See that ugly mug up there?  Notice anything different about him?  I’ll give you a minute to think about it….

Can you tell he’s wearing glasses?  Yep, I had to break down and get them.  I’ve actually been blind as a bat since I was about 12 years old.  Exactly ten years ago, I had Lasik surgery, and man, what a life changing experience.  No more glasses!  When I had the Lasik, I went into it with the attitude that if I could make do without glasses for a couple of years, I would be very happy.  Well, I made it nearly 10 years before things in the distance started to get fuzzy again.

I figured that the new prescription was not so strong that I wouldn’t mind not wearing them when I ride, so I could use my cycling sunglasses.  After a few rides, however, I decided that I liked the nice crisp vision the new glasses provided, so I’ve been riding with them instead of sunglasses. 

The problem is, that there are times when sunglasses are just about necessary.   Tonight was one of those evenings! 


Actually, I decided last week while on vacation that I would go ahead and order a pair of prescription sunglasses.  I went in yesterday and got them ordered, so I should be back to cycling in shades within a couple of weeks.  I’m looking forward to that!

God bless…


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4 Comments on “Sunglasses”

  1. Steve Says:

    Until I got my lasex surgery 10 years ago, my vision was so bad I would have been legally blind if it wasn’t correctable with glasses. So I empathize. I think you’ll be very happy with the prescription sunglasses. Are they in any way tougher than typical glasses? I ask because I believe standard glasses would be susceptible to chipping and scratching from extended use while cycling.

  2. Bill Lambert Says:

    Are you getting cycling-style sunglasses? I’m thinking about ordering a pair through the local bike shop (Oakley’s), but I haven’t asked yet how much they will cost. That may take care of that.

    Let us know how you like your sunglasses after you get them.

  3. tracywilkins Says:

    What I’ll be getting are definitely cycling sunglasses. My wife will hate them…she calls them bug-eyes, but I love that style. The frames are a little more substantial than any pair of cycling specific shades I’ve had in the past, so they feel a little heavier and more solid than I’m used to.

    As for the lenses, I’m pretty good about keeping them scratch free. It helps to keep in a case and not let them rattle around on a car dash when you’re not wearing them. I’m not too awfully worried about them getting scratched or chipped.

    I’ll post a decent review when they come in and I’ve had a chance to wear them for a few days.

  4. Well so far my Lasik surgery is still holding pretty good. Even if I have to start with glasses again tomorow, it was worth every penny of it.

    Sunglasses were a big deal for me after getting the surgery! I love being able to have sunglasses. I just bought a new pair of Oakley Jawbones at Mello Johnnys when I went to Austin. I have been coveting them since Hotter N Hell last year. I would think you could get lenses for those.

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