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    Default Ryding prescription sun glasses

    Having been ryding my Ryker for a couple of weeks now at break in speeds it is obvious to me that I will need to get a good pair of ryding prescription sunglasses when I speed up a bit.

    I would appreciate any input from those that might have ordered such on line and had a good experience.

    If the pic of my bike appears upside down again perhaps someone will tell me why!

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    Duh - upside down again!

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    I have prescription bi-focal riding glasses. Got them at a local optometrist for about $250. Work great.
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    I went with this helmet that has a transition shield. Was gonna go with the flip down sun visor until I saw this helmet. So far I like it!

    https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Qualifie...XK3C1AHPP&th=1

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    JaxFan, save that picture to your computer, rotate it until it's right side up on the computer, save it as a copy, then you get this,
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    I have prescription progressive lens glasses with transition (self darkening) lens, they work great with a clear face shield and I have the flip down sun shield in the helmet also but have not had to use it.

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    When I was looking to get transition glasses, was told they would not work well behind a polarized face shield. True or not....? Just what the glasses sales person told me. My face shield is polarized so I went with regular sun shades. Something to check out for yourself..... Jim
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    I ride with progressive bifocals, when windshield is in the full up position, when the shield is down I pull down the helmet visor for the eye protection. I dont like looking through glasses, helmet visor and windshield....too much plastic. And yes auto darkening lenses dont work that well through the helmet visor

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    I got mine quite a few years ago, but would recommend getting the polarized coating. Really makes a difference.

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    I have no line bifocals with transition lenses. They work fine except when in a tunnel, at which time they can be way too dark if already transitioned.

    Not all transition lenses will transition through all windshields etc. My older lenses did not but my newer lenses were much more expensive and work acceptably well. I use for auto driving and mc riding so for me it was worth it.

    I do not like helmets with internal flip down sunshield. The inner shield always interferes with my lenses (physically)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGoebel View Post
    JaxFan, save that picture to your computer, rotate it until it's right side up on the computer, save it as a copy, then you get this,
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    Thanks but it is saved right side up in my computer!

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    Jax, I’m guessing that you don’t wear a helmet? Go for a good quality helmet and wear your regular glasses. Your mother would approve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderAnn01 View Post
    Jax, I’m guessing that you don’t wear a helmet? Go for a good quality helmet and wear your regular glasses. Your mother would approve.
    SpyderAnn - I do wear a helmet but it does not cover my eyes. I take your point re a helmet that covers the whole head - thanks.

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    If you only need help to read and do not need distance then you can use Safety Glasses which come in tint with bi focal lens either +1 or +2 or +3. At under $10.00 per pair. Having used these for the last few years they are all I need. I order a few pairs at a time so I always have new when needed

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    I have no-line progressives with "transition" lenses for daily use and they fit very nicely under my full-face helmet, but generally do not tint very much, so I use the internal visor.
    I also have no-line progressive sunglasses, but the "sport" style doesn't fit as well under my full-face helmet...they tend to "ride up" to eyebrow level...but they work fine under the half-helmet.
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    If you are interested in a decent pair of glasses, go on line and check out SportRx. They have a completelab, and good on line catalog. My wife got her glases at the eye doctors, I ordered my glasses from Sport Rx. We got them about the same time, and mine were half the cost of hers. Good people to dal with and a great selection of glasses.

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    Prescription sunglasses are expensive and easy to lose. Better alternatives would be: (a) dark tinted visor for your helmet, possibly combined with tinted Pinlock; (b) Transitions lenses that turn your regular glasses into sunglasses when you're outside and back into regular glasses when you're inside (guaranteed cheaper and more practical than having regular glasses AND prescription sunglasses, plus you'll never lose them); and lastly, (c) clip-on sunglasses. The latter is the cheapest and your optician will probably have a pair made for your shape of glasses. Transitions won't work in your car, so you need clipons for your car. I live in Las Vegas and even though I actually have prescription sunglasses, I simply never use them because of (a), (b) and (c). I do not need clipons with my helmet because I use a dark visor with a Pinlock and that's plenty of protection even in the height of summer.

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    I’ve had REALLY good experiences with Zeal Optics:
    https://www.zealoptics.com/US/en_US/prescription

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    JaxFann, I know it looks like it, but you have to "edit" it and resave it after that edit for the rightside up orientation to transfer to the forum.
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    I have got good results from Zenni Optical. They are online.
    My helmet has a pull-down sunshade. It works pretty well, but at the end of a long day, if it's still sunny, my eyes get irritated. I have (SOMEWHERE!) a pair of prescription sunglasses. If I cant find them by the time I get my next eye exam, I'll order sunglasses and regular glasses***. Each pair will run me about $130, including bifocal lenses.

    ***Maybe I was wearing them at the time of my last unscheduled "get-off"?

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    I use Zenni as well. Progressive bifocals for less than $50.
    I have a modular helmet with a drop-down sun visor and have not needed to bring prescription sunglasses with me on the ryker.

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