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Looking for a pair of sunglasses(8 posts)

Looking for a pair of sunglassesB2
May 18, 2003 11:17 AM
I'd like to buy a new pair of sunglasses and I'm looking for recommendations. I would like to use them for skiing, in addition to cycling so the ability to resist fogging is important.

I wear prescription glasses with too strong of a correction to get prescription lenses other than inserts. I've tried a Bolle shield with prescription inserts and found that the insert pushes the frame too far out beyond the bridge of my nose for my liking. I wear contacts 98% of the time as a consequence. The days when I could wear contacts for 4 - 6 weeks at a time are long gone so I do have to put the contacts in whenever I ride. A prescription insert that didn't push the frame out so far from your face would be a plus, but not critical since contacts really aren't that inconvenient.

For sunglasses that come with lens options, which lenses work best? Which are the best all round lenses?

Thanks,
Bryan
Try this site.....coonass
May 18, 2003 12:47 PM
for prescription cycling glasses....not inserts.
I wear non-prescription glasses for cycling, but if I had to get prescriptions, I'd rather have this than the inserts (some guys complain of fogging)....as for preferred lens, I would want a 'photochrormatic'....(one that darkens when the sun is bright, and is lightly tinted in the dusk & dawn conditions....and everything in-between)
& Polarized too.coonass
May 18, 2003 12:48 PM
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PolarizedPicshooter
May 18, 2003 1:11 PM
I cycle with unpolarized. The theory is it allows glass etc to "sparkle".
But skiing is totally different. I would want polarized lenses.
I see what you're saying,coonass
May 18, 2003 1:30 PM
Polarized lens do seem to richen(?) some colors, dull others...

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Duhhhhhhh....just saw that I didn't postcoonass
May 19, 2003 4:43 AM
URL for glasses.... http://www.optilabs.com/homeframeset.html
Try Rudy Project RB3Mel Erickson
May 18, 2003 5:53 PM
They accomodate fairly strong prescriptions, have polarized lenses, flip up and sit fairly close without brushing your eyelashes. Some of the most adjustable sunglasses on the market. Super warranty, scratch the lens and they'll replace it for 14.95 (shipping and handling) for life. I got the basic sunglass (w/smoke lenses), prescription insert and a second pair of clear lenses for $115. Take them to your optometrist for high index lenses and you're all set.
Try theseAFred
May 19, 2003 5:38 AM
Briko Klip with inserts work great. The frames are fairly round so thick inserts like mine work well. Also, Optilabs in the UK make a frame called the Top World which holds thick lenses without inserts. They are photochromic to boot. These are my new favorites. I rarely go back to the Brikos now. Just fax your prescription to Optilabs and you'll receive your new sunglasses in about two weeks. They are also perfect for skiing. Good luck.