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Old 04-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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I keep glasses in my pack(s) but was really seeking a convenient way to access them, for a quick gps check. I don't normally have a tankbag or similar.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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Same here

I use them too, but Radian also sells them as shooting glasses. Available in multiple tints and strengths. Just a customer, not one of their employees.



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I use Radian Cheaters safety glasses .. tinted for the day, clear for night
Get them at my local safety supply and they only cost around $9

http://www.radians.com/radsite/index...safety-eyewear


http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/cheaters.html




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Old 04-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #18
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I have used cheater safety glasses worked really good.
I now wear bifocal contact lenses and they work great.
I hate wearing glasses.

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:57 PM   #19
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Considering one of these to keep things like glasses handy...
Touratech glovebox
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #20
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Check in flying magazines. I bought a pair of titanium, tinted flying glasses with the bottom 1/3 magnafide for reading flight guides and maps. I keep them in my car for reading maps and phone. I'll try to find ad and brand and post it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:01 PM   #21
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Considering one of these to keep things like glasses handy...Touratech glovebox
I carry reading glasses with me while riding. I have them in a backpacking glasses case which is just thrown into a saddle bag. I could clip the case onto my belt or just about anywhere.
The case is inexpensive and protects the glasses. I bought the case at REI
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #22
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hmm, there is a stick on reader lens product


They work pretty well, I have one on top edge of my shooting glasses so I can see the front sight; Some scuba divers stick them in their mask so they can see the gauges. Basically "lick and stick", they say put, but are easy to peel off and re-apply if need be.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #23
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I use these

http://andersonoptics.com/

Just a satisfied customer.

I have a clear pair for low-light, and tinted for day-time. They bring instruments, maps, gps, whatever into focus nicely by just shifting my eyes down. Note: When wearing these, the low mounted mirrors on my R1100RT are blurry--so I bought a set of handle-bar mounted mirrors. Bar-end mirrors would also be out of focus using these. However, the same would be true if I were using regular cheaters.

I consider them must-haves.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #24
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Oakley half-jackets with progressive prescription lenses. Good eye protection with the XD shield up.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #25
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Interesting options for sure, but I wear dust goggles all the time and an MX style helmet. My ADV riding is mostly off-road riding while carrying more stuff!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #26
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The stick-ons should work on your goggles.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #27
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I have used cheater safety glasses worked really good.
I now wear bifocal contact lenses and they work great.
I hate wearing glasses.

Fred
I was at the eye Dr today & asked about bifocal contacts. The Dr suggested I try contacts for mono vision, 1 eye for reading the other for distance. She gave me a trial pair. I put em in but took em out about an hour later because everything seemed a bit out of whack.
What brand bifocal contacts do you wear? Any problems?
I think I am going back tomorrow and ask for a trial pair to see if I can get used to them.

Anyone using the mono vision solution? Do I just need to give it more time?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #28
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I use a pair of Pro-view goggles with bi-focal reading lens. Some complain about the height of the reading lens but they work fine for me. Distance prescription is fine and a quick glance down lets me see/read the GPS, map or instruments. These are large goggles so may be a tight fit if the helmet opening is small.

Bi-focal or progressive lens in the street helmet or XD.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #29
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I'm doing the contact / monovision thing. Works Surprisingly well.
For crisp distance correction contacts I definitely has issues reading a GPS on the moto,
and the cheaters weren't a real joy.
My bifocals would be quite suitable, but, I prefer to go without glasses under a helmet.
The monovision is OK as long as I'm not spending a lot of time reading.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:18 AM   #30
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I was at the eye Dr today & asked about bifocal contacts. The Dr suggested I try contacts for mono vision, 1 eye for reading the other for distance. She gave me a trial pair. I put em in but took em out about an hour later because everything seemed a bit out of whack.
What brand bifocal contacts do you wear? Any problems?
I think I am going back tomorrow and ask for a trial pair to see if I can get used to them.

Anyone using the mono vision solution? Do I just need to give it more time?
I've tried both. The bifocal contacts worked great but are really thick and irritate my eyes after only being in a short time. The mono vision is very comfortable but it screws up my depth perception. Okay for most everyday activities, but a little iffy for riding. I went back to using bifocal safety glasses.
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