Looking to get myself a pair of prescription sunglasses.. maybe something like these: http://oakley.com/pd/4855/16196
Anyone know best places in Dublin/Wicklow that provides prescription shades like them, and where can I find the best value for money.
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I wear polarising Bollé shades in car and in plane. LOVE the,. I have had them for about 7 years and I wear themm every day, though they are scratched to bits.
I can't see the flydat (oil pressure, EGT, CHT, RPM Oil temp) in the plane with them on though, or the radio in my car, without tilting my head all over the place like an owl or something.
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread ... sunglasses
They also agree polarising lenses are a bad idea for pilots. See the FAA document for some reasons.
But never thought about it purely from a flying perspective-Your right that using polarised lenses is a bad idea for flying - [especially where you are using glass cockpit instruments] the polarised lense's light propogation means that you would have tilt your head from side to side to see the instruments! However, i was wearing the sunglasses a few weeks ago in the cessna in the copilot seat and i had no issues seeing the analog instruments and the digital radio.
the non polarised lenses are nice bit cheaper anyways
ei6265- i got my sunglasses from an optician in limerick: Hartmann Opticians 1st Fl 2 O'Connell st Limerick Co. Limerick (061)416606. Absolutely brilliant service and there a few non-prescription oakleys there to try on to see what you can get. Certain frames [the more of a wrap-around] have lower limits to how Myopic / Heterometropic your eyes are but as far as I know the limits are quite generous.
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