In an article about the growing popularity of sunglasses, Life Magazine estimated that only around 30% of those purchased were worn to protect the beautiful eyes. The rest, like today, were mainly considered a fashion accessory. Since then, sunglasses have evolved to fit the needs of various sports-related eyewear, especially water sports. Fishing, for example, is made exponentially easier with the assistance of visibility-improving eyewear. Here are just a few qualities to look for when buying sunglasses for fishing.
As we've discussed in some of our other posts, polarized sunglasses reduce glare, making them ideal for water-related sports like fishing. Polarized lenses (ever-popular today) take their name from Polaroid over 80 years ago, when Edwin H. Land began experimenting with making lenses with his patented Polaroid filter. Fortunately, polarized sunglasses come in various lens colors, ensuring that you can find the perfect match for the shades of your real-life surroundings. For example, brown lenses are ideal for darker conditions, which may help you see the bottom of a pond or lake. Gray lenses, on the other hand, will deliver the most natural light. Whatever lens tint you select, multi-layer mirror coatings are a popular addition for many fishermen. In all cases, polarized lenses eliminate the glare bouncing off the water allowing fishermen to see beneath the surface.
As is the case with other sport sunglasses, sunglasses for fishing should always be comfortable to wear for a long period of time. A hot summer day can result in at least 12 full hours of sunlight, and your sunglasses for fishing should fit snugly under your fishing hat or baseball cap. Don't hesitate to sample different styles in the store to determine which material and shape feel the most comfortable for your eyes.
Finally, it's important to keep in mind that every 14 minutes, an American loses, breaks or sits on a pair of sunglasses. Knowing this, you should invest in a pair of durable polarized sunglasses for fishing. And since fishing is a water-based activity, it also helps to have a pair of wrap around
sunglasses for fishing in order to optimize your peripheral vision and provide maximum wind protection.. Knowing these qualities can help you find a pair of sunglasses for fishing that meets your stylistic and functionality needs. For more information, search REKS.com for our complete line of fishing sunglasses.