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rcpete347 06-09-2014 06:21 PM

Best Presciption Sunglasses
:cool:HI guys, need to get your help in recommending the best presription sun glassess. Let me know what you are happy with.
PS., I hope knowone recommends Maui Jim's, especally their wraps, I've sent back 5 pairs for distortion.

Wclays 06-09-2014 06:33 PM

I now buy my glasses at Costco, and bought the exact same frames with my prescription in the frames with a brown tint for sunglasses. I am very pleased and I have tried all of the other script type glasses and was not happy. This has been the best so far for me.


shepp 06-09-2014 07:53 PM

i made a mistake last time I bought sunglasses. I got Polaroid and although they work great with no distortion that I can see. I cannot see the screen on my transmitter or GSU. Lol I have bifocals so can't even read it with my glasses off. So don't recommend them for our use

Chris Nicastro 06-09-2014 10:19 PM

I use Oakley Juliet frames with a sunglass Rx cut by them. I can pretty much look into the sun momentarily and back no problem. The frame is very tough, its titanium, and Ive been using them since 1998. Great clarity and quality but a bit pricy at about $700.

Dave Wilshere 06-09-2014 10:49 PM

When I was competing regularly with helicopters I had various prescription sunglasses for a mild short shortsightedness. I struggled with some sets and ended up buying Oakley cut glasses, expensive but worth it.


fireblade5437 06-09-2014 11:06 PM

Oakley lens are one of the best... That's from my wife with 36yrs optician experience
just had the latest transition on my vari focals, Oakley are good as one of the hardest coatings in the industry

Polarised are good if you are on the water...

At the last count I have around 14 pairs all have been good oh also am trying a pair of RayBans at present which are not bad

One piece of advice is get decent lens some of the cheap lens that are fitted to glasses cost as little as 50 pence and you get charged big bucks! You have been warned :-)


RCKen 06-10-2014 08:30 AM


They are now called Zurich Extreme Glare sunglasses but we all know them as Zurich sunglasses. They have changed their name but they they are still Zurichs. They can now make them to in prescriptions as well.


luv2flyrc 06-10-2014 02:40 PM

Another vote for Oakley Pete, they are very expensive but, their lenses are the best. Go check them out.


Xantos 06-10-2014 06:11 PM

stay away from the Maui Jim wrap a rounds
it's difficult to get prescription lenses in the wrap around type
I use the MJ regular style and I'm happy with them - yes it's difficult to see the GSU and other LCD screens

jeteye 06-10-2014 06:27 PM

I have a pair of them, and they're great! The best I've ever worn! When my prescription changes, I'll get another pair. Another thing...My wife says I "Look good" in them"!!!:cool::cool::cool:


Originally Posted by RCKen (Post 11821100)

They are now called Zurich Extreme Glare sunglasses but we all know them as Zurich sunglasses. They have changed their name but they they are still Zurichs. They can now make them to in prescriptions as well.


kev-o 06-10-2014 08:10 PM

Oakleys all,the way I've been wearing them for years.

Lance Campbell 06-11-2014 07:48 AM

A bit over a year ago, I got mine from Rapid Eyewear from the UK.


Pick the sport (RC Model Aircraft), and let them know your prescription.
You get 4 different outer lenses, that fit over your untinted prescription.
The 4 lenses you get are different for different sports, sometimes polarized sometimes not.
I'll use a medium one for bright sun, but anything less than that switch it to the yellow, contrast enhancing one, and it really helps make the contrast pop, helping out a bunch.

I like them, although I've heard good things as well from other brands mentioned here too.


afterburner 06-11-2014 10:29 AM

Zurich will take your Rx glasses and have their coating applied. This way you can get the frame and glass made by your local optician and make sure they are perfect. Then you send them to Zurich for their coatings. You just have to make sure you order your glasses with no coatings whatsoever. Bruce from Zurich will tell you exactly what you need to tell the lens maker.

j.duncker 06-12-2014 07:45 AM

Another vote for Zurichs. It is worth having two pairs one with the grey lenses for bright days and the rose lenses for dull days.

Flying in the UK meant that I needed my rose coloured glasses most flying days.

Rols330 06-12-2014 08:47 AM


If you don't mind spending a little for the highest quality.. I recommend SERENGETI . http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/

I fly for a living and can't live without them, I've tried many brands and these are the best by far. I use the DRIVER'S GRADIENT LENS, and had them custom made to my prescription at the factory.


pbusa1400 06-12-2014 03:16 PM

Oakley's Pete.

JimBrown 06-17-2014 05:51 PM

Contacts and non-RX sunglasses (I'm using Rapid Eyewear.) Since I also need bifocals and contacts can't do that, I also have a pair of sunglasses with built in "readers" (magnifiers) to putter around the pits with.

Works for me.

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