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I have a friend that has a strong prescription (-5.00). Oakley, which I have, won't work. Does anybody with a similar issue have recommendations, pro or con, for other brands? e.g. Rudy Project, Adidas. I am looking for biking type sunglasses.

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Evan Marks (not verified)
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Optilabs.com - 1st choice by a wide margin. If I ever get to the point where contact lenses are no longer enough, these are what I would get. Highly recommended by others who've tried them, both for function and customer service. Pay no attention to the fact that they're in the UK, you'll have your new glasses in a week or two.

Distant 2nd choice - zealoptics.com

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Hajo Thiele (not verified)
sunglasses

I have a prescription beyond everything: - 10. I use contacts only when I ride my ride - and this works fine for me. I prefer contacts over glasses, because in a crash you never know what will happen to your glasses.
Hajo Thiele

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Jon (not verified)

I am not a glasses wearer myself, but I do know that Performance Bike has a lot of information on RX lenses in their catalog and on their site, www.performancebike.com

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Basil (not verified)
RecSpecs

"I suspect Evan's may be more informed suggestions but, FWIW, I've used ""RecSpecs"" (got them at Cohen Fashion Optical, but I've seen them other places also) for some years. They're not exclusively for biking but work well for biking, skiing and running. THey come in various shapes and, I'd guess, can accommodate high prescription (mine are pretty low) lenses. Some of the available designs are more aerodynamic - presumably, more suitable for road biking. You have total choice as to what type of lenses you use - photochromic, tinted etc."

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Prescription Bike Sunglasses

I just ordered Rudy Exception with the large Rx insert. I ride with someone who thinks they are great. the nice part is you can flip up the sunglasses and you have regular glasses. you can also take them off if you go inside.

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I require a stong persciption

I require a stong persciption and found that Ray Ban Daddy-O RB 2016 work very well.

 

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I highly recommend Pildes

I highly recommend Pildes Optical on Broadway at 78th St.  They carry several brands of cycling glasses (inc. Rudy Project) and can make the prescription insert.

 

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Oakleys have worked for me

I have two pair of Oakleys, one pair with dark brown lenses for really bright days and the other orange ("shooting glasses" -- the orange lens filters out blue light and increases contrast) in my prescription which is progressive multifocal. I can read my cue sheet and still see down the road. I bought them at LensCrafters and have been satisfied.

So far as I can tell the main differences between my cycling glasses and ordinary sunglasses are that the lenses are a little larger to actually protect one's eyes and the nose bridge is designed to meet some ANSI impact standard so that doesn't cut your face up if you do a header with the glasses on. the frames may also be a little sturdier than "fashion" sunglasses.

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Rudy Cycling Glasses

If you are interested in the Rudy glasses, they  make several models you can check out on their web site (RudyProjectUSA.com). I use the Rydon, which are wrap around. You can get these with either prescription lenses or with a prescription insert. Rudy recommends you use the insert for strong prescriptions. The wrap lenses would be too thick at the edges. Another bene with the insert: you can get them with multifocal or progressive lenses.

 

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