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    Prescription cycling glasses ??

    does anyone have a road cycling glasses with a prescription i don't know where even start??

    i currently use my regular transitions glasses to cycle with but the wind get into my eyes and i want a prescription one that are for cycling ?

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    LensCrafters has a ice selection of Oakleys with prescription lens.

    Sportrx.com is an online answer.


    The one thing I would avoid is inserts behind sunglasslenses. In my experience that leads to fog, particularly I humid environments. YMMV
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    I solved the problem by buying a pair of Rudy Rydon classes. They have interchangeable lenses in many colors, they also have photochromatic lenses. You can get a prescription insert that fits behind the lenses. This means you only need 1 pair of prescription inserts, since you can change the primary lenses easily.

    I just purchased a new pair photochromatic clear to black that actually get dark when in a car, which my normal glasses do not.

    Not cheap, but once you spend the money, it's not bad to replace the primary lenses and if your prescription changes, you only need to change them in the insert.



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    I ordered Oakley RX through my regular optometrist, not cheap but best $800.00 I ever spent cycling wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    LensCrafters has a ice selection of Oakleys with prescription lens.

    Sportrx.com is an online answer.


    The one thing I would avoid is inserts behind sunglasslenses. In my experience that leads to fog, particularly I humid environments. YMMV
    Depending on you prescription, nearly all Oakley sport models are available with prescription lenses(including Radarlocks and jawbreakers).

    If you are looking for more affordable eyewear, look at Oakley Flak 2.0.

    Shield lenses are expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    I ordered Oakley RX through my regular optometrist, not cheap but best $800.00 I ever spent cycling wise.
    That actually makes me feel good. Just paid 450 for Flak Jackets with progressive scan lenses, net of insurance. So it appears I actually did get some benefit from the eye insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    The one thing I would avoid is inserts behind sunglasslenses. In my experience that leads to fog, particularly I humid environments. YMMV
    8000 miles, never a problem... for me.

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    May depend on your climate. In humid Florida did not work well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    That actually makes me feel good. Just paid 450 for Flak Jackets with progressive scan lenses, net of insurance. So it appears I actually did get some benefit from the eye insurance.
    That $800.00 was Canadian $$$ so factor the extra 30% - that was full pop for progressive, I used up my yearly benefit amount on regular RX glasses. Still not cheap but well worth it, Garmin no problem to read now.
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    Damn, I didn't realiE the Canadian dollar was that far down. Last time I was in Canada it was close to par
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    Traded at $0.76 today lowest since 2006. Good time to travel north lot'ts bang for your $$. Bikes are cheaper here as well!
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    Costco polycarbonate graduated lens with sun (UV activated) transitions. Best glasses I've ever had. Larger lens allows me to look through the top of lens with head bent down. Transitions work great and fast. Graduated lens perfect for near-far focus. Imagine super duper trifocals. They don't look aero..big whoop.
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    I just got a set of prescription sunglasses predominantly for cycling at my local Walmart. I normally use Costco for my glasses, but my Costco didn't have any prescription-capable frames that wrap around the side of the face - Costco claimed they don't have the machine that can do lenses that wrap around - so I went with WalMart - actually the Costco optical center recommended I go to WalMart, and I did.

    I was debating between Transitions lenses and regular Polarized lenses. Since my regular glasses are Transition, and I used to ride with them - but I wanted bigger, more-wrap-around type lenses, I went with standard Polarized prescriptions sunglasses

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    thanks you guys i just looked at some oakleys and i think im going to go with those over at lens crafters thanks again .

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    I have some Sawfly glasses with prescription inserts. I haven't tried them on the bike yet, so I'll give it a try and leave a report in the next couple of days.

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    I've been using contact lens and regular cycling glasses (I really like the photochromatic lens). But I am about due for new glasses and are thinking about Lasik.

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    Wait for Framesdirect.com to have one of their crazy sales/coupons. For Father's Day I got a pair of Wiley X Valor sunglasses with single-vision, anti-scratch, anti-glare, mirrored lenses for just a hair over $200 delivered. I have a pair of Oakleys (also prescription) that I've been wearing for many, many years-- but as every Oakley owner knows, they don't go on sale/discount, ever. Never ever. The Wiley X frames are super comfortable, don't slip, and are ANSI rated (Wiley X deals primarily to military and law enforcement.) Framesdirect turned the order around really quickly, had good communication, and I simply could not beat the price anywhere online or otherwise.

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    These prices people are paying for Oakleys are insane. The single vision prescription sunglasses I got at WalMart - with a basic frame and large size lenses and semi-wraparound design to keep the wind away cost me slightly under $100. And they're just fine. Transitions would have been about $60 more. Progressive lenses would have been about $80 more. High impact resistant sport frames would have been $25-50 more.

    I can't believe people are paying $450-800 for their cycling sunglasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    That actually makes me feel good. Just paid 450 for Flak Jackets with progressive scan lenses, net of insurance. So it appears I actually did get some benefit from the eye insurance.
    could you take a pic of them maybe..
    are they prescription??

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    Depends on your needs. I only need reading glasses so I bought $7.00 safety glasses fro my local safety equipment store with diopter inserts for reading and they are perfect. Different magnifications are available. They look exactly like cycling glasses, the lenses have no distortion and they come in dark for sun, smoke for rain and clear for night.

    I'm very particular about this stuff and even the slightest distortion would drive me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman View Post
    These prices people are paying for Oakleys are insane. The single vision prescription sunglasses I got at WalMart - with a basic frame and large size lenses and semi-wraparound design to keep the wind away cost me slightly under $100. And they're just fine. Transitions would have been about $60 more. Progressive lenses would have been about $80 more. High impact resistant sport frames would have been $25-50 more.

    I can't believe people are paying $450-800 for their cycling sunglasses.
    Need new glasses soon and with a Super-WM walking/biking distance away, maybe I should give them a look-see. Could go there now but a little too early. Hoping the SW FL rains hold off, got a 65+ miler starting in a few hours.

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    I just ordered prescription Oakley Flak Jacket 2.0 XL. You can customize every piece of the sunglasses and get multiple lens sets. I ordered thru my local optometrist because if i buy from them I get a free 2 year warranty against scratches or any other damage.

    Something that is very important to mention when you order them is that they will be for cycling. They center the sweet spot higher on the lens since you ride with your head tipped forward looking thru a higher portion of the lens...same goes for shooting glasses.

    Total cost was 650 bucks with 2 sets of lenses. Link
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    I just (about two weeks ago) a pair of Progressive/Prescription Maui Jim Sunglasses. Titanium frames, partial wrap around, polarized, darkest tint they have. I really like them but they were very expensive, near $900 US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
    I have a pair of Oakleys (also prescription) that I've been wearing for many, many years-- but as every Oakley owner knows, they don't go on sale/discount, ever. Never ever.
    Incorrect. They go on sale 2-3 times a year(30% off).

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen254 View Post
    thanks you guys i just looked at some oakleys and i think im going to go with those over at lens crafters thanks again .
    I'm not clear on something.. If you get prescription Oakleys (or any brand for that matter) at LensCrafters.. are you getting a lenscrafter lens or the Oakley lens (with all of its bullet-stopping strength and xray vision capability, etc..)?

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