Which EyeGlass Frames have you found best for Hunting?

TheGDog

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Which EyeGlass Frames have you found best for Hunting?

Hello All,

2015, 2016 I went out not wearing glasses, but brought along readers for when field processing.

Well... I think I may need to wear my glasses now the whole time while out. I bought a pair of Oakley frames and they hold very snug to my head, but, unfortunately the vision distorts in the edges due to their wraparound shape.

My normal everyday glasses are very lightweight frames. I'm concerned about them falling off in the field.

So I ask those of you who have for more time wearing glasses than I do, which frames have you found work the best for in the field?

Because I'm looking to order another pair specifically for when hunting.
 

nicapopolis

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Why wouldn't you just order the same pair that you wear daily and just add some croakies?

I almost always wear sunglasses in the field. I just wear the croakies when I am fishing, but no reason you couldn't throw them on while hunting.
 

7DUX

Active Member
I have 2 pairs of prescription Wiley X sunglasses that wrap around and I love them. I know sunglass companies only put Rx on the models that don't have too much curvature. I don't think you should have that issue with the Oakleys if they were made right, I'd ask the eye doctor. I have to wear my frameless clear glasses before the sun comes up and can't stand them. The right pair of fishing type frames whether they are clear or tinted should not have any distortion or light coming in anywhere (sunglasses). You will also see the frame very little or not at all but you have to try them on until you find the frame that's perfect for your face. I wear them anytime I'm not looking through optics.
 

sloth1833

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Mud Pigeon said:
I have 2 pairs of prescription Wiley X sunglasses that wrap around and I love them. I know sunglass companies only put Rx on the models that don't have too much curvature. I don't think you should have that issue with the Oakleys if they were made right, I'd ask the eye doctor. I have to wear my frameless clear glasses before the sun comes up and can't stand them. The right pair of fishing type frames whether they are clear or tinted should not have any distortion or light coming in anywhere (sunglasses). You will also see the frame very little or not at all but you have to try them on until you find the frame that's perfect for your face. I wear them anytime I'm not looking through optics.
X2! What he said!
Wiley X Rx sunglasses, even with an astigmatism the curvature works for me. It was a little fish eyed at first but after 30ish min the distortion faded. Now I can ware my clear/lightweight glasses all day everyday at home/work, and when I go fish/hunt/umpire I can use the Wiley X. It may take a minute or two for my eyes to adjust but it doesn't take long, usually by the time I hop out of the truck and get the first fly tied on I am fine. The other option is contact lenses. Not that convenient for overnight trips but they make daily disposable lenses so you don't have to bring the whole kit n caboodle into the back country.and they work with any sunglasses.
Hope that helps.
 

TheGDog

Active Member
nicapopolis said:
Why wouldn't you just order the same pair that you wear daily and just add some croakies?

I almost always wear sunglasses in the field. I just wear the croakies when I am fishing, but no reason you couldn't throw them on while hunting.
My everyday glasses, which I have gone out with, they can fall-off too easily. If I whip my head around they *can* sometimes fly off. Also if I lean-over and invert my head they lift-off from the bridge of my nose and waggle up and down. Also the everyday ones don't provide a lot of protection when it's windy out.
 

TheGDog

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" The other option is contact lenses. "

No thank you.

I tried doing contacts in the field.

My eyes are extremely sensitive to having the contacts in. I become extremely sensitive to air blowing into my eyes when contacts are on. I blink like crazy. Plus it's often really difficult for me to get them in. The really want to stick to my finger, even if I'm careful to wet the finger-tip with a little bit of the solution. And I've had them get stuck way in the heck over into the corner back and under the lid. Was a nightmare of gouging at my eye to get it out.
 

TheGDog

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bearclaw said:
Over thinking it again dude, wear what works and is comfortable.
I'm a Software Engineer... over-thinking is what I do. And just like you said "what works and is comfortable". Neither of the two I have exactly fits the bill.

Also I was thinking my fellow hunters here might know of a particular set of glasses/frames that lends itself well to hunting, (like the one gentleman suggested the Wiley X's (thank you sir BTW) and doesn't have a shine to them, etc. Those Oakley ones I got I don't think were truly intended to be a sports type of eyewear I think. Crosshairs look odd and warped a lil bit when I look thru them with those ones on. Also.. those particular Oakleys start to give me headaches from just the tension of the sidestraps pressing into the sides of my head. I get a similar thing when I every once in a blue-moon wear a necklace. Just having something touching on my neck like that eventually gives me a bit of a headache at the end of the day. Yeah, I know, weird, but whatever, it is what it is.
 

