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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. :cool:

Good luck searching...
 

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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. :cool:

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 ..... :rolleyes: 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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Sounds interesting Term. i was checked out for surgery just over ten years ago and was ready to have it done. Then got diagnosed with cancer. After cancer i went back and they said i was no longer a candidate for surgery. maybe i should head back in for a new checkup. I'm sure tings have changed in the last ten years.
 

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wiley X

had mine for years, no fogging issues + replacement inserts with the foam are easy to get. i shopped for best price but fitted + checked styles at a local dealer that wanted almost twice the price, got an xtra foam insert at same time. photochromics are great light or dark!
 

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Sounds interesting Term. i was checked out for surgery just over ten years ago and was ready to have it done. Then got diagnosed with cancer. After cancer i went back and they said i was no longer a candidate for surgery. maybe i should head back in for a new checkup. I'm sure tings have changed in the last ten years.
My case wasn't completely voluntary. My eye doctor said I had a condition that could cause the pressure in my eyes to rapidly increase and cause permanent damage.

He said I needed a small slit cut in the eye that would keep that from happening. When I went to the surgeon, however, he said he didn't do the slit any more he replaced the whole cornea. Basically the same procedure they use when you have cataracts. So due to the other condition my medical insurance covered a good bit of surgeries. Insurance will only pay for a cheap replacement lens, which would have meant I would have had to wear glasses after. I paid the extra for the more expensive replacement lenses.

About 3 months after that surgery, he then did the lasik surgery. I found the Lasik to be more irritating than the cornea replacement. I also have a couple of floaters now that come and go, but they are a minor irritation and not having to wear glasses makes it more than worth it.
 

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I wear Oakley offshoots for sunglasses
Do they give good enough protection from the wind to use without any sort of windshield with sensitive eyes?
I'll probably do this mail order. Going somewhere and trying glasses on is a major problem due to where I live and then it is a crapshoot how they will actually work in the wind. I've had some sunglasses in the past that were much better than others in keeping the wind out and sometimes you couldn't really guess that they would be by looking. Is there a different Oakley that you buy if you were going to buy again?
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Do any of the expensive glasses that work well in the wind come in a transitional prescription lenses that lighten up indoor and at night and still have a form that is good in the wind?

Never mind found some.
 

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Do they give good enough protection from the wind to use without any sort of windshield with sensitive eyes?
I'll probably do this mail order. Going somewhere and trying glasses on is a major problem due to where I live and then it is a crapshoot how they will actually work in the wind. I've had some sunglasses in the past that were much better than others in keeping the wind out and sometimes you couldn't really guess that they would be by looking. Is there a different Oakley that you buy if you were going to buy again?
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They work great on my Highball with a sports strap to keep them from blowing off and either a half helmet or no helmet. I kinda have a Charlie Brown head though.

They sell them at sunglass huts in most malls, so I would try a pair on and see how they fit. I bought mine from Amazon.
 

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Thought I would post this because I am not sure everyone gets this safety briefing from their eye doctor when they first get contacts.



But here goes, I'd love to get contacts and I may still get them just for riding.
Sounds really economical, could buy a set of non prescription sunglasses which are always much cheaper, designed for use in the wind and a not bad looking pair of clear safety glasses for night. Over a few years this would certainly be cheaper.

My main concern about contacts is getting chemicals in my eye doing daily things in the shop. Contacts hold the offending chemistry directly in contact with the surface of the part of the eye that is most important to sight, preventing the natural tears from doing their job. The results are very often catastrophic with huge amounts of scaring and in every lab I have every worked in before I retired, contacts were absolutely forbidden for that reason. Soft lenses are the worse because they are permeable and with my big fat fingers I'd be blind before I got them out, guaranteed and I am not alone.

I don't even know if the people who fit you with contacts really understand this stuff but I know that if you talk to an industrial safety specialist you will get the straight scoop. One place I worked had pictures just for the purpose, none of which you would have wanted to be your eye.


I probably get carb cleaner or brake cleaner on my glasses a couple of times a year, sometimes still in my eyes even with glasses, at least that is how it seems.
Something is always broke here and I'm not sure I would be willing to go in the house and grab a pair of glasses, take out my contacts and put them away properly , then wait for my brain to readjust to trifocals every time I was going to quickly wash down the outside of a carb, clean a part on the lawn mower, or work on a battery in one our old vehicles here.

I've seen other struggle with this who were mechanics an knew the risks and most just blew off going to get their glasses.

It would take a huge retraining of my working habits for me. I'm trying to decide if I could really manage that.

I'm not trying to argue this ,just putting out some of what I learned along the way for anyone who uses contacts and never got this information.

In spite of this I am still considering the contacts at this moment.
:) Go figure.
I have worn contacts for over 25 years .... I have sprayed brakleen , nut buster , glass cleaner , motor oil directly in my eyes , by accident of course , you get the point . My contacts come 6 in each box , and a box for each eye . I simply remove the contacts and discard them , rinse my eyes and pop in a new set . I have only had one eye infection in all this time and it was a week after a co-worker had conjunctivitis . If I go away or on a ride where I will be gone for a long time I simply bring my glasses and an extra contact lens case . You may be over thinking this ....cheers
 

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You may be over thinking this ....cheers
Me over think something????
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Probably guilty as charged, but they had some great scary pictures!
Worked on me............
cheers

I went looking on line and found recent information stating that the gov no longer recommends people working in labs wear glasses instead of their contacts except for when working around a very few chemicals. (http://ohsonline.com/articles/2005/10/contact-lenses-in-a-chemical-environment.aspx)
Studies have shown that contacts may be better than glasses because they do not interfere with other safety equipment. So I went back and removed the post. No use misleading folks.
 
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