difficult to get a clear image because of the distortion you'd experience with a curved frame , in which way you could get a carrier frame mounted on the back of the frame to put in you're Rx !!!!
     
  16. Minnow

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    Might be easier then as I find I can't really get away with wraparounds.

    Very interesting to see that you recommend amber or rose. Used to use rose tints for fly fishing in rivers and they worked well. Always associated amber with very low light conditions.
     
  17. Blenny

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    Yellow is for low light mate as they improve contrast esp with an a/r coating
     
  18. Blenny

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    Hence why they always associate yellow as a driving light in low light .
    The Maui Jim's on the other hand , Amber or Rose will cut through fog and improve driving conditions!
    Purple is a tint that's been banned in golf tournaments because it shows up all the dips and troughs on the green !!
     
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  19. Blenny

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    Whereas green was a tint associated with aviation, originating from a company called Randolph Engineering and not Ray ban as everyone thinks , however their G-15 lens has similar properties
     
  20. Minnow

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    That must be what I'm thinking of in respect of the yellow, Ian.

    I take clarity is better with glass lenses? Would the measurements for my normal frames translate to those of the sunglasses I choose, in respect of bridge, lens, arms, etc?

    I know there's no substitute for trying the frames on, but it isn't always possible.
     

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