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Tactical Sunglasses with prescription for EDC?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by JACKi, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. JACKi

    JACKi

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    Hi there,
    I need an eyeglass prescription ... but I want to keep the glasses a bit tactical looking (and rugged of course).
    I have a small head (56cm/22'). It is even a challenge to find sunglasses for my head size ... but quite discreet tactical looking glasses for every day carry ... I need suggests from professionals ;-)
    It should not be too noticeable, that everyone is always staring at me).
    Yeah yeah ... I want it tactical looking because I'm peacocky ... you got me :)
    I don't know if that kind of glasses exists ... but I hope for the best!
    Have a great day!
     

  2. oppressed

    oppressed NES Member

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    Praytell what makes a pair of glasses "tactical"? Can they be used as some type of weapon?

    Now you have me wondering if my sunglasses are too noticeable and endangering my suitability with the chief.
     
  3. smokey-seven

    smokey-seven NES Member

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    Hit your local optometrist shops, pick out a frame you want and have the prescription filled for the frame with Solar lenses. These change from regular clear glass to sunglasses when exposed to sunlight.
     
  4. greencobra

    greencobra NES Member

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    this is my buddy carlos, a real operator. he rocks these. he's currently on assignment somewhere in central america.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Snora

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    So a pair of peacocky discreet tactical EDC sunglasses for a tiny man. You're looking for Oakleys.
     
  6. mcshooter

    mcshooter NES Life Member NES Member

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    Look up shady rays.

    I hear they also do free replacement if lost or broken
     
  7. slap shot

    slap shot NES Member

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    you can get Ray Ban prescription sunglasses through great eyeglasses.com. recently bought some of their non rayban sunglasses and for $65 i think they're awesome
     
  8. sigfanboy13

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    O RLY? I have to check that out. The aviators I want are $300 frames....
     
  9. SpaceCritter

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    Not sure what "tactical" means in this context, but if "wraparound" be advised what's available to you can depend on your prescription.

    Years ago, I went to the optometrist looking for prescription wraparounds I could wear on a mountain bike. He told me my problem is my options were limited, due to my prescription (astigmatism correction being included). He found something from Rudy Project that worked for me, though they're less wraparound than cat's-eye-on-an-angle. [laugh]

    I'm wearing them here:
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    Edit: this is either them, or a model that's mighty close:
    Horus Rx

    They have a bunch of others on the site now, so I'm hoping next trip to the eye doc I can get something new and exciting. The one drawback to these: they sit mighty close to my eyes, so they get sweaty, and the moment I stop pedaling, they fog.
     
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  10. bfm

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    Picton NES Member

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    I don't get the problem here.

    Go to the optometrist shop. Spend awhile staring at the wall of glasses.

    If there's nothing you like, go to the next optometrist shop.

    Select the one you want and hand them to the nice optometrist. In a week, like magic, you'll have your sunglasses.

    Why would NES know better than you what kind of shades you want, or what fits your little pin-shaped head?
     
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  12. CatSnoutSoup

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    You spent too much time on that damn bike, look at that you're permanently bent into a riding position. :cool:

    :emoji_tiger:
     
  13. bfm

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    The chains, like almost every glasses brand, is owned by Luxotica anyway, but what is in stock does vary a bit.
     
  14. slap shot

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    then Ray Bans are not $65, maybe around $100? Mine ended up being $100, adding in thin lenses, before the 40% discount code.
     
  15. SpaceCritter

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    Hey, that was a work session - I was dead tired. (And I just zoomed into that shot - yep, I am filthy.)
     
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    If you have an astigmatism, make sure the prescription glasses you account for that if you use any sort of red dot.
     
  17. Rob Boudrie

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    Wiley-X Saint. Got mine for Rx sunglasses at Hopkinton Vision. And no, you do not have to worry about any of the multi-keystone level markup on glasses going to the bad guys.
     
  18. Roland Deschain

    Roland Deschain NES Member

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    I've run ESS eyepro for years, but not with prescription lenses... They apparently do offer some options, but I'm not sure if they have any 'normal' sunglasses. Might be worth checking the link or maybe calling them. Maybe you can find a pair that would double for range and every day wearability. I believe they are a subsidiary of Oakley.

    ESS Offers Rx Lens Filling Service in ESS Updates - ESS Eye Pro
     
  19. Florence

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    I've been using Oakley Men’s OO9014 tactical sunglasses for about 3 years now, I have nothing but good things to say. Aside from style their optical quality is pretty good as well.
     
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  20. McReef

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    This dude looks like he means business, and I’m pretty sure those are prescription...

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  21. JRT

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    Get a pair of of glasses with those creepy kid toucher transition lenses. People will avoid you and give you a with berth, this gives you the tactical advantage.
     

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