Prescription lens wearers who love fishing, boating and the outdoors lifestyle have long had a quandary when it comes to buying polarized sunglasses. Either they’ve had to make do with a single pair of glasses that simply can’t cover changing light and environmental conditions, purchase several pairs with Rx lenses in different tints to maximize outdoors vision options, or settle for bulky and unappealing after-market clip-on lenses that never look quite right.
Enter Hobie Eyewear’s Duo Collection glasses, which feature a superior design incorporating magnetic clip-on lenses that can be swapped out in under two seconds while instantly aligning with your prescription lenses every time. Wearers can now focus on enjoying their time outdoors with maximum eye protection from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays, high-quality Rx aided vision, and lens tint choices covering the entire spectrum of outdoors adventure and relaxation.
“Many of our polarized sunglass choices have been called ‘game changers,’ but our Duo Collection shades are truly life-changing” says Dylan Coates, senior marketing coordinator for Hobie Eyewear. “Simply put, they are the best solution possible for those searching for a single pair of prescription glasses that can instantly be turned into polarized sunglasses of the highest measure.”
“It’s superior technology that allows the Duo Collection to perform at the ultimate level,” explains Hobie Eyewear’s senior director for product development, Stephen Vaughan. “These glasses feature magnetic clips made for these specific frames. They are embedded in the upper corners of both the frame and the lens clips. The lenses always align perfectly while ensuring a clean, sharp, stylish look. You can be around someone for hours without them ever knowing you are wearing clip-on lenses.”
Not only do Hobie Eyewear Duo Collection Sunglasses look terrific, but their lenses are also exceptionally easy to change out. Simply line them up and let the magnets do the rest. A small hook on the nose bridge of the clip provides extra support and helps keep the lenses securely connected to the frame. To remove lenses, simply grab them by the bridge and lift them off. Available lens tints include Grey Polarized, Copper Polarized, Grey Polarized w/ Cobalt Blue Mirror, Copper Polarized w/ Sea Green Mirror, and Sightmaster® Plus. All are made with the same high quality, polycarbonate material featured throughout the Hobie line-up. Duo Collection frame styles include the Lennox, Crescent and Bells.
“To order a pair of Duo glasses with your prescription, you can either visit our Hobie Eyewear website and fill the job through our online lens partner or you can simply bring the glasses to your eye doctor to install your prescription lenses into the frames.” notes Coates. “If you’re someone who doesn’t require corrective vision, these glasses are also a great option since the base lens is a clear, blue-blocking lens that eliminates harmful blue light from LED screens. This really helps give your eyes a break if you spend time using a computer or other electronic devices. Still, the beauty of these frames is that now you only need to fill a single prescription and then, thanks to the availability of extra lens clips, you can have up to 5 different sunglasses in one. The glasses also come with a hard case that features pockets to store your additional polarized sunglass clips”
Vaughan uses his Duo Collection Sunglasses for general outdoors use and, especially, flyfishing endeavors. “Since I require prescription glasses, I put them on when leaving the house, take the sleeve out of the case and just tuck it into my fly vest. That way, I can switch between my Copper and Sea Green Mirror lenses, which I’ll usually use during the day. Later, I’ll pop on my Sightmaster® Plus lenses for sharper vision in low light conditions.”
Where once anglers, boaters and other outdoors-oriented wearers of prescription sunglasses had to make some difficult choices, now the path to better vision is pretty clear. See your way to a pair of Duo Collection Sunglasses and experience for yourself the life-changing qualities of Hobie Eyewear’s superior technology.
Available now at retail stores and on www.hobieeyewear.com, Hobie Eyewear’s Duo Collection glasses come with the frame (blue light blocking base lens) and one polarized sunglass clip for a retail price of $120.00. Additional Polarized sunglasses clips are available for $40.00-$50.00.
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