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Photochromic glasses anyone?

Old 09-07-17, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Clip-on sunglasses. Light, compact, inexpensive. They just clip onto your regular glasses. When it starts to get dark, take them off (easy while riding, even) and slip them into your jersey pocket.
My thought as well. I actually photochromic lens now. Next pair will be standard and me going the clip-on route. My Transitions don't work in the car, I don't ride at night so they are little advantage to me.
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel
I have been very satisfied with the oakley photochromic radarlock lens. I use them for predawn rides that run into morning glare and have not had any issues. The complaints regarding photochromic lenses have been that they don't get dark enough. I was informed and tempered my review to acknowledge that. For harsh lighting I move to the prizm road lens.
Speaking of that, I tried to post a link, but I can't as I am too new. Oakley's specs, if you go search for any transition lens for whatever frame you have, seem to say that the lenses will transmit 23% of light at full activation, and 69% if unactivated. Subjectively, that seems right to me.

I have a pair of black iridium polarized lenses that transmit 8% of visible light, and I thought that something in the 20% range would be too bright as well. I did switch to a pair of Prizm road lenses, which transmit 20%, and I like them a lot. I did think the transitions lenses I have weren't dark enough on cloudy days.
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