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Prescription specs - RX sports specs?
#1
Having recently trodden on my prescription specs, I do not want to use the replacement pair when out on the trails - I am short sighted. I have been reviewing the RX spec system and wondered whether anyone here has used the system and might give some advise? I do not want to wear contact lenses. ;D

The RX system is basically an inner pair of prescription lenses with many interchangeable outer protective shields, as seen here:

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&quot;MudSharK&quot; Wrote:Having recently trodden on my prescription specs, I do not want to use the replacement pair when out on the trails - I am short sighted. I have been reviewing the RX spec system and wondered whether anyone here has used the system and might give some advise? I do not want to wear contact lenses. ;D

The RX system is basically an inner pair of prescription lenses with many interchangeable outer protective shields, as seen here:

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Although Ive never used them myself (contact lens user) the Adidas Ive heard good things about and were my next port of call. Oakley do the same idea but I believe its a little more prescription dependant and also quite a bit more expensive.
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#3
I tried the specsavers sports specs, same sort of thing as you've described, these were a kind of pez nez (sp) type thing that sat on the specs inner, I couldn't get along with them as my eyelashes kept touching the lenses which I found really uncomfortable.

Prefer to wear contacts when out cycling.

I think Mr Basher wears sports specs and doesn't have an issue with them.
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#4
Thanks for your advice guys.
I really need to find a shop in Canterbury and try them out. I thought I could use them for DIY with clear protective shields and the sun shade for MTB. Sounded like a good idea. If they fitted too close to my eyes the optics will be out.  
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#5
I have these with prescription inserts,
XLC Bahamas Sunglasses

An amazing 15 quid from CRC plus These guys <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/">http://www.glassesonspec.co.uk/</a><!-- m --> seem to do the prescription
for about 20 quid, see the reviews on CRC
Don't be fooled by the low price, these are great glasses...
See info & reviews here
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You are welcome to try mine on to see what the fit is like but you wont see much through them due to my prescription!

Andy
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#6
I know you say you don't want to try contact lenses, but get over it and give them a go. They don't hurt and are cheap. Yes there's an initial 'eugh, touching my eyeballs!' to get over, but if that's all that's stopping you then don't be a mudpuss, try them. If you're in Canterbury and want to see someone professional then PM me, I don't advertise my old employers online.

There are a good few Sketchy riders who use lenses, myself included, and my useage is purely for riding. I never wear CLs for anything other than on the bike and I use daily replacement lenses as they are no hassle and there is always a spare pair if necessary. The benefit of CLs is that you can wear any type of wrap / sunglass / B&Q safety spec over the top.

Daily lenses come in a 30 day pack, if you use them a few times a week then that'll last you months, and for about £20. There's no solutions or cleaning or any of that nonsense to worry about either.

I'm pee'd off right now as I've just left a set of £120 Adidas shades up a mountain in Afan.

Sadly I can give you no good info right now about glasses for riding in, as they are all a compromise due to the positioning of the glazed insert.
Keep it foolish...
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#7
I have a pair of Adidas evil eye spec with interchangeable lenses & I cannot recommend them enough - they're not cheap, but they are brilliant!  They just work, that's all.

I did buy the RX insert for them, but my optician didn't seem able to get the offset right for my prescription.
The glasses are curved, so the lenses need to be offset to cater for the curve when the insert is in the frame.
They tried twice & then I asked for my money back.

I would like to get it sorted though as I still think it's a great idea.

I also used to ride with contacts & I have to admit that way is far better.
I want to sort the lenses as it allows all things to all men.

In short get some Evil Eyes & some contacts - sorted Wink
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#8
I have two different pairs of sports glasses with inserts One biko pair and one daisy pair. The thing I found with both is that they wrap around your head, so when you look through the lens you are not looking square on to the perscription len and it looks distorted. both pairs i have had to warm up the insert and flatten it abit so I look through them more  square on.( Could just be my high pescription) other than that they have been great.
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#9
mine were adidas evil eyes, very well designed and easy to adjust to fit
Keep it foolish...
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#10
&quot;Tinc&quot; Wrote:I have a pair of Adidas evil eye spec with interchangeable lenses & I cannot recommend them enough - they're not cheap, but they are brilliant!  They just work, that's all.

I did buy the RX insert for them, but my optician didn't seem able to get the offset right for my prescription.
The glasses are curved, so the lenses need to be offset to cater for the curve when the insert is in the frame.
They tried twice & then I asked for my money back.

I would like to get it sorted though as I still think it's a great idea.

I also used to ride with contacts & I have to admit that way is far better.
I want to sort the lenses as it allows all things to all men.

In short get some Evil Eyes & some contacts - sorted Wink

I warmed my insert up and flattened them out abit mine are ok now
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