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Old 03-20-08, 04:46 PM   #1
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Prescription sun glasses for biking

Not sure if this is the right spot for this question but I wonder if anybody had an opinion on sun glass brands.
There are many types and not sure what to get.

I know Adidis makes some for biking a bit expensive.
any others?
I want a pair that can also be used when you are done biking.
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Last summer I purchased Silhouette Titan sunglasses. They are rimless and the lens can be custom made to any shape you like. My lens has a nice curvature to it. I choose the polarized and they cost me between $300-$400.
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Rudy Projects, and Oakleys sell sunglasses that can have inserts.
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I don't have any of these, but I've heard good things about the Rudy Project Rx glasses. (Almost bought some actually.)
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I use prescription Oakley Half Jackets. No inserts, full lenses.
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I have Adidas Evil Eyes with inserts - no peripheral vision. I'm going to get a pair of dedicated prescription Oakleys or something. They are REALLY expensive, but I think the safety benefit is worth it. Boy, are they expensive...
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how bad are the Evil eyes I was going to with those ?
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On me, they're really comfy, but, the optical inserts are really small. I have to look almost directly at something to get it in my field of focus. Not great for looking behind you.

Also, the Evil Eyes come to two sizes, large and not as large. I have a big head and need the large. If you don't have a big head, there are a lot more options, in general.
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Has anybody heard of Panoptx?

My optician recommend these, he said the other name brands are very expensive and with those prescription inserts and they are not that good for side vision.

http://www.adseyewear.com:80/results...%207-Eye/2.php

He said these glasses have been marketed to Harley Davidson bikers. They are much more reasonable in price.

They have these removable foam inserts that keep all debris from your eyes. If you are not biking you can wear these glasses on a more casual basis.
I think the whole lense can be made for ones prescription. I am not 100% sure on that but he said they don;t have prescription inserts.
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The ADS Eyewear site mentioned by sourdough looks good. They offer a lot of custom services for prescription customers. Here is the info on Rx services.
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I ride in all sorts of light conditions from middle of the night to full sun... I guess I need an insert style so I can swap out lenses.
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I have a Rudy with Rx inserts. It took me quite a while to get use to them. In the future, I think I will either get one that's part of the lense (transition type), or Lasik instead. If it's really dark out, I can just wear my normal eyeglasses.

My issue with Rx insert is that the inserts are much closer to the face. Feels weird to have eyelash brushing against it, or having it easily touch the face and smudge up the lense.

The Rudy inserts are kind of small, but because they're so close to the face it'll be out of focus. It still allows me to have a wide field of view.
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I have a pair of Rudy Project RX sunglasses that A shop made for me. I use them for riding , and everything else. The shop is owned by a biker, Brett, and his speciality is RX sunglasses. here's there link:

http://www.sportsoptical.com/store/p...unglasses.html
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bolle vigilante or Parole $55 + $75 (the insert might be cheaper if you look around) for insert + getting the lens done.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-ac...vigilante.html

Tifosi stelvio $60 + $18 for insert + your lens
http://www.athleticshades.com/sungla...si/stelvio.htm

Both are pretty good. The Tifosi's are lighter and they fit closer to the face. Both come with different lens packages depend on what you want. The inserts give you the options of different lens.
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For those who have prescription sunglasses (both with insert and with the prescription in the lens), are the lenses vertical?

I have a challenging prescription. Performance Procyon glasses distort my vision, because the lenses are not vertical (bottom of lens is closer to my face than top of lens). It seems like a lot of the styles of sports sunglasses are like this. Eye doctors usually create your prescription assuming that the lenses will sit perfectly vertical.
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