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Prescription glasses or sunglasses that stay in place?

Old 07-21-11, 09:02 PM
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Prescription glasses or sunglasses that stay in place?

I need to wear my glasses when cycling, as I can't see a thing without them. However, being angled on a bike means that I have to look over the top of my glasses to see what's in front of me, which means I can't really see anything. Plus, sweat makes them slide down my nose anyway. Is there a style or brand of cycling glasses or sunglasses that are designed to sit higher up on your face?
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Old 07-21-11, 09:04 PM
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try smith optics pivlocks

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Old 07-21-11, 09:27 PM
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+1 here. The pivlocks stay in place.
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Old 07-21-11, 09:46 PM
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They do look like they go farther up your head than regular glasses, and staying in place is good. However, the prescription insert doesn't cover the same area. I guess they can't make a prescription that shape?
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I'm currently wearing Wiley X blink glasses with prescription transition lenses. They work well for me. If they are good enough for the US military they are good enough for me.
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I had this same problem for a while...I finally just started wearing contacts when I ride and sunglasses over them. If anything happens to the sunglasses, I can ride without them and still see.
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Most cycling specific (not just sports) sunglasses are designed to sit higher on the face. Rudy Project comes to mind for prescription lenses.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:15 PM
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I SWEAR on my oakley Radars for cycling!!! LOVE THEM. so light and you can barely feel the contact points on your head. Glasses are kinda like saddles though. what fits me doesn't mean its going to be a great fit for you type thing.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:21 PM
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+1 on contacts. They're easy to put in once you get used to the fact you are poking yourself in the eye.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:40 PM
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my rudy's stay put,they are the graal sx which are designed for a smaller adult face. they are not perscription.
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+1 on Rudy Project. I don't have rx lenses but they are available. You forget you're wearing them.
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I just put in contacts and wear my smith pivlocks. I've never tried any other glasses.
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+3 on Rudy Project. I don't even have the right style (they are a bit large for my face) and they still sit high enough.
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So I picked up some Performance brand that has a prescription insert so you can still have changable tints on the glasses -- they sit high enough; but was wondering if there was a better way... seems expensive and uncessessary to buy three prescription sets of lenses -- but is there a decent deal out there for this sort of thing so I don't have to go with an insert?
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+4 Rudy Project. I have a prescription in the Rydon's. They are cycling specific glasses that stay in place with sweat and long days in the saddle.
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"Liberty Sports" were the brand carried by my optometrist. The model, oddly enough "Biker". They come with a strap and holes in the frame to clip the strap on (metal hooks) but I never need them. They have rubberized inserts that keep the glasses in place well enough.
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I had this problem, and a new pair of sport rx sunglasses were out of my price range. I took one of those straps nylon/foam straps and cut the tips off about half an inch long. They offer just enough grip behind the ears that you can use your preferred glasses without slipping issues. I've used them on 20 mile rides in the mid-day Florida heat with no slipping so far. Quite sure you could fashion something similar out of random synthetics around the house.
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I ride with Wiley-X Airrage frames with prescription transition lenses (minus the "climate control" gasket thing and strap). They stay in place perfectly well.
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Originally Posted by Disciple1 View Post
I'm currently wearing Wiley X blink glasses with prescription transition lenses. They work well for me. If they are good enough for the US military they are good enough for me.
I wear WileyX too, but my Rx is too strong to wear the blinks. There's too much distortion with wrap around lenses. I have the PT-3s which use an Rx insert. They do well.
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Oakley Jawbones with prescription transition lenses here.
https://www.sportrx.com - hooked me up at prices lower then my local optician, even with my insurance discount.
Worth a look no matter what frames you choose.
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Old 07-22-11, 10:26 AM
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Cycling-specific sunglasses are designed to ride higher on your face. However, if you have a smaller nose, make sure you try the glasses on first. Or look for models that have adjustable nose pads. Better sunglasses will have rubber or silicon nose pads to keep the glasses from sliding down your nose (compared to the hard plastic on cheaper glasses).
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Old 07-22-11, 10:28 AM
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I got some cheap Nike's at Shopko...they have rubber nose pad and have been staying in place quite well.
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