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#31 sneaky_pete

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:13 AM

Wiley X Air Rage Black Ops with prescription lenses, polarized.  Just love the frames and wear them everywhere outside and for driving the car as well.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:05 PM

Tried the Oakley prizm golf lenses, wasn't sold. I wear my Costa Motu's w/blue mirror lenses out on the course simply for eye protection, but tend to take them off for putts. I can tell when wearing them that there's a bit of a distortion.

But, here in Hawaii especially around midday, it gets wayyyy to bright to not have sunglasses on when looking at the ball/clubhead.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

I have Prizm in prescription and I love them!  I have played in hot, cold, rainy, dry, sunny, overcast, and right up until dark.  They work very well in all conditions except for the last 10 minutes of daylight where I wish the lenses were 100% clear.  But other than those 10 minutes, I am very happy with them.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

I just wear my ray-ban wayfarer polarized. I never putt or chip with them on, so I'm not big on the precision.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:33 AM

Oakley shallow water Prizm lenses all day! These lenses are specifically designed for green and blue colors cause they are mainly fishing specific lenses. Maybe its in my head but I find them to be amazing for golf and no different reading greens contrast colors,slopes, or anything related. Dark enough for sunny days but lighten up a lot when its overcast.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:37 AM

Also my brother in law is a Optometrist and he stresses how important it is to wear sunglasses. Protect eyes for the long haul!

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

Not sure if anybody mentioned these, Oakley Crossrange prisms. I tried these out and was very impressed I don't necessarily buy into the prism tech as game changing but it is a lot better in low light compared to polarized giving better detail in elevation change. Probably not the most concerning for golfers but that's what I've noticed. Also, when prism came out for snowsports it was great but I was sick of the red only option, nice to see the crossranges have more of a bronze lens option which has always been a personal favorite. I moved to Smith glasses once the Omatter discount program was discontinued and can't wait to go back to Oakley, don't get me wrong the Smith's were nice but honestly the Oakley's had an edge in Clarity and less distortion. Only knock on Oakley are I think the lenses are (were) prone to scratching but if you take care of them it's not a big deal.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:43 AM

View PostGTgolf, on 17 September 2017 - 09:59 PM, said:

View Postdimitrib, on 10 September 2017 - 09:01 AM, said:

What is so special about prizm that enables you to reading the greens

Nothing. It's a marketing gimmick.

This just in: it's not going to help your game one bit.
Awwww....not true for me at least.  Bright sunlight can certainly be a hindrance.  I wear contacts and for years have worn M frames with great results.  If for nothing else, you are protecting your eyes with an affordable lens made for the sport you are playing.  Lastly, the brilliance of Oakley is you can change the lens for shooting or fishing instead of worrying about several pair of glasses.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:58 PM

I got the prizm golf lenses back in the spring, wore them a few times but they let too much light in so I went back to my polarized lenses.
They were nice but just way too bright, they are sunglasses after all. (they are better on cloudy days than sunny)
Also, I'm still not sold on the whole "polarized hinder your green reading" perspective.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

 Cketola13, on 18 September 2017 - 07:48 PM, said:

Anyone find the more lifestyle Oakleys to work better? I played with Flak 2.0's and recently got a pair of Holbrooks and I love them. I have the prizm lenses in them and they are maybe the best pair I have owned and IMO look very good as well.

I'm with you here. I have a pair Enduros as my goto pair for playing golf. If they would just release Prizm Field lenses for the Enduro, I'd be set. I'm currently playing in the gold Shaun White polarized lens and have been doing so for a couple of seasons. No complaints.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

I wear Costa Stringer 580P with amber polarized lens.  They work well for me

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

killer deal on these Chromapops... anyone try this model for golf?

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:22 PM

I'm looking to get some prescription glasses for golf.  I'm torn between the Oakley Golf Prizm and Maui Jim lenses.  It appears that both brands are very high quality but the Maui Jim lenses seem to get a little more love here.  What style frames are you guys using for golf in the Maui Jim?  I liked the look of the Stone Crushers and Sugar Beach.  It looks as if those two give the most coverage for the eyes.  I'm not a fan of the styles with smaller lenses because I feel like they let light leak in the sides and bottom.  Any opinions out there on the Maui Jim styles?

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:04 PM

The right sunglasses help you read greens? Really? Anybody want to buy some magic beans?

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

I have two pair of Oakleys and one pair of Maui Jim's.  I like the Oakleys (both with Prizm lenses) for golf mostly because THEY DO let a little more light in than most, but also because of the secure fit of the frame, coverage of the XLJ lenses, and light weight comfort.  I also always wear a visor when I play so that may be a factor in terms of my light preference.  I also like that I dont have to remove them at dusk or on a cloudy day.

