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    Crizal lenses for prescription riding glasses?

    I'm getting ready to buy new prescription eyeglasses and I'm hearing a lot about Crizal brand lenses. The manufacturer claims they are breakage-resistant, non-reflective, lightweight, anti-fogging. Supposedly they also make water sheet so you can still see in the rain.

    These sound like the perfect lenses for cycling, buy I wonder if the claims hold up in real life. Does anybody have experience using these Crizal lenses while riding?


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    I have a very strong prescription and only use Crizal. It's lightweight and now that you mention it, I don't have much of a problem with fogging. Only when it's super cold and anything would fog up. Not a problem with rain beading either - although I do use a visor so that could be part of it.

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    I have Crizal lenses, they are good quality, anti-reflective, all that jazz.

    Mine are also Transitions XtrActive, so they darken based on lighting conditions.

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    Crizal is mainly a COATING not necessarily lens. You can put Crizal on about any lens. Works fine. It's mainly an anti-reflective coating but helps make the lens more scratch resistant.
    Been using Crizal for my office for years now.
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    Thanks for the info. My impression from this is that Crizal may not be any better than the coatings I have on my present glasses. If so, I'll just shop by price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatBoyG View Post
    I have Crizal lenses, they are good quality, anti-reflective, all that jazz.

    Mine are also Transitions XtrActive, so they darken based on lighting conditions.


    How do you find those Xtractive w/ coating? Would you buy them again? Do they get dark enough? This is my biggest concern.
    Also, How about in the heat? Is glare an issue?

    I'm considering Xtractive, Neox Solfx, and NXT Varia

    http://www.heavyglare.com/nxt-varia-...ed-lenses.html
    http://www.heavyglare.com/neox-lenses.html

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    I have Crizal and it's ok. Definitely not worth the price, I have a pair of glasses with no coating and there is a bit of a difference, but not much.
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    I use Crizal and they are damn near bullet proof. I'm a mechanic that does a quite a few field jobs, and the Crizal lens hold up superbly. No scratches after two years of use and abuse. They are worth the money.
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