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Sports/Sunglasses for strong prescription(6 posts)

Sports/Sunglasses for strong prescriptionStevenB
Sep 3, 2003 7:08 PM
Calling all 4-Eyes:

I have pretty bad vision (-10 and -7) and my doc has recommended that I stick with glasses instead of contacts. Can anyone recommend sports/sun glasses that will take a strong RX? Most of the trendy models out there won't take anything more than a -4...

go to
Sep 4, 2003 6:01 AM
and put in your prescription. You'll be stuck w/ clip-in inserts. You can't get lenses done w/ that much curvature in that high a prescription.

(a fellow blind person w/ -7.5 vision and lots of astigmatism)-:
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Sep 4, 2003 8:44 PM
thanks a lot! their online calculator says that Rudy Project and Adidas frames with inserts will work...but the RP site says the max diopter is I'll call to be sure. did you actually order lenses from in-spex?
haven't yetkenyee
Sep 5, 2003 5:40 AM
In-spex has their own optician. Rudy has their own. Some opticians are better than others...
in-spex optician seems very goodStevenB
Sep 5, 2003 5:35 PM
I called RP today, and within 2 minutes the guy said I would be better off speaking to In-Spex -- in fact, he said they paid Jim Albright from In-Spex to attend their annual meeting in Italy to consult on RX-related issues.

So then I spoke to Jim...and was very impressed. He knows his tech stuff well, and offered a full warranty if the inserts he makes don't fit right (e.g., sit too close to my eye or eyelashes). He also offered to send me a pair of frames to try out, in case I can't find them locally to evaluate.

Thanks again for this lead. I'll post a follow-up after I get my lenses.

Good to hearkenyee
Sep 7, 2003 11:54 AM
Hope it goes well. Let me know how well they work. I'm looking at the Ekynox SX because I don't have much of a nose bridge. Everything else pretty much sits on my eyelashes w/o the insert, so I don't see how it would work :-P