I keep the MJs in my car and wear them primarily for driving and they are excellent!

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

Not a fan but some protection is better than no protection

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

Yes the prizms are awesome, love love love them, can't say enough about them, worth the price.

 jpdx, on 09 September 2017 - 03:38 PM, said:

I use oakley prizms in prescription. I swear by these. whether it's sunny or overcast, it works well for me. I like how it increases the contrast, especially when trying to track the ball in the air or reading greens.

they're just dark enough for "sun glasses" and just light enough for overcast conditions. I haven't tried in rain or other conditions, but man...I love these lenses.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

Maui has a new lens out called Maui Brilliant.

Stupid good clarity. The HT maui lens was the best on the market, but maui brilliant is crazy good.

Suncloud is a really good cheap option made by Smith Optics.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:36 PM

I have been wearing a pair of Oakley Flak 2.0 with the Prizm lenses for 2 seasons now. I like them because they are not too dark on partly cloudy days, and not too light for full sun... I don’t like having to take on and off my glasses every time the sun goes behind some clouds... they do have more contrast on the greens, but my games not that good for this to matter. I’ve tried polarized, but at times I think they distort my vision


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

I switched over to using the red-ish lenses, similar to the ones Adam Scott uses a lot. They helped me significantly in being able to track the ball on bright days

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:16 PM

Any other opinions on the Prizm Golf vs Maui Jims? Curious as to what people specifically think the advantages and disadvantages are of each.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:02 AM

Iíve never worn the prizm lenses, but I did have the g30 golf lenses in a pair of radars. I also have a pair of Mauis that I wear. Of all of the glasses Iíve owned (Maui, tons of Oakleys, Costa, Ray Ban, and a bunch of cheapies), nothing comes close to Maui for clarity.

As for any glasses ďhelping to read greensĒ, I donít buy it. I also do t buy it being a hinderance, unless you get some cheap glasses that distort your vision. Any quality lense will be fine, but the clarity in Maui Jimís is unmatched in my experience.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:09 AM

I love the orizm lens as well and i can see breaks on the green better with them more than without them


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:52 AM

I like the Oakley good enough, but out here in Arizona with our lighting I decided to take a pass on Golf Prizm. I rotate usage of all three of these pairs and use the Baseball Infield Prizm (M2, Flak 2.0) & Outfield Prizm (Radar) in each frame's largest lens size.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

 bigred90gt, on 14 November 2017 - 02:02 AM, said:

I've never worn the prizm lenses, but I did have the g30 golf lenses in a pair of radars. I also have a pair of Mauis that I wear. Of all of the glasses I've owned (Maui, tons of Oakleys, Costa, Ray Ban, and a bunch of cheapies), nothing comes close to Maui for clarity.

As for any glasses "helping to read greens", I don't buy it. I also do t buy it being a hinderance, unless you get some cheap glasses that distort your vision. Any quality lense will be fine, but the clarity in Maui Jim's is unmatched in my experience.

Thanks -- I currently play in Maui's and they are great but it's always tough wondering if the grass is greener. I always have them on even when putting. I don't have a problem reading greens but can sometimes have problems tracking the ball in flight or spotting it in the rough.

If they wouldn't be any better than Mauis for that I wouldn't have a use for them.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:57 PM

 oldsticksnewsticks, on 14 November 2017 - 10:03 AM, said:

 bigred90gt, on 14 November 2017 - 02:02 AM, said:

I've never worn the prizm lenses, but I did have the g30 golf lenses in a pair of radars. I also have a pair of Mauis that I wear. Of all of the glasses I've owned (Maui, tons of Oakleys, Costa, Ray Ban, and a bunch of cheapies), nothing comes close to Maui for clarity.

As for any glasses "helping to read greens", I don't buy it. I also do t buy it being a hinderance, unless you get some cheap glasses that distort your vision. Any quality lense will be fine, but the clarity in Maui Jim's is unmatched in my experience.

Thanks -- I currently play in Maui's and they are great but it's always tough wondering if the grass is greener. I always have them on even when putting. I don't have a problem reading greens but can sometimes have problems tracking the ball in flight or spotting it in the rough.

If they wouldn't be any better than Mauis for that I wouldn't have a use for them.

I have problems sometimes tracking the ball in flight as well, especially when it's overcast and a little bit of rain is falling (or threatening). I don't have that issue when wearing my Oakley's. I can't comment on clarity between maui's and Oakley's...but to me it's the contrast and certain color's that just pop out that creates the value of the golf prizm's (beyond the obvious benefits of wearing sunglasses)
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