our bikes:a 2013 Specialized Vita Sport and a 2015 Crosstrail Comp Disc
cycling glasses for prescription lenses - or wear overs?
My wife and I have been back into cycling for the last several months and I've been trying to use my old prescription lenses that came with clip-on sun glass lenses and it just doesn't work. I get bugs and debris in my eyes constantly, and when transitioning from sunlight into shade I can't see anything for a few seconds and that can make quite a difference in avoiding things on the paths we ride. I need some suggestions from anyone with similar experience who may have come up with a solution. All suggestions are gratefully appreciated, so fire away...
I had prescription cycling sunglasses, which were great right up until they were ruined by a crash.
So now I use a pair from fitovers. They are wrap around, my prescription eyeglasses fit underneath. They work great, come in different sizes and styles to fit a variety of eyeglass types and are much cheaper than prescription sunglasses.
I use Cocoons, you can go to any of a lot of sites which have models which will fit over your glasses precisely. I find them very useful. Since they have 3/4 ear loops you can drop them down the bridge of your nose going through tunnels or dark tree covered runs.
I don't like layering glasses... more reflections, more dusty/dirty/fogged surfaces... IMO, prescription glasses are best. Your usual optemetrist should be able to outfit you with something suitable or check places like: http://www.sportsoptical.com/prescri...sunglasses.htm