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Old 07-07-06, 08:02 PM   #1
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Goggles over glasses?

My regular glasses do not provide much eye protection from bugs and the elements in general. I am looking for some type of goggle to go over my regular prescription sunglasses to get better eye protection when riding. I live in Oklahoma and have a lot of wind to deal with. Prefer not to use ski goggles and I would like to avoid the cost of prescription goggles.
Does anyone make a goggle like this?
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Wiley-X has sunglasses that have a removeable gasket that turns them into goggles. They won't fit over your regular glasses, but you can get the lenses cut for your prescription. However, in summer riding in Oklahoma, any goggles are going to fog up and/or cause problems with sweat buildup around your eyes.

The wiley-x glasses are pretty close fitting even without the gasket installed though and will probably still help.

There are safety glasses that are designed to fit over regular glasses. They would provide a measure of protection from bugs, but since they are in front of your regular glasses, they don't provide much wind protection. They do have side shields which might help a bit. you wouldn't win any style contests with them.

There is also at least one company that makes a curved wind/debris shield that attaches to you helmet and extends down below your eyes. This would have less fogging problems and may provide some wind protection. It certainly would be compatible with your regular glasses. Unfortunately, I don't recall the brand or product names.
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Old 07-07-06, 09:43 PM   #3
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There are those "granny" sunglasses that fit over your regular glasses. They have side pieces and look like they provide a good bit of protection.

I don't see much else working besides the safety goggle type or ski goggle as you mentioned.

Just get fitted for contact lenses. Far less hassle.
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Old 07-07-06, 09:51 PM   #4
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You can get prescription safety glasses that actually do look good.

Here is one site, but there are many others.
http://www.rxsafetywear.com/
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When I was a daily commuter(retired now), I wore a pair of those safty goggles over my glasses in Winter. Works pretty well to knock freezing wind down to something that is more tolerable. I think they would help in your situation. They have them at Home Depot & Lowes for a reasonable price. Don
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I wear the DeWalt Receptors with a prescripton insert. I like the fact I can use clear or tinted depending on the time of day and the weather. I also wear these for work so the company pays for them

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Don't spend big bucks on this item mate. Check out these
"fit-over" sun / safety glasses that are both medically &
industry recommended. I wear a pair of the sunglasses riding
and use a pair of clear in my shop.

They may not be a fashion statment but they will"git-r-done"
at a low cost.

http://www.eyesave.com/brands/b281-d...ses/index.aspx
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Wearing goggles over your eyeglasses is going to be immensely annoying. You now have light coming through two not one device with the associating distortion and it doesn't help your peripheral vision either.
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Try www.fitovers.com
They may do the trick for you.

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I got these:

https://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/Pr...temCode=SG-1FP

Picked them up new on ebay for about $38. The temples pop off and can be replaced with a strap. The frame is flexible enough to conform to your face and the lenses have gaskets to seal your eye sockets.

I then got prescription inserts from here:

http://www.heavyglare.com/
$70 and they arrived 2 days after I got them.

Overall I love them. I find the gaskets work well not only protecting from wind/rain, but also keep sweat from dripping into my eyes. They still have some fog issues when worn tightly, but some anti fog on the lenses does the trick.

I got them because I was wary about prescription sunglasses, being unable to try them first. These are nice because I bought them cheap on ebay first, and then made sure I liked them before ordering the prescription inserts. Plus on days I wear contacts I can put the original lenses in and use them as regular sunglasses. I also use them in the car as regular sunglasses with the normal earpieces instead of the strap.

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Wearing goggles over your eyeglasses is going to be immensely annoying. You now have light coming through two not one device with the associating distortion and it doesn't help your peripheral vision either.

Sorry, but I have to take exception to this. Proper quality fit-overs are not at all noticeable.
There is a bit of a knack required to put them on but you learn that very quickly in use.
Once they are on you enjoy a world of dust,bug,glare,wind (if you have dry eye like I do)
free comfort. Other than some mis-guided fashion concerns fit-over's are win win at a very
resonable price.

One point to consider.......
With the Earth's ozone being depleted everyone should wear fit-over style sun glasses due to
the marked increase in UV light to protect their eye's.
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Thanks to all. I have some of the clear safety glasses now (somewhere in the garage). I will dig them out and give them a try. I like some of the other recommendations also.
Style is not that important. I am 62 yrs old, bald with a gray beard....I don't think sexy glasses will fix that!
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Originally Posted by oldokie
My regular glasses do not provide much eye protection from bugs and the elements in general. I am looking for some type of goggle to go over my regular prescription sunglasses to get better eye protection when riding. I live in Oklahoma and have a lot of wind to deal with. Prefer not to use ski goggles and I would like to avoid the cost of prescription goggles.
Well, this isn't what you are talking about, but it helped me. I had a lot of trouble with wind making my eyes water (I wear glasses). I ended up buying a cap - one specifically for bicycling which basically means it is made of a wicking material and the brim isn't so stiff (a normal baseball cap brim could do a nasty job on your scalp in an accident).

Actually, I have two of these caps with the main difference being the size of the brim. It does help a lot with my problem. You do have to be aware that if your head is down much, the brim also cuts off vision - basically the part above the top of the glasses. Since the brim curves down on each side like any ballcap style, it has more effect in that area. You just need to be aware of this and use caution.

It also helps a lot with getting hair messed up. You don't get corn-rows from hair being sucked up into vents and your hair stays drier too.

I haven't had any issues with it being hotter on a ride, though I don't know how it would be in really hot areas.

Both mine are made by "Headsweats" and I usually use the one with the smaller brim (the "Salsa").

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Don't spend big bucks on this item mate. Check out these
"fit-over" sun / safety glasses that are both medically &
industry recommended. I wear a pair of the sunglasses riding
and use a pair of clear in my shop.

They may not be a fashion statment but they will"git-r-done"
at a low cost.

http://www.eyesave.com/brands/b281-d...ses/index.aspx
These are the "granny" classes that I mentioned. But I see they have some models that are fairly attractive.
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