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I'm very short-sighted. I use glasses for every day activities, but contacts for riding: glasses are heavy and can fall while riding; don't protect you very well from dirt/mud. My worst nightmare: falling off the bike and losing/broken them (while riding alone in the woods).


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Just wanted to put something down about the path I eventually chose, in case it helps anyone in the future. Having talked once again to my optician we agreed that contact lenses would probably not be best for me at the moment. My vision is fine close-up, it's really for distance that I need the glasses. The glasses I have, therefore, are great for driving, ...


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I used the Oakley prescription M-Frame for years, quite happily, but discovered a few details that may help you. Initially, one of my lenses wasn't correct, and it took the eye shop a few minutes to figure it out because they couldn't measure the prescription off the lens like they normally do. The M-Frame (and probably other cycling glasses) curve so much ...


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I found a sturdy frame with decently wide coverage at my local Costco and ordered them polarized grey lenses. They're relatively cheap and are "good enough". The lenses can be a little dark for evening rides. Were I to do it over, I'd probably get transition lenses. The only draw back to not having bicycling lenses is I'm a tiny bit more likely to get dust ...


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I have a pair of Oakley Fives with prescription and transition lenses. They're ideal for cycling. I don't have to worry about changing lenses, as they are always the right shade. I'm really happy with them and couldn't recommend them highly enough. Also see this answer for a slightly different context.


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I'll answer you comment on contacts, as I think you should investigate it. I had the same dilemma a year ago. After wearing glasses for a couple of years for close up stuff, I was getting to the point I needed glasses while out on the trail. I looked around at options and decided to go down the contacts path. I now wear contacts in weekends and while ...


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I believe that you can get proper Oakleys with prescription lenses. http://uk.oakley.com/innovation/optical-superiority/prescription/lenses



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