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Old 07-16-07, 08:12 AM   #1
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Another Sunglasses Question--Pressure Points

I seem to be on an endless quest for sunglasses that don't cause pain. All of them, no matter what size, seem to find the pressure points behind my ears, sometimes leading to extraordinary pain. In fact, most of the time, I don't wear any eye protection when I ride. I splurged and bought some Oakleys a couple of years ago, which are the best so far and have wonderful lenses, but even these can be problematic.

Does anyone else have this problem? Did you find a way to solve it?
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Old 07-16-07, 08:46 AM   #2
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I wear Tifosi Pave sunglasses, http://tifosioptics.com/interchangeable/pave.html, not too expensive and good interchangeable lens. The ear pieces are pretty soft rubber so no problems there. The only issue I have is the color seems to be melting off some the areas due to sweating. They don't fog up to bad int he humidity either.
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Old 07-16-07, 09:29 AM   #3
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Jet: Do you wear glasses?? I'd bet not. Perhaps you should go
to an optical dispensary for people with glasses and have them
fit you. Folks who wear glasses all the time couldn't live with
the constant pain from a poor fitting.
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Jet: Do you wear glasses?? I'd bet not. Perhaps you should go
to an optical dispensary for people with glasses and have them
fit you. Folks who wear glasses all the time couldn't live with
the constant pain from a poor fitting.
Good idea. You win the bet! (I'm just on the verge of needing reading glasses).
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I wear Ray-Ban's Daddy-O model, polarized with bifocals. They are not
bike specific but give good protection and have suitable temples for my
"Take A Look" mirror. Without RX they are available as normal or polarized
sunglasses. There are lots of good choices.
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Old 07-16-07, 10:17 AM   #6
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There's a little known optic nerve that extends from the back of the eye down each leg. If you shave, you can compress that nerve, thus leading to extensive pain when wearing sunglasses.
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Old 07-16-07, 02:00 PM   #7
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I wear glasses for reading and do have the same problem as You jet.

This Year I broke my favourite Rudy Projects. I went to the shop and tried the lot on- and nothing was as comfortable as the Rudy Projects. Except for the Latest Rudys that are twice the price of the Projects. There were comfortable but the wife sat on them so I am back on the spare pair of the Rudy Projects. These Rudy's are the only manufacturer that does not give me a headache starting from behind the ear, Even after extensive wearing.
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Old 07-16-07, 03:49 PM   #8
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Oakleys!! I'm preferential to the M-Frame Pro models (the non-hinged model). Never had any problems with pressure points or vision, pretty much bulllett proof. I get Oakley M-Frame prescription glasses every year. A little expensive, but you get what you pay for.
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Are you wearing them on the outside of your helmet straps? If not, try that. It can make a difference.
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