Fading eyesight solutions?

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Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:07 pm

Happily, I am not too bad as my longsight is pretty decent, but for me off road motorcycle navigation is becoming an issue as the GPS/Tablet or even map becomes increasingly difficult to read at times withgout stopping and digging out glasses! :(
I tried a pair of Varifocal safety glasses last year with Reactolite lenses, but for me the varifocal is waaaay too high on the lens and while Ok..ish on road use, they are next to useless on trail riding as when standing upon the pegs, the magnification is slap bang in my med/long range viewing.
I was at the Specsaver opticians earlier this week and we chatted about some possible solutions and I thought I'd ask some views here.
1. Sports frame glasses with bifocal safety lenses, as the safety glass frames were all too shallow in depth to put a bifocal mag section in the bottom 1/4 of the eyepiece to be suitable for bike riding. Even the cycling frames were too shallow really to give a large magnification free area, with a 1/4-1/3 magnified area.
2. Contacts. This came as a shock as the suggestion was to use a magnified lens in one eye, and nowt in the other.
2b. Contacts again, but use a varifocal. My suspicion is that these will suffer the same issues as varifocal glasses...
Tell me your solutions please folks...

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Wondering whether these cheapie safety glasses may be an option??
http://www.voltxsafety.com/

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SIF » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm

This is what you want, I never ride without em.
http://www.straightlines.com/BiFocalSaf ... ty-glasses

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Brads » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:54 pm

Been thinking about this a lot recently as i need something along these lines myself.
Maybe these ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Optx2020-Clear- ... 1ec608b2bf
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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Brads » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:00 pm

Round the world ???



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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Andi_Archer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:44 am

Maybe you might be better off with the older style Bifocal which have a definate line between the two ranges

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:09 am

SIF wrote:This is what you want, I never ride without em.
http://www.straightlines.com/BiFocalSaf ... ty-glasses
Same as I had found, the Voltx glasses, so really good to have a recommendation :-). As anyone who has ridden with me will know, I always wear wraparound safety glasses, even under a full face, as I often ride with visor up.

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by Ourdavid » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:13 am

Multifocal contact lenses are my answer, there are 3 types. I have used them for years, mine are concentric. Now in well into my 60's my reading had declined over the years but distance has remained -1 for 25 years. I have 20:20 vision in most cases only needing glasses to read small print in low light. Any optician will give you a free trial.
http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/bifocals.htm

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:13 am

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!! ;)

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Re: Fading eyesight solutions?

Post by SteveR » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:18 am

Brads wrote:Been thinking about this a lot recently as i need something along these lines myself.

Maybe these ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Optx2020-Clear- ... 1ec608b2bf
Interesting idea I have to say! Never come across them before...

Amazon uk has a seller with stick on lens for about 13 quid. So these or safety glasses for same price....? Decisions, decisions! The safety glasses are VAT deductible and can be bought through the business ;-)

Worth a trial at that price and loads cheaoer than the opticians offerings...

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