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Old 03-04-08, 12:06 AM   #1
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Prescription cycling sunglasses

Where's you get yours? I know I can buy on-line but I really want to try a few on to make sure they fit before buying. Do you of an optical shop that has a good selection? I'm in the East Bay but will drive to try 'em on. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-08, 12:35 AM   #2
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Where's you get yours? I know I can buy on-line but I really want to try a few on to make sure they fit before buying. Do you of an optical shop that has a good selection? I'm in the East Bay but will drive to try 'em on. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-08, 12:36 AM   #3
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I need to get some. It will probably be one of those awakening moments like the first time I wore lycra shorts with chamois after years and years of Ben Davis cutoffs.
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Old 03-04-08, 02:09 AM   #4
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The problem with Tifosi is that their glasses are made to fit folks with small to medium faces. Even their large model is too tight on my temples and scrapes my skin. I'll go to the local dealers though and ck them out. Thanks for the link, Taxi.

Bostic, I've been wearing regular prescription glasses when I ride. I've never worn sunglasses so I bet the first time I have on shades when riding, it'll be wonderful.
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Old 03-04-08, 06:00 AM   #5
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Go to Site for sore eyes. They have prescription lenses for Oakley and other brands. Your insurance may cover them.
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Old 03-04-08, 08:38 AM   #6
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My eyes are so bad that I could not use the Oakley prescription glasses. They can shave the lenses to contour your face, but if you astigmatism is too great (like mine is), it is too great for them to shave the Oakley lense. The other alternative is Bolle, where you put an insert in. The problem with those is when it's foggy, the fog will get inside the Bolle lense, and get inside the insert.

This is the reason why I go with contact lenses.
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Old 03-04-08, 08:53 AM   #7
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Anyone tried the Lazik? I'm thinking at some point saving up. Right now I'm flying blind that's why I hit so many rocks!
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Yeah I had Lasik, totally worth it for me. I used to have terrible vision (7 diopters and bad astigmatism in both eyes, couldn't see the big "E" on the eye chart).

The day after the surgery I was at 20/15 in both eyes.
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Anyone tried the Lazik? I'm thinking at some point saving up. Right now I'm flying blind that's why I hit so many rocks!
A good friend and his wife had Lazik and they both said it was worth it.
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Old 03-04-08, 11:22 AM   #10
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Rudy Projects offer quite a few options.
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Old 03-04-08, 11:31 AM   #11
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I use Rx Rudy Projects from Sports Optical (http://www.sportsoptical.com/) and IMO they're way better than the inserts I was using before. I'd get sweat going between the lenses and insert and it was just very annoying after a while. I've tried contacts, too, and they're fine as long as I'm riding, but as soon as I'm doing something like reading I'm stuck because I can't focus on things closer than a couple feet, so that gets to be a hassle, too.

Rx lenses for sport glasses aren't available for all the brands and models out there (as stated earlier) either because of the Rx, or the wrap of the lenses distorts the optics at that point of the lens -> which could lead to bad events if you misjudge distance, etc. You could always see which manufacturers offer Rx lenses for which models, find the one you like or are interested in and go visit a local shop for fit. You've probably already got the Rx from your optometrist so it shouldn't be that hard to get set up. It's gonna cost you a few bucks, though, so you'll probably want to make sure you're beyond the contact lens solution first.
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Thank you for the additional info Norman. There are so many choices out there from frames to color of lenses.

I just went to the eye doctor to get a checkup, slightly worse than it was 1.5 years ago. She suggested I wait another year to see how much change there is before deciding on Lasik. I also selected some very slick dark blue titanium frames.
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I have optical coverage with LensCrafters - they had a few interesting styles, but not to my liking. They said I could go over to the sunglasses shop at the other end of the mall (Sun Valley) and pick some out and they'd check to make sure my lenses (progressive, bad astigmatism) would work in them... thought about some classic RayBan types but wound up ordering on-line. Got something kind of unique but they don't fit quite as well as I'd hoped.

Kind of a waste to throw away the lenses that came with them but I've never been happier with Rx sunglasses as far as the vision goes (Bolle, Rudy insert types didn't work for me at all). I got the progressive lenses that darken in the sunlight.

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My wife has rather low vision even with corrective lenses. She got these Adidas glasses from Mountain View Optometry:

http://www.athleticoptics.com/framed...3&bctype=sport

They come with an insert which she had a bifocal added to the insert so she could read her bike computer. You should try and decide if you want an insert or not and whether without the insert you can get sufficient amount of correction. Without the insert you are also limited to one lens unless you get multiple lenses with the correction (for different light levels). Also the insert will make the glasses heavier then normal which is something to consider. I think most optometrists have various options for sports glasses. If you find a brand you want to try, look for a dealers/resellers on their web site.
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I've had my Rudy Project Graals for 5 years and love them. I had lenses made by my eye doctor and use them every day for driving and riding. The curve on the frame is pretty mild so that's less of a problem than for other frames. They're on closeout if you're comfortable ordering them online.

http://www.e-rudy.com/rx_info.php?group_id=rx
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Old 03-04-08, 06:03 PM   #16
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I got my wife a set of Zeals, made to her prescription. They fit her well and look good too.
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