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post #1 of 15 Old 03-13-2012, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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im currently searching (and failing) for a pair of prescription transition(photochromatic) sunglasses for riding. does anyone know of a company who makes these? i dont want to carry multiple pairs of glasses. mine always get scratched or lost or forgotten this way. i would like to have a single pair on my face that way i wont have to worry about it.

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Get some contacts and a really cool pair of sunglasses! Otherwise, here's a link to the Transitions website. They have a dealer locator:
http://en-us.transitions.com/en/default.aspx

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im currently searching (and failing) for a pair of prescription transition(photochromatic) sunglasses for riding. does anyone know of a company who makes these? i dont want to carry multiple pairs of glasses. mine always get scratched or lost or forgotten this way. i would like to have a single pair on my face that way i wont have to worry about it.

Face shields typically have UV coatings which prevent the lens from transitioning fully.

I have glass "thin and dark" lenes and they seem to get darker behind a shield (compared to plastic) but they won't go full dark maybe 1/2 way.

Additionally it used to be that plastic lenes didn't get as dark in hot weather maybe that's changed with the new generation. I know my glass lenses are darker than the plastics I see people wearing outside when it's hot.

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You should be able to get prescription sunglasses, transitions or whatever at an optical shop. I've had several pairs of prescription sunglasses in the past.

A lot of people I work with use this site and have been happy with it: ultra-cheap. My prescription is way too complex to use it.

http://www.zennioptical.com/



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Costco up here sells them.

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post #6 of 15 Old 03-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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My prescription glass place makes sunglasses for $10 more than standard glasses.. I've tried transition lenses and just as mentioned, the don't turn dark under a face shield..

My local glasses place charges $39.95 for regular, single vision glasses, with your choice of any frame in the place. I have them make me a second set in medium gray tinting, so I end up with 2 pairs of glasses (one are sunglasses) for less than $100.
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As stated above Transition type lenses need contact with UV light to make them turn dark and all faceshield's filter UV. There are many helmets now with built in sun shields which would allow you to wear your regular glasses or contacts. I also recently saw a sun shield that can be added to your existing shield that changes tint at the touch of a button. It's not cheap though at around $120.
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post #8 of 15 Old 03-14-2012, 06:21 AM
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I went to Walmart Optical and had a pair made from a set of Bolle sunglass frames. Their sunglasses have tags telling them if they can be used for prescription glasses or not (no-RX or RX).

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Check out Oakley Wind Jacket riding glasses; while they're not photochromatic they have a very easy lens switching option. The bottom of the frame opens with a quick pull of the nose peice and you drop in replacement lens' which you keep in a nice case. They're not cheap but if you know a cop, firefighter, someone in the military etc they can get them for half of retail. I have yet to pull the trigger on a pair due to cost but this is the way I'll probably go.
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i found and got exactly what i was looking for.

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