Take it from a couple of eye doctors who are avid bass fisherman: Your eyes are more important than any tackle or technique when bass fishing in Iowa.
A quality pair of polarized sunglasses are an angler’s most overlooked investment. A good pair of sunglasses will help you with better lure placement, detection of underwater cover and structure, underwater topography, and even the fish themselves. If you have not tried a quality pair of sunglasses on for yourself, you need to do so. The difference is incredible.
A quality pair of sunglasses from Iowa EyeCare can help you catch more fish. Iowa EyeCare can help you with both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for fishing, driving, or other recreational (or occupational) activities. Don’t waste your money on sunglasses from a convenience store. Cheap sunglasses may even say “polarized” but they often just have components that imitate true polarization. In addition, convenience store sunglasses often have warped lenses that can cause distortion and eyestrain. A quality pair of sunglasses will hold up well to tough weather conditions like rain and heat.
Some of my favorite sun-glass brands are Bolle and Serengeti. Iowa EyeCare carries a huge stock of both brands, as well as sunglasses that can attach-to or fit over your current frame.
In open water, direct and indirect UV exposure is abundant, regardless of the weather. UV light has been linked to premature cataracts and macular degeneration among other ocular complications. Polarized sunglasses eliminate glare off the water and reduce the direct UV entering the eye, thus reducing your risk for advanced eye disease.
Eye protection is never taken seriously until something happens to you. Bass fishing involves sharp, weighted, fast-moving, flying objects… a true recipe for disaster. Don’t gamble with your eyes.
Read more about sunglasses in this article from bassresource.com: