|Sports/Sunglasses for strong prescription||StevenB|
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 www.in-spex.com||kenyee|
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)-:
|go to www.in-spex.com||StevenB|
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 -4.0...so I'll call to be sure. did you actually order lenses from in-spex?|
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 good||StevenB|
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 hear||kenyee|
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|| |