Water lovers, rejoice! With 100 lakes within 100 miles, East Texas has places aplenty for water recreation including Dr. Pinkerton’s favorite pastimes—bow fishing and springtime bass fishing, when the fish are bedding. However, without polarized sunglasses, even your friendly neighborhood eye doctor is hindered by the water’s opacity in East Texas lakes.
When sight fishing and bow fishing, you need to be able to see into the water, which is why Dr. P considers polarized sunglasses “indispensable” fishing gear. The biggest names in polarized sunglasses—Costa, Maui Jim, and Oakley—are offered at higher price points, and though by most accounts they are worth what they cost, Dr. P of Insight Eyecare in Kilgore and White Oak wanted to add an affordable alternative to his line of performance eyewear. Insight Eyecare now offers men’s and women’s INVU Ultra Polarized sunglasses from Swiss Eyewear Group, personally field tested and endorsed by Dr. P and several of his fishing buddies.
“In my experience with INVU, they perform just as well as any other polarized sunglasses,” Dr. Pinkerton concludes.
The frames are fashion-forward, lightweight, comfortable, and durable. In addition to an “ultra polarized” filter, INVU’s nine-layer lens technology provides:
- Excellent contrast and color perception
- A glare-free experience on the water and while driving
- Resistance to fogging
- Scratch- and impact-resistance
- 100% UV protection for your eyes
The INVU website has a polarization simulator so you can see how big of an advantage polarized sunglasses are on the water. Prices vary, but a quality pair of INVU sunglasses can be had for around $75, compared to $300 on up for big-name brands.