Sunglasses

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BK's Comment
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My sunglasses are a generic brand. They are comfortable but getting scratched up a bit. I don’t need prescription glasses. Anybody have a recommendation about what sunglasses are really good for driving?

Davy A.'s Comment
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I have Ray-Bans but I've found they are too dark for all but the brightest days, greenish tint that I struggle with being colorblind. I've had numerous times that I barely caught vehicles in my mirror with them, so I stopped using them driving.

I have two pairs of cheap ones that are yellowish tint and good for most days. I also have night driving glasses. And a few pairs of back ups.

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Dave T.'s Comment
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I wear Oakley flak jackets. I know they’re a little costly but they make a difference for me. They’re also drop tested with ball bearings to make them shatter resistant and ANSI certified so I can use them as safely glasses at work. I’ve been sprayed in the face with diesel a few times and hit with debris riding my Harley they saved my eyes. I have a pair of Costa’s as well but they’re much heavier where as the oakleys are light and hardly noticeable. I drive with the gold colored polarized lenses which have proven to be the best for any conditions and the blue ones on the water when fishing. My eyes have gotten super sensitive over the years to the light from wearing them so much that if I’m outdoors at all when the sun is up, I have to have them on no matter the weather conditions. I’ve had a pair now for almost 20 years and the frames are still in ok shape but I’ve replaced the lenses a few times. You can find off brand lenses for them with the same quality but cheaper in price. If you don’t want to spend the money or have a tendency to break and lose them often, check out the fishing section at Walmart and grab a pair of polarized fishing glasses. Anything that’s polarized will make a big difference in driving. I used to work part time selling glasses so I’m kinda partial to Oakley mainly for the safety aspect. If you want a good quality lens, Maui Jim’s are the ticket but they’re pricy.

PackRat's Comment
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You can't go wrong following the advice of Billy and Dusty

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Check the fishing section of Walmart. I’ve bought the polarized ones <$20 for years.

I just can’t bring myself to buying a brand that sounds like; costalotmore.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Might sound silly, but a Sunglass Hut kiosk in your local mall might be a good place to grab a decent pair. They are actually pretty reasonable for decent sunglasses.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Check the fishing section of Walmart. I’ve bought the polarized ones <$20 for years.

I just can’t bring myself to buying a brand that sounds like; costalotmore.

Yessir,

Being in Florida, you'd know for sure, too!! The name brands were fun, until you lost a pair.

When I 'did' live in Florida, of course . . . I had RayBan's and/or Oakleys. Status and name worthy for the most part; I was younger. I sure don't remember them being any better than my current ones, though!

The 'better' of the 'no names' are decent, to us as well. In the snow, however . . . I'll have to let you know; there's these sun/snow glasses, that are actually extremely glare reducing, helping keep a driver from going "snow blind."

How'd you fare during the hurricane, Steve ?!??! I was paging you in that thread they started; you never showed up! Couldn't find you on the TT tracker, either. Hope all is well with you and yours; my sis and her underlings have a LOT of cleaning up to do, and only a small part of roof to repair.

Let us know what ya decide on, BK !

~ Anne ~

BK's Comment
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Are those wrap-around type sunglasses better for driving? I have never tried them because I’m afraid they might make my butt look big.

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Hours Of Service

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Old School's Comment
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I like my Maui Jim's. They are really light and they make me feel like I'm headed out to go surfing.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Are those wrap-around type sunglasses better for driving? I have never tried them because I’m afraid they might make my butt look big.

Yes, the wrap-around are great for driving. Buy whatever you want. I just found that a beat up $20 pair didn’t hurt so bad to replace. 🤔

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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