Cycling prescription glasses

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Jan 2018
11:32am, 12 Jan 2018
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McGoohan
Problem I have is varifocalness - my eyes are crap from both ends. Varifocal lenses are like sticking tyres into your eyes (at least my prescription is)
Jan 2018
11:38am, 12 Jan 2018
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Mandymoo
Sadly I cant wear lenses as my eyes dry out too much (half hour to hour maximum amount of time). I desperately need to sort out some glasses for this year when out cycling and running too.
Jan 2018
11:41am, 12 Jan 2018
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Dai Bank
I tried contacts but just could not get on with them. Mrs DB has been using contact lenses for aeons and cannot understand why they annoy me so much.
A good few years ago our optician had some Oakleys on offer so I bought a yellow lens prescription pair for winter or dull days and a dark lens pair for summer or bright days.
Despite my prescription changing slightly over the years I have managed OK knowing that a newer pair will need a fair outlay when it becomes necessary.
Jan 2018
1:55pm, 12 Jan 2018
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EvilPixie
i use contacts when on my bike but I use them so infrequently my eyes aren't used to them so they do dry too! plus they are an old prescription - couldn't drive with them!!
BUT it means I can use more suitable glasses
Jan 2018
2:00pm, 12 Jan 2018
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HellsBells
I run and cycle in my ordinary glasses. Tried lenses, but hated them
Jan 2018
2:04pm, 12 Jan 2018
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EvilPixie
run in normal specs

if it's really sunny I will use lenses and better sunnies
Jan 2018
2:52pm, 12 Jan 2018
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Meglet
Was talking about this on my bike ride today! (When we were in the cafe and holding menus at arms length!) One ride buddy knows someone who has had cycling glasses made for him, with long distance correction at the top and a significant reading portion at the bottom so he can see the Garmin. Dennis Taylor style.

A decent optician should be able to give options and make something bespoke if need be.
Jan 2018
2:53pm, 12 Jan 2018
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EvilPixie
they are expensive hence i went for lenses and £20 sunnies from Boots!
Jan 2018
2:53pm, 12 Jan 2018
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Meglet
I wear contacts for distance. Sometimes use reading specs but don’t usually take them out with me. And have some Endura photochromic non-prescription sunglasses which I love, even though they’re slight big for my face. I never cycle without eye protection

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