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    Most Asked Questions
    One pair for both swimming and other sports

    Customer question:  Swimming Do you have a multipurpose goggle that can be worn in the pool as well as other sports? If so, he also plays soccer and karate

    Answer:  No, for swimming, you need something water tight.  However, for "land" use, you need something with ventilation and air flow to  prevent the lenses from fogging.  So if you used a swim goggle for land sports, you would instantly fog once body heat was generated. 

    However, you can do inexpensive premade swim goggles. Since swimming is not a vision critical sport, you can just do off the rack swim goggles with lower grade lenses as reaction time is not a factor.  So you can get swim goggles for about $41 and then do custom made sports goggles starting at about $150 with this higher prescription. So for about $200 you can get two pair, one for swimming, one for sports us.

    For the swimming, I would  look at the Hilco Vantage Adult. At about 9 we move them into the adult size.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-vantage-adult-swim-goggle.html   You can do +7.00 in both eyes, again because it is not a vision critical sport, +7.00 for the +7.75 will be sufficient for him to get around the pool

    For the sports goggles, you can look at the Hilco Metrix or Front Runner.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-front-runner.html or http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-metrix.html  The SM size fits kids about 10+ and these will be the lower priced ones for his prescription.

     

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1553 11th St.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Swimming goggles with Astigmatism

    For reference, customer had prescription of:

    OD -5.50 -2.00 x33

    OS -6.00 -1.25 x55

     It depends on how well you want to see versus how much you want to spend. The astigmatism on your left eye is high enough that we would recommend a custom made goggle. But since it is only the one eye, you may be ok with a premade goggle because of the cost difference.

    If you go premade, it will correct the sphere power only, no astigmatism (cylinder). These would start at about $20. You will see the main center of an object, but edges will be blurred. So if you need to see a clock, faces or anything else with smaller detail, this is where you will have an issue going this route. Our best goggle for this would be the View V-500 at $33. You would want to go with -6.50 on both eyes to help compensate for some of that cylinder power. http://www.sporteyes.com/view-v-500.html

    If you want to see better, you need to go with a custom made goggle. This will correct your prescription exactly like your regular glasses. These start at $150. http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-xrx.html

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

     


    Fogging Issues

    RE: Have Morpheus 3 style and it fogs easily

    I would look at the Hilco C2. http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-c2-sport-goggles.html This is similar in styling with a big vent on the side to help with fogging. Fogging is because of a lack of airflow and the Morpheus 3 is one of the worst styles for airflow. If you want a full wrap strap like the Morpheus 3, you can order the strap adapter to convert this style to the full wrap strap (remove earpieces and replace with a strap).
    I would also consider adding the anti-fog/anti-scratch coating to the lens. This is a heavier duty coating than the sprays that only last a few hours. This is a permanent coating that lasts a week or two before needing to re-activate. You get a bottle of reactivator with the coating. But we have very few complaints of fogging with the C2 combined with the fog coating. Some people run "hot" so there is nothing that can be done. But out of the 1000 or so we've done with the fog coating, we've only had about 4 complaints that they still have fogging issues.


    T-Zone Glasses Sizing

    The medium is a small adult size so only get this if you have a narrow face. It also is good for pre-teen kids 9 to 13.  The large is more an average adult size and the size most adults need.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1980 Willamette Falls Dr. Suite 130

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Wrap full Seal with high RX

    RE: High prescription (over 8.00) with wrap lens or other full coverage for an eye disease.

    The only one with a full seal that can take your prescription would be the Hilco Cruiser.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-leader-cruiser.html  I think you are concerned more about the coverage rather than having an actual "wrap" lens.  This style cheats the system so to speak. It gives you the coverage of a wrap lens, but you can see there are parts that jet out from the frame to create a flat lens.  As long as the lens is flat you can do your prescription. No wrap lens is available in your prescription because it would cause too much distortion to be usable.  But this gives you the coverage of a wrap lens with the foam seal like the Panoptx  but with the flat lens to help reduce distortion from your high prescription.

    I hope this helps!

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1553 11th St.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Tennis Glasses with Progressive Lenses

     Response to customer in regards to progressive lens glasses for tennis.

    The best option for tennis is the Bolle Competivision lens.  The styles with the best wrap coverage/peripheral and interchangeable would be the Bolle Chase or Tempest. http://www.sporteyes.com/shop-all-eyewear/eyewear-by-brand-1/bolle/bolle-sunglasses/bolle-tennis-glasses.html  (The Vigilante and Parole use an insert so less expensive with interchangeable lenses but does limit the lens size so you don't maximize viewing area--but an option if you want an economical option)

    The Competivision lens mutes all colors except optical yellow.  So it can only be used for Tennis.  If you used driving you would only see yellow lights. Red and green would be black looking. But it is great for tennis for this reason. You can interchange the lenses and buy another set of lenses for other uses.

