Polarization is a process that uses special filters to absorb glare producing light waves reflected off horizontal surfaces. This horizontally polarized light is blocked by the vertically oriented polarizing filters in the lenses. The result: a significant reduction in annoying and sometimes dangerous glare.
What is AcuTint?
The Flying Fisherman® AcuTint polarized lens coloring system uses a select blend of pigment to enhance color contrast without distorting natural color. It also sharpens visual acuity, reduces eye strain and eliminates glare.
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What are the differences in Flying Fisherman's AcuTint™ lens color options?
Smoke - A gray tint best for bright, sunny conditions like fishing deep water, lakes and offshore. The most natural lens color that doesn’t distort colors.
Amber - A comfortable brown tint that’s excellent for shallow water fishing, bright sun and overcast conditions. Enhances depth perception.
Yellow-Amber - Great for extremely flat or low light conditions like early morning or late evening. Sharpens visual acuity and increases contrast.
Vermillion - A copper/rose lens tint favored for sight fishing, muddy water and very low light conditions. Maximum sharpness and color definition.
Green Mirror - Our amber lens with a multi-layered, green mirror coating that reflects glare away from the eyes. Works well in either bright sun or low light.
Blue Mirror - Our smoke lens with a multi-layered, blue mirror coating that adds a stylish look and extra glare reflection. Best for bright sunny conditions.
Red/Gold Mirror - Our vermillion lens with a multi-layered, golden red mirror coating that adds style and extra glare reflection. Excellent for low light conditions.
What are UV rays, and do Flying Fisherman®
sunglasses provide UVA & UVB protection?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are located just past the violet portion of the visible light spectrum; sunlight is the main source. UV light is broken into three different types: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA has longer wavelengths and passes through glass easily; experts disagree about whether or not UVA damages the eyes. UVB rays are the most dangerous, making sunglasses and sunscreen a must. UVC rays do not reach the earth because its atmosphere blocks them.
Flying Fisherman® sunglasses provide maximum protection from harmful UVA & UVB rays, and meet or exceed FDA, ANSI and European (CE) standards for general purpose eyewear.
How many different lens materials do you offer?
Flying Fisherman® Sunglasses are offered in three durable lens materials.
Ground & Polished Polarized Glass
Virtually Indestructible Polarized Polycarbonate
TAC (triacetate) hard coated Polarized plastic
Polarized Ground & Polished Glass lenses are made of precision ground, optically flawless, ophthalmic glass. They are the most scratch resistant of any lens material, impact resistant and offer 100% UVA & UVB protection. The AcuTint Polarized SunLens System eliminates glare. Polarized ground and polished glass lenses are offered in the Master Angler Series.
Polarized Polycarbonate RhinoLenses are virtually indestructible. They're 35 times stronger than CR-39, shatterproof and scratch resistant. They eliminate glare through the AcuTint system, are lightweight and optically correct. The RhinoLens offers 100% UVA & UVB protection, and can also be found in our Master Angler Series.
Polarized Triacetate (TAC) lenses are lightweight and hard coated for scratch resistance. The Auctint Polarized SunLens system eliminates glare, and TAC lenses block 99% of UVA & UVB rays. TAC lenses are offered in our Action Angler Sunglasses and Clip-ons.
How do I clean my Flying Fisherman® sunglasses?
Use fresh water and a soft cloth. DO NOT use lens cleaning solutions or other cleansers like Windex which cause the layers of the lens to separate and may damage lens coatings.
What other products does Flying Fisherman®
offer besides sunglasses?
Our collection of T-Shirts and Headgear features more than 70 original and exclusive game fish designs. We also have accessories for sunglasses, a collection of neoprene pocket can coolers, and logo wear.
The Native Angler T-Shirt Collection is produced with top quality, 100% cotton garments, available in colored short sleeve tees, white long sleeve tees and white pocket tees. Designs are beautifully screen printed on the back and left chest and capture the natural color, detail and beauty of each game fish.
The Native Angler Headgear Collection of pigment dyed caps and visors are made from washed cotton twill and feature exceptionally detailed embroidery and our exclusive, removable terrycloth sweatband. They're pre-cupped with an extended bill, granite green under visor to reduce glare, a Velcro closure, and provide 98% UV protection.
Neoprene Pocket Can coolers are extra thick to keep drinks cold longer. They're durable and machine washable, and fold flat to fit a pocket, tackle box or bag. They are offered in 12 different fresh water and salt water game fish designs.
What type of warranty is offered and
what is your return policy?
Flying Fisherman® Master Angler Sunglasses come with a one year limited warranty, and Action Angler Sunglasses are warranted for the life of the product to cover defects in materials or workmanship. Normal wear and tear, misuse, neglect or scratched lenses caused by the user are not covered under any warranty. We cannot accept returns of misused, worn or washed items.
If you have a defective item to return, call our customer service department at 800-335-9347 or 305-852-8989, or just ship the item, prepaid, to Flying Fisherman, PO Box 545, Islamorada, FL 33036. For warranty replacement of all Master Angler Sunglasses, include a $15 check or money order to cover return shipping and handling. For Action Angler Sunglasses and all other items, include a $7.50 check or money order to cover return shipping and handling. An identical or similar replacement will be sent to you. Please do not send cash. We are not responsible for cash sent through the mail. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.