Prism lens prescriptions really narrow down your options for riding glasses, as you can’t have a single wrap around lens. Amanda has found a solution that works for her.
Everyone has an embarrassing ‘I used to believe in…’ or ‘I used to think that…’ story. I have many. I was in my twenties when I realised rabbits don’t lay eggs (thanks, Easter). Less innocent was my belief that if you wanted your eyes to focus on something, you had to force it.
My entire life I have had two images that I manually pull together if I need something to be sharp like, oh, I don’t know, the road ahead? The words I’m reading? When tired I would really struggle, and often get lazy and just close one eye to turn off the second image. Well it turns out WOULD YOU BELIEVE, that this isn’t how eyesight works. I was 31 when I made this discovery, at the same time as being told by an optician not to drive, ride a bike, or use machinery until my glasses arrived. He also advised that he had never dealt with such a high prism prescription before and there’s no way contact lenses could ever work for me.
Prescription Sports Glasses Checklist
It took me a while to find some riding glasses that ticked all my requirement boxes:
- Big lens for the prism to work best
- Framed, because I don’t like the thought of glass piercing my cheeks if I crash
- Passable as sunglasses, because I can’t afford day frames, riding frames AND sunnies
- Available on finance, because this prism lens isn’t cheap
- Lastly, they needed to suit me!
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|Price:||£130 before prescription|
|Tested:||by Amanda for 12 months|