Prescription cycling glasses

by Old Cranky   September 25, 2009  

I already have an old pair of Oakley Juliets but my prescription has changed. As a replacement, I am considering the Adidas Evil Eye but ideally I'd like to get some sports glasses with reactive lenses.

Any suggestions? Nerd

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I think the new jawbones come with 'reactions' lenses if you want them and being Oakley I expect they will be prescription-able.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
25th September 2009 - 12:46


if you fancy a particular pair of frames then a good optician should be able to match and fit a set of prescription lenses for you - i've done this a couple of times. not cheap though!

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posted by cactuscat [304 posts]
25th September 2009 - 12:51


Rudy Project do quite a wide range of rx sunglasses - a cheaper option is to go for the inserts though admittedly they are not ideal.

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
25th September 2009 - 18:01


Only problem with Adidas is the RX insert fogs up in cold weather. If you're going to ride all winter I reckon proper glazed specs are the only way.

posted by Patrick1964 [35 posts]
27th September 2009 - 17:55


washing up liquid on the lenses will stop or drastically reduce the "fogging" issue Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [800 posts]
27th September 2009 - 20:43


Bolle and Zeal optics both offer good RX options.

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
13th October 2009 - 17:12


i've had two sets of lenses from the brilliant Optilabs in Croydon (

they have their own sports frames or they can do lenses for your frame (in fact they are the only place i've found that could do my blind-man lenses in my wrapped oakleys).

plus they have genuinely the best customer service i have ever encountered - really good people. can't recommend highly enough.

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posted by jezzzer [339 posts]
22nd October 2009 - 8:36


I have the Adidas Adivista sunglasses with the LST Vario lenses that are photochromic.

I really like them, the adjustable rake on the arms and nose pads makes them very comfortable.

I also have some Rudy Project Rydon with the Impact X photo lenses, they are very nice, but don't stay in place as well as the Adidas, especially when hot and sweaty.

I don't get on with Oakleys at all, the half jackets I had have never been comfortable, and always ended up in my jersey pocket, whereas, I never take the Adivistas off when on the bike.

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [649 posts]
22nd October 2009 - 10:37


Rudy Rydons for me, with insert. Like having interchangeable lenses. Plus all bits are replaceable (as long as you are patient and persistent)

Never found them to slip when sweaty, bit heavy with the insert but then I pinched a few quid by not having the superduper light thin lenses.

Fogging - try Muc Off Anti Fog, an application lasts a week and works fantastically well!

posted by radar [55 posts]
22nd October 2009 - 19:20