Feb 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm #1285348
Looking at sport style/wrap around and I've only found Oakley and Rudy Project so far. I'm liking the idea of having 2 sets of lenses instead of a pair of eye glasses and sunglasses, especially with a system like the Oakley Jawbone/Split Jacket. Len wise I'm thinking polarized and clear. Anyone have any that they like or other recommendations?
Edit: Typos.Feb 8, 2012 at 6:19 am #1836153Erik BasilBPL Member
Performance Bike Shops have a line of shield-style sunglasses that are prescription-compatible. The prescription lenses are in a frame behind the shield, which you can switch around.Feb 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm #1836552
Are you switching out the front lenses or rear? Do they have enough wrap around for snow?Feb 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm #1836577Jason WilliamsMember
@whiskeyLocale: Middle Tennessee
Transition lenses may be an option for you. They aren't perfect, but they work pretty good. You can look into the Liberty Sport frames for some other options.Feb 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm #1836621Steve BBPL Member
@geokiteLocale: Southern California
i4ulenses.com for reading glasses that are very light, if that is all you need prescription glasses for.
SteveFeb 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm #1836673
I need my glasses for sight. Pretty much blind without them. I thought about Transition lenses, but read in the other thread that it doesn't work well with a hat. I had a pair of previous glasses with Transitions and didn't like you had to be pretty much staring at the sun for it to change. I'll check out the Liberty frames.
Anyone have any experience with Oakley prescriptions?Feb 9, 2012 at 9:38 am #1836859Heather HohnholzBPL Member
Check out something like the Revision Sawfly. It's made for the US Military. They have exchangeable lenses (sunglasses, clear, yellow tinted, etc), and a removeable prescription insert. They're wraparound, comfortable for different head sizes, light, and very durable. You should be able to find lots of similar things in the shooting/tactical gear/military/LE community.Feb 9, 2012 at 9:40 am #1836860Edward JursekBPL Member
@nedjursekgmail-comLocale: Pacific Northwest
I have a pair of Rudy Projects with the Rx insert. I have a set of polarized lenses and a set of clear. I really like the design and use them for hiking, biking, running and skiing. I picked mine up on Ebay and saved a lot of money then had my optical shop but in the Rx lenses into the insert.Feb 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm #1843164
If I buy a pair of sunglasses on the web, can any optical shop cut the lenses for it? My prescription is about a -5.25, and it seems like Oakleys only go up to -3.00, and Rudys up to -4.00. Anyone know of any companies that can do around -5.00 without inserts?
Hoping I don't have to resort to 2 pairs of glasses and inserts, but it's looking that way.Feb 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm #1843266jscottBPL Member
@bookLocale: Northern California
I bought a pair of Versaliner (a more stylish version of Cocoons) fit-over sunglasses and really like them. Polarized, uva/uba blocking, wrap arounds with a top shield. They're almost as effective as glacier glasses in blocking out top/side/bottom light. The copper lens is very good in deep forest coverage; that is, things remain well lit and cheery, not dark. YMMV. Get them fitted right! Put them on in the morning, take them off at sunset; done and done.Feb 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm #1843281
My glasses are too big even for the L/XL Cocoons (off by a couple millimeters), couldn't find the Versaliners. Hm, maybe I'll just take the plunge with contacts.Feb 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm #1843297Cesar GarciaBPL Member
@crgowoLocale: Desert SW
I recently ordered some rx Trace smith optics from their website. You twist the temple and the lenses looses up but since its a rx order you only get one set of lenses. You would have to order extra rx lenses or have some clear ones made locally. I've really enjoyed them. They have great coverage. Hope this helps
Oh btw ive had zealoptics before but I was unable to order from their website this year and I don't have a local vender so went with Smith. Still no local vender but was able to order from their website. You might want to checkout both of their sites to get an idea but with the interlock feature of the smiths (simple twist) it makes it easy to change lenses.Feb 23, 2012 at 7:37 am #1843448Christopher ChandraMember
I've been using a wrap around with an rx insert, while it works I'm not a big fan of it. Its annoying that sweat/dirt etc gets on the insert and also the lens and the system weights a bit more.
I'm in the same boat as you prescription wise, and now that its a new year and I can get a new pair of glasses I'm close to pulling the trigger on Rudy Project Horus, they seem to be able to do up to our limits without an insert you should check that one out.
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