View Full Version : Ideas for Prescription Sunglasses?

06-15-2005, 10:37 PM
As mentioned in another thread, itís that sweaty time of year again, and I find myself annoyed / half blinded by the sweat that gets onto the innermost side of the prescription insert of my Bolle sunglasses. (Itís always the side thatís closest to my eye that gets wet.) I wear a headband, but that only works for a while. Since I have a very strong prescription (around Ė10) I donít seem to have many options.

Any ideas from other high-minus types out there?


06-15-2005, 11:06 PM
take chapstick and apply it to where the bottom of your head band falls and out to your temples on both sides. It makes a channel so the vast majority of sweat will run down the side of your face.

try it.

06-15-2005, 11:30 PM
I'm not a high-minus guy (only -2.25), but if you have questions about sports-specific eyewear , you've got to talk to Bret Hunter at Eye Tech Sports Optical in Lakewood Colorado. He was profiled in Pez Cycling and he made me some prescription Rudy Project sunglasses that have changed what I thought was possible in prescription eyewear. I use them both for cycling and for car racing and they are nothing short of amazing. Bret took all my criteria for what I needed and created a pair of glasses that are beyond all expectations.

Check out the review in Pez: http://pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=2963

And his site: http://www.sportsoptical.com/

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure - when Bret found out I would be using the glasses to race cars professionally, he gave me a slight discount. And I am getting him a ticket to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. But basically, I'm just a happy customer.

- Christian

06-15-2005, 11:48 PM
I just took my frames to my optician and he put perscription lens into the frames....no big deal really. He takes the old lenses out and sends them with his order for the new lenses and voila...no big bucks either.

I've had it done with a set of $40.00 glacier frames with the wrap around temples so they don't slip and a set of oakleys.

06-16-2005, 12:44 AM
Never tried it before but seems interesting.

A buddy of mine that I rode with regularly had the same problem. Last Saturday when we rode, he showed me something similar to the concept of the haloheadband (directs the sweat to the side of the head) but it looks to be made of plastic material and it's transparent. Not sure where he got it, I will ask the next time I see him.