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Cycling with glasses and looking for sunglasses

Old 03-18-09, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
Sorry sweet heart, but I just stated what worked for me and that I felt that your optometrist is an idiot, but if you want to buy what he's selling, then go ahead. You're the one that started calling names...ouch, I'm sooooo hurt.

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I would drop that optometrist like a bad habit!!! He has a very big monetary investment in you and doesn't what to lose his cash cow. The statement he made might not even hold water; next time, ask him where he got that info from and go read it yourself, but I'll bet he got that out of his sass...

I'm sorry, but your optometrist is an a-hole.
Yeah, I was the first one to go negative. You're right again. Whatever....
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i hate contact lenses. i just went to a freaking eyemart and got the cheapest sunglasses that they could use my prescription on (well the cheapest that i thought looked cool).

i ended up with a nifty pair of guess sunglasses. i couldn't get anything too "cool" looking either because i had so much prescription that my lens couldn't be too curved.
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I have the answer...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I found a company in Colorado that makes custom lenses for most of the frames out there. Bret Hunter has pioneered the 'algorithms' required to have your RX put into a curved lens (based upon my conversations with him). All the companies, that offer this service, are farming it out to cut rate labs with poor quality control. Anyway, I had 2 pairs made for me - Rudy project Kerosenes. First pair are clear lenses with an anti-reflective coating, the second pair have the transition lenses with AR coating. They are very comfortable, and optically perfect. Prices are comparable or less than you think. Bret takes awhile to make these, but they are all individually made by hand. Give them a call...https://www.sportsoptical.com/index.htm

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Originally Posted by bigwapitijohnny View Post
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I found a company in Colorado that makes custom lenses for most of the frames out there. Bret Hunter has pioneered the 'algorithms' required to have your RX put into a curved lens (based upon my conversations with him). All the companies, that offer this service, are farming it out to cut rate labs with poor quality control. Anyway, I had 2 pairs made for me - Rudy project Kerosenes. First pair are clear lenses with an anti-reflective coating, the second pair have the transition lenses with AR coating. They are very comfortable, and optically perfect. Prices are comparable or less than you think. Bret takes awhile to make these, but they are all individually made by hand. Give them a call...https://www.sportsoptical.com/index.htm

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How much did your glasses cost? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by 1955 View Post
But for me, I had worn glasses for far away most of my life, only having to wear them half the time, instead of every waking hour was a good trade. And as it turns out, I can go days without even needing the reading glasses. My vision is better than I ever dreamed it could be.
That's certainly an optimal result, and would be quite a treat if you've worn glasses most of your life. Just not worth the risk for me, though.
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That's certainly an optimal result, and would be quite a treat if you've worn glasses most of your life. Just not worth the risk for me, though.
Perfectly understandable.

I just try to let people know what I've been through and what I've ended up with so they can make an educated choice. I've been very clear that I wasn't happy at first and didn't feel like I was told everything (I was). It's not a perfect science and that there are lots of variables depending on the person, but I wanted better vision so bad, that maybe I just didn't hear the risks. Of course, if you read the possible consequences of taking an aspirin, you might not want to take that anymore either.



I just think that there's a lot of misinformation out there and for people with horrible vision like me, it's a blessing and I just want to share my excitement.
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Old 03-19-09, 12:36 AM
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Two of my brothers had Lasik a few years ago. One of them has dimmer night vision since the surgery, making it harder for him to drive in the dark. The other had his distance vision slowly deteriorate after the surgery and now he needs glasses again (but not as strong as before). Maybe the surgical techniques are better now. I'm perfectly happy to stick with glasses.
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Old 03-19-09, 12:16 PM
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Too many variables to answer that question...check out their website, they have prices available.

