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Rx glasses & helmet screen FYI

Old 03-09-19, 02:43 PM
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Rx glasses & helmet screen FYI

My old cycling Rz glasses died and I've just finished replacing them. Here is all I learned about prescription cycling glasses (which have shields, and optical inserts) and helmets. Prices in Canadian $$

BEST DEAL: Zenni Optical Rx glasses.Order with your Rx online; delivered to you. Disadvantage: currently only grey shields. $130 (though their old style had 3 colours but seems to not be available).

NEXT BEST DEAL: Rock Bros Rx-insert cycling glasses. Two options: variable auto-tint (from clear to dark grey), or various colours (clear, grey, blue and yellow). You have to bring the optical insert to your optician and have them make & add the insert, $250.

WORST DEAL: Smith Rx-insert cycling glasses. Disadvantage: only two colours (gray, and light blue) and stupidly expensive. $750-800

ANOTHER GOOD DEAL: Bell Star Pro helmet with face shield that covers your normal glasses. No need to bring extra glasses along (eg if you are doing stuff in the city on your bike). You will need one helmet and two shields: one clear and one dark. Helmet also has a nice venting system. $150.

I was unable to order BB glasses (I had a pair years ago-- they were great) but apparently Euros have more options than we Canadians.


Chris
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Old 03-09-19, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by harihari View Post
My old cycling Rz glasses died and I've just finished replacing them. Here is all I learned about prescription cycling glasses (which have shields, and optical inserts) and helmets. Prices in Canadian $$

BEST DEAL: Zenni Optical Rx glasses.Order with your Rx online; delivered to you. Disadvantage: currently only grey shields. $130 (though their old style had 3 colours but seems to not be available).

NEXT BEST DEAL: Rock Bros Rx-insert cycling glasses. Two options: variable auto-tint (from clear to dark grey), or various colours (clear, grey, blue and yellow). You have to bring the optical insert to your optician and have them make & add the insert, $250.

WORST DEAL: Smith Rx-insert cycling glasses. Disadvantage: only two colours (gray, and light blue) and stupidly expensive. $750-800

ANOTHER GOOD DEAL: Bell Star Pro helmet with face shield that covers your normal glasses. No need to bring extra glasses along (eg if you are doing stuff in the city on your bike). You will need one helmet and two shields: one clear and one dark. Helmet also has a nice venting system. $150.

I was unable to order BB glasses (I had a pair years ago-- they were great) but apparently Euros have more options than we Canadians.


Chris
I have some Chinese cycling glasses that have a plastic insert that can hold lenses. I haven't yet had prescription lenses made but when I priced some prescription Oakley's they were $750 and you can be absolutely certain that I would NOT do that.
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Old 03-09-19, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by harihari View Post
My old cycling Rz glasses died and I've just finished replacing them. Here is all I learned about prescription cycling glasses (which have shields, and optical inserts) and helmets. Prices in Canadian $$

BEST DEAL: Zenni Optical Rx glasses.Order with your Rx online; delivered to you. Disadvantage: currently only grey shields. $130 (though their old style had 3 colours but seems to not be available).

NEXT BEST DEAL: Rock Bros Rx-insert cycling glasses. Two options: variable auto-tint (from clear to dark grey), or various colours (clear, grey, blue and yellow). You have to bring the optical insert to your optician and have them make & add the insert, $250.

WORST DEAL: Smith Rx-insert cycling glasses. Disadvantage: only two colours (gray, and light blue) and stupidly expensive. $750-800

ANOTHER GOOD DEAL: Bell Star Pro helmet with face shield that covers your normal glasses. No need to bring extra glasses along (eg if you are doing stuff in the city on your bike). You will need one helmet and two shields: one clear and one dark. Helmet also has a nice venting system. $150.

I was unable to order BB glasses (I had a pair years ago-- they were great) but apparently Euros have more options than we Canadians.


Chris
​​​​I've been really nearsighted and a bike rider pretty much my entire life, and I have no idea what the shield is for. I just wear glasses.

Serious question, what is the point of the shield?
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Old 03-09-19, 08:31 PM
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Go for the "best deal" since anything beyond gray is just a gimmick anyway. Well, maybe Blublockers?
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