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Need some new prescription sunglasses for riding...

Old 07-23-19, 06:14 PM
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Need some new prescription sunglasses for riding...

I've been wearing some prescription sunglasses I've had for years for riding, but my presc has changed enough recently where I need something new. The ones i've got are polarized and have been OK, but they're not good in shady conditions on the trail. I ride off-road a lot, and the bright SoCal sun coming through the trees makes all kinds of shadows. Without breaking the bank, what kind of lenses/glasses do folks like for this kind of riding? I'd prefer something that also looks OK casually, like even a Wayfairer look or whatever, but if racy-looking sporty frames are the best bet then I'd consider it.
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Old 07-24-19, 08:26 AM
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I don't wear prescription sunglasses, but I use contact lenses and wear sunglasses (Tifosi Dolomite) I bought for golf years ago with red lenses that work great for riding under tree canopies with most of the sun blocked out. These red lenses work well for overcast days too. Regular dark lenses tend to be too dark for sun breaking through trees in the scenario you described.

Zenni.com has some good, affordable options on wayfarer-style prescription sunglasses.
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I use Cocoons over my regular glasses
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Last year I got a great deal (1/2 price) on a pair of script Ray-Bans from FramesDirect. I'm not sure how often they run sales. I've always preferred polarized lens.
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I have worked with NYX sunglasses and they offer an option for RX that fits inside the sunglass frame. It may be a good option for you. Some models have interchangeable lens colors and polarized options. The owner of the company is a good guy and will work with you on special needs. Smiles, MH
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I have a pair of Oakley frames with Transitions lens. I went with Transitions to better deal with shady conditions also. I wear these glasses now when ever I ride. Mountain or road I’ll be wearing these.

The down side is that these lenses are never as dark as my polarized glasses.
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