Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by DLCONL » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Can someone please explain to me,  how Oakley puts prescription lens into
their M-Frames sunglasses (Mumbo Heaters)?  Is it with a modified nose
piece/Prescription insert, like BOLLEs?

Thanks in advance,
David

 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by RangersX » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

The prescription lens are bonded to a regular Oakley lens with a two big
holes in it. It uses the regular nose piece, and I find it much
comfortable than the Bolle system.

 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by Wwestfel » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

My understanding is that the perscription is embedded and therefore on the
same plane as the Oakley blade. While this looks really great and is less
bulky than the Bolle setup, it won't work in most cases.

Perscriptions are designed for a flat plane, so when it it is embedded in
a wrap around blade you will get distorted viewing. At least this is what
I have been told by at least two Oakley users who have now returned to the
Bolle setup.



 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by Brad Deck » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Can someone please explain to me,  how Oakley puts prescription lens into
>their M-Frames sunglasses (Mumbo Heaters)?  Is it with a modified nose
>piece/Prescription insert, like BOLLEs?

>Thanks in advance,
>David

The Oakley RX glasses use an insert into a cutout of the stock lens.

Same nose piece, no double lenses like Bolle.

Oakley claims they have corrected the problem with the new M-frame
frames. I've cracked S-E-V-E-N M-frames with the RX Mumbo and two
RX frames. Oakley has replace all broken pieces, but now I'm requesting
a completely new style of Oakley RX glasses after spending $360.

It's been almost a month now after returning the 8th broken M-frame
and 3rd broken lens, and I haven't heard a thing back from Oakley.

In the meantime, I went to Lens Crafters, and they made me a really
cool pair of Sobe RX sports glasses in less than a day, for $160.

I'll keep this newgroup posted on my outcome with Oakley.

-brad decker
 Livermore, CA
 TEAM EXTREME

 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by Wwestfel » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00

We should probably start a new thread having to do with perscription
riding glasses. I recently saw and would like to know if anyone has tried
the glasses from Rec Specs. This takes and insert like the Bolle but the
outer lenses flip up, which can be very useful in temporary low light
situation. It also appears that has an additional vent  along the top for
defogging during those long slow climbs.

I have also heard that LeMond is lending is expertise to Bolle to improve
their current line of standard and perscription glasses.

And one more question ... it seems that you can never get polarized lenses
anymore. When rapidly descending mountain canyons and you approach a shady
spot it is very difficult to see what is in the spot (i.e. potholes)
without polarized lenses ... why are they no longer valued?

(sorry for running on at the keyboard :-()

 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by Paul Ti » Wed, 06 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
> Can someone please explain to me,  how Oakley puts prescription lens into
> their M-Frames sunglasses (Mumbo Heaters)?  Is it with a modified nose
> piece/Prescription insert, like BOLLEs?

> Thanks in advance,
> David

I doubt Oakley has prescription M-frames... I am certain that they have
pescription ones for the Zero models, Wire frame models, and possibly the
Full Metal Jacket models.  I have played around with the ideal of buying a
pair of Zeros...but as soon I found out the price... I said "hell with
it".  The price of a pair of prescription Zero was $300!
 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by k.. » Thu, 07 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>My understanding is that the perscription is embedded and therefore on the
>same plane as the Oakley blade. While this looks really great and is less
>bulky than the Bolle setup, it won't work in most cases.
>Perscriptions are designed for a flat plane, so when it it is embedded in
>a wrap around blade you will get distorted viewing. At least this is what
>I have been told by at least two Oakley users who have now returned to the
>Bolle setup.

This depends on your prescription. It works fine for me, with no
perceivable distortion.
--

Smalltalk System Developer, ParcPlace Digitalk, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
 
 
 

Oakley Prescription lens, How?

Post by Chipps Chippendal » Sun, 10 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Nope, Oakley's prescription M-frames actually have a prescription
lens 'implanted' into a Mumbo lens (like they cut out a shape and
insert the prescription bit into the whole.) This means that you
only have one lens, so no condensation, bulk or extra weight. Riders
I know who've tried it, like them.
They come at a fair price, though.
Chipps - MTB Pro