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What Type of Sunglass Lens Are Best For Golf?

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Years ago I saw a "research" article in a golf magazine that "proved"...auburn, or I think they called them cinnamon, colored lenses helped the most in reading greens in most lighting situations.

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Brown lenses definately work best. Try to avoid anything too light (yellow/orange). If you're like me and have sensitive eyes (light green), don't be afraid to shell out hte extra coin for polarized lenses. They cut the glare, especially off windows and water, etc.

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Also consider the type of lens and not just the colour. For golf I'd suggest (as did my mother who works in the sunglasses industry) Polarized lenses, they reduce glare which can be helpful for golf.

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I'm planning on getting a pair of sunglasses (preferably oakley's) sometime around the end of the week when I get paid. I was just wondering what lens work best for golf. Thanks for your input

Definately look at other brands too. I know Oakleys are sweet, but many think they are overpriced. Try Bolle, etc. as well before making a final decision.

Also consider the type of lens and not just the colour. For golf I'd suggest (as did my mother who works in the sunglasses industry) Polarized lenses, they reduce glare which can be helpful for golf.

I read that polarized lenses distort things a bit. Many golf sunglasses are polarized and do reduce glare. The few times I've worn sunglasses while golfing, I took them off to read greens (b/c of polarization). I'm not sure how true it is though.

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If you are going with Oakley they make golf specific lens for numerous frames. I would highly suggest getting them, they are a little more expensive but well worth the money.

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Natives were recommended to me by a friend who is now an adventure instructor (or something like that) out in the Tetons. I bought a pair of Silencers and I love'm. I went into a Sunglass Hut the other day and picked up a pair of Oakley's... Felt flimsy compared to the Natives.

Lenses are interchangeable. All lenses are polarized. Lifetime warranty for normal damage to the frame and lenses (there is a processing fee). You can buy other lens kits. They don't fog up...

There are a slew of both positive and negative reviews on REI's website with all the negatives complaining about lens durability in terms of scratches. In a year-and-a-half I have not gotten one scratch on my lenses through golfing, trail/road running, driving, and just daily use. Then again, I take care of them like I do my real glasses. I accidentally slammed (and the trunk latch on my '00 Ford Focus is bad, so I mean SLAMMED) the case right under my trunk latch. Case gave way a little, no damage to the glasses or the extra lenses stored in the top of the case.

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I wear Sundogs and they could quite possibly be the best sunglasses I have ever wore to play golf in!! They are only about $60 to. I wear them for everything though even reading greens.. You should most deff go give these a try before spending double this on Oakleys...

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Consider a pair that allow you to change the lenses based on the lighting. I have a pair of Smith Sliders that have 3 lenses. 1 - Polarized, 1-Amber (mid-low light) and 1-Yellow (low light, dusk, etc). I love them and the yellow lenses really brighten things up when the sun is going down.

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