- Transition / Photochromatic prescription lenses.
Specsavers do some osiris ones, with a full perscription lense, eg not inserts. I brought some and they seem really good. They seem to be strong, light, comfortable, and protect well against spray bugs, wind etc. Plus they look good. At night, they are perfectly clear, but on very bright days, i have to admit, i wouldnt mind if they were a bit darker. Overall though, im very happy with them…Posted 8 years ago
Finally decided to get some prescription sunnies. I used to have some Oakley half jacket xlj specs with non-prescription lenses. These had the transition lenses and they were fine to wear all day in bright light, and seemed to adapt well to low light, and change pretty quickly.
Can anyone suggest a decent company that does prescriptin/transition lenses in nice looking frames, at a nice price? I’m not looking for totally cycle specific frames (no gaudy colours or neon!) but something that’s tough enough to be chucked in a bag, or worn all day in the Australian sunshine.
cheersPosted 8 years ago
Can I ever so slightly hijack and ask a question? More for the, er, more mature riders as it were 😳 Am having serious problems riding in tree cover and my eyes take ages to adjust to the different light when wearing my sunnies.
So … are there any glasses (not prescription ones) that may be more suitable? Am having to remove sunnies in tree cover which did in the past necessitate a visit to A & E.
Thank you so much!Posted 8 years ago
Why not try a yellow/amber lense? Supposed to make the dark bits a bit brighter (though I’m sure it will also make the sun appear brighter when you’re not in tree cover).
I don’t think transition type lenses change quick enough to cover those sudden tree lined changes. (Which is why they aren’t recommended for driving in I think).
You could get a set of those multi-lensed specs from Aldi/Lidl and give them a blast. For £3 it’s worth a shot.Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
A number of queries here. I’ve got a pair of Oakley WHY 8’s with Emerald Iridium Transitions lenses, which are amazingly good. ‘spensive, but good. They are pretty wrap-around, which might affect the prescription. Mine isn’t that strong; -1.50/-0.50. Transitions are actually ok to drive with if you don’t mind the fact that they don’t react in the car; the glass blocks the uv needed to cause the reaction. Cinnamon-girl, for riding in dim forest, Oakley’s persimmon tint is the best compromise, but it will make things brighter when you get into sunlight again. It’s fantastic for dull, misty days and winter use, tho’, makes everything look like a June evening. 😀Posted 8 years ago
An alternative might be a tobacco-coloured tint. I’ve got an old pair of Dragon Rakes, which have three pairs of lenses – a neutral grey, a persimmon high-contrast, and one that’s a sort of brown/tobacco colour. They are fantastic all-round lenses, they are dark enough that I can see happily in very bright sunlight, (like you I’m rather sensitive to bright light), but they improve contrast, and they make greens much brighter. Check out what tints are available, optitians have loads of samples, and a good one will match to a sample lens; I have some old Arnet Ravens which Brian Vousden’s in Bath matched to Oakley Persimmon perfectly.nicko74Member
c_g: I wouldn’t say (IMO) that it’s necessarily an age-related thing – if your sunnies have a dark tint then it’s not very surprising that your eyes take a while to adjust to being under trees, where the combined effect of shade and tint would mean it’s very dark indeed!Posted 8 years ago
You didn’t say whether you were already using transitions, though? Personally I’ve been reading up on Spesh’s Adaptalite lenses – they’re supposed to be very good and very quick-changing, although the darkest tint is perhaps not as dark as some dark-only lenses.happysnapperMember
I tried the Adidas evil eye glasses with the optical inserts. They’re ok, but your vision is limited and the frame on the insert is pretty thick.
Make you look like a psycho with anything other than dark mirror lenses too!
I’ve ended up with contacts and normal glasses. It’s the best compromise for me. I only wear the contacts for biking and it does take a little getting used to but the clarity of vision and flexibility is well worth it IMO. depending on your prescription you might be able to use daily disposables which you can get for less than £1 a pair these days. I use monthly disposables because my eyes are properly broken (astigmatic and +6 long sighted!).Posted 8 years ago
I cannot stand contacts. I tried Toric lenses due to my astigmatism and they were an utter nightmare to put in. Taking out wasn’t a problem but I tried them for a month and spent a good part of that month swearing and re-cleaning lenses I’d dropped on the table.
I’ll look into the Rupp lenses. So to speak. *sigh*Posted 8 years ago
No way? L&T was my first opticians! Do you remember the hugh glass table lamp with plants inside it?
L&T is still there, just across the way and it’s a much smaller shop now. I use Flint & Partners on Tettenhall Road now as they do my yearly retinopathy screens there and they are lovely people.
Good on ya for escaping Wolves! I’m off to Oz for a year, hence the need for decent sunnies!Posted 8 years ago
I think what I might do is source some Oakley wire frame spectacle frames off the ‘bay and THEN get some decent photochromatic lenses made with my prescription. I think that would suit my pocket a bit more than the bad side of £250!
Also concerned that the optician (nice enough as he was) was pushing me a bit too much towards the R+B lenses, although he was suggesting decent prices for the Oakley frames, which were about half the Adidas sunnies were.Posted 8 years ago
Well just got some Oakley Square wire sunnies off ebay BNIB for £38. Amazing how cheap you can get stuff for sometimes. RRP is £120+ depending on leses. Not cycling specific but a good “in between” and should suit all day wearing. Now to sort prescription lenses. W00TPosted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Off on a slight tangent, why the frick do Oakley not sell the Radar photochromic lens separately? I mean I know Radars are aimed at people with more money than sense but even I’m not dumb enough to buy a second set just to get a photochromic lens. I emailed them to have a whine and all they said were there were no current plans to sell them separately (no mention of shortages or anything), meh.Posted 8 years ago
Went with Rupp & Hubrach transition lenses. Apparently meant to be fairly quick changing and go from virtually clear to letting through 83% (IIRC).
Pricey but very few options with my ‘script. Should be here in a couple of weeks, just in time for my flight outta here on the 20th! (muffled *yay*)
CG did you sort anything?Posted 8 years agoandyl46Member
aphex_2k, I run -5.5 and -3.75 with toric monthly disposable lenses. they are a little firmer than daily disposables, you sleep in them and only have to touch your eyes twice a month. Very comfortable, and my ideal solution. Then pick whatever sunnies you want (oakley Flak jacket and Valves are my choices)Posted 8 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Nice setup, sounds similar to what I got a few weeks back. Same lenses, but in a Rodenstock sports frame. Good shape for my head, no jiggle, no windrush. Had tried EvilEyes before but the insert was too close to my eyes so had a poor field of vision and eyelashes wiping up and down the lenses. Rodenstocks like this:
Posted 8 years ago
I tried torics for a while but just couldn’t get used to them. Far easier just to pop a pair of specs on. Job done. Plus I’m diabetic so lense care and eye problems mean it’s just too much of a faff to use lenses. The expensive option is the only one I have.
Anyway, they’re ordered now.Posted 8 years ago
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