I am short sighted. Nothing extreme, but I don’t see much without my glasses. I own a pair of corrective sunglasses, but they fall off way too easy. They are nice to cruise in my automobile or hangout at the park, but any rapid movement and they fall off.
So the only solution until now has been to ride with my eyeglasses, but that’s not ideal either. The worse is probably in the rain, where water and fog on the lenses make it quite hard to see anything at all.
There are several alternatives I found while roaming the interwebs. Some riders with big dispensable income (mostly MAMILS I guess) seem to be getting prescription Oakley sunglasses. I guess that this is the best and most elegant solution, but I read that it costs you around 350 euros. Rudy Project also has good prescription sunglasses, and they are probably cheaper.
So expensive, and with the disadvantage that you can’t take them off, for example in darker areas, if you go into a shop or just don’t want to wear them.
Another solution is to resort to sunglasses with inserts. You basically clip-in prescription lenses right behind compatible sunglasses. Rudy Project, Adidas and Bollé offer sunglasses which allow for inserts. It is much cheaper, but I read that the glasses are heavier and fog-up more easily. And you still can’t take them off when you want to.
The best solution I found was simply to purchase daily disposable contact lenses. I can’t imagine not wearing eyeglasses in my daily life, but contact lenses are perfect for a few hours. This gives me a wide choice of sports sunglasses, for a reasonable price, and the possibility to take them off whenever I want.
I have gotten the contact lenses, I now have to pick a pair of sunglasses. I’ll probably go for the Oakleys, the PRO choice par excellence. The Jawbones would be my first choice, but at 200 euros, I won’t be able to justify that to my significant other… We’ll see what fits best!