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Old 08-05-13, 04:36 PM   #1
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cycling glasses for prescription lenses - or wear overs?

My wife and I have been back into cycling for the last several months and I've been trying to use my old prescription lenses that came with clip-on sun glass lenses and it just doesn't work. I get bugs and debris in my eyes constantly, and when transitioning from sunlight into shade I can't see anything for a few seconds and that can make quite a difference in avoiding things on the paths we ride. I need some suggestions from anyone with similar experience who may have come up with a solution. All suggestions are gratefully appreciated, so fire away...


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there are 'wrap around style sport glasses with prescription inserts'

googled that phrase finds this :'wrap+around+%C2%A0style+%C2%A0sport+glasses+%C2%A0+with+prescription+inserts'&oq='wrap+aro und+%C2%A0style+%C2%A0sport+glasses+%C2%A0+with+prescription+inserts'&aqs=chrome.0.57&sourceid=chrom e&ie=UTF-8

theres even a link back to another question like that from before, here..
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I had prescription cycling sunglasses, which were great right up until they were ruined by a crash.

So now I use a pair from fitovers. They are wrap around, my prescription eyeglasses fit underneath. They work great, come in different sizes and styles to fit a variety of eyeglass types and are much cheaper than prescription sunglasses.
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I use Cocoons, you can go to any of a lot of sites which have models which will fit over your glasses precisely. I find them very useful. Since they have 3/4 ear loops you can drop them down the bridge of your nose going through tunnels or dark tree covered runs.
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I don't like layering glasses... more reflections, more dusty/dirty/fogged surfaces... IMO, prescription glasses are best. Your usual optemetrist should be able to outfit you with something suitable or check places like:
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