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Prescription sunglasses

Postby Evisu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:06 pm

I am currently using contact lenses but those are not good for the eyes when doing watersports, thus, I want to get some sunglasses with prescription lenses instead. Any recommendations? I like the LiP Typhoon, but I do not think they can be ordered with prescription lenses. Any thoughts?

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby Bille » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

I use Barz optics polarized goggles made for surfing ; I don't need
a prescription set yet , because i see fine far away. They make them
with a prescription lenses ; and all i'll say about them is i never got
a headache or broke them in crashes. I've crashed hard enough to loose
my fake leg on the bottom of lake Mohave ! :D

http://barzoptics.com/catalogsearch/res ... or+surfing

For USA ; Murrays has them ; the prescription only fits the, (BLACK FRAMEs)
and they can be polarized.
https://www.murrays.com/product/52-3100rx/

Bille

I have Brand affiliation with Barz Optics ; so i am bias.

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby mbevo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:21 pm

seaspec prescription surfing glasses - works really well and can pull off as regular sunglasses on the street. Got mine for $200

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby TheJoe » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Evisu wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:06 pm
I am currently using contact lenses but those are not good for the eyes when doing watersports, thus, I want to get some sunglasses with prescription lenses instead. Any recommendations? I like the LiP Typhoon, but I do not think they can be ordered with prescription lenses. Any thoughts?
You could all so try daily lenses. That was what I switched to after I started kiting. I don't think it is a good idea to reuse lenses after being the water plus if you lose a lense it's not as costly to replace a daily vs a normal 2-4 week lense. I was afraid of getting an eye infection from dirty lenses from our brackish water.

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby direnc » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:07 pm

No need to pay a fortune for prescription sunglasses. Get them for next to nothing from Zenni Optical. Pick one of these 7$ frames:
http://www.zennioptical.com/u6.95-glass ... 1341992444

Add tinted lens, and AR coating (optional), and it will be delivered to you in about two weeks for about 27$ (or less) including shipping. You may pick polarized lenses ($30) or photocromic (19$) ones if you feel like it too... Add a strap like the on below, and also add a lanyard around your neck so you dont lose them if they fall.
Image

I have many pairs from Zenni, but my current favourite pair is this one:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Polariz ... 29053.html
It's cheap and polarized too.

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby hongchew » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:57 pm

I just use cheap clip-ons on my regular 👓. Works 👍

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby zerogee_ca » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:36 am

direnc wrote: No need to pay a fortune for prescription sunglasses. Get them for next to nothing from Zenni Optical. Pick one of these 7$ frames:
http://www.zennioptical.com/u6.95-glass ... 1341992444

Add tinted lens, and AR coating (optional), and it will be delivered to you in about two weeks for about 27$ (or less) including shipping. You may pick polarized lenses ($30) or photocromic (19$) ones if you feel like it too... Add a strap like the on below, and also add a lanyard around your neck so you dont lose them if they fall.
Image

I have many pairs from Zenni, but my current favourite pair is this one:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Polariz ... 29053.html
It's cheap and polarized too.
I've been going with some sporty looking plastic frames fitted with photochromic (Transitions) lenses from Zenni Optical. Good prices, happy with the service and quality.

As things get darker out, I can continue riding and not have to come in to change to clear glasses when using the transitions lenses.

I keep them on my head with a snug piece of silicone RC aircraft fuel line and leash them to my suit with some kite line. The silicone is very grippy. The leash keeps them with you if it gets blown off your head in the worst wipeouts or if they get broken.
hongchew wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:57 pm
I just use cheap clip-ons on my regular 👓. Works 👍
I find clipons can distort the view.

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Re: Prescription sunglasses

Postby knyfe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:03 am

Thumbs up for Zenni. They are not up with my rather expensive day glasses but still excellent especially for the price. If you trash them who cares - I always have the next set already in the car ;-).

The only one thing which did not work out for me was their hydrophobic coating which was flaking off after 1/2 year and then the lenses were a mess. Learned that.

Oh also secure the lenses with liquid super glue before you hit the water. I had one set pop out in a BIG wash ;-)

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