I just bought a new pair of sunglasses, and while they are very stylish they aren't very practical on the bike. They're driving glasses and it's become pretty clear from the limited riding that I've done in them that I need some glasses for the bike.
So my first question: when do you need to use prescription sunglasses? My driving glasses are prescription because I do have a glasses restriction on my license - barely. I suppose the point can be made that I need to see as well on the bike as I do in the car, but the reason *not* to do prescription sunglasses is money and options. (Not only are they crazy expensive, but you get a bit less for your money in some cases.)
Second question: How important is it to be able to swap out lenses - like having a "bright" and a "hazy/foggy" lens? I'm considering doing the polarized Split Jacket, for example. If I bought them "over the counter" I'd get a second pair of lenses for low light but I don't get that when I do prescription. Someone suggested doing Rudy Project with the insert - then I could change around lenses as needed. (But I'm not sure how comfortable those insert things are.)
I'm a little reluctant to try Oakley again. My Göttis replaced a pair of Nanowire 4.0s, which had replaced a pair of Nanowire 2.0s. The Nanowire 2.0s cracked at the screw hole (they were frameless). They did so twice. (Oakley did replace them once). So then I tried Nanowire 4.0s - they have full frames, right? Yeah, they cracked as well. Twice. (Oakley replaced them once as well. And I am *not* hard on glasses.) The theory they came up with was that the Nanowires were too flexible and that caused the cracking. My optometrist seems to think that something like the Split Jacket which is not as flexible and holds the lens well would work and it does seem to fit my face well. But I'm going to seek out some Rudy Project frames tomorrow and see what might be had there.
Given that these glasses will be pretty much exclusively for riding I'm hoping the brain trust here has some wisdom for me.