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Well after getting done with my annual eye exam today I got prescribed new glasses as my eyes have gotten worse in the last year and now instead of a single astigmatism I have 2... Well I got to thinking that since I wear glasses while riding anyways where do some of yall go to get prescription "motorcycle" glasses made. I love my current riding glasses with the foam inserts on the back, but I would like to get them with a prescription, so I don't have to squint or switch to a different helmet that has built in eye protection, or try and wear two pairs of glasses at the same time... And contacts are not a viable option at this current time. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Blink
Gravity
Air Rage

Are the three I have.

I have auto tint.
 

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When I needed to wear prescription sunglasses (I have since had lazik eye surgery) I had Oakley prescription sunglasses
 

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Wiley X

Blink
Gravity
Air Rage

Are the three I have.

I have auto tint.

None of those will fit the super narrow bridge of my nose. There is one, but the name escapes me at this time.
 

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Not trying to hijack EM's thread but...........do the Airrage with the foam keep the wind out of your eyes? I ask because my eyes really water a lot with the wind hitting them. I wear prescription glasses as well.
Thanks.......Colt.45
 

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I think they are the best frame of all I own.

With the two sets of Blinks I have to have the strap on them for a great seal

With the Gravity they seal very well but are large.

Air rage, I got this April, first pair I have that I don't need the strap to seal great.

So yes the keep the air out when riding. I am 5 6 160 pounds wear a medium in everything.
 

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Before getting Lazer done I used Costas. They didn't have the inserts but fit my face tight enough that I had no problems with wind. When riding my bicycle in the cold I would have to pull them off my face a little because they would fog up at stops.
 

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Thanks for the info guys.. Do yall know if the grand all might MoCo has their own? I would be suprised if they didn't.

Now if only I could get insurance to cover them...
 

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Glasses

I have some liberty sports that work very well. My eye doctor carried them. Libertysports.com adjustable bridge,diff tints and photo grey.
 

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Thanks for the info guys.. Do yall know if the grand all might MoCo has their own? I would be suprised if they didn't.

Now if only I could get insurance to cover them...

Wiley x makes the for Harley.
 

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I must wear glasses, or I will walk into walls and other small things like that. I wear those frames you can twist up and literally tie into knots and they spring back to shape. Didn't like them at first, but they seem to work just fine for me now. I ordered the largest carbonite lenses they make and they have the auto-tint. Been riding with them for years. The doc took my old glasses and treated the lenses to make a really great pair of sunglasses that I even use for flying.
 

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I, too, have the Liberty Sport prescription frames/prescription but let me tell you that all of these prescription glasses and frames are rather pricey and what I discovered was after the second year my prescription changed again and it was very expensive to replace those lenses.

I had to pay for these out of my pocket the first time and decided NOT to do it again. I found a cheaper alternative even though it isn't as "cool" as the name brand "biker" frames.

I found sunglasses that fit over your regular prescription glasses/frames and these serve me quite well. I own two pairs since they cost about $12-$15.00. I still have my Liberty glasses and on occasions I will wear them but it is a strain on my eyes...but I do look much "cooler" with them.

For those that must have the "cool" frames, make sure they don't have excessive lens curvature. This makes them very expensive to make and replace and some optical shops will not make them. How do I know? That was my experience.
 

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I, too, have the Liberty Sport prescription frames/prescription but let me tell you that all of these prescription glasses and frames are rather pricey and what I discovered was after the second year my prescription changed again and it was very expensive to replace those lenses.

I had to pay for these out of my pocket the first time and decided NOT to do it again. I found a cheaper alternative even though it isn't as "cool" as the name brand "biker" frames.

I found sunglasses that fit over your regular prescription glasses/frames and these serve me quite well. I own two pairs since they cost about $12-$15.00. I still have my Liberty glasses and on occasions I will wear them but it is a strain on my eyes...but I do look much "cooler" with them.

For those that must have the "cool" frames, make sure they don't have excessive lens curvature. This makes them very expensive to make and replace and some optical shops will not make them. How do I know? That was my experience.

Don't know how long it's been since you price a new prescription digital lens? But if it has been a while might look at it again the last two years digital lenses have become readily available which has halved the pricing.
 

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Check prices at rx-safety.com. You would be best to find a local shop to try on the frames to check fit, then check that your script will fit and order. Some guys at work got theirs from there Wiley's, lined bifocals, and transitions lenses, for around $150.
 

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You have to be careful too, your prescription may not be suitable for curved lenses. There is a cutoff that they cannot make them
Find the type then ask your optometrist if they can make the lenses for those

I love mine the HD brand were made for me, fits perfect
 
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