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Old 08-16-14, 07:34 AM
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Prescription glasses

Hi, im looking to get prescription glasses for road cycling. Right now Im using my everyday glasses, but its really not the best. Im bothered by the sun and the wind.

It seems the Smith pivlock v2 is a good choice. If I read correctly, I will need to buy the osd2 adapter and the sunglasses.

Anyone here have tried them ?

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Smith makes good glasses, but Ive been using my prescription Wiley X 'motorcycle goggles' for all my sports over the last 5 years......originally they had super dark, polarized lenses for my Antarctica deployments, switched them to a lighter shade this spring when I started cycling; I have a problem keeping glasses against my face, so the strap system on these is what I really like.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/wileyx-x...pOkaAlFq8P8HAQ

I do have slight fogging when I stop due to the gasket, but I just pull them slightly from my face and it clears up; might be a problem for some folks, but these are multisport glasses for me, cross country skiing, cycling, kayaking, etc., and I'm not rich enough to have multiple prescription sunglasses.

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Old 08-16-14, 08:27 AM
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I just got a pair of Tifosi Mast from Sport Rx with Drivewear lenses.

Polarized and a dark reddish brown outdoors.

Sport Rx can do full wrap prescription lenses.

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Same for Adidas Evil Eye.
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Old 08-16-14, 09:16 AM
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I used adhoc eyewear dreamer-rx series. I have tried typical prescription wrap-around before but the curvature of the lens made me dizzy, and they are thick/heavy around the edges since they are so large. adhoc is different because the way they do it is to cut out the middle portion of the the wraparound lens and glued on the rx lens. The look is cleaner than having a removable insert, easier to clean and does not cause dizziness for me. I highly recommend them.

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Old 08-16-14, 09:48 AM
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Rudy Project with the Rx adapter here. I like the interchangeable lenses so in the winter or at night I can have clear lenses, then on bright sunny days I can have really dark polarized lenses. I even have a pair of yellow, high contrast lenses for when it's really foggy. The only thing I don't like about them is that with four lens surfaces, if they do fog up (mainly during the winter) it's almost impossible to clear without stopping).
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If you don't have a sizeable budget and know your prescription, zennioptics.com has a selection of sports shades available. Mine were marketed as wind goggles. They are similar to others I've used and cost less than 45 bucks shipped.
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Originally Posted by frankenmike View Post
If you don't have a sizeable budget and know your prescription, zennioptics.com has a selection of sports shades available. Mine were marketed as wind goggles. They are similar to others I've used and cost less than 45 bucks shipped.
I've used those before. The main problem I had was sweat or rain in between the inner lens and the outer shield. Very difficult to clean out without tissues or a cotton swab.
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Old 08-16-14, 10:45 AM
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Rudy Projects with the RX adapter. I need bifocals so that I can see both the road and read a cue sheet/bike computer.

I have a pair of RPs with progressive lenses instead of lined bifocals and I do not like them. You have to move your head around quite a bit to see the 'sweet spot'. With lined bifocals it's an either/or thing. You are looking close up like a cue sheet or further down the road. With the line bifocals you don't have to move your head much and often just need to move your eyes up or down.

As far as lined bifocals looking like old man glasses, get off my lawn sonny! Actually darker sun glass lenses hide the lined bifocals pretty well.
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Rudy project Rydon's. You can use them with either a lens adaptor and use standard lenses (cheapest solution) or get prescription lenses. I have both. Great cycling glasses.

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Old 08-16-14, 11:50 AM
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I use Bolle Parole with the inserts.
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A lot of choices.
Ill take a look at them.
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Originally Posted by laf View Post
A lot of choices.
Ill take a look at them.
Don't forget Oakley. Nearly all of their frames can use prescription lenses.
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The problem with inserts is fogging. Prescription lenses are the way to go if you can do it.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
The problem with inserts is fogging. Prescription lenses are the way to go if you can do it.
Any suggestion of brands/models ?
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
Don't forget Oakley. Nearly all of their frames can use prescription lenses.
Oakley does an awesome job with the prescription lenses.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Oakley does an awesome job with the prescription lenses.
I second that, I've had a couple pairs of Oakley prescription wraparounds and they've been great. Much better than prescription inserts. I also have a pair of Maui Jim's that I'm currently using as my cycling glasses. I'd say both brands are pretty even, very light weight, comfortable and the optics are excellent for the full field of view.
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Originally Posted by NumbersGuy View Post
I second that, I've had a couple pairs of Oakley prescription wraparounds and they've been great. Much better than prescription inserts. I also have a pair of Maui Jim's that I'm currently using as my cycling glasses. I'd say both brands are pretty even, very light weight, comfortable and the optics are excellent for the full field of view.
What Maui Jim's are you using? My eye doctor carries them but the last time I looked, I didn't see anything particularly cycling related.
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Got these free when I bought a regular pair from Sears.

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What Maui Jim's are you using? My eye doctor carries them but the last time I looked, I didn't see anything particularly cycling related.
They're not cycling specific, I actually got them for tennis, but since I picked up cycling they've worked very well for me. The model I have is the Makaha, part of the MJ Sport line.
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I've had good luck with Wiley X prescription sun glasses, framesdirect.com is a good place to order them from if you have your prescription info on hand.
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I bought a pair of prescription Adidas from SportRx and love 'em. Great, prompt service by mail.

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contacts+sun glasses.

I don't like looking over the rim of the glasses when I'm in the drops.
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Originally Posted by laf View Post
Any suggestion of brands/models ?
Most optometrists carry several brands. Try on multiple ones and see what works best for you. I ended up with Oakleys but don't know the model name. They fit well and keep the wind out of my eyes.
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Kaenon Rhinos. I wear them sailing, riding, fly fishing (they're polarized), and driving.
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