    Your prescription is a little borderline though for the "direct in" type like the Chase or Tempest. Thus you may get some peripheral distortion because of the wrap and your high power. Bolle has special technology that helps to minimize this but if you do know that you are more sensitive to things, your best option would be to do the Vigilante or Parole with the insert.

    As far as progressives go, we don't offer this directly online.  Many people do but we think it is unethical. Progressives need to be fit by measuring where your pupil is in the frame. If we use a standard height, it could slow reaction time because you aren't getting your correct power in the distance range.  We can do progressives, though, it is just a different process.   The measurement is frame dependent, so unlike PD, the measurement changes with every frame you put on your face.

    For progressives, we send you the frame only first no prescription. You then try it on and we walk you through the process on how to take the proper measurements. Or if you have a good relationship with your doctor, you can take it there and have him professionally measure you. Because these are interchangeable, you can then just call/email us with the measurements and we can have lenses only made that you then pop into the frame.

    One more note.  I would explore whether you really need progressives or not.  Progressives cost wise are going to average about $150 more than the single vision lens price (price depends on the actual color).  However, most of the vision for tennis is in distance vision.  The tennis ball moves so fast that it is difficult to move your head into position to get intermediate/near vision as the ball draws closer.  So you really will be using your distance vision to get you into position on the ball and then as the ball draws to within 18" of you'll start to lose sight of the ball but again, to get sight of it, you have to tilt your head and to see the ball from 18" to racquet. However, with the speed of the tennis ball, do you really have time to move your head into that range?  Most people just go with distance vision and then learn to "guesstimate" where the ball is when you loose sight of it for those few fractions of a second from that 18" in.  The cost/benefit is just not there for most people. So you may want to consider that. With that being said, we do fit about 10% of people with progressives and they do say it makes a difference.  But most of the time we do distance only, people rarely complain that it affects their game.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!  

     

     


    Size 55 sports glasses for a high prescription

    RE: Patient looking for an adult size 55 glasses with prescription above -5.00.

    Yes, you can look at the Hilco brand products.  I'm sure you are referring to a Rec-Specs/Liberty Sport frame being 55 eye?  The eyesize only accounts for the distance across one lens and doesn't take into account the plastic surrounding the frame so a 55 eyesize in one frame can fit a similar head as 57-60mm size  in another frame because of the thickness of plastic around the lenses.  

    The most popular Hilco style, the Hilco T-Zone can take this power and the comparable size would be the 59 size.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-t-zone.html  This is an average adult size.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1980 Willamette Falls Dr. Suite 130

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


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    Most Asked Questions
    One pair for both swimming and other sports

    Customer question:  Swimming Do you have a multipurpose goggle that can be worn in the pool as well as other sports? If so, he also plays soccer and karate

    Answer:  No, for swimming, you need something water tight.  However, for "land" use, you need something with ventilation and air flow to  prevent the lenses from fogging.  So if you used a swim goggle for land sports, you would instantly fog once body heat was generated. 

    However, you can do inexpensive premade swim goggles. Since swimming is not a vision critical sport, you can just do off the rack swim goggles with lower grade lenses as reaction time is not a factor.  So you can get swim goggles for about $41 and then do custom made sports goggles starting at about $150 with this higher prescription. So for about $200 you can get two pair, one for swimming, one for sports us.

    For the swimming, I would  look at the Hilco Vantage Adult. At about 9 we move them into the adult size.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-vantage-adult-swim-goggle.html   You can do +7.00 in both eyes, again because it is not a vision critical sport, +7.00 for the +7.75 will be sufficient for him to get around the pool

    For the sports goggles, you can look at the Hilco Metrix or Front Runner.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-front-runner.html or http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-metrix.html  The SM size fits kids about 10+ and these will be the lower priced ones for his prescription.

     

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1553 11th St.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Swimming goggles with Astigmatism

    For reference, customer had prescription of:

    OD -5.50 -2.00 x33

    OS -6.00 -1.25 x55

     It depends on how well you want to see versus how much you want to spend. The astigmatism on your left eye is high enough that we would recommend a custom made goggle. But since it is only the one eye, you may be ok with a premade goggle because of the cost difference.

