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Who uses Rx Sunglasses?

Old 05-05-14, 12:08 PM
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Who uses Rx Sunglasses?

I have an recently started wearing glasses and looking into getting a pair of Rx sunglasses for riding. What do you wear? (brand, and type-i.e. rimless etc)

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Old 05-05-14, 12:20 PM
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I use Rudy Project, model Noyz with my prescription. The optical quality of the Rudy glasses is excellent.
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I wear Oakleys and like them.
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Look into prescription safety glasses. I ordered from RX Safety in NJ and got no name full wrap frames, tinted anti-fog lenses for like $135. After years of riding with just street glasses, these things are awesome.
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Old 05-05-14, 12:39 PM
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Wiley X

Wiley X Prescription Sunglasses: Premium Frames & Performance Lenses
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I used Wiley X until I lost em. I've now got a pair of Switch vision Lycans. They have this neat magnetically interchangeable lens system. I'm planning on ordering two sets of prescription lenses: one a polarized mirror lens for snow / water sports (and cycling on bright sunny days), and one a "shade" lens in rose tint that increases contrast and should be good for the mixed lighting conditions I experience cycling around here (partial clouds / tree canopy overhead etc).
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I don't need cycling specific sunglasses. I just have my prescription all-purpose glasses made with Transition light-reactive darkening lenses. One pair of glasses for everything.
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I use multi focal and tried a pair. The frames were not expensive, thought I would experiment first.

Back to my contacts.

The sunglasses are great off the bike, but on the bike I hate them. They seem to enlarge everything, a pothole appears much larger, a curb much higher and it feels as if I am riding uphill all the time.

Could be the shape of the lenses with riding position?

Don't want to try a pair at $600+ and get the same experience.
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progressive lens Rx here. currently Oakley half-jacket 2.0. prior Rudy Project and a couple other brands. primary issue is i'm an old f*rt and my prescription keeps getting worse, so this gets expensive getting new progressive lens custom made (because frame providers won't/can't provide some corrections) every 18 months or so (but hey it's only money and looking cool is what really counts)....

lesson learned, skip polarization on riding-only glasses, makes the really dark stuff look "wet" or otherwise strange...

if i'd ever worn contacts, i never would have bothered with prescription sunglasses...too late now (old dog new tricks etc)
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Old 05-05-14, 03:27 PM
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I have Oakley Racing Jacket frames with lenses from ADS eyewear. My prescription is just outside what Oakley makes lenses for one eye. They are digital prescription, which was weird at first for me, used to turning my head to see things in focus. It's pretty impressive, not a whole lot of warping. They're full frames, fairly thick, but at least for my face they don't block my vision. I think some people have that complaint.

I think they're kind of love-them-or-hate-them frames.

I have vented lenses, and that was a problem in a torrential downpour with 35mph gust crosswinds blowing road spray through them and into my eyes, so I'd like an extra set with no vents for those times rule 9 is in effect. Changing lenses is extremely easy with these frames.
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I have Rudy Project frames with a snap in prescription insert. This allows me to change the primary lens to suite the riding conditions and only need i set of prescription inserts.
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Progressive bifocal riding glasses. Frames are RayBan.
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Just my regular prescriptions sunglasses for now. I am going to get sunglasses made in a safety lens next time I go to the optometrist.
Cheaper than if I break my regular sunglasses
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What kind of prescription? If they are primarily reading glasses, I have a simple cheap solution. I use wrap around industrial safety glasses with cheaters built in. They match my regular glasses perfectly and cost $7.00 (YES, seven dollars). When I'm wearing them you don't know that they aren't super expensive. I'm also confident that should I crash, they won't shatter.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I don't need cycling specific sunglasses. I just have my prescription all-purpose glasses made with Transition light-reactive darkening lenses. One pair of glasses for everything.
Same here, no need for cycling specific eyewear or dedicated dark tint.

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Rudy Project Maya. The only style that would fit my funky prescription. Just clear lenses for now. I like them.

I cheap out on a lot of stuff, but this didn't seem like the place to do that.
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Originally Posted by thunderworks View Post
I use Rudy Project, model Noyz with my prescription. The optical quality of the Rudy glasses is excellent.
same here. I got transition lenses that go from clear to 70% or so. Great as I can start out in the dark and have the lenses shift from clear to as dark as needed or vice versa. Comfortable, works well and I consider them one of the best cycling gear purchases I made to date.
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Oakley Scalpel
Single Vision
Transitions Lenses
Excellent for any weather

2.
Some random Lacoste frame
Single Vision
Polarized with mirrored tint
Excellent for very sunny days
Single Vision
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A pair of Bolle Paroles (no longer made but you can find them on e-bay) with the Rx insert . I've been using them for about 10 years, changeable lens, replacing parts or scratched lens as they get damaged. Also easy to change your prescriptions.
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If you wear bifocals don't make the same mistake I did of not getting bifocals for your sunglasses. Reading stuff is a PITA. As far as polarized, it messes with being able to see my cyclometer.
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Originally Posted by thunderworks View Post
I use Rudy Project, model Noyz with my prescription. The optical quality of the Rudy glasses is excellent.
Same here. Rudy Noyz with Photocromic Red and Polarized Grey
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Used inserts in the past, too much futzing around for me. Now I just have Costco cheapies. Not a "sports" sunglass but close enough. Don't like transitions. I have progressive bifocals, but just went with my distance correction for the sunglasses. Works fine for me (have Garmin 800). I use very dark lenses as the glare kills me (I was a naval officer and spend hours staring at the water).

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Old 05-05-14, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by clausen View Post
A pair of Bolle Paroles (no longer made but you can find them on e-bay) with the Rx insert . I've been using them for about 10 years, changeable lens, replacing parts or scratched lens as they get damaged. Also easy to change your prescriptions.
Same here. I think they still are made though as I bought mine a couple months ago.
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Old 05-05-14, 07:04 PM
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Wow, just home and lots of information here. I will have to give this a good read though shortly.
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Have worn rx sunglasses for many years from being on snow year round and in the ski industry. Your eyes are worth every penny that you pay in quality of lens and prescription correction as needed, as well as UV protection and anti-breakage. Have used expensive big name frames and have learned recently to save some money on frames by buying Tifosi or Scattante frames in model, style and OK - color that works for bike helmet wearing and reading Garmin. I'm happy to pay for quality lenses and have used Bret, owner of Sports Optical in Denver. He knows his stuff and is a pioneer in grinding lenses for strong prescriptions for curved sports frames. I have several frames for skiing, riding, and casual wear. Lenses for different light conditions and Bret has done all these lenses for me and I have had real good luck with quality, grinds and correction, lens coatings/colors, and fitting in frame. Highly recommend him and wish you good luck in your pursuit.
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