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06-22-2012 02:29 PM
SVCarolena
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

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Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
I have some polarized lens Titanium frames from Zenni Optical and have been extremely happy with them. I paid less than $60 for them, and I tend to loose sun glasses, so I went that route. I think the polarized lens is a $33 option. They do not have any real wrap around styles but have hundreds of styles, I got some that remind me of the RayBan glasses Perter Fonda wore in Easy Rider but with dark grey polarized lenses.

Zenni orders direct from Asia but they have excellent customer service. They noticed a mistake I made on my prescription and asked me to clarify. Very happy customer. I have had one pair of glasses tested by my Ophthalmologist and they came out dead on to my prescription.
I'll second this suggestion. I've had a pair for about a month and am very happy (and were around $45 to my door). Do a search on "wrap" on the website and see what they have - I just looked and the no longer have the ones I ordered, but do have some that are similar. Their selection is huge and seems to change quite a bit. I went this route to try out Zenni and because I won't feel to bad if I break or loose them (all due to the low price).

I did not get the polarized, just the tint. I already have a pair of polarized Ronstan Windshift glasses that wear with my contacts. My wife and I have lots of sunglasses, and right now the Ronstan are my favorites. Around $79, just got a pair for the wife, too. Currently, I wear them with my contacts, but I've been intouch with the owner of the place I'm linking below and he has a great price to swap out the Ronstan lenses for Rx, and they would be the same polarized ones as the originals, which are exellent: Single Vision Polycarbonate Polarized Lenses

I've also got a pair of Ocean Racing glasses, and eyeglasslensdirect said they can work with those, as well. Great glasses at less than $60.
06-21-2012 02:31 PM
hellosailor
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

An interesting site and certainly attractive prices. But what I can't understand is why "glasses" sites never allow you to search for frames by bridge and temple size. I don't want "one size fits all faces", I only want to see the bridge, temple, frame size that I know fit me properly. Which is the problem with mail order, they don't seem to be for folks for are concerned about FIT.
06-21-2012 02:22 PM
miatapaul
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

I have some polarized lens Titanium frames from Zenni Optical and have been extremely happy with them. I paid less than $60 for them, and I tend to loose sun glasses, so I went that route. I think the polarized lens is a $33 option. They do not have any real wrap around styles but have hundreds of styles, I got some that remind me of the RayBan glasses Perter Fonda wore in Easy Rider but with dark grey polarized lenses.

Zenni orders direct from Asia but they have excellent customer service. They noticed a mistake I made on my prescription and asked me to clarify. Very happy customer. I have had one pair of glasses tested by my Ophthalmologist and they came out dead on to my prescription.
04-25-2012 05:56 PM
zeilfanaat
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

+1 on the Rudy Project sunglasses.

The only pain is cleaning them, since they have the prescription insert behind the polarized lenses (perhaps they have different models, but the insert is what I have). You have to take the two pieces apart to clean in between and be careful to not get fingerprints all over them when you put them back together.

That said, for those of us with strong prescriptions, there are few options, and I've been happy with the Rudy Project glasses.

There is an Australian outfit as well that I considered buying from (Barz optics), but the convenience of having an optician around the corner far outweighed having to go through mail-order.
04-25-2012 05:56 PM
chef2sail
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

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...I would suggest checking out Heavyglare (website address is the same as the name). - Stiche
Thats who I used for my Rudy Projects...excellent customer service I would also recommend them.
04-25-2012 05:08 PM
follysurf
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

Costa del Mar....

I have had a pair for ten years and am about to replace them as my prescription has changed slightly. I also have an astigmytism in each eye, though not as severe. It's pretty easy to find a style you like that will accept the flatness of the lense required for an astigmytism.
04-25-2012 04:51 PM
regatta
Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

I' m a optician, 3,25 astigmatism wrap sunglasses could give you some difficult. There are other brand look like wrap but you can wear 4.5 base lens instead 6 to 8 like oakley. Essilor made a lens name xperio polarized gren or grey or brown with uv antireflection coating fp 25 protection a must!!! Alpina sunglasses could resolve your problem or rayban daddy o (base 4 ) very protective. This last model you can choose from 2 model square or little round!
Cheers
04-25-2012 04:40 PM
drgamble I go with Kaenon. They have their own prescription lens house and can even put lenses into another brands frames (have them in my Persols).

A testament to their product is that many of the best competitive sailors out there are using Kaenon lenses these days. I've had mine for 2 years and they have been excellent.
04-25-2012 03:27 PM
Stiche
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

Aside from specific recommendations...I would suggest checking out Heavyglare (website address is the same as the name). They carry a massive assortment of sunglasses and can put prescriptions in most of them, even astigmatisms. For prescriptions, they may or may not use manufacturer's lens material, but I have been happy with their stuff in the past. I've had them put astigmatism scripts in both Wiley X and Oakley sunglasses. Check out their site and click on the "prescription sunglasses" tab, or for anything with a little "rx" next to it.
04-20-2012 05:46 PM
rmeador
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

I have Rudy Project sunglasses and absolutely love them. They were pricey, but that's what FSA accounts are for. Rudy Project makes at least one set of frames specifically for sailing (they float, among other features). I have perfect vision all the way around -- far more peripheral vision than I do with my regular glasses. Regardless of what brand you go with, be sure to get a polarized lens, not just a tinted one ( and you'll probably want some anti-glare, anti-scratch, etc coatings).
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