Glasses

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  1. I'm looking for a source of prescription wrap around glasses for cycling use. Any recommendations?
    Do any of the high street opticians offer this service?

    Peter Main [email protected]

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  2. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 14:35:50 -0800, "Peter & Kathryn Main" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm looking for a source of prescription wrap around glasses for cycling use. Any recommendations?
    >Do any of the high street opticians offer this service?

    I use Rudy Project Kerosenes, but the curvature on the inserts is too great for most of the cheap
    while-u-wait crowd - however, any competent independent optician should be able to handle it.

    Bollé are also said to be good.

    Guy
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  3. Peter Clinch

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    Peter & Kathryn Main wrote:
    > I'm looking for a source of prescription wrap around glasses for cycling use. Any recommendations?
    > Do any of the high street opticians offer this service?

    I use Bolles with a prescription insert, and they work quite well. Another option is get an actual
    prescription lens made up in a curved lens, and Bolle (and I would imagine others) will do this
    service on a limited range of models. It's also not really going to work for strong prescriptions,
    but ask them to get actual numbers.

    Glasses should be lighter than glasses+prescription insert (though they're still fine, my Bolles are
    still noticeably comfier without the insert in). OTOH they'll probably be more expensive and won't
    have interchangeable lenses (I use mainly clear or grey, sometimes an amber lens in mine).

    Has anyone seen a set with an insert available in the UK with a polarising lens option? I'd like a
    pair to use in the boat as well as on the bike...

    Pete.
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  4. Mike Gayler

    Mike Gayler Guest

    Peter Clinch <[email protected]> writed in news:[email protected]:

    > Peter & Kathryn Main wrote:
    >> I'm looking for a source of prescription wrap around glasses for cycling use. Any
    >> recommendations? Do any of the high street opticians offer this service?
    >
    > I use Bolles with a prescription insert, and they work quite well. Another option is get an actual
    > prescription lens made up in a curved lens, and Bolle (and I would imagine others) will do this
    > service on a limited range of models. It's also not really going to work for strong prescriptions,
    > but ask them to get actual numbers.
    >
    > Glasses should be lighter than glasses+prescription insert (though they're still fine, my Bolles
    > are still noticeably comfier without the insert in). OTOH they'll probably be more expensive and
    > won't have interchangeable lenses (I use mainly clear or grey, sometimes an amber lens in mine).
    >
    > Has anyone seen a set with an insert available in the UK with a polarising lens option? I'd like a
    > pair to use in the boat as well as on the bike...
    >
    The set I got from Speksavers a couple of years ago - their own make 'Osaris' I think - includes a
    polarising shade (as well as a yellow, and smoke'). Previous posters to this group have indicated
    that not all Speksavers branches are able to offer this set. This set has lasted really well, I use
    it for both cycling & motorcycling.
     
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