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Old 11-15-2020, 10:18 AM
dan carley dan carley is offline
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Default Sunglasses

Having a hard time try to get a good pair
Of sunglasses that you can see your iPad clearly
Most are to dark
Any suggestions
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:24 AM
Electrogunner Electrogunner is offline
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Look for non polarized.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:44 PM
rapid_ascent rapid_ascent is offline
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Yeah non-polarized is required.

I have a nice pair of Maui Jim's that are basically useless for LCD type instruments. I even asked if they are available in non-polarized and my eye Dr. called Maui Jim and they said no. Third party lenses are available though.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:22 PM
2Big2Ride 2Big2Ride is offline
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I just lost my prescription sunglasses, looking to get Flying Eyes for replacements.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:34 PM
alcladrv alcladrv is offline
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I've been using Ray Ban Aviators with G15 gray/green lenses for decades and they work for me. They are not polarized and I can see both the iPad and my Garmin screens without any problems.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:34 PM
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Lots of on-line vendors for prescription glasses. I generally get mine from Zenni. They do make lesses in non-polarized.
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I highly recommend these from American Optic. Headset friendly and non polarized. Made in the USA.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:42 PM
RV7 To Go RV7 To Go is offline
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I have Vedalo's which are great. Not too dark amber lens, very light with small arms so the ear cups on my Zulu 3's seal well. I got them at Spruce but I don't think they carry them any longer.

Check out the Scheyden's as well. They have some nice ones in various frames and lens colours. Have used RayBans and Serrenghetti's as well. All just personal preference and how much you want to spend.

As has been said, always non-polarized for flying.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:46 PM
RV12JT RV12JT is offline
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Lucky me, my optometrist is a pilot. I have RayBan Aviators, with graded lenses. He also mad me a pair of Oakleys, both are graded bronze, Iím not a fan of the G15 green/gray lenses.

Graded letís me see the EFIS displays easily and the top takes car of my forward vision.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:17 PM
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I got a pair of Method Sevens at OSH a couple of years ago. It was the promo Lightspeed had if you bought a Zulu 2 or 3. I really like the Method Seven sun glasses.

I dropped them on the floor in my hangar once and broke one of the lenses and they repaired it under warranty. Recently, one of the ear "protector" pieces came off the arm and I lost it, they repaired/replaced that too, under warranty.

Good folks, good glasses.
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