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Old 03-22-07, 04:07 PM
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Rx on Wraparound Glasses: Impossible?

I got sick of the salt stains on my everyday glasses and ordered a pair of prescription glasses for the bike. They came with inserts (those little pince-nez-looking thingies that clip into the main frame). My opthalmologist took a look at the glasses and told me that since the wrap was so gentle, he could easily make lenses for the frame to hell with the inserts.
Well, I just got them back. And my depth perception is just gone. I thought maybe I'd have to just get used to them, but after the commute in, I felt like I was riding on mushrooms.

My question to those who have prescription wraparounds: Do you have any distortion? Is this just the way it is, or did my doctor blow it?
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I have a pair of Oakley XX which are great. The Oakley lenses are some of the best I have ever had. These are the Transition type which automatically tint as the sun gets brighter, and clear up at night or in the stores. They were expensive, but I love them. Only problem is that I will very occasionally get some fogging if I don't use one of those antifogging sprays.
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+ 1 on the Oakley XX. By far the finest lens I've ever experienced. Oakley does the lenses. If you don't have an extreme prescription you will have a lot more options with Oakleys as well, for example M Frames. As Hammond9705 indicated, sticker shock for sure, but they are great.
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Your optomotrist (an opthamoligist specializes more in disorders of the eye, and is likely a surgeon) blew it. These glasses are hard to find, but they're out there. I bought a pair of Nike shades from my optomotrist that wrap around, and there's no distortion. (they wrap around much better than the 2 year old Nikes I had with RX lenses before) The key is that the glasses need to be RX ready. There are some web sites that specialize in these that you can google. Good luck.
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Are you guys talking about these?



And you don't get any distortion or waviness in your periphery?
$105 for a frame doesn't seem so bad. (Are the lenses very expensive?) But the wrap on my don't even seem to be as pronounced as those. I'm thinking my optician needs to try again.
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Got my prescription wraparound (Nike's) from heavyglare.com, I was very happy with them and they were about $200 total, not too bad.
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Old 03-22-07, 04:43 PM
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RX-Spex did a fantastic job getting my prescription into the inserts for my Rudy Project Rydons. I've been very happy with them. I don't know if they'll do lenses for your particular insert, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
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Originally Posted by rooftest
Your optomotrist (an opthamoligist specializes more in disorders of the eye, and is likely a surgeon) blew it. These glasses are hard to find, but they're out there. I bought a pair of Nike shades from my optomotrist that wrap around, and there's no distortion. (they wrap around much better than the 2 year old Nikes I had with RX lenses before) The key is that the glasses need to be RX ready. There are some web sites that specialize in these that you can google. Good luck.
As for being RX ready, what does that mean? Do those Oakley glasses (and your Nikes) only appear to have curved lenses and are largely flat? I wouldn't think so. Can I ask whether you have a strong prescription or an astigmatism?



(Thanks for setting me straight, by the way, on opthalmologist/optometrist. Of course. Though my ophthalmologist has office hours at this optician. Very confusing.)
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Old 03-22-07, 04:51 PM
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I have rudy project equinox sx frames that have a pretty good wrap to them and they are better than my regular glasses. I think your doc might have made a mistake. Rudy project lenses can even be ordered from the man. direct and fitted to the glasses so you dont have to buy extra lenses

https://www.rudyprojectusa.com/images...s/sn761042.jpg
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What can be done depends on your prescription. I wanted wraparound Rx glasses and was told that my prescription was too strong to do that with the glasses I wanted. In the end, I got lasik. Now I see 20/15 and my peripheral vision is excellent.
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I have a pair of Rudy Project Rydons with prescription lenses. Work great. Some very minor distortion at the very out extremes, but nothing really noticeable. My prescription is just under 2 diopters. Maybe for really big correction it's worse.

I got them via the web, at www.sporteyes.com.
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Old 03-22-07, 06:39 PM
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lasik

Just got tired of the sweat down the glasses after 30 years. Had the surgery, lost the script. Can't recommend it enough.
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My Christmas gift was a pair of Rx Tifosi glasses:

https://www.tifosioptics.com/rx/index.html

I have the Quam 1.5, since my prescription is so bad I had to get the ****io lenses:

https://www.solatechnologies.com/prod...optics/****io/

While expensive, the lens/frame combination is awesome. Lenses are sharp and clear. I'm extremely pleased. Way better then my old Smith glasses with an insert.

