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prescription eyewear(6 posts)

prescription eyewearbigsprockets
May 25, 2003 5:30 AM
Its time for me to move on from these nonprescription performance cheapies that have served me actually pretty well for a good while. Who has some prescription eyewear they like for cycling? I am looking specifically for a pair that won't fog too much and that has a smaller frame (for my smaller face). Any suggestions??
RX Oakleys...merckx56
May 25, 2003 5:48 AM
if you've got the $$$, it's the onlt way to go. I've had three pairs of Twentys (small face too!) and they are superior to anything else I've worn. I got a pair of RX RayBans to wear around, and I still wear the Oakleys. No inserts, or BS like other RX glasses. They cut the lenses to your RX. You can get any color lens with any RX-able frame. Go to an Oakley RX dealer (Sansbury) and try on a bunch of frames. It'll take about three weeks to get 'em.
They'll run you...sit down... about $350 for the set-up, but they are warrted for 12 months against breakage. My last pair had a lens defect after 19 months and Oakley replaced the enter pair of glasses!
Bought 2 pairs of OKLEY 's for $8 in Thailand yesterdaykcd
May 26, 2003 7:18 PM
He ( a treet vendor) wanted $9 for the two, but I bargained him down to $8 ( not a good bargainer). One is for sunny days w/ gray lens and the other is for overcast days w/ yellow lens. They fit me perfectly and seem to be well constructed. This morning I went to an optical place to see about changing the lens to prescription; they said it can be done but Dr. was out so I'll be going back later. The price for prescription glasses are about 50% of US prices. These are good OKLEY fakes. On my last trip here, I bought a good "Rolex" women's watch for $9. When I went through US customs, I found out that the custom's actually allow you to bring in one fake Rolex watch. I hope I don't get into problems bringing back 2 Okleys
You can get RX lenses in most any frameWalter
May 25, 2003 7:40 AM
Find a pair of sunglasses you like and bring them to your eyeglass place. I use some nylon frame Bolles and like them alot. Probably about $120-130 with RX polarized lenses. Probably not the frame for you as they're large for my big ole head. Get polarized lenses. It'll cut down your color choices but I just see no sense whatsoever in dropping large $ on a pair of shades that aren't even polarized.

Agree with the other poster that inserts are a real PITA.
re: prescription eyewearcycling6500
May 25, 2003 10:43 AM
I have a pair of bifocal Panoptx Cyclone. They are not inexpensive but they fit me well and do not fog. They do make a frame for smaller faces call the Chubasco. Check them out at
Why not contacts & and a much cheaper pair of sunglasses?(nm)94Nole
May 26, 2003 10:29 AM