I have prescription Oakley sunglasses. Reason, I like them is you can change the lenses. Not cheap at all that they are all prescription but you have to do what you have to do. I have clear, yellow and the darkest they make. All for depending on how the sun is that day. I love them. I actually I wear them all the time as my normal glasses with the clear or the yellow I love them that much.
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I wear contacts too, and my eyes are extremely sensitive to glare. I was never able to wear sunglasses on the course though because I was distracted by light bleeding through from the sides. At the recommendation of a buddy, I tried the Oakley Flak Jackets in the G30 lens, and haven't looked back. The lens is dark enough for bright, sunny days, and light enough that I wear them on cloudy days too for the contrast they provide. They also stay where they are. Even on hot, sweaty days, no slippage.
I spent a few years agonizing over spending so much money on sunglasses specifically for golf (I'm a tightwad). I finally pulled the trigger and couldn't be more pleased. The G30 iridium lenses may not be the most masculine in color, but they are very effective. They do make the world appear boring/monochrome blue-grey when you take them off which is slightly concerning...
My personal preference is to the maui jim ka'anapali they are an extremely light weight wire frame. The only problem I have found with these glasses is that they are so light that I have lost two pair to the Pacific because I forgot I was wearing them... Great durability, polarized lenses, weightless
I have Maui Jim Banyans. Fantastic but friggin expensive they are!!
I can't wear contacts anymore. That leaves Oakleys or any of the sporty golf ones out. So I wear Ray-Bans - Titanium Aviators just because Aviators are bad ass. Non-polarized, because polarized hurts at reading the grain of the greens. Single vision because progressive lenses really distort putting lines. I need them because I don't know if the RoG would allow for sonar - that would give me all the undulations of the green and determine the exact location of the hole. I'm blind as a bat without glasses.
I rarely ever wear sunglasses, but only because I'm very bad about losing and damaging them. That being the case, paying these amounts for sunglasses will probably not happen for me. Besides all that, I absolutely hate the reverse racoon look wearing sunglasses all the time give me. I did construction for a few years which required me to wear safety glasses all the time and it drove me nuts to see that goofy tan line. I've even stopped wearing ball caps a majority of the time for the same reason.
The Maui Jim's are the only ones I found I can wear while golfing ... in fact, I hate playing without them now.
(admittedly have not tried many of the ones mentioned here).
I played golf the entire decade of the 1990s wearing Ray Ban Aviators..........LOL This was the era before sunglasses evolved.
I had 2 pair...
Pair 1: Black frames and lenses.........my favorites! With wrap around the ear arms..............they had a plastic cover over the wrap around the ear portion of the frame for comfort. I could be sweating my AZZZZ off and they'd never slip from my nose and they were always comfortable!!!!!!!!!!!!! I owned these for more than a decade....at some point, I lost them. I apparently didn't love them too much, because they were replaced by something completely different!!!
Pair2: Gold frames....classic aviator lenses.......these had the same wrap around the ear arms, but with no plastic cover. These were definitely less comfortable!! When I lost my black pair, I put the gold pair of Aviators away. I'm pretty sure I still have them, but I don't know where!! Surely, I never threw them away!
todays wrap-around lenses don't compare to the old stuff not properly designed for golf. IE....Oakley and several others make quality wrap around lenses 1000 times better for this purpose. If you see a golfer wearing Ray Ban Aviators on the golf course in this modern era...............they're clueless!!.......I might want to call them out as a non-golfer for wearing those sunglasses!!!
Edited by BuckeyeNut - 5/27/15 at 11:31pm