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Old 09-18-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Worth getting non-polarized glasses to see the HUD?

I'm planning to get prescription sunglasses ground and am wondering if I should forego polarization in order to be able to see the HUD better.

I know when out boating on the water, polarization is a HUGE win and I wouldn't want to give it up out there, but what about on the road?

Anyone have experience going back and forth between polarized and non-polarized glasses?
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:43 PM   #2
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i wear polarized and have no issues with the HUD
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i wear polarized and have no issues with the HUD
Try without polarization and compare. I can barely see the HUD in mine unless I tilt my head. It does depend on which way the polarization on the lenses runs, but I have Raybans which I presume are pretty standard stuff.
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Try without polarization and compare. I can barely see the HUD in mine unless I tilt my head. It does depend on which way the polarization on the lenses runs, but I have Raybans which I presume are pretty standard stuff.
Yes I have ventured out without the polarized on. Comment still stands.

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I have prescription sunglasses which are definitely polarized and I have no problem seeing the HUD at all. Guess it depends on the manufacturer.

Get what you want, try 'em out, and if you can't see the display, you can always return them and get a different pair.
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i wear polarized and have no issues with the HUD
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Yes I have ventured out with polarized on. Comment still stands.
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I have prescription sunglasses which are definitely polarized and I have no problem seeing the HUD at all. Guess it depends on the manufacturer.

Get what you want, try 'em out, and if you can't see the display, you can always return them and get a different pair.
and mine are even Ray Ban.
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I have to turn the HUD up to full brightness to see it while wearing any polarized sun glasses. Not a problem just turn the brightness up. Save with my C5-C6-C7.
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My C-5 HUD is a lot harder to read than the C-7s is.
non polarized will make a small difference with the C-5.
I believe that the ride height of the driver does affect the HUD view ability.

The C-7 HUD is much improved.
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Risk your eyesight to read your HUD. Hmm?
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Am able to see the HUD with Maui Jim polarized glasses. YMMV. Thanks.
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I have prescription polarized glasses and can see the HUD. Sure, it is not as bright, but still viable.
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I can see hud fine with ray bans, Maui jimmy and Oakley' just fine all polarized.
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I have prescription polarized glasses and can see the HUD. Sure, it is not as bright, but still viable.
same here
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I wear glasses 100% of the time: non-polarized readers; non-polarized for distance; polarized sunglasses. Other than the sunglasses are tinted (i.e. darker), polarization doesn't seem to make difference in seeing the HUD.
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Oakley and Costa polarized can see the HUD fine. I haven't worn non polarized for years.
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I have both polarized and non-polarized Serengeti Drivers. Non-polarized are much easier to read the HUD.

As an airline pilot, I don't wear polarized sunglasses on the flight deck, as they interfere with reading some of the instrumentation, and the rainbows they make in the windows is annoying.

There is no additional eye protection provided by polarization.
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Oakley prescription polarized, here. No issues at all with seeing the HUD. Only thing is that the text goes from yellow to an almost blueish white (I actually prefer it with the glasses on).
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I currently have polarized and yes you can see the HUD, but not nearly as well. Google it on these forums, you get a ton of people asking why they cannot see it well and the answer is always the same, polarized glasses. But it doesn't make it invisible, that's not what I meant!

As for "risk your eyes", polarization is a comfort thing, not protection.
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I can see hud fine with ray bans, Maui jimmy and Oakley' just fine all polarized.
Same here, most of the time in the Vette I wear my prescription Oakleys and they are polarized.
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I too have prescription polarized sun glasses and the hud looks washed out. I hate it.

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