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Recommendations for sports sunglasses?

I know Lance Armstrong uses the Oakley ones - Pro M I think. http://oakley.com/custom/eyewear/mframe/

But if you are looking to play tennis, is that pair the best possible ones you could get? I'm talking about what the pros use in sports.
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Have you ever tried rubbing lemon juice into your eyes? Apparently most of the pro tennis players do it because it causes the pupils to contract, simulating the effect of wearing sunglasses. It's cheaper too!
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What sunglasses is Maria Sharapova wearing when playing tennis? You could try those.

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I normally wear glasses or contacts, so I can't buy normal sunglasses. But lately I discovered special sportcontacts also protection against the sun. So all people here that wear contacts you might try them. I like it.

It's a bausch & lomb production together with nike.
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http://www.sunglassesgiant.com/vuarn...net-nylon.html


Injection molded nylon on these Vuarnet Sunglasses is exceptionally robust and llightweight, making it the ideal material for sports and performance frames. The nylon collection comprises dynamic styling, aerodynamic design and applied technology; essential for sports in extreme sunlight conditions.

But don't buy online, you must try them on. Find a dealer in your area. Carrying several brands
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http://www.sunglassesgiant.com/bolletennis.html


Bolle Tennis Sunglasses authorized site! Most sites are NOT authorized! Don't risk your warranty.

Competivision lens on Bolle Tennis Sunglasses is the first and only lens technology created specifically for the sport of tennis -- with a patent to prove it. The concept is deceptively simple. By muting all light except optic yellow, the ball literally pops out of the background. How well does it work? The Bolle Tennis Sunglasses performed well enough to win the Tennis Week magazine Golden Acorn award for the best on-court product! Bolle Tennis Sunglasses have earnes the right to be the official eyewear of the US Professional Tennis Association


FYI. I'm not familiar with these. See them at the link above.
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I normally wear glasses or contacts, so I can't buy normal sunglasses. But lately I discovered special sportcontacts also protection against the sun. So all people here that wear contacts you might try them. I like it.

It's a bausch & lomb production together with nike.
So are Sportscontacts like tinted contact lenses? That sounds interesting, is there a link?

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http://www.sunglassesgiant.com/bolletennis.html


Bolle Tennis Sunglasses authorized site! Most sites are NOT authorized! Don't risk your warranty.

Competivision lens on Bolle Tennis Sunglasses is the first and only lens technology created specifically for the sport of tennis -- with a patent to prove it. The concept is deceptively simple. By muting all light except optic yellow, the ball literally pops out of the background. How well does it work? The Bolle Tennis Sunglasses performed well enough to win the Tennis Week magazine Golden Acorn award for the best on-court product! Bolle Tennis Sunglasses have earnes the right to be the official eyewear of the US Professional Tennis Association


FYI. I'm not familiar with these. See them at the link above.
Are these better than Oakley's Pro M http://oakley.com/custom/eyewear/pro_mframe/ ?
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So are Sportscontacts like tinted contact lenses? That sounds interesting, is there a link?
http://www.1800contacts.com/lens/nik...tm?pn=maxsight
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Are these better than Oakley's Pro M http://oakley.com/custom/eyewear/pro_mframe/ ?
I don't know. What do you think of the Vuarnets? I think you need to go to a specialty store and try a bunch out. You cannot shop for this by internet.
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I don't know. What do you think of the Vuarnets? I think you need to go to a specialty store and try a bunch out. You cannot shop for this by internet.
Those look ghetto. But I thought the Bolle ones were cool that I almost wanted to order them. I think with the new Nike Maxsight already out, I will go for those although they will make me have red, amber eyes
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Those look ghetto. But I thought the Bolle ones were cool that I almost wanted to order them. I think with the new Nike Maxsight already out, I will go for those although they will make me have red, amber eyes
Get what you like, I'm not trying to convince you. But have to say that Vuarnets are not ghetto. Picture rugged beach lifeguard (or skinny female one like I once was), sandy tanned sailboat people maybe having a few beers, group of rich teenagers hanging out at the lake beach club.

I personally don't like red/amber. Sure you can't find better than that?

Idea: ask on Men's Tennis Forum... maybe you'll get more input from men who play.
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