A little background: I wear RX glasses when driving for distance. I also wear RX glasses for reading. I use progressive lenses in my driving and cycling glasses so I can both see what’s down the road, and glance at the dashboard/cycling computer. The progressives on the bike can occasionally be a problem causing some “blur” when I move my head quickly: sometimes my eyes are aimed in one direction but the lower/reading portion of the lens is what I’m looking thru when I really want the distance portion.
It’s time to renew my RXs and I’m wondering what’s out there for water sports and RX lenses. I’ve tried floating croakies and am not really a fan. I recently saw a paddler wearing what looked like RX swim goggles but I neglected to get more information from him. Maybe they were REC Specs, mentioned in another thread here.
- For those who wear glasses with more than 1 RX, do you find progressives to be distracting on the water; for example, going back and forth between distance and reading a chart?
- Wondering if I should skip the progressives and just stash a pair of readers in the chart case or PFD pocket.
- If you know of a water sport specific RX eyeglass please provide a name. Local optician not particularly helpful unless it Ray Ban or Maui Jim which he sells!
- I’m willing to try a different strap but my current cycling glasses really don’t provide enough sun protection on the water (see below).
I’ve tried using my driving and cycling glasses and they really don’t rise to the task. The cycling glasses are very minimalist and vented and let in a lot of glare off the water. And I realize I’ve been referring to eyeglasses but they also need to provide filtering of the sun.