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    Cheap Sunglasses for middle-aged guys

    Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles lets me drive without glasses but I can hardly make out the numbers on my digital watch. Middle-aged eyes. OK distance vision but can barely see my cyclocomputer. I've found progressive addition glasses lousy for cycling; they don't keep out the wind at speed (downhill). All the ads for prescription insert cycling glasses say "single vision lenses only". So, I've worn cheap safety glasses from the home improvement centers for several years, tinted/clear, day/night. Carrying real glasses. Until just recently, when I found some bifocal "fishermen" sunglasses for less than $20! Anything else out there on the market?
    http://www.boomersintheknow.com/menssunreaders.html

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    Stick-on Reading Lens, Optx 2.50, Removable,Reusable


    I wear glasses with progressive lenses most of the time, but prefer to wear contacts and wrap around sunglasses while biking -for better peripheral vision. But then I had trouble reading anything - until I found these.

    About $11 from Amazon (and others).
    Come in a variety of reading glass strengths and can be cut to fit your favorite pair of bicycle sunglasses.
    I love 'em.

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    could you stick them onto the computer instead of the glasses ?
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    I wish that I had taken care of my eyes a little better in my youth. Too much exposure to the sun without good sunglass protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerwannabe View Post
    Stick-on Reading Lens, Optx 2.50, Removable,Reusable


    I wear glasses with progressive lenses most of the time, but prefer to wear contacts and wrap around sunglasses while biking -for better peripheral vision. But then I had trouble reading anything - until I found these.

    About $11 from Amazon (and others).
    Come in a variety of reading glass strengths and can be cut to fit your favorite pair of bicycle sunglasses.
    I love 'em.
    Tried a version of those I found at Walgreen's but couldn't couldn't get them "just right". Might try them again at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmulb View Post
    could you stick them onto the computer instead of the glasses ?
    Try it and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    I wish that I had taken care of my eyes a little better in my youth. Too much exposure to the sun without good sunglass protection.
    what does that do? I've never worn sunglasses except biking, because I get headaches if I don't.

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    I'm hyperopic. Far vision still 20/20 but near vision is no longer acute. I always wear safety glasses for mowing, edging, running a saw, weedeater, etc.

    I buy the DeWalt's in both clear and gray (skip down the page).

    Oh yeah, I wear them for bicycling too.

    http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/...y-glasses.html
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    what does that do? I've never worn sunglasses except biking, because I get headaches if I don't.
    Studies suggest that exposure to ultraviolet light is one cause of cataract development. Sun or other glasses with a UV protective coating help cut the exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recycle View Post
    Studies suggest that exposure to ultraviolet light is one cause of cataract development. Sun or other glasses with a UV protective coating help cut the exposure.
    UV-blocking sunglasses (and "clear" lenses, too) have been commonly available going back to at least the 1980's.

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    Hey I like that website. This is an interesting gadget...I don't like to wear my "good" watch while I'm on the bike...

    http://www.boomersintheknow.com/likewa.html
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    Yes, JanMM, I found some slide-over-your-own-prescription-glasses kind in fishing catalogs. Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Different tints, not too expensive, and more stylish than the "I just had eye surgery" ones.

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    Looks cool. Bet no one on your group rides has them!

    I wonder what the heck happened to my eyes. After college I took a Coast Guard physical and my eyes tested out at something like 20/85 or 85/20 which ever is better. The guy giving the test could not beleive it. Today I can not see the big screen tv until I get the eyeballs really focused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    Yes, JanMM, I found some slide-over-your-own-prescription-glasses kind in fishing catalogs. Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Different tints, not too expensive, and more stylish than the "I just had eye surgery" ones.
    I'll have to check out some fishin' websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
    Looks cool. Bet no one on your group rides has them!
    By "cool", do you mean "kinda funny looking"? I'm sure all the young people will be asking me where they can get a pair!

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    I wear the kind of sunglasses that have little hooks and are spring loaded so they just snap onto my regular glasses (the ones I wear most of the time).

    Are they stylish? No Are they fashionable? No.

    But they work, they're cheap, they fit easily in a jersey pocket, and if I lose/break/forget 'em, no worries because they're easily and cheaply replaced.

    I never did well in fashion and style in any other aspect of my life, so why start now?

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    If you're not much concerned with looking cool, you might consider Solar Shield Fit-Overs. As their name says, they will fit over regular glasses. They're good at blocking UV...my ophthalmologist provided me with some to use after my cataract surgery. http://www.eyesave.com/brands/b281-d...ses/index.aspx

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    I use the stick on lenses, but I just put one on my riding sunglasses, and I put it on upside down, so the flat part matches the bottom of the lense. You get used to seeing the computer and watch with one eye really quickly, becomes second nature and don't think about it.

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    BIGGER numbers on your computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    Yes, JanMM, I found some slide-over-your-own-prescription-glasses kind in fishing catalogs. Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops. Different tints, not too expensive, and more stylish than the "I just had eye surgery" ones.
    Hubby has a pair like these we found at Bass Pro Shops. He must wear his prescription glasses and wanted something to fit over them to block out incoming bright light from the top. They're bigger than his prescription pair, but as BFD said not like "I just had eye surgery". He absolutely LOVES them for the glare-blocking benefits (he has developing cataracts). Only $17.00.
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    This is a great site for cycling glasses.
    http://www.bicyclerx.com/index.php
    They aren't cheap though.
    I'd rather spend a little more on a good pair of presciption cycling glasses than an upgrade for my bike.
    I haven't bought a pair from them yet but I will before the season starts.

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    I use these for cycling, they are cheap and functional. No problem reading my computer or making repairs on the road.
    Mud

    http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/safreadglas.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I use these for cycling, they are cheap and functional. No problem reading my computer or making repairs on the road.
    Mud

    http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/safreadglas.html
    That's what I was looking for! Cheap bifocal safety glasses! And if you buy 60 pairs, they're really cheap.

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