Anglers know that the only kind of fishing sunglasses to use are polarized fishing sunglasses. Not only are they key for protecting your eyes from harmful water glare, a quality pair will enhance your sight for catching more fish.READ MORE READ LESS
Fishing sunglasses aren’t just a part of your angling gear—they happen to be one of the most important parts! You’ve already invested in a lot of other high performance gear for your watery adventures, so it can be tempting to go with a cheap pair of polarized fishing sunglasses from a beach kiosk or the local gas station. But before you do that, think about how much you rely on your vision while you’re out on the water. We think it’ll become pretty clear (get it?) that your eyesight is your most valuable fishing tool. This would make a great pair of fishing sunglasses one of—if not the most—important pieces of gear you own.
SportRx has one of the widest online selections of polarized fishing sunglasses and prescription fishing sunglasses. Each frame has been carefully vetted by an experienced Sports Optician who knows and understands angler needs. We also work with complex prescriptions—even the most challenging ones! No matter what you’re looking for in a pair of fishing sunglasses, you’ll find it here.
If you’re still not sure whether the investment is worth it, check out the section below where we break down the difference between polarized vs. non-polarized fishing sunglasses.
Polarized fishing sunglasses are the best for cutting glare on the ocean, lakes, flatbeds, marshes, and any body of water. Water reflects harsh horizontal rays, and polarized lenses are like vertical blinds that block those rays from passing through your lenses. Just like blinds, they allow light in between so you can still see.
Non-polarized fishing sunglasses aren’t made to block out glare. In fact, even cheap polarized fishing sunglasses can be poorly overlaid or use thicker adhesives that can cause distortion and eye strain. They’re also more likely to peel, chip, or break down because of lower cost materials, especially with continued exposure to the elements.
High quality polarized lenses act as a protective shield, giving your eyes maximum comfort, clarity, and contrast, even with prolonged hours on the water. Besides blocking oncoming glare, good polarized fishing sunglasses also have an anti-reflective (AR) coating inside the lens to cut back-glare. The less glare, the easier it’ll be to spot fish. And that’s just the lenses! The best fishing sunglasses are also made with durable frame materials that are built to withstand rigorous wear and tear, even preventing oxidation and rust.
Fishing sunglasses are a worthy investment, because your vision is worth it!
Like polarized lenses, prescription fishing sunglasses are easily one of the best investments you can make in your fishing gear. The only focus you should have while you’re on the water is the task at hand, and switching between your regular eyeglasses and sunglasses can be distracting and expensive! Your everyday glasses aren’t built to handle the environmental stressors that fishing can bring. But fret not! At SportRx, we have one of the largest selections of prescription fishing sunglasses online—hands down. Whether you need fishing sunglasses with readers or you wear a high Rx, we take great pride in finding a solution for every vision need out there—no matter how complex it might be.
Many of our loyal customers and angler friends require fishing sunglasses with readers, and thanks to impressive upgrades from top fishing sunglasses brands like Costa Del Mar and Maui Jim, there are lots to choose from! Checking your watch, phone, or fish finder, or tying knots and lures are all simple tasks that can quickly become a hassle when you need a good pair of readers. Plus, your hands are full and the boat is rockin’, so switching to your regular glasses with slippery hands or seeing your specs tumble overboard could be heartbreaking and expensive.
Fishing sunglasses with readers are built into top selling frames, so they have all the same premium lens tech and durability that every angler needs in a pair of fishing sunglasses. That means you’ll be able to switch from baiting your hook to reading the water without missing a beat or swapping eyewear.
Polarized prescription fishing sunglasses offer the best in glare reduction and clarity at all distances for anglers with Rx needs. We can fit a wide range of prescriptions into most fishing sunglasses, and all of them come with polarized lenses. Prescription lenses tend to be thicker and more curved than non-Rx lenses, which makes it even more important that you get a quality pair of polarized prescription fishing sunglasses. Cheaper materials are more likely to delaminate or peel on Rx lenses.
No matter how your eyesight changes over the years, you can enjoy the best of style and function with prescription fishing sunglasses. Choose from tons of wrap-style frames in a range of durable, weather-resistant materials like Grilamid® and bio-resin TR90 nylon. A lot of anglers still prefer glass lenses for the best in scratch-resistance and clarity, but you can also opt for a sturdier, lightweight material like polycarbonate.
For anglers with higher prescriptions, high index lenses are thinner and offer better optics than polycarbonate. We know it can be tricky finding polarized prescription fishing sunglasses that work with your Rx. The SportRx Huckson, Maui Jim Shore Break, Costa Aleta, and SMITH Longfin are all great places to start for high prescription polarized fishing sunglasses.
And of course, all lens styles and prescriptions are available in color-boosting technology to help you spot fish in any environment. Costa’s 580® lenses and Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 are two of the most popular polarized lens technologies for sight fishing. While certain fishing sunglasses brands don’t make high prescription lenses, SportRx does! Freshwater Green and Deep See Blue are two of our most popular Sport Optimized lenses for fishing.
Whatever you need in your prescription fishing sunglasses, you’ll find the best selection of performance lens tech and frame materials here.
There are a lot of fishing sunglasses brands out there, and it can be hard knowing which one to trust for your needs. At SportRx, our curated selection of the best fishing sunglasses has been chosen based on brand quality, performance, and prescription friendliness. Each brand we carry has been thoughtfully reviewed by an in-house Sports Optician. We only carry the best!
Finding the best polarized fishing sunglasses and prescription fishing sunglasses online is a whole lot easier than you might think! Our friendly, knowledgeable Sports Opticians are experts at making recommendations, and we’re happy to work with your vision needs—no matter what they are. Contact us with any of your questions or concerns.
Did you also know that you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) funds towards your prescription fishing sunglasses? At checkout, simply mark the FSA/HSA box and enter your card info like you normally would and you’re all set. You’ll receive an itemized receipt for insurance reimbursement.
Lastly, we know that ordering prescription sunglasses or eyeglasses online can feel unfamiliar. That’s why every order is backed by our See Better Guarantee, which means you can try your new specs for 45 days with no strings attached. If you’re not totally satisfied, simply let us know and we’ll be happy to fix them, set up an exchange, or refund your order in full. And don’t worry about shipping—we’ve got that covered, too!
The best sunglasses for fishing have contrast-enhancing lens tech, durable and weather-resistant frame materials, a wrap-style frame for blocking out the elements, and polarized lenses. You should also look for grip material on the nose pad and temples, as well as a sweat management system for keeping your fishing sunglasses fog-free and secure all day in the sun.
Check out popular fishing sunglasses brands like Maui Jim, Costa, and SMITH for top-rated performance features.
Yes, polarized sunglasses are essential for any type of fishing due to their glare-blocking properties. It’s critical for anglers to protect their eyes from eyestrain as well as diffuse reflective glare to see beneath the water’s surface. Polarized fishing sunglasses are key for sight fishing as well as keeping your eyes comfortable and protected all day long.
Polarized sunglasses help you see fish by cutting reflective water glare, which acts as a mirror and blocks your view of fish beneath the surface. Wearing polarized sunglasses minimizes glare so that anglers can see reefs, depth changes, and fish below the surface.
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