• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Being safe in the sun around horses - sunglasses edition

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Being safe in the sun around horses - sunglasses edition

    If anyone has noticed, I'm on a journey to keep myself sun-free this summer!

    I'm working at a well established over-night camp with a large equestrian program. I'll be teaching lessons or leading trail rides all day long. I've got my sun hat, UV shirts, and sunscreen.

    I just need sunglasses.

    I ordered a pair of Under Armor sunglasses and they were really small (I don't think I have a big head!), and let a lot of light in the tops and bottoms.

    I've researched sunglasses and I know there should be 400 uv protection. I just can't find them!

    I can't seem to filter for sun protection on Amazon, or Sunglass Hut or anything else.

    Help?
    http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

  • #2
    A quick search found plenty of UV400 protection glasses, and cheap..

    http://www.sunglasswarehouse.com/_search.php?q=uv400
    Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Meredith Clark View Post
      I ordered a pair of Under Armor sunglasses and they were really small (I don't think I have a big head!), and let a lot of light in the tops and bottoms.
      They don't fit you.

      My favorite is Maui Jim (I went Safari galloping across the plains and jumping holes and bushes in one of these pairs - they never moved one inch off my nose) but they aren't cheap. Whatever you get, you do need to try them on and make sure they fit your face.

      Comment


      • #4
        do you have a reason to cover yourself from head to toe?

        I am asking this as I am taking a handful of vitamins every morning to avoid feeling like death warmed over from D deficiency....

        And I am also curious, why UV 400 sunglasses?
        I was under the impression that you just needed a 100% filter, to avoid damage to the eyes, due to the shaded lenses.

        I am keeping my fingers crossed for your hunt tho.

        Comment


        • #5
          http://www.nativeyewear.com/Technology-Eyegear

          I really like this brand of glasses. I'm able to find them at reasonable prices ($40). They fit well and they have sizes and shapes for lots of faces.

          I go through the summer with a tan line around my eyes because I wear sunglasses all the time.

          Comment


          • #6
            One step further:

            prescription sunglasses? That aren't $300 since they are going to the barn?

            I can see well enough without my glasses but my perception is obviously better with my lenses on. I can't wear contacts.
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
              do you have a reason to cover yourself from head to toe?

              I am asking this as I am taking a handful of vitamins every morning to avoid feeling like death warmed over from D deficiency....

              And I am also curious, why UV 400 sunglasses?
              I was under the impression that you just needed a 100% filter, to avoid damage to the eyes, due to the shaded lenses.

              I am keeping my fingers crossed for your hunt tho.
              I had skin cancer on my face 2 years ago. I had to have really invasive surgery to remove it all. It went from the side of my nose all the way into my lip. It was terrible and my smile is still crooked and I have no feeling in the area.

              With that aside, I've found that I squint really badly, so I end up giving myself a tension headache after being in the sun too long!!
              http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Meredith Clark View Post
                I had skin cancer on my face 2 years ago. I had to have really invasive surgery to remove it all. It went from the side of my nose all the way into my lip. It was terrible and my smile is still crooked and I have no feeling in the area.

                With that aside, I've found that I squint really badly, so I end up giving myself a tension headache after being in the sun too long!!
                gotcha.

                (I was not double guessing you, just wondering. It's a tightrope walk getting enough of one without getting hurt by the other)

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Meredith Clark View Post
                  If anyone has noticed, I'm on a journey to keep myself sun-free this summer!

                  I'm working at a well established over-night camp with a large equestrian program. I'll be teaching lessons or leading trail rides all day long. I've got my sun hat, UV shirts, and sunscreen.

                  I just need sunglasses.

                  I ordered a pair of Under Armor sunglasses and they were really small (I don't think I have a big head!), and let a lot of light in the tops and bottoms.

                  I've researched sunglasses and I know there should be 400 uv protection. I just can't find them!

                  I can't seem to filter for sun protection on Amazon, or Sunglass Hut or anything else.

                  Help?
                  Oakley's sunglasses meet your requirements with 100% UV blockage up to 400nm.
                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                    do you have a reason to cover yourself from head to toe?

                    I am asking this as I am taking a handful of vitamins every morning to avoid feeling like death warmed over from D deficiency....

                    And I am also curious, why UV 400 sunglasses?
                    I was under the impression that you just needed a 100% filter, to avoid damage to the eyes, due to the shaded lenses.

