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Bifocals and bike glasses(5 posts)

Bifocals and bike glassesLuis
Aug 1, 2001 9:48 PM
I'm looking for a set of changeable-lens bike glasses that will work with progressive lens bifocal inserts. I tried a pair of Bolle's, but the slip-in lens holder didn't seem to work with bifocal lenses.

Anyone have any experience with a setup that works for them?
re: Bifocals and bike glassesBirddog
Aug 1, 2001 10:13 PM
I have had Bolle Edge II for about 6 years and I had them put in the Bifocal window in the clip on. They have worked just fine. I was informed that they either couldn't make progressives in that small a frame or I wouldn't be satisfied if they did. I can't recall now. In any case, the regular bifocal works just fine. Have them make as small a window as possible. I had mine done at Eyemasters, a national chain with a satisfaction guarantee.
go with Rudy ProjectsEvan Truesdale
Aug 2, 2001 8:09 AM
re: Bifocals and bike glassesDINOSAUR
Aug 2, 2001 8:34 AM
I wear bifocals for reading but I do without them when I ride. I rode with a guy who had small Ben Franklin type glasses that folded up and he carried them in his jersey pocket. If I have a flat I probably couldn't locate the puncture, but I just slap on a new tube and I'm on my way.
re: Bifocals and bike glassesfish1950
Aug 2, 2001 11:16 AM
I have a set of progressive lens inserts for Bolle Vigilantes I purchased through the Optical Shoppe in Sunnyvale, CA. They have a related e-biz known as Extreme Eyewear. Although not inexpensive, I am pleased with the solution.