Most anglers are well aware of the glare reflected by water but many may be unaware that harmful UV light is at its most intense when reflected off this kind of bright surface. Because of this, it is especially important to protect the eyes from UV damage as well as troublesome glare.
Polarised sunglasses are perfect for eliminating the glare from water and in doing so, can allow you to see the fish clearly in the water.
But the sun doesn’t shine all year round and conditions can change when spending a day out fishing. For this purpose, transition lenses are highly recommended as they will adapt to changing light conditions whilst permanently protecting the eyes.
At Eyesite, we stock a wide range of fishing eyewear that’s specially designed for all the conditions that come with this outdoor activity. This means that you can rest assured that your eyes are always protected from the elements. If you’d like to come in and find out more then a member of our expert team will be able to help and advise you.
Eyesite Recommends: Polarised Fishing Eyewear
Oakley Flak Jacket Fishing-Specific
Oakley ‘Deep Blue’ polarised lenses are engineered to cut out harsh glare in a dominantly blue environment, making them ideal for bright and sunny conditions on the open water. The Flak Jacket is made from lightweight O-Matter material, making it comfortable to wear all day long and has optimised peripheral visual fields. The lenses are hydrophopic meaning any water will slide off the lens rather than smearing. The Flak Jacket allows for interchanging of lenses so they can be changed according to the weather conditions.
Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 Polarised
Oakley’s Half Jacket 2.0 polarised sunglasses are ideal for fishing. Constructed from Oakley’s super lightweight O Matter material, and fitted with Unobtanium earsocks, they’re extremely comfortable, durable and won’t fall off when you’re netting your monster catch. They also feature Oakley’s HDPolarized lenses that filter out 99% of reflected glare without the haze or optical distortion drawbacks that come with other polarised lenses.
Plus, if you opt for the XL edition, you’ll benefit from further lens coverage and unique curvature to further protect from glare, wind and any stray hooks. What’s more the Half Jacket’s interchangeable lenses allow you to quickly swap your lenses dependent upon weather and environment.
Choosing your fishing eyewear is a personal choice. We recommend that you pop into your local Eyesite branch to try on a few pairs from our specialist ranges to see what you feel most comfortable in.