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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 06:16 PM
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I got a pair of amber riding glasses at my local walmart for like $15, and they have been fantastic.
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Does anyone have an advice on finding a company that covers prescription motorcycle safe glasses?
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I've had a great deal of luck with Oakley. I get ones for bicyclists, and they've held up so far!
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Last summer bought a pair of Wiley X RX glasses from local optician. Shatterproof, photo chromatic lenses and removable foam backing. Well worth the money. I think I paid $200 after insurance. I use them for baseball and shooting also.
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Many of Wiley X's frames take prescription glasses. I have a pair of Romer II's with clear, gray, and day/orange. I love them and they aren't that expensive to replaces. Frames are guaranteed for life unless prescription.
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I have to wear corrective lenses and I've tried a number of different styles over the years. There are a couple of issues you have to work with. The most annoying is wind coming in under the lower edge of the glasses and carrying dust and bugs into your eyes and also drying your eyes out and causing eye strain. Because of this I suggest you find glasses that are rather curved down low and come in very close to your cheeks, or even touch your cheeks.
This is exactly what I have been struggling with in the past year, and it drives me nuts. My eyes start to water, burn, and blur. It's usually the right eye first and I try squinting but nothing works except stopping and cleaning my eyes, and it always comes on shortly after I become aware of a draftiness inside my helmet.

The curved lenses sound like a good idea but I have a very strong correction and the distortion that I get from prescription wrap-arounds is horrible.

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Any good glasses that aren't wrap arounds? I just tend to look militant enough alreaddy. I sometime wear KD's they block the wind ok, but I don't expect much impact protection from a $7 piece of plastic...
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Does anyone have an advice on finding a company that covers prescription motorcycle safe glasses?
7EYE is a great company. Huge selection of high quality, motorcycle specific glasses and tons of options including Transitions, bifocals. Check them out. http://www.7eye.com/home.php
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Most of the time I wear my full face and my polorized sunglasses are not compatible with the clear sheild. it causes weird reflections.
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