Sun glasses

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  1. Wilsonbro11

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    If it is sunny outside do you guys play with sun glasses on?
     
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  2. Dave M

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    Yes I do, i know a lot of people don't like the "downside" you get with glasses on but a decent pair of sports glasses can be good enough so you get used to them being on,in fact outdoors, i rarely play without them.
     
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  3. Wilsonbro11

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    What kind of sun glasses do you have?
     
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  4. Dave M

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    I have some tennis specific bolle ones with competivision lenses, quit e nice (do not drive in them) mostly though it's oakley frames and many different lenses depending on conditions
     
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    Yes.
    I can not even be outside, or drive without shades, unless very cloudy... The pterygium on both eyes is the price I paid for decades of sailing and skiing without any eye protection :(
     
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  6. mikeler

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    I had the more benign cousin, the Pinguecola crop up in my sun filled teenage years.
     
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  7. makinao

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    I use sunglasses with prescription inserts. Grey for sunny days, yellow for hazy days and late afternoons.
     
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  8. JRstriker12

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    Yes. Bought a pair of the Bolle frames with the compete-vision lenses. It was a good buy.
     
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    Yes..I wear them. Today I am going to wear my carerra snow ski goggles...sunny and chilly in Orlando today, lol!
     
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  10. Pacific lefty

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    I have a pair of Bolle orvet glasses which are actually kids size and they are perfect, really light and stay in place.
     
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    I also use the Bolle glasses; they are great. If you read the data on sun damage to the eyes, you wonder why more tennis players don't wear protection.
     
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    no

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    all the time. oakley half jackets with polarized lenses! awesome!
     
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  14. Magic of tennis

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    I have to wear sun glasses ALL THE TIME to protect my eyes except very cloudy day, of course.
    I use Oakley live strong one.
     
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    The uv index is the key piece of information you're interested in. Generally speaking, it's advisable to protect yourself from uv rays outdoors between 10 am and 4 pm.

    Also, expensive brands of sunglasses don't offer any more or any better protection. What you want are sunglasses with lenses that offer 99% uv protection or better.
     
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  16. Tennis_Hands

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    Livestrong is just an iteration, not a model name.

    Basically all shades with polycarbonate lenses offer "99% uv protection or better".

    Optical clarity, absence of distortion and provided contrast are importat for sport.
     
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  17. Alchemy-Z

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    I have 3M safety glasses with UV lens that I have come to like.

    Picked them up at lowes for yard work...had to use them for a match because I misplaced my regular pair...never went back.

    and they are like $19
     
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  18. canny

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    No.. I dont like what they do to my vision. But I havent played during the day in awhile. But with the season starting up and living in Florida I probably should.
     
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  19. mikeler

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    I sweat too much to wear sunglasses here in Florida.
     
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  20. Magic of tennis

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    what is the best one you would suggest? I may need another pair.
     
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    +1. Thought it was a gimmick - until I got them - the fluorescent yellow ball really stands out.
     
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  22. Tennis_Hands

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    Double post.
     
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