Hope this helps,

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nice read here. i work for a clinic. no i'm not a doctor. just a business office clerk in an insurance department section. I get 20 percent off for glass and sunglasses. I went over and checked out the eye clinic to see what they had for Rudy's and nothing worked. They only had like 8 models. I've had glasses ever since i was 5 years old. I'm screwed for vision. Both grandparents wears glasses, my dad, my mom, my aunt, my grandfathers sister and so on. I have astigatism fairly bad in i think both eyes. Vision is fuzzy most the time worse when i'm tired. I buy my glasses in the kid's section. That should say how small my head is. lol. Narrow face too though i've put on a few # . still narrower than the average joe. Not easy finding something.
Now when it comes to sunglasses for cycling? hmmm. not many choices. My choices i've narrowed down to are Oakley's Minute 2.0 and Straightjacket in probably Asian, recspec biker i think might work, Rudy's Project Ekynox SX and their Kybo ones. I'm looking at rx direct in frame lenses. Knowing the prices, i might as well sell a leg or two.
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Old 03-21-09, 12:29 AM
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i wear spy, i dont know the model, but its their sports model.
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Old 03-21-09, 09:49 AM
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For those wearing the Rudy's with the insert, how are they weight wise. I currently just put clip ons over my regular glasses. I have progressive lenses so they can get quite expensive to have made. Just trying to figure out what my choices are. Contacts are really out of the question. I'd be putting them in and out all the time because I'm not permitted to wear them at work.
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Originally Posted by zr2200madman View Post
nice read here. i work for a clinic. no i'm not a doctor. just a business office clerk in an insurance department section. I get 20 percent off for glass and sunglasses. I went over and checked out the eye clinic to see what they had for Rudy's and nothing worked. They only had like 8 models. I've had glasses ever since i was 5 years old. I'm screwed for vision. Both grandparents wears glasses, my dad, my mom, my aunt, my grandfathers sister and so on. I have astigatism fairly bad in i think both eyes. Vision is fuzzy most the time worse when i'm tired. I buy my glasses in the kid's section. That should say how small my head is. lol. Narrow face too though i've put on a few # . still narrower than the average joe. Not easy finding something.
Now when it comes to sunglasses for cycling? hmmm. not many choices. My choices i've narrowed down to are Oakley's Minute 2.0 and Straightjacket in probably Asian, recspec biker i think might work, Rudy's Project Ekynox SX and their Kybo ones. I'm looking at rx direct in frame lenses. Knowing the prices, i might as well sell a leg or two.
How bad is your vision? One reason I ride Rudy's with the insert is because I started with Oakleys with in-lens prescription. I found that they gave me vertigo because of the way they have to shape the lens to fit in the frame. This won't be a problem for everyone, but if you have fairly bad eyesight, it's something to consider.
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Old 03-21-09, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by roadrider63 View Post
For those wearing the Rudy's with the insert, how are they weight wise. I currently just put clip ons over my regular glasses. I have progressive lenses so they can get quite expensive to have made. Just trying to figure out what my choices are. Contacts are really out of the question. I'd be putting them in and out all the time because I'm not permitted to wear them at work.
I don't have a small scale, so I can't weight them, but I just picked up my Rudy Project Exception with the insert in one hand and held my Oakley Gascan's and my prescription glasses in the other. The Rudy's are slightly heavier than the combination of the other two. I can honestly say that I have never even thought about it when wearing them, so it's not like they press heavily on my face. Scientific, I know
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With a -6 and -5.75 presc, I can't live without glasses. Looked at presc. sunglasses, contacts, and LASIK. It looks like contacts are the best bet for us blind cyclists.

Presc sunglasses/glasses vs Contacts - Peripheral vision sucks.
LASIK vs Contacts - Results are mixed. (Know several LASIK patients, results are all over)

I'm going to see my opto about contacts now. I'm planning on getting those extended wear ones (30 days).
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Polarized clips-ons over my regular glasses. I'm too cheap to get prescription sunglasses.
Works for me. Keep it simple and cheap. No worries.
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How bad is your vision? One reason I ride Rudy's with the insert is because I started with Oakleys with in-lens prescription. I found that they gave me vertigo because of the way they have to shape the lens to fit in the frame. This won't be a problem for everyone, but if you have fairly bad eyesight, it's something to consider.
I think that the gumf that comes with the Oakley lenses explains that due to the way they curve the optics you might initially feel a little disorientated while your eyes adjust to the field of vision. I had the same thing to begin with, but adjusted quite quickly and actually prefer the optics in my Oakleys to my regular glasses. To me, it's very similar to the difference between regular glasses and wearing contacts.

When I started riding I also used clipons, but I was always paranoid on fast descents that I would glance over my shoulder and the wind would rip them off.
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If you like going fast, wrap-around sunglasses do a much better job at keeping dirt and dust out of your eyes than clip-ons over your regular glasses.
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Lens material made by Corning called "Thin and Dark". Works great for me.
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i tried the oakley minute 2.0 yesterday and they fit like a glove on my face. thing is with my glasses is that the lense gets thicker as you go out from the center. more so on the temple sides. i was thinking of those insert things but then i'd probably have to look only thru a small portion of the sunglasses. i could be wrong on that but that is was noticed when i saw those. weird setup. if the ekynox sx of rudy's fits like the minute 2.0 than that would give me a another model to look into. i'm afraid prescription lenses will cost. i'll soon find out. get my eyes checked again too.
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The lenses in my Whisker frames get thicker on the edge, but the fact that they are curved make that a little less obvious. Seriously though, if you can afford it, you won't regret it. The field of vision with those things is superb.
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in my opinion

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I currently have glasses and im not really into wearing contacts. What do most people do for sunglasses?
I ride with prescription Polarized sunglasses. I have had them for a few years and probably need to get some new ones, but they work good for me. I dislike riding on cloudy days because I do not have anything that will block the wind from my face like the bigger sunglasses do.

They wrap around and are pretty good for riding. They are kinda tricky mt biking or riding where you are going in and out of sun and shade.

I think I would like to upgrade to some prescription sport glasses with some interchangeable lenses.
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bump.

anything new on the market for prescription riding shades?

particularly for asian faces.
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
Eye surgery isn't for everyone, especially as you get older. It's not risk-free. For example, you may lose any near vision you might have had, and be forced to wear reading glasses for the rest of your life. For some, that's not a good tradeoff. Wasn't for me.
And some of us can't do it because of the shape & thickness of our corneas.
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Yeah - I thought I was one of those people, then I tried them. There have been remarkable advances in the last 10 years.
Some people don't like the idea of contacts or putting something in their eye, others physically can't wear them due to chronically dry eyes or a prescription that contacts can't correct for
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bleh, I can't find Rx oakleys in toronto.
I'll need to hit up stores that are further.
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