Does anyone have experience with them? For the first time in my life I had to get glasses this past spring. I had just got a new pair of Sundog sunglasses for xmas as well and when I tried to wear them after getting my glasses I would get a headache and have to wear my regular glasses because I needed my prescription lenses. I don't like contacts so that's not an option. SO after 3 months of burning my eyes on the course I decided to look into prescription sunglasses. I really like the Oakley Flak Jackets XLJ and can get them with Black Iridium Polarized lenses. Can anyone comment on them? Good, bad, terrible company to work with... those types of things. Thanks in advance.
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First make sure they can fit you for prescription lenses into their regular sunglasses. I can't use their sunglasses with prescription lenses because I have high astigmatism. So 2 years ago while getting new glasses (Oakley) I was browsing at the rack and noticed what looked like sunglass frames but they were with the eyeglasses, so I asked the guy helping me "What are these? Can I get sunglass lenses in these?" he looked them over and he had forgotten they had just some out with them. I got myself a sweet pair of Oakley's. I grabbed the Oakley Crosslink in Black/Blue and they put polarized lenses in them for me. I LOVE them. after I was done doing the paperwork the guy said "you're really going to love these, when I tell you they're "HD" lenses, you'll understand what I mean when you put them on". They really are crystal clear and I'm glad I spent the extra money to get them polarized. I cannot play golf if the sun is out without them. I see the ball very clearly with them, and reading the greens is no trouble at all. I say go for them, I don't think you'll be dissapointed.
This is what I got btw -
Though I would much rather get a pair of the regular sunglasses with prescription lenses. But this was my only option really thanks to my crappy vision. But I'm still very, very pleased with them. And you get used to switching from glasses to sunglasses, it's just normal to me now I pop them on as soon as I go outside into the case for my regular glasses cause they fit fine in it.
They are the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ with the G30 Iridium golf specific lens.
I love wearing these glasses, they make objects like the golf ball "pop" when looking for them. They really highlight the landscape.
Although I normally wear bi-focals these are a single distance only grind. I wouldn't recommend bi-focal / progressive lenses for golf, BTDT with my other pair of "regular wear" Oakley's. The ball moves all over the place when trying to setup to make a shot. LOL
My brother has prescription lenses in his Oakley Flak Jacket frames. He actually has two pair, one pair is sunglasses and one is clear, so he wears glasses on either sunny or overcast days. He did say if he had it to do all over again, he would have done the Fast Jacket frame and done two sets of lenses, that way he could just change out the lenses based on the condition of the day.
I will second this for anyone who comes along later looking for advice on prescription sunglasses. I have glasses that I usually wear for more strenuous eye activities like reading or anything else that requires focus (I'm farsighted) and I wanted to try them for golf one time to help me track the ball. They have the progressive lenses in them and I almost became motion sick when I would swing. Every little movement of your head is magnified by the progressive lenses, and the ball moves around in your vision even if you have a fairly stable head.