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OfflineMikeS

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    Varifocal glasses
    « on: 2019-05-05 10:21:42 »



    Question for all the varifocal/ bifocal wearers.

    Has anybody else had problems with the RT mirrors and varifocal glasses? I struggled with mine, the mirrors are low enough to be in the reading portion of the lenses. A quick glance down just gave me a blurred view of what was behind, moving my head enough to use the distance correction just felt unnatural.


    Ended up getting a single vision pair made up just for the bike, luckily the dash/ sat nav are far enough away to be clearly visible with this prescription.


    Another one of those problems with getting older I suppose.


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      Re: Varifocal glasses
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-05-05 10:59:24 »
      I wear them, never had a problem TBH.

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        Re: Varifocal glasses
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-05-05 11:20:16 »
        I wear them, never had a problem TBH.


        Yep, same for me.


        But if it is a real pain you can always fit high level mirrors

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          Re: Varifocal glasses
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-05-05 12:12:13 »
          I wear varifocal glasses, but on the bike I find (daily disposable) contact lenses much more convenient.  More comfort, no misting, no fear of dropping them when putting on or taking off the helmet.


          My prescription is the same for each eye, so I was given a "distance" lens for my dominant eye and a "reading" lens for the other eye.  Sounds really weird, but it works really well - and I have absolutely no issues with the RT mirrors !
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            Re: Varifocal glasses
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-05-05 12:45:23 »
            I wear varifocal glasses, but on the bike I find (daily disposable) contact lenses much more convenient.  More comfort, no misting, no fear of dropping them when putting on or taking off the helmet.


            My prescription is the same for each eye, so I was given a "distance" lens for my dominant eye and a "reading" lens for the other eye.  Sounds really weird, but it works really well - and I have absolutely no issues with the RT mirrors !
            Contact lenses were my first choice, had a trial of mutlifocal disposables. Unfortunately I just couldn't get on with them, had real problems getting them in. Even the optician couldn't do it. Gave up and ordered a pair of single vision glasses from their "budget frame" range in the end.

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              Re: Varifocal glasses
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-05-05 12:53:49 »
              I guess we're all different, and the same solution won't work for everybody.


              Single focus glasses wouldn't work for me because, if they worked for distance, including the mirrors, I suspect I would struggle with reading the information on the dash.  Good that they work for you though.


              I've known people take a long time to come to terms with lenses but they've got there in the end .....
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                Re: Varifocal glasses
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-05-05 13:29:16 »
                I'm long sighted and don't need anything for distance.  The sat nav and bike instruments can be an issue when tired though and at night.  just for fun I'm colour blind too and red on black is difficult.  Cheap fix: I bought a pair of cheap very small (think Bond villain) readers which sit  on my nose meaning I'm still fine for distance, but the dash is also much clearer.  I've lost the bu88ers though!

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                  Re: Varifocal glasses
                  « Reply #7 on: 2019-05-05 13:37:15 »
                  The mirrors do vibrate a bit, is this the problem?

                  OfflineMikeS

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                    Re: Varifocal glasses
                    « Reply #8 on: 2019-05-05 15:22:06 »
                    The mirrors do vibrate a bit, is this the problem?
                    Have noticed some vibration at certain revs but no it was like trying to look through them with the equivalent of reading glasses on.

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                      Re: Varifocal glasses
                      « Reply #9 on: 2019-07-21 15:38:54 »
                      I wear varifocal glasses, but on the bike I find (daily disposable) contact lenses much more convenient.  More comfort, no misting, no fear of dropping them when putting on or taking off the helmet.

                      My prescription is the same for each eye, so I was given a "distance" lens for my dominant eye and a "reading" lens for the other eye.  Sounds really weird, but it works really well - and I have absolutely no issues with the RT mirrors !


                      +1, I tried wearing glasses but really can't get on with them for motorcycling, and the 'dailies' are just so much easier. The only problem I have on touring with them in is the dust and crap that gets in your eyes if you raise the visor to get some air. 

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                        Re: Varifocal glasses
                        « Reply #10 on: 2019-07-21 23:02:46 »
                        I wear varifocals and have not had a problem.


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                          Re: Varifocal glasses
                          « Reply #11 on: 2019-07-21 23:49:29 »
                          Varifocals fine for me as well , just got to move the head slightly not just drop the eyes 
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                            Re: Varifocal glasses
                            « Reply #12 on: 2019-07-22 09:36:24 »
                            Varifocals fine for me as well , just got to move the head slightly not just drop the eyes
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