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Geezer Mech


Ok, I'm 53 years old. First off with the apologies to older folks who consider 53 to be really young - "like a baby." Also apologies to any younger folks who might have this problem and don't consider themselves to be geezers. And no this isn't about anything gross like how to wear depends and cycling bibs at the same time.

What it is about is cycling glasses. For the last 5 years or so I've been myopic (can't see well at far distances). So i "need" some good cycling glasses with an Rx correction (or at least it makes a ride more pleasant to be able to see clearly). I have a pair now with the correction lens inserts (you have the outer cycling sunglass lens plus a little lens on the inside that is removable and you get fit to your correction). Trouble is they're sunglasses only, so i can't use them at night or low light conditions. Secondly, they are terrible if the sun is at all in your eyes. If you're riding towards the sun and it's at all low in the sky, you just get blinded. I have to take them off - especially if going frequently between shade and sun with a low sun. So they kinda suck.

Second problem is my eyes tear up easily nowadays with the slightest cold air. Even walking in the cold causes my eyes to tear up. And with these glasses they tear up like crazy - the tears also kind of build up at the bottom of the lens and if you look down at all, the tears move in front of your eyes and you can't see a damn thing - impossible to look down at gears, pedals or bike computer. Actually my other, normal cycling glasses aren't much better in this regard. But they are also not a great pair of glasses - pretty cheap. Now that things are warming up, this teary-eye problem will be less and less of a problem. But still - even in summer on high mountain descents i will have the problem.

So looking around on the web i've found a few things. One is that there are quite a few glasses where you can get the inserts like i have, but also get the cycling lenses themselves with the correction.

Another thing is they make "dry eye" glasses - glasses for teary eyes that don't let any wind in. And you can also get those with Rx corrections. I think both styles too - the inserts and the normal lens correction.

So. The point of this post is to see what other people's opinions and experiences with all this are. Has anyone tried the glasses that seal out the wind? Are there other problems with those? What about Rx glasses in general? Either the cycling lens corrected or the inserts. I was wondering if the glare from my current glasses is due to crappy lens quality or perhaps an effect of having two lenses.

Also i'd like to hear people's opinions about cycling glasses in general - what styles do you prefer, what brands, what color, polarized, photochromic (the "transition" lenses that go light and dark with ambient light)? Frame all around or only the top frame? Any and all cycling glasses comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.


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