prescription glassex for biking
Hmm, contacts might be the way to go, I’ve never tried them though. Never fancied the idea of poking a finger in my eye. I wasn’t planning on spending a lot on them, was considering wearing my work prescription safety glasses, but they make me look more of an idiot than I normally do…Posted 4 years ago
Don’t know how I managed to destroy my glasses without having a mark on my facez1ppyMember
it happens.. I tend to use my 2nd set of normal glasses (reglazed cheaply locally), but have some cheap and cheerful wrap round sport glasses from a local optician for those sunny days.
Lots of options really, you could just buy some cheap sunglasses & have them re-glazed or go for the likes of
depends on how deep your pockets arePosted 4 years agodamitamitMember
I used to use some cheap BBB frames with lenses glazed by Optilabs. Worked fine for years. These but didn’t use the prescription insert. http://www.cyclesdirect.net/bbb-powerview-2-glasses-crystal-silver-black-frame-blue-revo-lens-for-bike.html
Now I’m got some Oakleys. Worth the money if you’re using them lots!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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Hmm, contacts might be the way to go, I’ve never tried them though. Never fancied the idea of poking a finger in my eye
Nobody does! Worth it though, it’s the best way for cycling IMO. You’d still want to wear protective glasses though. I had a pretty grim time getting used to contacts at first but so glad I stuck with it.Posted 4 years agowlMember
I tried riding in my regular specs recently (I only wear them occasionally, for TV and driving) but it made me feel pissed and I rode like a 5-year-old: really messed with my spacial awareness and balance. Anyone know what this is about? Would proper prescription wraparounds make a difference, or are contacts a better bet? I’m guessing protective glasses are essential with contacts to avoid the agony of mud behind the lens.Posted 4 years agoBillOddieSubscriber
I dropped A LOT of money on a set of Oakley Jawbone (they are called Racing jackets now) Prescription Riding glasses with Transitions lenses.
And you know what I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
I have used Rudy Project glasses with Inserts and they were OK but direct glazed is defo much better!Posted 4 years agoLMTMember
I also paid over the odds for some Oakley Half jackets, transition lenses, and tbh they are the best biking glasses ive ever had, can’t fault them. Even brought some cheap ones at the airport when going on hols, ditched the plain lenses and pushed my perscription ones in, i can co-ordinate different coloured frames.Posted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
I’ve been using disposable contacts this year. Work really well, not had any problems with discomfort or “eye poking”.
So I can then wear my normal (non-prescription) riding glasses or sunglasses depending on the light.
And you don’t get that edge of frame thing that you can get with prescription specs, which I think might be the “pissed” thing mentioned above.
And Oakleys only go to a certain prescription and one of my eyes needs stronger than that.Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
Optilabs were great for me.
However, the whole prescription riding glasses thing doesn’t work to well for people with a strong prescription. You go into a cafe and you have to take your riding glasses off, now you’re holding the menu two inches from your nose.
So I finally found some contacts that get reasonably close to my prescription which I tend to wear in summer with some ultra-cool normal riding glasses that make me look like an insect. the rest of the time I just wear an old pair of glasses.Posted 4 years agotheonlywayisupMember
I’ve got some Oakley prescription Eye Jackets from these guys http://www.extreme-eyewear.co.uk/
Cost a lot (~£235), but would I wouldn’t be without then. Depends on how stable your prescription is, but I find that I don’t need to change my cycling glasses as often as I get new regular glasses. I can handle the prescription being a little out on them – so the cost doesn’t seem so bad since I’m keeping my latest ones for 5+ years (so far)
If you want different lenses for different light conditions (I have Fire Iridium and Perssimon) then the cost does rack up.Posted 4 years agoBeagleboySubscriber
I’ve got a pair of sports glasses from Specsavers. They look like bog standard riding glasses (three replaceable lenses), but have a clip in prescription insert. I’ve been using them for about a year now and think they’re great. Living in Stirlingshire, I still haven’t figured out what the dark black lens is for though. 😛Posted 4 years agoMarkoMember
Thanks for that – I had a chat with Mike and he talked me through the options. A pair of frames (without the prescription lenses) are on the way for me to try.
Do you know him well enough for me to name drop and blag some discount?
TaPosted 4 years ago
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