General Cycling Discussion - perscription sunglasses for big heads
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05-10-11, 08:58 PM
i need some advice on sunglasses, ones i can put a prescription in since i dont and cant wear contacts because i cant get myself to touch my eyes, anyway any one know any brands especially for big heads thanks :thumb:
05-10-11, 09:47 PM
or any sunglasses for big heads, as long as its a closed frame and not open at the bottom, lens crafters should be able to put a lens in them for me
05-10-11, 10:41 PM
Just how big IS your head?
05-11-11, 01:47 PM
hahahahahaha i take about a size 8 hat close to 26 inches
05-11-11, 06:17 PM
Have you looked into Oakley's that have an "asian fit".
A lot of it depends on your prescription. There are many frames that take prescription inserts, but they all have limitations on the 'scrip. Check with your local opticians. Even here in Upstate, there are several opticians that carry Rudy Project and others. You can try them on right in the store, and get advice about your 'scrip.
As far as online, Sports Optical (http://www.sportsoptical.com/prescription_sunglasses.htm) is the only place I know of that custom grinds their lenses to fit in frames without having to use inserts.
I too a wide head and have trouble with frames. I also have a -6 diopter prescription, with a 2.25 add in the bi-focal. Between the two, my choices in wraparound cycling frames are severely limited. I just went to my optician and was done with it. I like the Kayla MAX in my avatar, but have on order a new pair using ěrgreen Optics (http://orgreen.dk/)' Ridley frame (different color than shown), with polarized Seiko progressive lenses.
I like the Ridleys because the frame is as wide as my face, which is to say pretty wide. I get a lot of protection from the wind and all, without the complications of wraparounds.
05-11-11, 06:58 PM
thanks a lot those are a nice pair of glasses, especially for sunglasses because it doesnt block out peripheral vision which i find a pain while wearing any type of glasses especially while riding
I have a hell of a time finding regular prescription frames that fit my giant head. Maybe 10% of the frames in a store are even possibilities. And then when I start eliminating for style there might be one frame I like.
But I didn't have a problem when I went shopping for sunglass frames recently. There were plenty that were large enough. I went with Polo aviator frames from Lenscrafters and there were many others that fit, too.
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