"Some anglers, like fly fishermen, who are constantly exposed to sharp hooks moving through the air, might for safety reasons consider polycarbonate lenses, which are impact-resistant, lighter than plastic, more shatter-resistant and only slightly more expensive," according to Debra McIntyre, an optometrist in Tavernier.
Photochromic lenses adjust the density of their tint to varying light conditions.In bright light, they darken and allow less light to pass through; in low-light levels, they lighten in density to allow more light to pass.In concert with polarization, they provide still another option for serious anglers.
What color to choose?Can lens color make a difference?
"Another advantage of the amber-colored lenses," according to McIntyre
, "is that they tend to heighten visual clarity, a factor that should be taken into consideration by people who are facing the onset of cataracts."Gahagan, the Key Largo optometrist, agreed, saying that "some of the brown/amber-colored polarized lenses tend to block out more blue than other color lenses, and therefore may be better in the long term for the prevention of macular degeneration."
, for example, said, "In my opinion, the wrap-around style of eyewear provides superior protection for the entire eye."