Question for spectacle wearers

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Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Derbian » 1 Jul 2014, 6:42am

Hi guys. Recently come back to cycling after a 10 year break, didn't used to need to wear my glasses for cycling, but age gas caught up with me and it would be dangerous not too.

My glasses have fairly small lenses (Silhouette frameless), and I am finding that the wind rush from cycling is making my eyes water and burn.

Have any of you experienced this and what was you preferred solution?
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Vorpal » 1 Jul 2014, 7:19am

I wear contacts, and wrap-around cycling glasses. If I am likely to need them, I also carry some reading glasses.

Others have prescription cycling glasses made. If you search on topic of prescription cycling glasses, you'll find a number of threads.
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby dellwood33 » 1 Jul 2014, 7:37am

I wear a set of these - https://www.fitovers.com/
Possibly not the most stylish, but an effective solution :)

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Audax67 » 1 Jul 2014, 8:44am

Hi Derbian, welcome to the bunch.

Same problem here. No real solution since I'm too niggardly to stump up for bespoke cycling glogs. Lately I've been fishing flies out of my eyes as well. On long distances I carry eyedrops.

It's not unbearable though so I don't worry about it.
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby freeflow » 1 Jul 2014, 8:58am

Varifocal prescription inserrts for me as I can't see as far as my GPS let alone what's down the road without them. If your lenses are small you may be able to find some relatively low cost safety glasses that will fit over your normal glasses. If you search this forum I think there has been discussion about the use of safety glasses as cycling glasses on previous occasions.

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby al_yrpal » 1 Jul 2014, 8:58am

Mine are quite large varifocals. Although they water a little its not too bad. To minimise cost get them from here, takes some time but you will save more than 50% on the UK rip off prices.http://www.39dollarglasses.com/?atrkid= ... -e-g-m-1t1

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby SimonCT » 1 Jul 2014, 9:13am

The obvious answer is to wear glasses with bigger lenses, though unfortunately, fashion has reduced choice over the years.
I always choose specs with decent size lenses for this reason and my sunglasses are an oldish pair with big lenses that I've had tinted.
Another thing that helps is wearing a cycling cap so that the peak deflects airflow and most insects from above.
Otherwise Optilabs prescription sports glasses seem popular. The 2 users I know like them.

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby simonineaston » 1 Jul 2014, 9:14am

I wear Silhouette 'frames' with prescription lenses too, for driving. I find the light outside is good enough for me to dispense with lenses when cycling altogther and I use Bloc wrap-arounds instead. They are really good at keeping almost everything out of the peepers - and they're specially good at keeping them isolated from rushing air - no more tears! :-) A prescription version of these would be Great!
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby BrianP » 1 Jul 2014, 9:23am

I have been using Bolle cycling specs for many years, they fit very closely around the eyes so no wind rush at all. They have an insert that has the prescription lenses. All good until my prescription changed a few years ago. Good news when I was in a Specsavers last year. They would make lenses for my new prescription for just £40, which is great.

Tesco used to do a prescription insert style sports sunglasses which was similar but no as good quality.

Not sure who will supply a a reasonable price just now, but well worth looking for as it it by far the best solution, certainly for me. Something like these at £79 complete http://www.uksportseyewear.co.uk/produc ... d8e7bdd704

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby mjr » 1 Jul 2014, 9:40am

+1 to the peaked cap. With that, I'm OK with nothing else in warm weather.

When it's cold, I wear builder's goggles with side vents. They won't win fashion awards, but they're designed to fit over glasses and if they fall, you've only lost £3
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Ayesha » 1 Jul 2014, 10:16am

http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Karl-Mens ... s_1282877/

I've got these in Executive bifocal for distance and Satnav.

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Ayesha » 1 Jul 2014, 10:22am

Some cyclists wear these to get a good look at their tiny Garmin screen.

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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Swallow » 1 Jul 2014, 11:25am

You could try these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Overglass ... sunglasses a bit bulky but may do the job
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Vantage » 1 Jul 2014, 12:15pm

Ayesha wrote:Some cyclists wear these to get a good look at their tiny Garmin screen.

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And some folk need one of these to power their TomTom :lol:
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Re: Question for spectacle wearers

Postby Ayesha » 1 Jul 2014, 12:34pm

I don't ride any longer than a 100m Audax.
I can't find a roll of cable longer than that.