                    I am keeping my fingers crossed for your hunt tho.
                    100% UV blockage = UV blockage up to 400nm
                    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                      Oakley's sunglasses meet your requirements with 100% UV blockage up to 400nm.
                      All styles?
                      http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Meredith Clark View Post
                        All styles?
                        As far as the lenses go, yes. But obviously, you want to get ones that offer more coverage of your face. The Radar/RadarLock frames are ideal for general Equestrian use and the Racing Jacket is perfect for Eventing. The Christiana Mall in Newark has an Oakley store that can assist you in finding a perfect fit as well as order any customized frames and lenses you want, including pink.
                        Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Look at the options on www.sierratradingpost.com
                          I am horrible about losing sunglasses so am constantly buying new ones -- like good quality lenses, polarized, with UV protection. You have to spend a few minutes surfing through what they've got but you won't beat the prices.
                          The big man -- my lost prince

                          The little brother, now my main man

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            These are the best sunglasses for riding/working outside/driving that I've ever had. I may not be a "glamor do," but everything looks great to me!
                            I have a Fjord! Life With Oden

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Wow. I really want to know the true difference between a $300 pair of "design" glasses and a $20 pair (or less!)
                              One would hope they wouldn't equip those cheap sunglasses with lenses that are not truly 100% filtering or that could be harmful to the eyes.
                              So, is the price difference really just because of the brand / fad / design?
                              Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                One of the bonuses to getting the designer glasses is the warranty that comes with them. In the past I've had: Oakley, Maui Jims, Navtive, Ray Ban, and probably a few others I've forgotten the name of. I'm rough on my glasses, but I wear them everyday the sun shines. If the frame gets broken, or the nose cushion degrades, or the lenses get scratched, I can return them to the manufacturer and get them replaced or repaired for free, or at a very low cost.

                                Here's an example: I had a pair of Maui Jims that were having some flaking of the film over the lens. I sent them back and they were replaced with new lenses for no charge.

                                Another example: I had a pair of Natives that I had left in my black vehicle this winter on a clip on the sun visor. I had used the mirror on the visor to tie my stock tie. I left the visor down and the went hunting. The sun heated the interior of my car and caused the frame part that goes over your ear to melt and warp. Off they went to the manufacturer to get repaired.

                                So if you are good about not losing your sunglasses, going designer can be cheaper in the long run.

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Thanks guys!

                                  I wonder too about $15 sunglasses that say they off 400 protection. I know that you pay a lot for the "name" of designer brands, but can they really make good protective lenses for $15?.. with the cost of labor and frame materials.

                                  I have to get with it this summer! I'm really bad at wearing hats and sunglasses. With hats, I hate having some of my vision blocked, and same with glasses, I hate not being able to see naturally.
                                  http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Thanks guys!

                                    I wonder too about $15 sunglasses that say they off 400 protection. I know that you pay a lot for the "name" of designer brands, but can they really make good protective lenses for $15?.. with the cost of labor and frame materials.

                                    I have to get with it this summer! I'm really bad at wearing hats and sunglasses. With hats, I hate having some of my vision blocked, and same with glasses, I hate not being able to see naturally.
                                    http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Studies have shown that the UV protection is all over the place in the majority of sunglasses - designer or 7-11 pair - but Oakley is the only designer brand that I know of that spends millions of dollars to design and manufacture all of their stuff in-house to the specifications they claim and they have the reputation of proven quality that reflects that. Also, their lenses are not mass manufactured in China as their lenses are designed and made in the Oakley facility using a careful and very scientific process that focuses on optical clarity and durability. Nobody else really does that "Made In The USA" on the same level to my knowledge.
                                      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by soloudinhere View Post
                                        One step further:

                                        prescription sunglasses? That aren't $300 since they are going to the barn?

                                        I can see well enough without my glasses but my perception is obviously better with my lenses on. I can't wear contacts.
                                        www.eyebuydirect.com I get all my glasses from here and I don't think I've paid more than about $16 each. For sunglasses I just had them add the heavy tint to regular glasses. It's hard to beat the price, and if you break or lose a pair it's no big deal. Funny thing though, probably 'cuz they are inexpensive, I haven't broken a single pair! If you order from there, use my 15% off discount code-IFJB6J3456 -I get a credit every time it's used so I can buy more! So far I've gotten 7 or 8 pair absolutely free.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X