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I am always squinting hard out when beekeeping and the glare on a sunny day can be quite severe. However my current sunglasses which do cut the glare are a bit dark to see through and the veil seems to make this darkening worse.

Can anyone suggest a good type of sunglasses that blocks all the uv rays, cuts out the glare and produce a light clear vision?

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you need auto adjusting sunglasses. that way they brighten when you have the veil on.

 

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Any amber/orange coloured glasses will allow you to see greater detail 'cos they block out the blue spectrum which scatters more than the other colours. The old "Blublockers"

were good once you got used to the colour of the world. 

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On 25/08/2018 at 4:45 PM, yesbut said:

Any amber/orange coloured glasses will allow you to see greater detail 'cos they block out the blue spectrum which scatters more than the other colours. The old "Blublockers"

were good once you got used to the colour of the world. 

 

or any in the said colors from a safety shop 

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When I am trimming a grass, I use protective glasses with yellow lens and as yesbut said I see in greater detail and it helps with sunshine.

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@MackAptry a sun visor under the veil.

 

I have a bk hat(not the plastic one) under the veil. It keeps my head cool and I can see just nicely everything - the sun does not disturb me.

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Polarised.

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1 hour ago, Daley said:

Polarised.

Too pricey to knock about with

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$40 door polaroids from a hunting and fishing store work fine for me. 

Mainly because I do a bit of flysfishing when I can so they are the only type of sunnie I own.

 

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12 hours ago, yesbut said:

Too pricey to knock about with

$50 from the pharmacy, cheaper on sale.

I get the moby ones

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12 minutes ago, Daley said:

$50 from the pharmacy, cheaper on sale.

 

Anything over $10 is too much for sunnies for me. Actually I can't remember when I last bought any. Picking up rubbish at the river over the road has kept me in sunnies.

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5 hours ago, yesbut said:

Anything over $10 is too much for sunnies for me. Actually I can't remember when I last bought any. Picking up rubbish at the river over the road has kept me in sunnies.

I have stopped putting them in stupid places now, gets expensive if you keep sitting on them, but I get about a year out of a pair before they start delaminating, I reckon the bee poo destroys them.

I think sunglasses are pretty important, can’t put a price on your eyesight.

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16 bucks from ITM work pretty good ......

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On 29/08/2018 at 9:01 AM, yesbut said:

Too pricey to knock about with

 

Not for the manuka crew

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On 29/08/2018 at 9:30 PM, yesbut said:

Anything over $10 is too much for sunnies for me. Actually I can't remember when I last bought any. Picking up rubbish at the river over the road has kept me in sunnies.

can i have mine back please, lol

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Thanks for all the replies. I ended up getting a pair of polarised sunglasses with amber coloured lens (Dirty dog) for $40.00. Have worn them everyday beekeeping since. The amber lens lightens up my vision when looking at frames all day, better than the green or grey lens which is a bit too dark for me. Polarising really helps with the glare.

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