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Those little mirrors you stick on your glasses(7 posts)

Those little mirrors you stick on your glassesAndy
Jul 7, 2002 11:54 PM
Does anyone use those small round mirrors you stick to the inside of your glasses? Do they really work? I'm sure it depends which glasses you are using. If they do work, what sun-glasses are you using?
re: Those little mirrors you stick on your glassesAkirasho
Jul 8, 2002 3:46 AM
... they work, but as you suspect, there are other variables to consider...

I used to use 'em on generic sunglasses (your average Kwiki Mart variety)... then Briko Sprinters and Oakley M frames with Heater lenses... and with the Oakleys, my lashes constantly brush the mirror.

I suspect that this would vary a bit from individual to individual (head shape and size, lash length, type of glasses and frame). Other than that, and a bit of difficulty cleaning the lens whilst leaving the mirror undisturbed, it worked well.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Depends on GlassesRay Sachs
Jul 8, 2002 6:22 AM
I have one on my regular riding glasses, which are a set of prescription lenses in relatively flat aviator type frames. The lenses are flatish and are far enough from my eyes that the mirror works perfectly - a slight turn of the head opens up the view of the road behind me. I've been using them for years so I'm totally used to it and don't get distracted at all.

I tried one on a set of wrap around shades once (I think they were Bolle) and it didn't work well at all. Too close to my eye and the wrap around portion of the shade blocked the mirror's line of site.

The other thing to take into consideration is if you have bad eyesight, you're not looking through the lens, so the view in the mirror might be quite blurry. My eyesight is good enough that this isn't a problem, but some folks would be better off with a mirror that sticks out in front of the lens so you get a cleaner view.

re: Those little mirrors you stick on your glassesseamus
Jul 8, 2002 7:37 AM
I tried one with a few pairs of cool-guy, wraparound glasses like Smith Sliders and Spy's, you know, sleek looking wannabe snowboarder glasses. Never could get the mirror in the right place to see anything. I think like the other poster says, you really need flat, aviator-style glasses for 'em to work.
re: Cycleaware ViewpointsPoulidor
Jul 8, 2002 7:40 AM
I use the Viewpoints (sold at Colorado Cyclist) and they are great. I would never ride without them. I use them on Bolle Vigilante glasses. Like the other posters say though, they don't work with all glasses and other factors can also limit their usability (shape of your face, how deeply set your eyes are, etc). If they work for you, they are fantastic and oh so stealthy.

gave me a great view of my cheek and arm (nm)ET
Jul 8, 2002 7:45 AM
Didn't work with my Oaklyes...biknben
Jul 8, 2002 8:36 AM
I played with them for a couple rides but the curve of the M-Frame lens gave me a great view of my ear and helmet strap.

I would expect a better result from a flat (less curved) lens.