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Stay away from polarized lenses. You'll have a hard time reading any LCD displays in the cockpit. You'll want something that doesn't restrict you peripheral vision, so the monster Elvis style frames are out (sorry Elvis :P ). Also, you'll want to have the finest (read thin 'n' small) temples you can get so they don't disturb the seals on your headset.


Then again, if you do the smart thing and buy a helmet right off the bat, sunglasses won't be an issue... B)

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I think the higher end glass lenses may actually act as a safety glass, you'd have to check the manufacturer's data. Acrylic lenses are far lighter and more comfortable, but are more prone to scratching. I find a brown lens more relaxing for the eyes than any other colour. I'm actually now wearing some polarized Ray Bay brown glass lenses, and I find the glare reduction very comfortable for flying offshore, but then again, it's a 40 year old cockpit so there's no polarized windshields or glass cockpit displays to conflict with the polarization. I'm a Ray Ban man and probally always will be, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Serengetis. I also have a pair of those U.S. Military issue Randolphs you see advertised in various aviation pubs but find the bayonette arms uncomfortable, and the glass lenses are quite thick and heavy, and they are quite flat, letting quite abit of light in the sides. I only wore them a few times.

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