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Need source for prescription cycling sunglasses(5 posts)

Need source for prescription cycling sunglassesMootsie
May 29, 2003 12:39 PM
I currently have a pair of Bolle's with the clip-in prescription insert. I would like to upgrade and have seen cycling specific sunglasses on some pros (Vaughters for example) with prescription lenses - no insert required - the lense itself is ground for correction. Any suggestions for a source?
re: Need source for prescription cycling sunglasseseschelon
May 29, 2003 12:54 PM
I went to Oakley's site and it provided me with dealer links in my area that offer Oakley sunglasses with prescriptions available for them. If you are proactive and ask, the eyeglass dealer may simply fit your prescription into the choice of your Oakley frames themselves instead of having to order from Oakley...this strategy saves you considerable amount of money...but this applies to standard style frames (i.e. stuff like M-frames have to done by Oakley).

I got the Oakley Splice model and it has served me well.
Rudy ProjectMisJG
May 29, 2003 1:00 PM
Rudy Project makes some glasses that the prescription is in the lenses (they also make the clip-ins). Try http://www.rudyrx.com and look through the styles. You can get the Ekynox SX either way (I chose the clip-in) and there are others like the Graal Fyol that the script is in the lens. You could always do what I did for years. I rode in prescription Rayban Wayfarers (think Blues Brothers). They worked great except they tended to fog easily in humid or rainy weather. Good luck!
Company owned by athletes.........In-spexafrican
May 29, 2003 3:33 PM
I got my rudy projects from these guys http://www.in-spex.com/home/index.html

they are triathletes and I can only highly recomend them. I use mine for driving, running, cycling, walking, perving at the beach the whole lot. Get a pair!
In-Spex or OptilabsAFred
May 30, 2003 12:21 PM
Jim at In-Spex in PA will take care of you. Pick out a rimmed frame and send him your prescription. Optilabs in the UK also sells Airquest frame with photochromatic lenses. It takes about two weeks total turnaround time.