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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...

Thanks,
Steven
go to www.in-spex.comkenyee
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.comStevenB
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?
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.

Steven
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