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Sunglasses & Rx(10 posts)

Sunglasses & Rxmiguel33
Mar 17, 2003 3:46 PM
Anyone have a recommendation on sunglasses that are good with prescription inserts? I'm looking at the Briko sprinter and the Rudy project kerosene (and the one that flips up (RBJ?) The Briko is a little cheaper all together.
re: Sunglasses & RxCFBlue
Mar 17, 2003 4:36 PM
Wish I had seen your post a week ago. 5 local LBS were totally clueless about inserts. My optomitrist told me about the inserts, but didn't carry any. He mentioned that another customer had gotten some from REI last month, so I went there and they thought I was nuts, the other shops wanted to sell me prescription sun glasses, none had ever heard of inserts. I found a set at Performance, It has three lense, dark, clear and a yellow or orange. Total, on sale was about $65. I should get the inserts back this week.

Check the fit of the glasses with their inserts....PdxMark
Mar 17, 2003 5:38 PM
I ended up with Rudy Project Kerosene glases because the fit was best. Some glasses (Bolle?) had inserts that were pressed against my eye brows. Not good.
re: Sunglasses & Rxtoomanybikes
Mar 17, 2003 5:40 PM
rudy project are great glasses and the RX insert is available ( however Rudy and other sunglass makers cut off the ability to do inserts at 4 diopters.

Since my prescription is 6.5 diopters I must wear Contacts when riding and have done so now for 20 years.

I actually prefer the contacts for riding and peripheral vision is top-notch.
Mar 17, 2003 5:42 PM
I haven't purchased a pair; but was going to (I've stopped wearing glasses about 2 yrs ago; eyesight has improved so much that I don't need prescriptions' to ride or drive....back to 25/30 :)) but there is a site that will provide you with prescription glasses...NO inserts but not cheap: ~$180.....
I've read & heard comments that the inserts fog up alot....can't personally verify.
Call and ask folks who both sell glasses and ride bikes. (link in msg)Scot_Gore
Mar 17, 2003 6:55 PM
re: Sunglasses & Rxbianchi boy
Mar 17, 2003 6:59 PM
If you can afford it -- and your prescription allows -- get frames with RX lenses rather than inserts. The inserts are hard to clean and fog or sweat up easily. I got some Bolle glasses with inserts because they were much cheaper than the alternative, but you get what you pay for. The only real advantage to inserts is you can swap lens colors while only having to pay for one prescription.

Some brands that have RX-able lenses (without inserts) include Rudy, RayBan, Oakley and Zeal.
re: Sunglasses & RxJimP
Mar 18, 2003 1:55 PM
I agree with bianchi boy about the problems with insert rx glasses. Another problem is that some manufacturers don't carry replacement parts - Bolle didn't answer emails or even the phone. Find a frame that fits your face and have your optomotrist make the lenses. I now have an Oakley frame with mirrored, polarized, bi-focal lenses.

my thoughts on theseDaveG
Mar 17, 2003 7:31 PM
I currently use the Briko (Sprinter) Klips. In the past I had an older version of the Rudy "flip up" lenses. I can't really recommend the Rudy's as the lens spring tends to weaken over time and the lenses can flip up during high speeds if you turn your head. They also rattled a bit. It is possible they have corrected that now. The Klips have been fine. They fit well and have been durable although the lens design always seemed a bit damage prone to me (I have never broken them though). The inserts on the Briko's is a bit small which tends to somewhat reduce peripheral vision. I got used to that and yend to turn my head more. This winter I bought a pair of Bolle Parole's but I have not yet had the Rx filled. The inserts do seem bigger which may be a plus. Good luck
re: Sunglasses & Rxastrobiker
Mar 17, 2003 7:42 PM
I have a pair of the Bolle Paroles with inserts and have been quite happy with them. No fogging, easy to clean, two color lenses. I got them on a sale at Target last year for about $125 total with Rx and inserts.