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Anybody have Oakley frames with prescription lenses? Any feedback

Old 02-14-15, 08:49 PM
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Anybody have Oakley frames with prescription lenses? Any feedback

I bought a pair of oakley racing jackets a couple of weeks ago and I thinking of getting prescription lenses for them but I'm concerned with Peripheral vision. Anybody have a pair and can comment. Any downsides you encountered, any suggestions. My vision hasn't changed in 4 years so I'm thinking now is a decent time to get a set. Was thinking of transition lenses in black uridium. I have transition lenses on my daily glass but they get dark gray. Hoping the Oakley transition is darker.
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I have Racing Jackets with Rx Lenses. They are a little thicker than my normal lenses and my peripheral is fine in them. They do take some getting use to, but well worth it in the long run. It took about a week, but now I can switch from my dailies to them no problem. I got mine through LensCrafters. They work directly with Oakley (they have the same parent company, I guess).
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Have had a pair got five years and no issues at all!
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I bought a pair of oakley racing jackets a couple of weeks ago and I thinking of getting prescription lenses for them but I'm concerned with Peripheral vision. Anybody have a pair and can comment. Any downsides you encountered, any suggestions. My vision hasn't changed in 4 years so I'm thinking now is a decent time to get a set. Was thinking of transition lenses in black uridium. I have transition lenses on my daily glass but they get dark gray. Hoping the Oakley transition is darker.
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Thanks for the posts fellas, Im hype now haha. Does any of you guys have transition lenses, if so how dark are they.

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Originally Posted by Diablito View Post
Thanks for the posts fellas, Im hype now haha. Does any of you guys have transition lenses, if so how dark are they.
Dark enough to block the rays, light enough to wear in the dark. The only thing I wish I had was anti glare, but they're great regardless.
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Skip the transitions for cycling, the change isn't quick enough in my opinion. I have Oakley progressive bifocal lenses, which are so called "sport specific" and have the positioning of near and far elements supposedly tailored to cycling needs. No problem with peripheral vision either. Half Jacket frame.
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Check your prescription. If it's high the distortion is so great that Oakley even masks the sides. "OTD Edge" they call it to make it sound better. I decided to go with contacts in the end.
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Oakley transition lenses use Solfx technology, and they suck. Not dark enough IMO, and they are slow to return to clear.
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Originally Posted by Diablito View Post
I bought a pair of oakley racing jackets a couple of weeks ago and I thinking of getting prescription lenses for them but I'm concerned with Peripheral vision. Anybody have a pair and can comment. Any downsides you encountered, any suggestions. My vision hasn't changed in 4 years so I'm thinking now is a decent time to get a set. Was thinking of transition lenses in black uridium. I have transition lenses on my daily glass but they get dark gray. Hoping the Oakley transition is darker.
I've got a pair of Half Jackets with prescription lenses and they are awesome! Before, I had a pair of Oakley XX's with prescription lenses. Also awesome. Oakley is very, very good at curved prescription lenses. Highly recommended.
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(maybe not what you are looking for)

I have a pair of Oakley's "Bucket" model and I hate them with the bottom of my heart; I have a high prescription, and even with the best, thinest lenses available, they do not stay put and slide away.
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So if you want Oakley's with prescription lenses, do you go to Oakleys and buy the glasses frame only then go to your usual glasses place to get the lenses for your near/farsightedness?
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Originally Posted by Monkey D.Luffy View Post
So if you want Oakley's with prescription lenses, do you go to Oakleys and buy the glasses frame only then go to your usual glasses place to get the lenses for your near/farsightedness?
You can buy the frame from your local vender and have lens crafters build an Oakley RX lens, or go to an O Store that handles RX glasses and have Oakley build the lens.

My store doesn't handle prescriptions, but some do.
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Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
Skip the transitions for cycling, the change isn't quick enough in my opinion.
I don't know about Oakley transitions but I have some Bolle transition specs and I love having them - I'm less worried about quick changes under bridges and whatnot and more interested in glasses I can wear from before sunset / sunrise to after. (mine go from totally clear to maybe 40% light blocking, so not particularly dark)
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This may or may not be applicable to you, but if you're going for prescription lenses make sure your prescription is the same or at least very close in both eyes. My right and left eyes are each a slightly different power, and the difference in thickness between the two lenses was enough that I could noticeably tell that one was darker. It was headache city after wearing them for less than 5 minutes. I gave it a couple days of trying but couldn't handle it. $400 paperweights and nothing I could do to get my money back.

In my opinion contacts (what I use) or Rudy's optical insert system would be a much better choice. Keep in mind this is coming from a huge Oakley fan; I'm definitely not a hater. I wear Oakley Crosslink frames for my everyday prescription glasses, and I rotate between two sets of Radar Paths on the bike (one clear and one Fire Iridium). Just don't want you to take a chance of being out a bunch of money.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
You can buy the frame from your local vender and have lens crafters build an Oakley RX lens, or go to an O Store that handles RX glasses and have Oakley build the lens.

My store doesn't handle prescriptions, but some do.
I don't think I have ever seen Oakley's at my local store. Is the RX glasses the specialty prescription kind? Do you know if these are usually covered in insurance (I get a free pair of glasses a year, but never got these before).
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I have had several pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses over the years and love them. I have a pair of Flak Jackets that I wear when riding and running. I have a pair of Whiskers that I wear for driving and casual use. I always order through my eye Dr. directly from Oakley. My eyes are very different but I've never noticed any difference between lenses. However, recently when I wanted an pair of transition lenses for riding in the evening into night, my only option for my prescription was the Racing Jackets. I really didn't care for them on me so I opted for a pair of Rudy Project Raydons. I like them as much as my Flak Jackets. They don't get particularly dark but get very clear at night which is what was most important to me. For sunny days I wear my Oakleys.

My insurance applies to prescription sunglasses just like regular glasses. And you can also use your Flex plan if you have one.
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I have been wearing prescription cycling glasses for 10+ years without any issues, different frames. Whenever my prescription changes, I have to buy new (about every 18 months max(. I used to have the lenses custom made by Sports Optical in Denver, but the last pair of are Oakley branded. I usually avoid the polarization because it tends to mark dark spots in the road look slick. Insurance covers them just fine.
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I went to lenscrafters and they said that my insurance only covers 20% of lenses. I'm gonna look around. My wife is a teacher and we have NJDIRECT. I'm Hoping that it covers more then 20%. Tomorrow I have an appointment to get contact lenses which I have never tried so we see h
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