Overthinking the draft from the basement already
Ah the joy of getting old!
I broke my glasses yesterday and when I put on my old glasses I immediately realized they're no longer working (and by that I mean my vision got crappier in the last 4 years).
That leaves me with only one set of functional prescription glasses (which I fixed this morning) which I also use while riding. Without I can't read anything closer than 3'.
So far I've been lucky and did not break my glasses while riding but I don't want to tempt fate, hence the question...what are vision challenged MTB riders using these days for prescription lenses?
I am not only interested on frame brand or model but also what type lenses treatment maybe beneficial and possibly usable all year long (i.e. polarized, transition etc...).
Oh, and please no fire or Lasik recommendations as neither are a viable option for me!
I sooo wish I could wear contacts...
All of this.Same. I suffered through for a couple years but it was a constant aggravation.
I have Oakley Half Jacket 2.0s with a light gray tint for riding and love them. The pricing is completely outrageous though. I was lucky to get a decent deal when I got them but when I lost a lens, replacements were more than I paid for the glasses to begin with.
I ended up buying new lenses from SportRx for about 1/2 the price. That's when I discovered the little scam the industry continues to use. They have to give you your prescription but ordering lenses requires your prescription AND the distance between your pupils. Fortunately, I found some on-line tools that seemed to get me close enough.
So glad this thread exists. I'm transitioning from reading glasses to bi-focals which I have been ignoring my doctor's advise from.
For those with active\MTB glasses that transition does it pass for every day use?
I had it when I was 35, 57 now and no issues with the near sightedness it corrected. I do need reading glasses but that’s an age thing. The lasik was some of the best money I’ve ever spent.J - How long ago have you had it done? My wife had it, but I guess there are "refreshers" needed every few years.
Were the glasses that you were wearing when you showed us around Nassau the combo glasses? Any pointers on where you got them from? I have been riding using either progressive sports glasses or regular which I need for reading only. The sports glasses fog up too much while the regular glasses might go flying in case of a crash so looking for something else.while not mtb specific, if i do ride with my combo glasses (or drive) it is amazing. i can read the computer, and see things clearly in the distance.
they are graduated, and photochromic. I'm going to pull the trigger on a more durable riding version one of these days.
Were the glasses that you were wearing when you showed us around Nassau the combo glasses? Any pointers on where you got them from? I have been riding using either progressive sports glasses or regular which I need for reading only. The sports glasses fog up too much while the regular glasses might go flying in case of a crash so looking for something else.