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Attila



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Prescription Cycling Glasses Reply with quote

I need glasses for distance vision, I have a cracking pair of Oakley sunglasses which work great when it's bright but when it's overcast they are too dark and I have to wear my normal glasses which aren't really suitable.
I've been looking for some decent clear lens cycling glasses with a prescription (preferably direct glazed) but I'm struggling to find anything under £200 (and in most cases much more). Does anyone have any advice or is that sort of price reasonable?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can get a spare Oakley frame Tesco (or probable any good opticians tbh) will put any prescription lenses you want into them, I've done it on a pair that had ruined lenses. I can't remember how much it cost, but it wasn't extortionate Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a bloody good idea! Cheers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some Oakley Jawbones with reactolite prescription lenses. As I can't see without them the price was less of an issue that it probably should've been Cool

I unfortunately damaged them and replaced just the lenses at less than £200.

They are bloody awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried contact lenses ? They're far better for sports use, especially with wrap around glasses, and you can wear whatever choice of sunglasses, goggles or changeable wrap around set you like with them. There's also no extra cost if your prescription changes.

I wear daily disposables when I'm on my bike and driving, they work out at around £1.20 per day for the pair, it can be cheaper if you don't have a complicated prescription (I have an astigmatism in my left eye which makes the lens for that eye more expensive at £22 for 30 rather than £16 for 30 for my right eye).

I know some people can't get on with them but if you can it's a great option and worth considering.
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Attila



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

giantAstax wrote:
I have some Oakley Jawbones with reactolite prescription lenses. As I can't see without them the price was less of an issue that it probably should've been Cool

I unfortunately damaged them and replaced just the lenses at less than £200.

They are bloody awesome!


I was looking at the Jawbones, great looking glasses! I'm been flip flopping between going for new Oakleys with their prescription lenses and picking up some 2nd hand frames and putting cheaper lenses in them. The optical quality on my Juliets are far better than my normal (Tesco) glasses...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

davew wrote:
Have you tried contact lenses ? They're far better for sports use, especially with wrap around glasses, and you can wear whatever choice of sunglasses, goggles or changeable wrap around set you like with them. There's also no extra cost if your prescription changes.

I wear daily disposables when I'm on my bike and driving, they work out at around £1.20 per day for the pair, it can be cheaper if you don't have a complicated prescription (I have an astigmatism in my left eye which makes the lens for that eye more expensive at £22 for 30 rather than £16 for 30 for my right eye).

I know some people can't get on with them but if you can it's a great option and worth considering.


I tried some disposable contacts but they dry my eyes out really quickly and seem to be a real pita to remove, I'm afraid they just don't agree with me. Cheers for the suggestion though Smile

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Robmet



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look on Arco (or similar) for some safety glasses, the good ones can come with prescription lenses and they look good these days. Nothing like the old safety glasses we had in the school labs.

Much cheaper than oakley etc and they are impact and clarity tested so not going to shatter when you take a stone to the face.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I would update this, I managed to pick up a pair of 2nd hand Oakley Jawbones on eBay for £40, then I used a company called cillary blue online to have them reglazed with my prescription. They are bloody brilliant!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Could you tell me how much it cost to have the lenses sorted as I'm thinking of doing the same,

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Could you tell me how much it cost to have the lenses sorted as I'm thinking of doing the same,

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It cost me £40 including special delivery both ways for the frames (a £15 option) with cilary blue.

http://www.ciliaryblue.com

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