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Old 05-23-07, 03:50 PM
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Eye protection at night

I'm tired of wrecking and having my glasses ejected from my face at 20mph, causing permanent gouges in the lenses. So I bought sunglasses to wear instead but wearing them at night has only caused more wrecks. What kind of cheap glasses can I wear at night that are totally clear and don't look like something from the woodshop?



edit - Might as well tack this along with this thread:

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Old 05-23-07, 03:56 PM
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i cant believe youve started 103 threads...
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You need somethign like this:



Except with clear lenses. Illustrated ones are swappable for different colour lenses.
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Ryders has some cheap options w/ swappable lenses.
Tifosi has some nicer automagically tinting ones.
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Originally Posted by megatron
i cant believe youve started 103 threads...
hahaha.
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Home Depot is a good start. Safety goggles have gotten a lot less dorky sense you took chemistry in 8th grade. This one is $12.

edit- these are bifocals, but you get the idea.
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Old 05-23-07, 04:12 PM
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i wear yellow lenses in interchangeable sunglasses

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Old 05-23-07, 04:12 PM
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you want uvex

http://www.uvex.us/
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I use the Home Depot safety glasses myself at nightt Maybe not a fashion statement but WTF as long as my eyes are protected thats what counts.

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What about croakies?

I wear prescription glasses and they have always done well by me. Not neccessarily the most stylish thing but beats $300 for new glasses.
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maybe you should just stop wrecking??
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all i can do since i saw this thread is sing the subject to the tune of "afternoon delight"

"eyyyye protection at night..."

i would go with the $12 hardware store safety glasses.
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Originally Posted by megatron
i cant believe youve started 103 threads...
New thread ideas other members are working on:

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Tifosi

Good Options as far as interchangable lens, I have a pair I got on sale for $15.. they have worked great for over a year
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How are amber lenses for night?
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amber at night is bad i was in the marines...trust me...use NVGS at all time for spec ops night riding...for all normal riding use clear lenses.


edit, blue is the WORST at night...red is the BEST
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Old 05-23-07, 07:26 PM
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Usually way to dark - think dark brown. No different in light transmission than an average gray lens. For night use, the darkest you would want to use is yellow. Clear is better.
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Have you tried contact lenses? I like them much more than glasses because my vision is effing terrible (-9/20, no lie) and contacts allow me to have great peripheral vision. You really don't even notice them if you keep them clean.
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get some of those headband things that slide over the arms of the glasses. a bit dorky, but if you gotta wear the glasses at night, itl get the job done.
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Originally Posted by hockeyteeth
Have you tried contact lenses? I like them much more than glasses because my vision is effing terrible (-9/20, no lie) and contacts allow me to have great peripheral vision. You really don't even notice them if you keep them clean.
+1

i use contacts and they work great. i was worried about them drying out at first, but after awhile they stayed moist throughout a long day. downside is they are expsensive, but only every year or so.
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Originally Posted by roadgator
get some of those headband things that slide over the arms of the glasses. a bit dorky, but if you gotta wear the glasses at night, itl get the job done.
Yeah I'm alright without 'em, which is why I wear sunglasses when it's bright out.
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Why not an action-strap for your regular glasses?
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these but in clear
yes, they are quite ridiculous
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get some visorgogs
they come in 5 colors!!!
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http://www.uvex.us/products/products2.asp?id=45

Those on the Uvex site looked mighty tempting. If they're cheap, I'm buying the **** out of them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-UVEX-SUN...QQcmdZViewItem

Somebody with too much money should also buy those.

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