If fishing is your hobby, protective eyewear is a must. As your eyes are one of the most delicate organs in the body, you should protect them from the sun’s damaging rays as well as from intrusive elements like sand and wind.
You shouldn’t just wear any kind of fishing sunglasses; you need glasses that are made specifically for fishing. Polarized fishing sunglasses can help protect your eyes perfectly. Polarized fishing sunglasses can block out the sun’s ultraviolet or UV rays, to keep it from damaging your eyes.
UV rays can harm many parts of the eye including damage your eyes’ cornea. They cause also cataracts, photokeratitis, and other eye defects. Moreover, in addition to proffering protection from this list of scary eye maladies, polarized fishing sunglasses allows you to see through the sun’s glare so your fun is not spoiled.
In selecting polarized fishing sunglasses, here are few things you need to ponder:
- Your glasses must be water-proof, impact-resistant and scratch resistant. They must be sturdy and lightweight at the same. You need to pick sturdy glasses in case a struggle with a fish sends them tumbing to the ground. Sunglasses should also be lightweight as you will wear them for long hours while out fishing. It is best to wear sunglasses that aren’t heavy on the bridge of your nose.
- When you’re buying sunglasses, remember to get a safekeeping pouch and with a clean cloth to wipe water and dirt away.
- Choose sunglasses with temple inserts and a nosepiece for a snug yet comfortable fit. The inserts and the nosepiece are what will keep your fishing sunglasses in place. Check to see if temple inserts are made with air channels in them so they float if they fall into the water.
- Select sunglasses with a wraparound shape so your eyes are completely protected from UV rays that pass through the top, sides, and bottom of the sunglasses.
- Choose polarized fishing sunglasses with interchangeable lens. Besides making a fashion statement, you alter colors to suit the weather and the lighting conditions.
- Dark lenses are for clear bright days. Lenses with light colors are for cloudy or gloomy weather.
Do you still need polarized fishing sunglasses even if on a cloudy? YES! Even on a gloomy day, you are still exposed to UV rays, so put on those shades.
Investing in a good pair of polarized fishing glasses can be one of the best purchases you can make if you love to fish. But, as with anything else, you get what you pay for. Make sure the glasses accomplish what you need them to before hitting the lake.