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Sports sunglasses for extreme myopia

Postby irg on Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:59 pm

I suspect that I already know the answer to this but here goes...

My prescription is...

R: -11.00 Sph -2.00 Cyl 112 Ax
L: -11.75 Sph -2.25 Cyl 163 Ax

Using 1.74 plastic are there any prescription sports sunglasses that would have small enough and flat enough inserts to be glazed reasonably? Primary use would be cycling.

Many thanks,

Ian
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Re: Sports sunglasses for extreme myopia

Postby larumd on Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:32 pm

Irg,

I apologize for the delay. I have been doing some intense research to answer your question. The only option I have for you is the Sport RX G102 Black Frame RX Prescription Lenses Goggles. They are able to accommodate your prescription and are polycarbonate lenses for your safety while cycling.

I hope this helps! 8)
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Re: Sports sunglasses for extreme myopia

Postby irg on Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:39 am

Dear larumd,

Many thanks for your reply. The swimming goggles seem like they can be glazed up to -14.00 but the sports goggles only -10.00.

I was after a more glasses + insert design.

Having spoken to others it seems that the issue as far as the inserts are concerned is that when they are put in the frame they should not be distorted (rather that the wrap on the frame per se).

Does anyone know of a design of sunglasses which does not distort te prescription insert?

Many thanks one again, I can't believe that I am the only very short sighted person out there who likes to cycle in the sun!

Ian
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Re: Sports sunglasses for extreme myopia

Postby larumd on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:58 pm

I spoke with all of my labs. They recommended that you speak with your local optician. Even with an insert you may run into a difficulty. The inserts are flat in production but once clipped into the frame they wrap. This can cause blurriness and distortion if prescription is strong. One of the things you should look for is a flat frame, that is why I recommended the G102. It offers side protection and the front of the frame is flat which is what you need.
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