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  • I use oakleys for the summer, but need something without tint for the dark nights and the shitty office ones wont do the job as they fall off etc...

    Who has used Optilabs?

  • Change lenses in the Oakleys to persimmon

    has been discussed here before, though I doubt anyone has suggested you use the cunting search i will not mock you for starting another valuable thread

  • That change will cost an arm and a leg through won't it?

  • I'm jumping on this thread too. Anyone recommend any cheap prescription cycle glasses for night time riding?

  • As I was inferring, I believe optilabs are potentially the best, some say better than Oakley???

    I must say, my eye jackets arent brilliant for either air protection or flow. On the one hand, they can steam up at traffic lights but also fail to stop my eyes watering at 30mph plus.

  • Diff glasses fit different faces

    how clean they are also affects how much they mist up

  • Don't believe bullshit about tints increasing night-time vision. Clear is the way to go.

    I gave up on cycling-specific stuff, and now use an old pair of specs. As long as they fit well, aren't too heavy, and have reasonable vertical coverage, they're great. And some of the larger lensed options can be had for £25 to £75 at places like Specsavers (their bog standard single vision lenses are as scratch resistant as more expensive plastics with coatings).

  • Bringmemycheapskate be quiet or the cycling industry will have to kill you

  • Don't believe bullshit about tints increasing night-time vision. Clear is the way to go.

    I gave up on cycling-specific stuff, and now use an old pair of specs. As long as they fit well, aren't too heavy, and have reasonable vertical coverage, they're great. And some of the larger lensed options can be had for £25 to £75 at places like Specsavers (their bog standard single vision lenses are as scratch resistant as more expensive plastics with coatings).

    Yellow Lenses and similar coatings do actually increase contrast very effectively in low-light/night time conditions, which make objects even easier to pick out in the dark.
    Giving you a more detailed view of the scene, they don't do much to make things appear brighter though, but increased contrast is really helpful.

  • That's bollocks. Low light conditions, yes they enhance contrast. Night-time, they just filter light, and any perceived enhancement is still not increasing visibility.

    It's a load of marketing wank. And (@DJ) there tends to be loads more distortion in highly curved cycling lenses - which are also more expensive to replace.

    I'd recommend a) doing more than superficial internet research, and b) getting out there in the real darkness and doing a back-to-back comparison.

  • [QUOTE=BringMeMyFix;965652
    there tends to be loads more distortion in highly curved cycling lenses - which are also more expensive to replace.
    [/QUOTE]
    not too sure on that one bummpf, oakley m-frames have some of the best lenses out there, wide and curved with no distortion at all. not too expensive to replace seems they are unbreakable (not un-scratch the fuck out them doing faceplants)

  • Oh right, Oakley ≠ expensive. My mistake.

    Pentax single vision lenses are just as good.

  • agree with BMMF here, tints filter light so in truly dark conditions make it harder to see, in low light though they increase definition.

    now stuck some Hi yellow lenses in my Half Jackets and love them but they are best in low light as they filter about 10% of visible light apparently, also they make it seem sunny all the time, so they win.

  • I've had a pair of prescription glasses from Optilabs for a few months and have so far been pretty impressed. I went for photochromic lenses, which stay clear at night but darken sufficiently during the day to cope with all but the fiercest sun.

    My main concern when I ordered was that the lenses would be Coke-bottle bulky (my eyesight's pretty weak, about -6 in both eyes, and Optilabs don't offer the option of slimmed-down lenses). However, they're actually OK. Optilabs themselves admit that some riders simply don't get on with the curved lenses, but I've found them fine and haven't experienced any visual distortion either on the bike or off it. And the improved eyeline has helped rectify some of the cycling-induced neck pain that caused me to get the glasses in the first place.

    None of the frames are wildly attractive in the flesh; and, despite the different names, they all look pretty similar. (I'm checking their website at the moment and I still can't remember which frame I have.) But even so, I'd say they're definitely worth considering.

  • I've been considering buying some prescription glasses for cycling since I came off my bike last week. I think they look gash but it's gotta beat having your face shredded...

  • I've seen mikec in his aviator-style shades. He could get a 2-for-1 deal on £75 aviator-style specs, which have good coverage. Could even go for one as prescription sunglasses, and one plain.

    Or he could spend at least double that on prescription cycling frames.

    He'll do what he fucking wants though; we all know that.

  • Why not just wear contact lenses and bog standard sunglasses?

  • Don't believe bullshit about tints increasing night-time vision. Clear is the way to go.

    I gave up on cycling-specific stuff, and now use an old pair of specs. As long as they fit well, aren't too heavy, and have reasonable vertical coverage, they're great. And some of the larger lensed options can be had for £25 to £75 at places like Specsavers (their bog standard single vision lenses are as scratch resistant as more expensive plastics with coatings).
    +1

  • I've been told that cyder vinegar works very well.

  • I do have prescription cycling googles. The beauty of them is that they stay on. Three times I've crashed while wearing them and they have not come off once. My regular glasses and sunglasses seem constantly to get bent and then slide off with the merest hint of sweat. My goggles seems to adhere better when some sweat is involved. I cannot wear contact lenses but would if I could. My goggles cost around £200 but are one of the best cycling accessories that I have bought.

  • Why can you not wear cotnact lenses Cliveo?

  • He'll do what he fucking wants though; we all know that.

    lol.

    Yeah I do love the aviator style ones like my Rudy Project, but if its for night-time then looking cool is not as important cos its dark. Thats why I don't wear my driving glasses when cycling. Too vain! But I figured now that I really need to be able to see properly at night. Its very important.

  • Why not just wear contact lenses and bog standard sunglasses?

    yep, that's the question i am asking too

  • Why can you not wear cotnact lenses Cliveo?

    I have a world class astigmatism; one of the best astigmatisms in the country. I excel in astigmatism. For once in my life I am right up there at the top of the tree when it comes to something. What BMMF is to hill climbing I am to astigmatisms.

    Which all means that my eyes are shaped like rugby balls and contact lenses would fly off as soon as they made contact or something like that.

    At least that's what the optician said when charging me an obscene amount for my varifocal, ultra thin glasses.

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