Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

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Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby chriskurton » 11 Dec 2018, 11:21am

When cycling I have the problem of having to raise my neck in order to look through my prescription glasses. This causes pain when cycling all day.
Does anyone know if there are glasses on the market that sit so that you actually look through them and not over the top?

I also have the problem in that I have quite a complex prescription, including prisms in my lenses to prevent double vision.

I can't seen to find anything on the internet, but as there must be lots of middle aged, glasses wearing cyclists out there, hopefully someone will point us all in the right direction.

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Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Dec 2018, 12:15pm

You can get varifocals now which accommodate differing needs. You would probably need more than one pair of glasses.
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Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby mjr » 11 Dec 2018, 3:12pm

Sounds to me like your glasses haven't been fitted properly and the arms are too long.

(I've worn glasses 25 years and currently have both some little half-frameless rectangles and some aviators for longer days on the bike. I look through both of them.)
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Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby NUKe » 11 Dec 2018, 3:20pm

Souds like your prescription is quite specialized, Go see an optician and tell them you want sports glasses. There are different types there are the ones where the lens is an insert , and ones where the glases are made to your prescription. I would suggest using someone who offers second pair free. As you can take the sports glasses as your second pair.
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Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby londoncommuter0000 » 18 Jan 2019, 5:35pm

chriskurton wrote:When cycling I have the problem of having to raise my neck in order to look through my prescription glasses. This causes pain when cycling all day.
Does anyone know if there are glasses on the market that sit so that you actually look through them and not over the top?

I also have the problem in that I have quite a complex prescription, including prisms in my lenses to prevent double vision.

I can't seen to find anything on the internet, but as there must be lots of middle aged, glasses wearing cyclists out there, hopefully someone will point us all in the right direction.


I can but echo the views of the person who said that there's something wrong with your setup. I wear glasses and my bikes have drop bars, and I have no problems seeing through the speccies. Maybe look into the angle of your seat/stem/bars?
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Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Postby foxyrider » 18 Jan 2019, 7:57pm

It sounds more like a position thing than a glasses thing tbh. Your specs might not be helping, do they sit down your schnozz or at the bridge? The former could certainly cause an issue.

I wear glasses all the time on the bike and have no issues looking through them. Occasionally I have to adjust their angle as they move a little while riding but i'm still looking through the lens.

If you have to raise your head to see, something is wrong in your set up and you need to get it sorted as soon as, it could be quite dangerous.
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