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Old 06-09-14, 07:29 PM
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What do you eyeglass-wearers wear while riding?

I'm going to get new specs soon. When doing that, I'm considering getting a pair of dedicated sports-oriented glasses for sunglasses and general protection when out on my (admittedly infrequent recently) bike rides but also for other outdoor uses. I'd like the temples to have a relatively thin profile (not vertically but the actual thickness of the material) as a thick temple could interfere with the Bluetooth headset I wear when walking. I'd prefer them to have interchangeable lenses (smoked/clear).

I MIGHT be able to get away with just straight non-script glasses but I plan to use them while driving also, which I CAN'T do without my lenses.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:51 PM
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I wear Liquid Eyewear. Made in the USA and made of aluminum so the stay on your head. I am wearing them in my avatar pic.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:22 PM
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I've got polycarbonate, photo-gray lenses in a flexible frame that work nicely, but I don't wear them riding often. My eyesight isn't all that bad so I usually just opt for dark or light amber safety glasses. No expensive sports glasses here, just $15 Home Depot stuff.
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I wear a pair of sunglasses that fit over your prescription pair, they're called "Panorama" and made by 'Solar Shield', they have and excellent wide angle view with complete peripheral coverage, not bulky, comfortable enough that I'm not even aware of them. They keep the bugs out and still have enough ventilation to keep from fogging up. Got them at my drug store, here's a link to their site: Solar Shield | Fit Over Sunglasses
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I just got LASIK. It's magical. Prior to that I wore Wiley X RX shades. Which are OAF.
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Old 06-09-14, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by hallux View Post
I'm going to get new specs soon. When doing that, I'm considering getting a pair of dedicated sports-oriented glasses for sunglasses and general protection when out on my (admittedly infrequent recently) bike rides but also for other outdoor uses. I'd like the temples to have a relatively thin profile (not vertically but the actual thickness of the material) as a thick temple could interfere with the Bluetooth headset I wear when walking. I'd prefer them to have interchangeable lenses (smoked/clear).

I MIGHT be able to get away with just straight non-script glasses but I plan to use them while driving also, which I CAN'T do without my lenses.
Bolle Parole with the RX adapter..
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Old 06-09-14, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
I just got LASIK. It's magical.
I've been thinking about LASIK! I wear glasses (a progressive bifocal) when not cycling. But I wear contacts when I bicycle or swim. The contacts provide no "close" or reading vision so I use a stick-on reading lens in my cycling glasses. I also have a mirror semi-permanently mounted to the cycling glasses.
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Old 06-09-14, 09:28 PM
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Old 06-09-14, 10:45 PM
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I just wear contacts and safety glasses. Then at work I put on my lab glasses (I am a chemist and need safety specs). I leave my other glasses at home..
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Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
Bolle Parole with the RX adapter..
Same here. Mine have single-prescription "distance" lenses. My regular glasses are multi-focal progressives. I've been thinking about Lasik, but when I checked, they said I have the bare beginnings of cataracts. I'm going to wait until they're worse then get intraocular lens implants. Getting old sucks.
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I just wear my glasses, it's not the ideal solution. Lasik is in my cards once I have a job again.
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Just my regular glasses. Actually they're my spare pair, which are an old pair of frames with my current script because I don't care much if I smash these up. If it's sunny I just wear prescription sunglasses (Ray Ban Wayfarers). No Lasik (can't afford it), no contacts (irritates my eyes so not worth the hassle).
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Old 06-10-14, 02:11 AM
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agree
I just wear my glasses, the same pair I'm always wearing
why should the bike be any special ?

noted though,
theyre the unbreakable plastic lenses, cause i work around flying sharp things, also bike crash safety
and they have absolutely no coatings, cause my sweat dissolved it on old pair
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Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
agree

why should the bike be any special ?
Because when doing athletic things, glasses designed for activity stay on your noggin better.
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In my ongoing attempt to avoid all vertical objects protruding from the ground, yes, I do wear corrective eye glasses....I'd better!
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What do you eyeglass-wearers wear while riding?

Eyeglasses.
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Old 06-10-14, 05:29 AM
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A smile, and my glasses!
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Due to that I'm legally blind, I wear my Ocutech eyeglasses both on and off the bicycle. They are made by Ocutech Incorporated, a large company that makes visual devices. The prescription carrier lenses of the clear up what I'm able to see immediately around me. Meanwhile, a small, short-range telescope mounted on top of the eyeglass frames affords me a small picture of 20/20 eyesight. When bicycling, the Ocutech can easily be worn by people who choose to wear a helmet.

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I wear prescription aviator sun glasses when it is bright. Cloudy days or evening riding I just wear my glasses. I am going to get me some transition lense glasses because I am tired of having to change from glasses to sun glasses and then try to remember where I left the other pair. I plan on getting the PRK done rather than lasik. I don't like the idea of the lens on the eye having a possiblity of falling out after lasik I know the odds are extremely slim but the possibility is there.
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Originally Posted by trainchaser View Post
I wear a pair of sunglasses that fit over your prescription pair, they're called "Panorama" and made by 'Solar Shield', they have and excellent wide angle view with complete peripheral coverage, not bulky, comfortable enough that I'm not even aware of them. They keep the bugs out and still have enough ventilation to keep from fogging up. Got them at my drug store, here's a link to their site: Solar Shield | Fit Over Sunglasses
I have the classic version and I love them so much I never leave home without them. Excellent sun, wind and bug protection and a good price so I'm never worried about them getting lost or broken.
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I just wear my glasses. I also always wear a "sport strap" I've found that the orange plastic cord that comes with ear protection works well as it doesn't soak up sweat. However I now use some black shoelaces from the dollar store that are some synthetic blend. They are soft on my ears and head and while they soak up sweat, but a quick wash and rinse in the shower, along with my head band and they're dry in the morning.
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Old 06-10-14, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
I wear Liquid Eyewear. Made in the USA and made of aluminum so the stay on your head. I am wearing them in my avatar pic.
Hey, that Liquid scrip lens carrier system is pretty trick! Does it work well? Particularly, how does it handle fogging, rain? The scrip lens is very close to the outer lens, so seems well protected from rain, but I wonder if it might trace between the lenses and be a bit of a hassle to clean. Cool stuff, though. Thanks for posting.
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Right now I wear my regular glasses (actually, an old set of semi-wrap, flexible alu framed glasses designated for sport wear now) under a Dux Helm helmet which has a retractable visor.

The thing I like about the Dux Helm is that I can easily change the lens color for conditions, and quickly retract it back into the helmet if it gets dirty, or I want to ventilate more, the conditions change, or I want to safeguard it during transport.

It's not the coolest helmet for the hottest days, but is really a clever design, and affords me lots of flexibility without the risk and hassles associated with an expensive set of scrip shades; I'll never leave my helmet somewhere like I've done to $400 sunglasses! I don't take 'em off and leave 'em at a rest stop, or forget to pack 'em out, or need to find a place to carry my regular glasses, so it's a system that works great for me.

The only thing to be aware of is that the amount of space between the Dux Helm lens and your face is small, so wrap style glasses work best, and large glasses or those with protruding temple pieces at the lens might not work at all.

Check it out:

http://www.duxhelm.com

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Old 06-10-14, 09:59 AM
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I always wear my everyday prescription glasses with auto darkening lenses.
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If there's rain in the forecast I wear a baseball cap underneath my helmet to minimize the amount of rain that lands on the lenses. When I come to stops at red lights the glasses sometimes fog up. If the fogging is particularly troublesome I'll shift the glasses to the tip of my nose while I'm stopped. This brings the lenses away from the heat on my face and seems to reduce the fogging a bit.
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