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Frank Needham
11-09-2008, 03:17 PM
what do you do about it when you're really hitting it hard? Whether it be just working out, during sports, or just everyday activities my glasses annoy me. I'm looking for something more suited to the way I live. I mean, the average glasses are designed for someone who lives life behind a windshield, if you know what I mean. I'm looking for CLEAR glasses that fit like wrap-a-rounds and feature prescription correction but haven't had much luck yet. There are lots of sunglasses out there but I'm not interested in them. Anybody know of something out there?

Brian DeGennaro
11-09-2008, 03:43 PM
Contact lenses? During track season I always competed with either my contacts in or I just took the glasses off. If you are really serious about getting a pair of specs that are not sunglasses as well, Oakley's have them. You have the cash to drop for them though?

http://oakley.com/category/1191

Derek Simonds
11-09-2008, 05:02 PM
Not that these are any cheaper then the Oakleys but check them out.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003287.php

I just saw them last week and was amazed and the quality.

Tony Ferous
11-10-2008, 02:17 AM
I wear daily disposal lenses, the're great, but im sure my eyesight is getting progressively worse due to them, i think you're eyes get lazy
Id love to get lasix etc but im not completely sold on it due to potential complications..

Kris Reeves
11-10-2008, 04:55 AM
Frank -

I too constantly have my glasses falling off. I usually just take them off, before each set. However, since I'm blind as a bat and everything over 1.5-2 feet away is a blurry mess I need to immediately put them back on.

I've often considered getting:
http://www.sporteyes.com/rsmorph.htm#Morpheus1

They are impact resistant and use your current prescription. Your current eye-care provider may carry them.

Frank Needham
11-10-2008, 06:51 AM
Some great suggestions from everybody, thanks. I'm gonna check into all of them. I had seen the Rec Specs and dq'd them due to weight and they seem a bit on the intrusive size. The Oakleys and Eyephorics look like top runners to me due to weight and overall footprint. The styling of the Euphorics is nice, they don't look to me like the typical window-hanging-ver-your-eyes thing. Don't know how much the Oakley's are but I'm prepared to spend on this item as living my life the way I want is fairly important to me. I once spent $800 on a pair of glasses that I really liked and never regretted it. If you have to live with something every day of your life that item takes on a different perspective. I've considered the lasik and would do it but am not willing to throw my eyes into the 5% risk pool that exists when having the procedure done. Better to have second rate eyes than not being able to see. Fyi, contacts are out of the question for me. My blink response is so strong even the Opto gave up on trying to get them in my eyes and said "you should just stick with glasses".

Kris Reeves
11-10-2008, 07:07 AM
I've considered the lasik and would do it but am not willing to throw my eyes into the 5% risk pool that exists when having the procedure done. Better to have second rate eyes than not being able to see.


I'm right there with you! I would love to get the procedure, but keep thinking of how crappy that would be to have not only worse vision but some other ailment on top of it like feeling like you have sand in your eye constantly!

Allen Yeh
11-10-2008, 07:11 AM
I have Oakley sunglasses and consider them top notch. When/if I ever go to the sandbox, the Oakley prescription glasses are the way I'm leaning towards.

Kris Reeves
11-10-2008, 07:25 AM
http://oakley.com/category/1191


Wow, they have some really nice looking frames!

I need to get a new pair of glasses soon because rimless and rough-housing with my 3 year old do not mix.

I also agree, price tends not to be an object with me for eye-wear. Considering I keep a pair for 2-3 years, the daily cost is minimal.

Don Stevenson
11-17-2008, 10:00 PM
I wear Rudy project sunglasses that have got my prescription in an insert and then coloured lenses that can be swapped out for clear, dark tinted or various colours.

Work great but they do occasionally look a bit weird when you have the clear lenses in and people wonder why you have two pairs of glasses on!

http://www.rudyproject.com/

Frank Needham
03-20-2009, 05:30 AM
Not that these are any cheaper then the Oakleys but check them out.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003287.php

I just saw them last week and was amazed and the quality.

Derek, I ended going with these and they are quite nice. They're high in price but as you said the quality is very high. The style I got is almost a wrap-around. Eyephorics are so light at 2.5 gr that you forget they are there. The weight also means they can be adjusted in fit to the point that they do not move on the bridge of the nose one iota. If I gotta wear glasses this is what I'll wear.