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  • Dark sunglasses (any style)

    24 46.15%
  • Medium sunglasses

    14 26.92%
  • Light sunglasses

    6 11.54%
  • Yellow glasses

    11 21.15%
  • Clear lenses

    14 26.92%
  • Perscription

    18 34.62%
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    What kind of eyewear do you use?

    What eyewear do you use while riding? Please say why you use it, if you've used other types and changed, and why.
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    Prescription glasses with transitions lenses. No need to change glasses/lenses as light conditions change (which I used to do, before I got my current pair).

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    Oakley Flak jacket, dark lens. Most of my riding is during the daytime so a dark lens works best, plus I can wear them while driving or running. The lens style gives me good visibility to the sides and rear so I don't crash into anyone. Not the XLJ because of my cheek bones.

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    Clear prescription glasses (glare-reducing polycarbonate lenses) with magnetically-attaching polarized sunglasses lenses.

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    If the sun is not out I use a pair of MAGID safety glasses. These keep the wind off the eyes which is important if you are wearing contacts. These work great for the morning commute. When the sun comes out I have a pair of Native sunglasses I wear. The Natives are polarized and have a good lens tint which cuts the glare and makes the road/trail brighten up. My prescription glasses just don't cut it on the bike, to much wind around the sides.
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    Complicated b/c I have horrible vision and cannot lose/damage glasses or I'd be calling husband for a ride home. I always have a backup pair too.
    When commuting on nice days (no rain) I wear my normal glasses.
    Sunny? Older pair of prescription sunglasses.
    Raining? Older pair of regular prescription glasses.
    Pleasure riding? Contacts w/ or w/out sunglasses as needed.

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    Cycling specific glasses with 3 different lens' for differing conditions.
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    I've been using these for a few years. Espresso for partly cloudy to bright sun, amber for cloudy or low light, clear for dark conditions.
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    Tri focals:
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    Bifocal contact lenses with either dark sunglasses or clear safety glasses over them.
    Or no contacts and either of the above glasses.
    Or prescription glasses.
    I carry a pair of cheaters with me too in case I might need them while out, my rack trunk would have more room in it if I went back to only wearing prescription glasses.

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    Living here in Tropical Sunny Miami, I use Dark Sunglasses at ALL times(in the daytime with sun). We have killer Sun due our location that will do a number on your eyes.

    No Motor--A Question--how good do those Bifocal Contacts work for you as I have been thinking of going that route? What Brand are yours and how much did they cost? Thanks

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    No Motor--How good do those Bi-Focal Contacts work and how much do they cost?

    Here in Miami, on all Sunny Days, always wear Dark Sunglasses for any outdoor activity as due to our southern local,

    the Sun does a number on your eyes.

    Sorry about the double post, thought the 1st one didn't post.
    Last edited by miamimike; 03-17-10 at 08:16 PM. Reason: double post error

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    For daytime rides I wear sunglasses with amber lenses. Generic Blue Blocker lenses but in a non-stupid looking frame. I'm cheap, and while even cheap smoke lenses block plenty of light, they also greatly reduce visibility. I'll even wear the ambers on foggy days as they provide more contrast.

    At nights if it's cold enough I wear safety glasses with clear lenses and frame. If it's nice out, nothing. Though I should, with all the insects in the summer.

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    I wear a pair of wraparound medium tinted UVEX safety glasses sometimes. But usually I wear nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    I wear a pair of wraparound medium tinted UVEX safety glasses sometimes. But usually I wear nothing.
    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I've been using these for a few years. Espresso for partly cloudy to bright sun, amber for cloudy or low light, clear for dark conditions.
    http://store.pksafety.net/uvgeblcl.html
    Ah, Uvex. I used to wear a pair years ago when I worked in the industrial supplies industry, but they were dorkier looking then.
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    I wear prescription glasses ... because I wouldn't be able to see 1 metre in front of my bicycle without them.

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    My Rydon's come with interchangeable lens.. They are dark blue, yellow and clear and I use them all, depending upon light conditions.. I like the yellow for night riding.. Seems to cut the glare of on-coming auto headlights.
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    I'm in the prescription glasses crowd. I have a set of dark clip ons that I use when it's sunny. Combined with the bill of the baseball cap I usually wear while riding, it keeps the sun out of my eyes. I want to get yellow clip ons, for when I'm on the MTB trails. Mostly want those to provide a little more protection for the lenses on my glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamimike View Post
    No Motor--How good do those Bi-Focal Contacts work and how much do they cost?

    Here in Miami, on all Sunny Days, always wear Dark Sunglasses for any outdoor activity as due to our southern local,

    the Sun does a number on your eyes.

    Sorry about the double post, thought the 1st one didn't post.
    I've had them a little over 2 years, and really liked them at first. But my 50 year old eyes need more help now, and I'm back to wearing reading glasses for the computer etc. They didn't cost much more than the regular gas permeable lenses I'd worn before, but did take some getting used to. I had the monovision lenses before that and hated them - they really changed my depth perception and made me want to drift too far left in my lane. Which isn't a good thing on a motorcycle.

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    I wear either yellow prescription glasses tinted at 30% or prescription goggles. I found this place to be unbelievably cheap for prescription goggles - http://www.zennioptical.com/home.php?cat=27 The tinted glasses were less than $15 and the goggles were $26. Did have to wait a few weeks for them though, and you must know your PD (pupillary distance) in addition to your prescription.

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    $25 polarized saftey sunglasses from lowe's. They look like regular cheap wraparounds, but the ANSI lenses are sturdy and give the clarity of much more expensive sunglasses. They also have a good comfortable secure fit.
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    during the daytime I use oakleys with transition lenses, if I am riding at night I use clear lenses. The helmet light attracts bugs to the face.
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    I wear a cheap pair of Ironman sports glasses i bought at Target but switch to a cheap pair of prescription glasses I bought online when it gets dark. I wish I was able to afford a pair of sports glasses with prescriptions in them but right now I'm counting my pennies.

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    Safety glasses from Lowes and rainX. I would be lost without my eyes.
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    Day time sunny - Kenneth Cole Reaction progressive tint sunglasses. Darker towards the top, lightens towards the bottom. It's a "medium" towards the top, and a "light" towards the bottom.
    Day time overcast, night time - 30 dollar pair of cycling/athletics wraparound amber polarized sunglasses. I prefer to wear these generally. Picked them up at a Dick's Sporting Goods. Was ready to drop 60 or 70 dollars on a "good" Serfas or otherwise pair of glasses, saw these, tried them on, and didn't need to try any others on.

    If I'm wearing one, the other is in a side pocket of my pack to swap out on the fly.
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