Prescription Cycling Glasses

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Tony S, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    The cycling eyewear thread is way too easy. Let's up the ante and talk about PRESCRIPTION riding glasses. (Yes, I've tried contacts, and no, I haven't been able to make them work for me.) I have a moderately complex prescription with astigmatism correction. My everyday glasses are progressives. My current cycling lens is distance-only, but I would consider a progressive if people think that would work, since trying to do fine tasks like reading a phone or fixing mechanicals is difficult with the distance-only lens. Prefer photochromic for evening rides and mixed deep woods / fields. Must have some wraparound / shielding effect to prevent eye-watering from wind.
     
  2. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Our local optician is saying they can put prescriptions into Oakley's or Maui Jim's. Not sure about wrap around though.
     
  3. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Have you considered a visored helmet? For use with your everyday glasses?
     
  4. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    Thanks, folks. Looking for first-hand experience, not speculation, although the shield idea is kind of interesting.
     
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  6. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Hey, my speculation has pictures! https://www.pugski.com/threads/zeiss-lens-pitting.9955/ <- That's on a made-in-2015 helmet. It doesn't argue well for the idea though.
     

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