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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:23 am 
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My Raybans aren't quite cutting it nowadays and I can't deal with contacts so could really do with some prescription sunnies for the bike.

Any recommended places online?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:26 am 
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Not online. But, I have very recently got a pair of sports glasses with inserts.

I needed an eye test as well so went to a specialist optician. I went for Adidas in the end. They were more than I wanted to pay but included spare low light lenses.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:46 am 
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Oakley? No personal experience, but I've heard good things.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:55 pm 
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There are basically two kinds - RX and in frame.

In frame a re great - top quality prescription lenses in tint. The downside is if you want clear / low sun / high sun, you need 3 pair glasses at prescription cost.

I currently use Rudy Project Rydon, with Rx inserts. Pretty normal cycling sunshades that have a clip in set of prescription lenses behind the sun lenses, so you can swap to whatever conditions require without needing multiple prescription lenses. They are slightly more prone to fogging (especially on cold morning at traffic lights, but they clear quickly). There can also be limitations on prescription in some Rx inserts, but my catastrophically big bifocal prescription can be accommodated in the Rydon's though clearance between eyelashes and lens is fag paper (My wife suggested my idea of trimming eyelashes was a bad idea btw, not sure why...)

I've tried various makes of Rx glasses over the years, and can honestly say the RPs are the best I've ever had.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:58 pm 
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I have recently begin to wear glasses so this is all good info.

I used to wear sunglasses all the time, but now need the prescription sort.

Need goggles really, for the trails I ride.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:09 pm 
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BTW - I can recomend these guys (http://www.rxsport.co.uk/categories/Prescription-Sunglasses/Rudy-Project-Prescription-Sunglasses/) which is whom I got my recent pair from and will be going back to later this year for updated prescription insert. Very helpful, but you will need copy of your prescription less than 3 years old.

I got the Rydon in Laser Orange, with additional dark, Racing Red (superb in dull day conditions we get so much of in West of Scotland) and a clear with a slight tint at top which are brilliant commuting at night.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Optilabs get good reviews too.

http://www.optilabs.com/site/prods.php?pfid=0,8,11


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:31 am 
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You can get inserts for bolle tracker, bolle have a very good lineup overall.
Others i have been looking at are edge, numa, ess and uvex.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:39 pm 
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If you can afford them, oakley prescription, really are better than almost everything else out there. I've not found anything better.


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