Fading eyesight solutions?

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by BokitoJos » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:19 am

At 57 and now wearing contacts for aprox 6 years, started contacts when reentering trail riding.
Just one word great.
Got glasses for reading at 45 after all glasses suck.
In my case its working.
Can depend on configuration off course.
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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by boboneleg » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:31 am

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:46 am

Good read, cheers!! (thumbs)

I like the idea of the-stick on lens for drop down sunvisors I have to say.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:49 am

I love my Bolle Viper glasses but found some others didn't fit quite right. The Iris ones say they are adjustable, how do you find them?

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:51 am

BokitoJos wrote:At 57 and now wearing contacts for aprox 6 years, started contacts when reentering trail riding.
Just a lad then.... :laugh:

What type of contacts Jos??

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Nico-D » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:10 am

Yes I suffer the exact same problem, have to stop and put reading glasses on to check detail on the gps, I can just about see the coloured line on the screen but not much more ! Managed to lose 2 pairs of reading glasses in 2 days last year in the Pyrenees and had to find a Pharmacy to buy some cheap replacements .
Bifocals seem a much better idea. Thanks for the link, just ordered a couple of pairs of the voltx bi-focals, they seem to get top reviews, just hope they're comfortable enough to wear with a helmet on.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by simonw » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:19 am

Nico-D wrote:..Thanks for the link, just ordered a couple of pairs of the voltx bi-focals, they seem to get top reviews, just hope they're comfortable enough to wear with a helmet on.
I use these: http://www.voltxsafety.com/grafter-bifo ... ty-glasses. They have very thin arms so there's no problem sliding them between cheek and cheek-pad.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Andi_Archer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:32 am

SteveR wrote:
Andi_Archer wrote:Maybe you might be better off with the older style Bifocal which have a definate line between the two ranges
Yep, that is what I had decided, and the smaller the mag area the better!! ;)
Keep an eye out for Goggle4U 40% off voucher codes they appear quite regularly.The company is American but glasses made in Pakistan so they take a couple of weeks to arrive but for the price are a good value.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by skipper » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:35 am

Lots of mates in the diving community use stick on lenses in the mask so they can see the dive computer, see no reason why this would not work with a visor to see the gps.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by 92kk k100lt 193214 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:39 am

I need glasses for reading and can't read without them. Distance is no problem. Losing them no problem but breaking them [as in other 'helpful' people breaking them] did become an issue.

I went to a place one day on a tip to try the reading glasses you buy off the shelf, found a perfect match. So a few pairs stashed away including one on the bike and one in my gear when I travel. Whatever you do track these and keep a pair for emergencies. Cheap as chips, bought 4 pairs in a discount shop a few weeks ago at E1.50 a pair! even if you don't buy them take a note of what grade works for you, then you can ask someone to fetch a pair for you.

I don't use gps/satnav and this is partly why. Tank bag and a printed route I can read is brilliant and a well honed sense of direction from a life time of map reading and travelling makes it a lot easier.
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