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I have horrible vision thanks to a combination of astigmatism and near sightedness. Zeal optics was one of the few companies that would make lenses with my prescription. I use the juice frame and have not noticed any distortion with the 2 tinted lenses that I have. The clear lens has a small amount of distortion near the edge that is hardly noticeable. The glasses are also bulletproof, I wear them when I do downhill riding instead of goggles.
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[QUOTE=Bklyn]As for being RX ready, what does that mean? Do those Oakley glasses (and your Nikes) only appear to have curved lenses and are largely flat? I wouldn't think so. Can I ask whether you have a strong prescription or an astigmatism?

R/x ready:

1. The bevel, or V-groove within the eyewire (same term for metal or plastic, describes the frame front) must be designed to accept the matching "bevel" of the lens. Simple frames and r/x's are not a problem. Issues pop up as the lens size (effective diameter, or longest diagonal measurement) increases, and when combined with a steeply curved frame, lenses tend to not be secure.

2. The frame material, if plastic, must be resiliant enough to accept the abuse of having a lens inserted. Too brittle, and it will just crack.

3. The lens edger, which cuts the lens to the frame shape, must have a finishing wheel that is optimized to create a bevel for steeply curved lenses, typically greater than a +8 diopter base curve (note, this is not lens power!)

Please note that I mentioned nothing about your vision, and the fact that certain combinations of lens power and frame shape might work mechanically, but you wont be able to see a damm thing!

Search the archives, there was a thread about 3 or 4 months ago, mentioned a very good optometrist in Queens that specialized in sports eyewear, should be close to you in Brooklyn.
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All the hassles due to contact lenses and prescriptions lenses regarding skiing and cycling finally led me to LASIK. 6 months later, I still have a bit of "dry eye" in my left eye and there are halos at night, but the 20/15 vision has been well worth it.
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I tried the Rudy Project Ekynox with the clip-in inserts. Rudy Project filled the prescription. The trouble was that I was looking through the prescription lens at a very severe angle and everything was distorted. I think that my prescription is around 4.5, but I don't think that they would have worked even if they were 2.0.
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Rudy Project Ekynox SX prescriptions here, too, and they're the best $$$ spent on eyewear yet. Got 'em through Sports Optical, www.sportsoptical.com, really great guys to work with.
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Originally Posted by rooftest
Your optomotrist (an opthamoligist specializes more in disorders of the eye, and is likely a surgeon) blew it.
Actually, it would be optician. An optopotrist is an eye doctor, and determines what your vision prescription would be. An optician actually grinds the prescription lenses to fit the chosen frames.
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I'm another with Oakley XX prescroption glasses. I've had mine (2nd pair) for 4 years. The optics are by far the best you will find. The lens is completely distortion free and the 'scrip itself follows the sweep of the lens. Even periphreal vision is clearly in focus. When you first put them on, your brain needs time to catch up with all of the extra info.
I'll be ordering another pair soon, this time with the transition lenses...
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I have three pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses (I had leftover FSA money at the end of the year a few times). All of them are frames with significant curvature. My prescription isn't too terribly strong, so I haven't run into any Oakley RX-capable glasses I can't use. Oakley has it down when it comes to vision. It takes a bit to get used to it because you're accustomed to looking through fairly flat glasses, but Oakley's prescription lenses keep correcting at the necessary level all the way out to the end of the lens. It's really impressive compared to some others I've tried, though those were mostly knockoffs and inserts like the OP posted.
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Originally Posted by truckin
It takes a bit to get used to it because you're accustomed to looking through fairly flat glasses, but Oakley's prescription lenses keep correcting at the necessary level all the way out to the end of the lens.
That's what I'm interested in knowing. How long did it take to become accustomed to them? I rode for 40 minutes, and when I put my regular glasses on when I got to work, I was grateful for them. Does your brain still have to readjust every time you go from curved lenses to flat ones?
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Wiley-X JP-2 glasses with transition lenses and progressive bifocals. Very happy with the glasses. Not cheap, but work great day and night.
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Originally Posted by Bklyn
That's what I'm interested in knowing. How long did it take to become accustomed to them? I rode for 40 minutes, and when I put my regular glasses on when I got to work, I was grateful for them. Does your brain still have to readjust every time you go from curved lenses to flat ones?
Nope. After a few days, your brain will adjust for the change. I actually like wearing the Oakleys better than my regular glasses...
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I was told I could not get much wrap at all as my eyes were fairly bad. I am curious what others who have fairly bad eyes and have wrap sunglasses have for perscription.

Mine is:
-2.00/-4.00 (left)
-3.25/-1.25 (right)

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