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Old 22 June 2014, 04:58   #11
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I listened to a talk on sunglasses the other day and it made me think.

They were explaining the different levels of protection glasses offer and the general consensus was that anything under UV 400 protection was damaging to the eyes.

How they explained it was that the cheaper glasses that didn't offer the UV400 protection actually let your pupil open more due to the tint effect of the glasses but in turn this let even more harmful UV rays into the back of your eyes. Makes sense I suppose.
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Old 22 June 2014, 05:02   #12
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I listened to a talk on sunglasses the other day and it made me think.

They were explaining the different levels of protection glasses offer and the general consensus was that anything under UV 400 protection was damaging to the eyes.

How they explained it was that the cheaper glasses that didn't offer the UV400 protection actually let your pupil open more due to the tint effect of the glasses but in turn this let even more harmful UV rays into the back of your eyes. Makes sense I suppose.


It does make sense and I guess I knew that this would probably the case . Who was the man doing the talk .. A sunglasses salesman !!!


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He was an eye specialist, they didn't go in to any more detail.

It was on Radio 2 iirc.
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The Gill polaroid glasses are pretty good. The lenses are quite dark but that is a good thing if you're out on the boat all day. I also have a pair of Oakley polaroid sunglasses which have a lighter, brownish tint.

BOTH work fine on the Garmin GPS / Depth sounder and on B&G race instruments.

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Definitely go polarised for sea use
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Definitely go polarised for sea use

Right so polarised gills with uv rating 400 . Can't seem to see what the uv rating of gill glasses are


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Mine had a UV400 sticker on when they arrived.
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Yours being gill ?



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Mine being these, in black. Not from Mailspeed though!

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