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There's been a bit of discussion on the subject lately so I did some of my own research; partially because it sounds like most people are posting what "they" like best and/or helps "them" best and no one was providing data.

 

I know.  Where talking about sunglasses and not something as important as whether to lift your pinky toe or big toe of your inside leg during the intiation of a turn, but I've been having problems seeing as well as I used to (hit the big 50 this year and I've found my clear goggles becoming my go to goggles more and more) so I figure I should figure this out.

 

I'm not going to offer an opinion on goggles vs. sunglasses, lens color, polarization, plastic or glass.  Just providing a couple of links that I found informative and helped me wade through the data of what is really important.

 

What I like about the site, is unlike Manufacturers that brag how their lenses won't only protect your eyes, they'll also make you look taller and sexier, they aren't selling anything.  I think many folks buy in hopes of being taller and sexier instead what the primary function of the lens is protection and to aid in vision.

 

So...

 

AOA Home

http://www.aoa.org/x4639.xml

 

UV Protection

http://www.aoa.org/uv-protection.xml

 

At UV Protection on the left side  click on caring for your vision then the sunglass shopping guide

http://www.aoa.org/documents/SunglassShoppingGuide0810.pdf

 

Sport and Vision.  Make sure to check out the "skill" link in the write up.

http://www.aoa.org/sports-vision.xml

 

Hope this helps,

 

Ken