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By s wilson
Jan 17, 2012

Tryna get some goggles, but got a set of real bad eyes.

Have you had/ do you have prescription glacier goggles?

For plain glacier travel and alpine approaches, would you rather wear contacts under normal goggles, or just switch out scrip goggles and glasses?

Thanks


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By Mike Best
From Charlotte, NC
Jan 17, 2012
Edge of a Dream

Meahtots wrote:
Tryna get some goggles, but got a set of real bad eyes. Have you had/ do you have prescription glacier goggles? For plain glacier travel and alpine approaches, would you rather wear contacts under normal goggles, or just switch out scrip goggles and glasses? Thanks


I've had both script goggles and glacier glasses. If you can get away with contacts I'd say go with contacts. It's a little extra fuss and solution bottles can freeze if you don't deal with them, but I've had plenty of climbing partners that have done it. I couldn't ever wear contacts so that wasn't an option for me.

As for non-contact options for about 95% of the time I got away with just wearing perscription glacier glasses and the other 5% I wore my regular glasses under goggles (I think mine were made by Julbo). Didn't see the sense in spending the extra dollars for script goggles for something that I only wore during times of extreme weather.

www.opticus.com/ was who made my glasses and they did a good job and they'll do script goggles as well as glacier glasses.


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By rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Jan 17, 2012
Myself placing a a blue/yellow offset MC to protect between Bolt 2/3 just post crux . <br /> <br />Picture credit goes to eric Singleton, and many thanks to Josh Bagget for the great belay.

i found that my prescription oakley sunglasses work well. Contacts are a major hassle with solutions, dry eyes etc... Julbo makes a pair of glasses (www.julbousa.com/mountain/micropores/) that you can get in RX...which is what a friend of mine did when he got into mountaineering.


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By Tim Zander
Jan 17, 2012

I use two different frames by julbo as done by opticus. I'm very happy with them.

Can't stand contacts, so until I get lasik I will continue with prescription glacier glasses


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Feb 3, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Have anyone tried wearing transition prescription glasses without goggle for glacier travel?

So far mine works fine when I ice climb or general mountaineering. The transition lens can get pretty dark when the UV reflecting off the snow.


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By Tim Zander
Feb 3, 2012

They won't work. You've got to shield around the lenses(sideshields) and they won't get dark enough. My dark sunglasses with sideshields(probably spectron 3) were not as dark as I would want when I was on Mont Blanc.


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By Micah Lewkowitz
From Salt Lake City
Feb 3, 2012
A beautiful afternoon in Sedona.

Opticus is the company to go to for prescription glacier glasses or goggles. I've got two pairs of glacier sunglasses and a pair of prescription goggles. Contacts are difficult at best at higher altitude and/or intense cold. I'm shy of legally blind, so they were super helpful with customizing frames for me. Also, I've tried the OTG method before with goggles and it fogs up super quickly, so if you're doing anything remotely active, it'll be a bummer.


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Feb 3, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Micah Lewkowitz wrote:
Opticus is the company to go to for prescription glacier glasses or goggles. I've got two pairs of glacier sunglasses and a pair of prescription goggles. Contacts are difficult at best at higher altitude and/or intense cold. I'm shy of legally blind, so they were super helpful with customizing frames for me. Also, I've tried the OTG method before with goggles and it fogs up super quickly, so if you're doing anything remotely active, it'll be a bummer.

Yeah the lame part for prescription glacier glasses (like any prescription glasses) is that one has to renew the prescription once in a while :( and that cost $$$

So is there any good goggles that can be worn over the prescription glasses?


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By Tim Zander
Feb 4, 2012

I'm 26 now and my prescription hasn't changed significantly in about 4 years thankfully.

I also used opticus for two pairs of glasses. I actually found my prescription sunglasses to be significantly cheaper than my normal glasses.

I wouldn't go back now. Highly suggest it.


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Feb 4, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Tim Zander wrote:
I'm 26 now and my prescription hasn't changed significantly in about 4 years thankfully. I also used opticus for two pairs of glasses. I actually found my prescription sunglasses to be significantly cheaper than my normal glasses. I wouldn't go back now. Highly suggest it.


hi Tim, so how much more did Opticus charge for the prescription lens beside the frame's price?


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By Chris Owen
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From La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 5, 2012
There's more than one use for an Ice Hammer. Lake District (UK) late '70s

I highly recommend Opticus.com, I bought some prescription glacier glasses from them a few months ago, they had great service and did a great job. The glasses were cheaper than my sunglasses from Lenscrafters. I have a tricky prescription because I had one retina surgically re-attached. I also have a bifocal grind (because I'm an old fogie).

Go with Opticus.


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Feb 5, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Chris Owen wrote:
I highly recommend Opticus.com, I bought some prescription glacier glasses from them a few months ago, they had great service and did a great job. The glasses were cheaper than my sunglasses from Lenscrafters. I have a tricky prescription because I had one retina surgically re-attached. I also have a bifocal grind (because I'm an old fogie). Go with Opticus.


What kind of price range does Opticus charges on top of the frame itself?


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By alpinejason
From Eau Claire
May 5, 2012

Bump for this thread.

I'm looking at getting a pair of prescription glasses from Opticus. Anybody use their photochromatic ("McKinley") lenses? I've been with Julbo Camel photochromatic lenses for a few years while wearing contacts and really like them.

I see Opticus has "Extreme RX Limitation" on some of their frames, maybe I'm too blind to get them anyway. Ha!


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By Tim Zander
May 5, 2012

Also, sorry I didn't reply when the Q was asked... call opticus up, they are great to deal with and will answer any Q you have.

Cheers


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