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    Wearing Glasses? rain wind fog! sight clear and eye protection tips

    I am shot****ed. and as such, I experience the listed problems:
    1. wearing Glasses when touring can be a pain under wet weather conditions... drops steam dirt spray motors ect.
    2. in addition my old glasses under side wind and down hills do not protect my eyes well form particles and insects...
    3. I have to switch all the time between optical sun glasses and normal ones....

    I would appreciate any insights into the subject:
    Tips, tricks, recommended glasses made for cyclists and more.

    Thanks, Fabrix.

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    shortsighted that is...

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    I had similiar problems with glasses. They're mostly solved by getting transition prescription cycling-friendly glasses. I got the Oakley 5's 3.0 frames and for me me they work perfectly. I had wanted Rudy projects, but there's no dealer where I live and the prescription lenses are $$$$. The prescription lenses for my Oakleys were made by a local guy so they were 1/2 the price of Oakley lenses.

    Wear a visor on your helmet when it's raining. I've also seen people wearing a cap under their helmet when cycling in the rain.
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    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/gear/bucci.php
    http://www.athleticoptics.com/framed...&bctype=search
    http://www.athleticoptics.com/defaul...fgs&SportID=23
    http://www.athleticoptics.com/framed...3&bctype=sport
    http://www.isyte.com/sub_CategoryDis...&sport=Cycling
    http://www.technical-gear.com/sungla...rx_adapter.htm
    admittedly, some of the above links may not be what you need. youmay want to source some glacier (mountaineering) glasses. many have prescription lense options. i used to have some good links, but can't find them. try a mountaineering or climbing forum and post a question. glacier glasses provide good coverage and side protection

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    I have the Rudy Project Rydons, with prescription clip-ins, and they are fabulous. Pure quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by becnal
    I have the Rudy Project Rydons, with prescription clip-ins, and they are fabulous. Pure quality.
    I have Rudy Kerosenes with the Rx insert. Make sure you get yellow or vermillion lenses for cloudy days. Makes a world of difference. Just don't use them at night The yellow lenses makes lots of bright stuff pop out - mostly yellows are stronger - but they also make dark stuff darker. Potholes become 'blackholes'! Ouch!
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    Thank you All !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philso
    youmay want to source some glacier (mountaineering) glasses. many have prescription lense options. i used to have some good links, but can't find them. try a mountaineering or climbing forum and post a question. glacier glasses provide good coverage and side protection
    Glacier glasses do indeed provide good side protection, but they will also block your peripheral vision, which I think is a really bad idea. And you'll still be wearing glasses, so you'll still have the same problems in wet weather. I sympathize -- I've got the same problem.

    Cycling-specific glasses will solve the wind/particle/insect protection problem, but the wet-weather issues will remain. I haven't found the solution yet.

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    Thanks Saint.

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    Some sort of rim heater might help with fogging. Little wipers for the drops. Now, where would the battery pack go...
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