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Old 09-28-04, 11:54 PM   #1
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Cycling glasses that "go over' your regular glasses?

Does anyone have any recommendations for cycling sunglasses that go on top your normal glasses? Looking for something that won't break the bank.
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Old 09-29-04, 05:54 AM   #2
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Goggles.
Either that or get a RX-able sunglasses with interchangable outer lenses by performance. They're about $150 a set including the perscription.
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Old 09-29-04, 06:33 AM   #3
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I use Bolle Vigilantes I bought from Nashbar. The glasses, on sale, were about $40, the RX inserts were about $30, and the prescription lenses were about $80. This is a link to the Bolle site.

The advantage of most sport glasses over your regular prescription glasses is that they are shaped to better protect your eyes from wind and flying debris. Your regular glasses probably sit too low to offer much protection when you are in a cycling position.
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Old 09-29-04, 08:18 AM   #4
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You (or your insurance company) are going to have to fork out some money. Get a pair of sport sunglasses RXed. It keeps the wind and debris out. Some lenses can be RXed, others can have inserts snapped in. The lenses that are curved and RXed can give you vertigo at first because the focal distance changes as you move your eyes. If that really bothers you, think about getting the snap-in type.

I have Rudy Project Graals. I love them and paid only $60 total out of my pocket for the polarization, $10 co-pay, and $5 extra for the frame. The insurance co picked up the rest. They will pay for a new pair of glasses each year.
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I use the small Solar Shield sunglasses that they sell at Walgreens and other pharmacies. They are polycarbonate and have uv protection. They come in amber and smoke in five sizes so you can find the one that just fits over your glasses. I paid 20 dollars for mine.

http://www.solarshield.com/fitovers.html

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Tifosi offers an insert frame that you can have lenses installed in and this clips to a couple of their glasses. The glasses are $30 and the insert is $10
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Check out these babies:

http://xairamerica.com/image/lynx/goggles.jpg
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Or you could go get yourself some BluBlockers!
Talk about a blast from the past... they are still selling these things!

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I use the small Solar Shield sunglasses that they sell at Walgreens and other pharmacies. They are polycarbonate and have uv protection. They come in amber and smoke in five sizes so you can find the one that just fits over your glasses. I paid 20 dollars for mine.

http://www.solarshield.com/fitovers.html
I can second these sunglasses. They gave me a pair to wear
after I had my catracts removed and I love'em. Sure, sports
glases may look better from a fashion point but Solarshields
work VERY well for bike riding too. I added a soft head strap
to keep my glasses from sliding when I sweat so they will
always be in the proper vison position. (Hey, you may need
that with sports glasses too so it's a wash to me.)
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Check with your optometrist. I think they are called "Fit-Overs" or something like that. I may have seen some at the Wal-Mart Optometry Center, as well.
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What are cycling glasses anyway? Are they like safety glasses?

Safety glasses that are designed to fit over regular glasses are readily available. And in various tints as well as clear. I've used Uvex ones. Go to a welding supply store or well stocked hardware store.

Check the Uvex Astro ATGs here http://www.tasco-safety.com/sglasses/sglasses08.html

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im thinking of getting one because my contacts keeps drying out if i go too fast. my cheap $5 sunglasses cant keep the air out
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Whoa thanks for all the suggestions, The Rx insert road is a little pricey for me. Solarshield looks interesting.

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Whoa thanks for all the suggestions, The Rx insert road is a little pricey for me. Solarshield looks interesting.

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Use this link to buy solarshields at discount medical prices.
for the doctors source code enter.....12

This way you can get 2 for one in different lense colors!!

http://www.advanceduvprotection.com/buy_online.html
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