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Prescription Cycling Glasses?(10 posts)

Prescription Cycling Glasses?Wil-AZ
Apr 3, 2002 11:12 AM
I need a pair. My everyday-glasses don't cut it. Does anybody know of a manufacturer that will make them? I have a smaller face, if that makes any difference on brand or type. Thanks in advance, Wil.
Check out ZealSteve_O
Apr 3, 2002 11:16 AM
I got a pair of Zektors made for $165.00! The quality is very good! Prices are on their site. Also they were very good about returning e-mails and answering questions over the phone...
Agree - Zeal OpticsMud
Apr 3, 2002 11:37 AM
They have a large selection of frame sizes and styles which can accommodate prescription lenses. I bought a pair of Lazors (probably not for a smaller face) with the photochromatic lenses - darken in the sunlight and clear at night (for night mountain biking.) These lenses were expensive, but their regular tinted prescription lenses were reasonably priced.
Apr 3, 2002 11:43 AM
oakley will make you any of their glasses with custom cut prescription lenses. they allow you to mix and match frame and lens colors as well. i have a pair of oakley twenty glasses with gold iridium polarized lenses and love them. the are great in all light conditions and the optics are unmatched. the lenses are curved, so the rx covers the whole lens. it's much better than the insert type of sunglasses. at first you feel a bit drunk, simply because your eye is taking in so much more info than when you wear flat lens glasses, but you'll get used to it after about an hour or two of wearing them. i have nothing but positive things to say about the glasses and the speed of oakley's service. the downside is the fact that they cost about $375 retail. while it was a big chunk of change, i would do it again!
re: Prescription Cycling Glasses?JimP
Apr 3, 2002 1:37 PM
I had a new pair of prescription cycling glasses made last year. I picked an Oakley frame and had my optitian order the frame and cut the lenses for it. I normally wear tri-focal glasses and wanted to be able to read a map or computer. I had the optitian make bifocal lenses that were polarized and mirrored.

Oakley will cut prescription lenses for most of their frames but only in single vision.
Make only one call, to Jim at In-SpexElefantino
Apr 3, 2002 3:28 PM
He does all the prescription work for many top brands. I just picked up a pair of Rudy Graals for way, way cheap (he had them on closeout) with two sets of lenses for just over $200. That's two pairs of prescription lenses; no inserts like Skeeys or my Bolles.

He's a great guy. Call him at 888-950-SPEX or go to

No, I don't work for In-Spex

In-Spex is the placeAFred
Apr 3, 2002 5:43 PM
especially if you are ordering prescription lenses instead of inserts.
Rudy Project (nm)Bigburlymtnman
Apr 3, 2002 6:37 PM
re: Prescription Cycling Glasses?Wil-AZ
Apr 4, 2002 11:49 AM
Thanks for all of the suggestions, friends. This community is the best.
re: Prescription Cycling Glasses?roadmeister
Apr 4, 2002 11:50 AM
I have worn the Rudy Project "Skeey" glasses with a
prescription insert for over a year, and love them.
I found a local optical shop at the Rudy Project
website. Very easy to change lenses, also.