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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have a short windshield with a madstad windshield bracket.
Looks great. It does an amazing job of keeping the air load off you as small as it is but it doesn't cure all the turbulence and that turbulent air dries my eyes out.
Right now the cure looks to be a pair of gasketed glasses.
I have glasses now and whatever I buy is going to need some sort of gasket to work because my regular riding glasses just don't cut it with this windshield.

I need something that will fit in a half helmet without bumping the helmet. Over the glasses goggles either don't fit the helmets or don't seal when worn over the helmet.
I'd like something in a photo grey and bi focal or trifocal. I'd like to be able to read the instrument panel as well as see the road.

Anyone got a suggestions on what is good quality and what is not so hot? Style is not much of an issue. Given the choice I'd rather have something that works in the turbulence. If they look good too bonus.
Do you just buy them on line and show up at "glasses are us" and ask to have prescription lenses made for them?
I've always gotten my glasses at Costco but they don't do anything like these.
At the price of a set of prescription glasses that are shatter proof I'd like to get it right the first time.

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My eyes are really sensitive to wind, but i've always had a problem with gasket glasses fogging.

I wear Oakley offshoots for sunglasses and wrap around safety glasses at night, unless it's raining, I'm good.

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Lose the glasses and get contacts. Then get some cheapo sunglasses that are over-sized and thick around the frames. You are already getting protection from the screen. You simply need a wind dampener.

I have bad astigmatism and wear contacts for mono vision. One eye for reading and one for distance.
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I have bad astigmatism and wear contacts for mono vision. One eye for reading and one for distance.
Wow didn't know you could do that. Brain is a wonderful machine isn't it.
I've never worn a contact. Not sure I could. I'll have to really think on that.

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My eyes are really sensitive to wind, but i've always had a problem with gasket glasses fogging.

I wear Oakley offshoots for sunglasses and wrap around safety glasses at night, unless it's raining, I'm good.

Good luck searching...
Good to know. It rained all day today. Fogging was something I hadn't thought of . Glad you brought it up.
That does make things complicated.
Maybe I will try a pair of over the glasses safety glasses tomorrow and see how they do with the turbulence.
Can Oakleys be ordered with prescription lenses?

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I like the Oakley Wind Jacket frames. I have two pair. I leave the strap on one pair that I wear with my half helmet. I more typically wear a full faced helmet and the second pair of Wind Jacket (without the back strap attached). They are very comfortable. The wind gasket is quickly and easily removed if you want to wear them without (so you don't look so Mad Max-ish) when you are off the bike.





I don't think Oakley is making them any longer. I had to find my second set on Ebay a few months ago. I checked at both Oakley Vaults (Outlet Mall type shop for Oakley) in San Deigo and both had Clearance Wind Jacket glasses, but not the color I wanted. You may be able to find Split Jacket frames and purchase the Wind Jacket gasket kit. The Wind Jacket is the same as Split Jacket with the addition of the gasket and strap.





I have transition prescription lenses in them. I also like the Half Jacket 2.0 XLJ and Flak Jacket XLJ Oakley glasses. They all work fine in my HJC Full Face helmet, but the Wind Jacket glasses are the most comfortable for me in the helmet. The Wind Jackets do cut a little of the peripheral vision as compared to the Flak Jacket or Half Jacket 2.0.

Once moving, fog is not an issue for me. They do fog some if I am sweating while standing still putting my gear on. They clear right up once I start moving.

I ordered the prescription lenses straight from Oakley at oakleysi.com. You can also get prescription lenses for some Oakleys from Lens Crafters.

Good luck. Dang, this motorcycling is expensive. But, when you are comfortable and can see what those in cars are missing, it is so worth it.
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A full face helmet , would cure the problem ..... I have been wearing contacts for 25 years , for me they are the greatest invention EVER ! I used to race mountain bikes and my glasses would fog so bad I couldn't see where I was going . Contacts cured that for me instantly !

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The wife and I both use Wiley X. They have removable foam insert, built in straps that easily unclip. You can get prescription and progressive lenses. I little pricey but I use them not just for riding but boating, beach, skiing...

She has a half helmet, I use a shorty with ear covers for my Sena. No issues.

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I have and use the Wiley X. Prescricption. My prescription is pretty heavy and had to send them back to be re ground due to the heavy cuvature of the lense in the wiley x. I use them mostly as glasses but keep the removable stap handy which I use from time to time. they were a little pricey but worth the money in my opinion.

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Well even better than contacts is surgery. It is expensive though. I wore very thick glasses for almost the first 40 years of my life. My right eye was only correctable to 20/100 and my left to 20/40. I now have 20/20 in the left and the right is pretty close to 20/20, and no glasses.

Anyway, I use a pair of Wiley X glasses and they work well for me. I don't need a prescription, but you can get them with one.

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