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glasses and helmets

Post by skipper » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:41 pm

After an eye test today I have been told that I need to have glasses for both distance and near vision. Having no experience in this field I was hoping some of the glasses wearers on here may offer some advice on what to buy for riding. ie comfort in the helmet,bi focal, single, etc.

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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by zimtim » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:49 pm

Got to pick up my vari-focals later this week. I am in same boat as you and after talking to a few people reckoned this was the way to go.
I know there are a few others on here who will be able to advise and views on their experiences.
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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Allan F » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:53 pm

Skip, I were varifocals with light reactive lenses. The reactive lenses are not essential, just suits my requirement. As for wearing them with a helmet. Never really had a problem. Best thing is to take your helmet along when you go for your fitting. The optician will make adjustments to suit.

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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Biquad » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:56 pm

I use Bi-focals and I have had the bottom, near vision part made higher up so that I can focus on my GPS by simply looking down without moving my head. Just look straight forward and distance is in clear view. Specsavers give a good service and price.

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Post by legoman » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:22 pm

im in the same boat. remember to get glasses without any rims or with very thin wire around as you don't want the rims to obstruct your vision..most important.. plus at spec savers they heated up and bent the piece that goes around your ears inwards. so as to make it go with the contour of my head. which increases the grip to your head and comfort. if you don't get this done the normal way glasses are they go straight on in a line off the back of your head if you know what I mean. and this will flex the arm and give discomfort.. put some glasses on if you can and put your hands over the back of your ears and press and feel what I mean. people that wear them know what I mean.. and also get anti glare is a must.. while your there get a metal glasses case to keep them in for when your off the bike cos you don't want to break or bent them in your pocket with a cheap plastic or rubber case. cos they cost to much.. sorry for the long windedness
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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Dirtmonkey » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:13 pm

I have been using varifocals for four years or so, they take a little getting used to but now are perfect for me on the bike, in the car, or anwhere else for that matter.

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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by lancashirelad » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:32 pm

I've been wearing varifocals for 10yrs+ & I find the best option is a flip front i.e. a Multitec then I can put the helmet on & remove it & keep my glasses on :)
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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Gavinskii » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:32 pm

For road riding glasses are fine for off road I much prefer wearing lenses.
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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Dirtmonkey » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:39 pm

lancashirelad wrote:I've been wearing varifocals for 10yrs+ & I find the best option is a flip front i.e. a Multitec then I can put the helmet on & remove it & keep my glasses on :)
Shoei have put some thought into it, I have a Neotec and it's sculpted to accommodate the arms, its the best helmet I've used with glasses.

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Re: glasses and helmets

Post by Ricky » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:51 pm

have a look at Shark range they do a little logo for helmets suitable for use with glasses called shark easy fit

This link is for the Explorer lid, the little logo is in the bottom left corner

http://www.shark-helmets.com/product.ph ... HE5900EDSK

I am sure that the other manufacturers do a similar thing

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