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Old 03-10-17, 02:26 PM
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Non Oakley Rx Sunglass Frames ?

Looking for a pair of Rx sunglass frames for non sport cycling .
Tiflosi makes some nice frames .
What other brands should I look at ?
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Old 03-10-17, 03:10 PM
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I have DVX brand sunglasses from Walmart. They work, look decent, and have held up well. My prescription doesn't work with a lot of sunglasses frames.
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Old 03-10-17, 03:12 PM
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I have rx sunglasses from 39dollarglasses and they are pretty good for the price. Don't buy any of the extra options though, most likely BS
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website www.sportrx.com they have options.
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Ray Ban has some real nice prescription frames, I paid $300 for a pair with the polarized lenses and the scratch proofing over 2 years ago and they still look brand new and not one scratch. Though I never wear them cycling or working in the yard, and don't throw them around like my Foster Grants.
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Old 03-11-17, 07:33 AM
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Just curious why you are not considering Oakley frames? I have had my Oakley sun glass frames for 13 years, several prescription changes later they are still in great shape. I wear them driving, any outdoor activity and indoor/outdoor swimming so I can see. Granted these are back before Oakley was purchased by Luxottica in 2007 but according to a quick google search they are still made in the USA. Also last summer when we visited the Mall of America and stopped by the Oakley shop they were promoting that they added (at certain locations) optometrists on site to make getting prescription sunglasses a one stop experience.
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Old 03-11-17, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
Looking for a pair of Rx sunglass frames for non sport cycling .
Tiflosi makes some nice frames .
What other brands should I look at ?
What does "for non sport cycling" mean? You want something for eg. commuting? I'd second the recommendation for sportrx.com
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Old 03-11-17, 09:11 AM
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I recently bought a pair of prescription WileyX sunglasses (Wiley X Climate Control Series), which come with an anti-wind gasket that is very nice for winter riding.
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Old 03-11-17, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
What does "for non sport cycling" mean? You want something for eg. commuting? I'd second the recommendation for sportrx.com
Another + for SportRx.com. For a very reasonable priced frame look at Rudy Project Rydon. Been using them for years with progressive lenses and transition feature. Very happy with them.
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I have oakleys. Nice but they were pricey
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Oakley and Ray Ban are available at Lenscrafters. I bought one of each. I'm amazed by the polarized prescription lenses they offer now in wrap-around styles and many tint choices. No longer does the guy needing prescription lenses have to wear thick dorky "blind-man" sunglasses.
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Old 03-13-17, 02:31 AM
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...nothing wrong with Oakley , just looking for alternatives .
Having said that , they were made better back in the day .
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
...nothing wrong with Oakley , just looking for alternatives .
Having said that , they were made better back in the day .
And previous to being stolen by Luxottica, Oakley had a service dept. You could just walk in to the factory at Foothill and get anything repaired for free.
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Using OpticalNerve ones atm, seems okay, cheaper.
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Old 03-14-17, 09:56 AM
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All Wiley X Prescription Sunglasses
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Old 05-02-17, 07:17 AM
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Here's a question, I have progressive bifocals. Anyone know a source for interchangeable lens glasses that don't START at $800.00? I've been using throw aways without a prescription for years because my distance vision is (err...WAS) good enough to be safe w/o prescription sunglasses...now....I think I need to revisit having prescription lenses. Sprt RX for Bolle was about the least expensive at 700, but that was for fixed lenses.
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Old 05-03-17, 06:22 AM
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I recently got some cheap cycling glasses with a prescription insert (and 5 interchangeable lenses) but they're still not done with my prescription so I have no real feedback (it takes a couple weeks, for some reason).
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If you're not hung up on looking cool, you can get a pair of Cocoons to wear over your regular glasses. That's what I do. I'm a codger though.
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i lost my oakleys when i went fly fishing with my kid
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Originally Posted by Jbarcs View Post
Another + for SportRx.com. For a very reasonable priced frame look at Rudy Project Rydon. Been using them for years with progressive lenses and transition feature. Very happy with them.
The only Rudy Projects I've found are non-prescription....didn't see any that would take progressives
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Depending on your Rx, some frames can't accept some high strength ones...too much curvature sometimes. I like Ray bans Daddy-O's, I use them fir cycling and motorcycling.
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Originally Posted by kevlar_heart View Post
The only Rudy Projects I've found are non-prescription....didn't see any that would take progressives
https://www.sportrx.com/rudy-project-rydon.html

Click on the right side "prescription sunglasses" link to begin.
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Originally Posted by Jbarcs View Post
https://www.sportrx.com/rudy-project-rydon.html

Click on the right side "prescription sunglasses" link to begin.
Well duh...thanks I went through the process with another mfr...I overlooked the button with Rydon.

Pretty sweet deal considering the glasses I looked at locally were over 800 beans
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Originally Posted by kevlar_heart View Post
Well duh...thanks I went through the process with another mfr...I overlooked the button with Rydon.

Pretty sweet deal considering the glasses I looked at locally were over 800 beans
I've used this frame with transition progressive bifocals for about five years and have been really happy. And the service at SportRx is as good as it gets.
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Originally Posted by kevlar_heart View Post
Well duh...thanks I went through the process with another mfr...I overlooked the button with Rydon.

Pretty sweet deal considering the glasses I looked at locally were over 800 beans
Another + for Rudy Project. I've had a Rydon frame for about six years -- I'm not careful with it but it still looks like new. Up to now I've been using the Rx insert thingy with regular interchangeable lenses, but just ordered some new Rx lenses (grey/polarized). Quite surprised how reasonable these are, especially given the worthlessness of our Cdn dollar.
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