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  • What prescription riding glasses and where from?
  • Premier Icon Handsomedog
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    Not really wearing my contacts any more so looking for some prescription sports glasses that I can wear for road/mtb/driving/looking awsumz.

    Apart from oakleys from an optician, what else can people recommend and where from? I’d rather not have something with an insert.

    Premier Icon DrP
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    I got my Oakleys from…. Tesco!

    Had a good deal on at the time – was about £180 for 2 pairs – one clear, one polarized.

    I wish i’d gone clear and photochromatic, but hey ho!

    DrP

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Buy some sunglasses that you like the look and price of (in my case, £14 from Mountain Warehouse)

    Send them along with your prescription to Ciliary Blue and get them reglazed with Transitions lenses for about £60.

    Job jobbed

    *edit – normal, dark, non-Transitions lenses will be even cheaper if that’s what you want

    Premier Icon Handsomedog
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    @IHN – that’s an awesome service. I can get my current oakleys reglazed maybe.

    Premier Icon chipster
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    I got my Puma sunnies from Specsavers. Varifocals and astigmatism correction for £100.
    Comfortable, good lenses for a reasonable price.

    Premier Icon Bez
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    I bought some Enduras and had them done by Ciliary Blue (who I’ve used for a couple of non-sports prescriptions as well). Trivex lenses, transitions and adaptive mirror coating (clear when clear, mirrored when dark) came in at £160. Initially had an issue with the lenses not being quite spot on in the frames but I sent them back and they sorted it. Now wondering whether I can bear to part with my M-Frames and six lenses, as they’re now sort of surplus to requirements 🙂

    Premier Icon groundskeeperwilly
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    I used CiliaryBlue to get new lenses for my Oakley jawbones and they were good. Currently looking for new glasses/lenses for my wife and will probably go CiliaryBlue again.

    Premier Icon IHN
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    I’ve just had a quick look and Ciliary Blue’s prices have gone up since I last used them, but still good value.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    I need new lenses for my Jawbones as the current ones are about 5 yeasrs old and scratched to heck, plan to use Cillary Blue when I get round to it.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Any reason to not stick with contacts just for riding?

    Mainly what I wear contacts for. It got way too expensive smashing up prescription glasses regularly. Plus I find the view with contacts is more open (even if wearing protective glasses, which I have to do with contacts in case of bugs and dust. Bolle safety specs – £6).

    Premier Icon Handsomedog
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    @deadkenny – I just don’t wear them often enough so they irritate my eyes, and the monthly subscription is a drag.

    Premier Icon skids
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    I have had good experience with selectspecs and rxsport

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