TheGDog

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Mud Pigeon said:
I have 2 pairs of prescription Wiley X sunglasses that wrap around and I love them. I know sunglass companies only put Rx on the models that don't have too much curvature. I don't think you should have that issue with the Oakleys if they were made right, I'd ask the eye doctor. I have to wear my frameless clear glasses before the sun comes up and can't stand them. The right pair of fishing type frames whether they are clear or tinted should not have any distortion or light coming in anywhere (sunglasses). You will also see the frame very little or not at all but you have to try them on until you find the frame that's perfect for your face. I wear them anytime I'm not looking through optics.
I'm curious... is your Rx a "progressive" lense?
 

TheGDog

Active Member
nicapopolis said:
Why wouldn't you just order the same pair that you wear daily and just add some croakies?

I almost always wear sunglasses in the field. I just wear the croakies when I am fishing, but no reason you couldn't throw them on while hunting.
My everyday glasses the frames are super thin and the croakies didn't seem to grab them well.
 

7DUX

Active Member
TheGDog said:
I have 2 pairs of prescription Wiley X sunglasses that wrap around and I love them. I know sunglass companies only put Rx on the models that don't have too much curvature. I don't think you should have that issue with the Oakleys if they were made right, I'd ask the eye doctor. I have to wear my frameless clear glasses before the sun comes up and can't stand them. The right pair of fishing type frames whether they are clear or tinted should not have any distortion or light coming in anywhere (sunglasses). You will also see the frame very little or not at all but you have to try them on until you find the frame that's perfect for your face. I wear them anytime I'm not looking through optics.
I'm curious... is your Rx a "progressive" lense?
They are not.
 

Ducky's Dad

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I wear progressives in Luxottica Carlos frames. Kind of an aviator style but without the severe curvature. I also use a knockoff of those frames for my everyday glasses because the lenses are large enough to serve as safety glasses. Lenses are high index polycarbonate for protection and light weight. No antireflective coating. Same Rx and lens shape for for daily wear and hunting/shooting keeps things simple. I have tried amber, medium neutral gray, and pale yellow lenses over the years and settled on pale yellow as my all-around hunting lens. With proper fitting, these frames stay on my noggin even in Arizona monsoon humidity. The Carlos frame is discontinued, but there may be some available in certain sizes and colors. There is a virtual duplicate from another company, but I can't remember the name right now.
 

fish dog

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My daily wear glasses are kind of lightweight wire frames. I did get a pair, specifically for duck hunting, that hard heavier frames, although pretty much the same shape and all. Figured they'd be a little more durable for the occasional mishap or drop in the wild. Also, just in case I do destroy them, scratch them up or lose them I went here to get them...

http://www.zennioptical.com/?gclid=CLHeg5Hi_9MCFVGTfgod8IMLaQ

...real cheap compared to you regular eye doctor so if they don't survive the hunt you haven't spent $400 on them. If I recall the one's I got cost about $35 or so for them.
 

Modoc

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I know this is an older thread, but I just found it. I have been using Rudy Project Rydons with their full metal inserts. A little spendy, but with my using them for Driving, Bkiking, Work, Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports they have been worth every penny. Also being able to change the outer lenses to match conditions has been a big plus. If you need it, the Stealth Black are certified ANSI Z87+
 
Those Rydons look a lot like Oakleys.

I recently got a pair of prescription Wiley-X Kobe wraps for the reasons G-Dog said. I love 'em. Wraps fit snug which means I'm not always pushing them back when i look down, etc. and Wiley X has figured out how extend the correction into more curvature than other brands except maybe Oakley. There's a limit to how much they can bend the prescription, but its noticeably better peripheral vision. I got mine a couple months ago for upland hunting mainly and only have a few hunt days on them, but I'm stoked. Good ballistic rated polycarbonate lenses with all the coatings, UV, polarized, anti reflective, anti scratch, etc. Going to see how they work for for fishing here shortly.

My last ones were Maui Jims and they looked like wraps but like G-dog said, the actual lens was pretty flat and then it was a big chunk of plastic on each side of the frame like blinders. Also, frankly they cost too much. With a prescription you're into them for $750-$800

For years I used Decot shooting glasses that are an interchangeable lens system depending use, and lighting conditions. The wire frames have an adjustable bridge and the lenses are large. I got them for club shoots but also wore them hunting. Not something you wear around town, but its another option worth looking into.

I would get a single vision prescription for shooting. I looked into progressive lenses and everyone I spoke with that got them said their scores went down. I get the impression it slowed them up and I assume its a similar issue on game.

Decot you buy direct from Decot. Fore everything else I would just go to Frames Direct. The company that owns them owns all the brands and their distributors. Its a bit of a monopoly.
 
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