Glasses for night-time play

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  1. Double Fault

    Double Fault Semi-Pro

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    I have a bit of trouble seeing the ball at night time. Somehow, the tone of white light from the artificial lights tends to confuse me and on occasion I cannot calculate correctly where the ball is exactly.

    I was wondering if there is some sort of lens that will create greater contrast between the yellow tone of the ball and everything else because it is very frustrating when I can't see it.
     
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  2. YULitle

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    I had the same problem. I went to a doctor (not for this exactly) and found out I had poor vision. Only slightly though. I can drive fine, and function normally without glasses. But, apparently the most noticeable difference is at night. I wear my prescription glasses and I don't have the issue anymore. Maybe your vision needs a tiny tweak?

    My correction was so small, my doctor was hymming and hawing on about, "well you don't really need them blah blah blah." It was funny. But I couldn't go on knowing I didn't have perfect vision so I got them. I'm glad I did.
     
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  3. Micky

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    Hola Double,

    You should try the Bolle with the green lense. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageBUSH-BCV.html

    I was suggested by my dr to get those. The only problem is that they don't come with prescription here. He knows I only play nigh time. Let me know how they work if you try them.
     
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  4. Double Fault

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    Yeah, I have a terrible vision, but I have new glasses and use contacts to play. With natural light I can see the ball perfectly. Artificial light is what gets me. =(

    I can use them on top of my contacts, so there's no need for prescription lenses. I don't know how I feel about wearing teal eyeglasses haha but I think I'll give it a shot.

    Thanks
     
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  5. Double Fault

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    You know, I was about to order them but I'm not too convinced about the interchangeable lenses. It feels like it is a weak system. Do you know of any with fixed lenses?
     
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  6. TNT16

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    I would love to know if those lenses in the weird blueish green really work. Does anyone around here use them? Would appreciate feedback.
     
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  7. Juice23

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    Yulitle, Did you notice when you wore the glasses things were clearer, more crisp but smaller? I have the same issue at night I see halo effect and depth perception is off. Once someone finds a cure let me know.
     
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  8. little_e

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    ^^^^

    I had the same problem (the halo effect at night). I found out I was slightly nearsighted and yes when I started wearing glasses everything became crisper and as a result smaller but only because it wasn't fuzzy anymore. The example I would use is my vision without glasses is like std. def. TV my vision with glasses is like HD.
     
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  9. PBODY99

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    I don't use the CompVision lens in my Bolle at night. I have a High index RX and use the lemon yellow lens if I want greater contrast. If i have an night match, I make sure I wear sunglasses during the day and into the twilight to spare my night vision. It makes it easier for me to see under the artificial lights.
     
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  10. jasoncho92

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    Playing at night with no lights at all is even harder -_-
     
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  11. Double Fault

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    Ok, got them, tried them, didn't work.

    At night time, it is VERY hard to play with the green lens. It is worse than if you just use your naked eye. I assume that the teal would help during daytime. I have no problems during daytime play, so I didn't try it out.

    The lens system is a bit awkward to get used to. At first I thought that my pair was broken since I couldn't just get the lens to fit in the frame. After using a lot of force, I managed to make them fit.

    They are great sunglasses and I use the dark lens during daytime play, but if you have problems seeing the ball at night, Bolle is not the way to go.
     
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