    If you go premade, it will correct the sphere power only, no astigmatism (cylinder). These would start at about $20. You will see the main center of an object, but edges will be blurred. So if you need to see a clock, faces or anything else with smaller detail, this is where you will have an issue going this route. Our best goggle for this would be the View V-500 at $33. You would want to go with -6.50 on both eyes to help compensate for some of that cylinder power. http://www.sporteyes.com/view-v-500.html

    If you want to see better, you need to go with a custom made goggle. This will correct your prescription exactly like your regular glasses. These start at $150. http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-xrx.html

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

     


    Fogging Issues

    RE: Have Morpheus 3 style and it fogs easily

    I would look at the Hilco C2. http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-c2-sport-goggles.html This is similar in styling with a big vent on the side to help with fogging. Fogging is because of a lack of airflow and the Morpheus 3 is one of the worst styles for airflow. If you want a full wrap strap like the Morpheus 3, you can order the strap adapter to convert this style to the full wrap strap (remove earpieces and replace with a strap).
    I would also consider adding the anti-fog/anti-scratch coating to the lens. This is a heavier duty coating than the sprays that only last a few hours. This is a permanent coating that lasts a week or two before needing to re-activate. You get a bottle of reactivator with the coating. But we have very few complaints of fogging with the C2 combined with the fog coating. Some people run "hot" so there is nothing that can be done. But out of the 1000 or so we've done with the fog coating, we've only had about 4 complaints that they still have fogging issues.


    T-Zone Glasses Sizing

    The medium is a small adult size so only get this if you have a narrow face. It also is good for pre-teen kids 9 to 13.  The large is more an average adult size and the size most adults need.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1980 Willamette Falls Dr. Suite 130

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Wrap full Seal with high RX

    RE: High prescription (over 8.00) with wrap lens or other full coverage for an eye disease.

    The only one with a full seal that can take your prescription would be the Hilco Cruiser.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-leader-cruiser.html  I think you are concerned more about the coverage rather than having an actual "wrap" lens.  This style cheats the system so to speak. It gives you the coverage of a wrap lens, but you can see there are parts that jet out from the frame to create a flat lens.  As long as the lens is flat you can do your prescription. No wrap lens is available in your prescription because it would cause too much distortion to be usable.  But this gives you the coverage of a wrap lens with the foam seal like the Panoptx  but with the flat lens to help reduce distortion from your high prescription.

    I hope this helps!

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1553 11th St.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    Tennis Glasses with Progressive Lenses

     Response to customer in regards to progressive lens glasses for tennis.

    The best option for tennis is the Bolle Competivision lens.  The styles with the best wrap coverage/peripheral and interchangeable would be the Bolle Chase or Tempest. http://www.sporteyes.com/shop-all-eyewear/eyewear-by-brand-1/bolle/bolle-sunglasses/bolle-tennis-glasses.html  (The Vigilante and Parole use an insert so less expensive with interchangeable lenses but does limit the lens size so you don't maximize viewing area--but an option if you want an economical option)

    The Competivision lens mutes all colors except optical yellow.  So it can only be used for Tennis.  If you used driving you would only see yellow lights. Red and green would be black looking. But it is great for tennis for this reason. You can interchange the lenses and buy another set of lenses for other uses.

    Your prescription is a little borderline though for the "direct in" type like the Chase or Tempest. Thus you may get some peripheral distortion because of the wrap and your high power. Bolle has special technology that helps to minimize this but if you do know that you are more sensitive to things, your best option would be to do the Vigilante or Parole with the insert.

    As far as progressives go, we don't offer this directly online.  Many people do but we think it is unethical. Progressives need to be fit by measuring where your pupil is in the frame. If we use a standard height, it could slow reaction time because you aren't getting your correct power in the distance range.  We can do progressives, though, it is just a different process.   The measurement is frame dependent, so unlike PD, the measurement changes with every frame you put on your face.

    For progressives, we send you the frame only first no prescription. You then try it on and we walk you through the process on how to take the proper measurements. Or if you have a good relationship with your doctor, you can take it there and have him professionally measure you. Because these are interchangeable, you can then just call/email us with the measurements and we can have lenses only made that you then pop into the frame.

    One more note.  I would explore whether you really need progressives or not.  Progressives cost wise are going to average about $150 more than the single vision lens price (price depends on the actual color).  However, most of the vision for tennis is in distance vision.  The tennis ball moves so fast that it is difficult to move your head into position to get intermediate/near vision as the ball draws closer.  So you really will be using your distance vision to get you into position on the ball and then as the ball draws to within 18" of you'll start to lose sight of the ball but again, to get sight of it, you have to tilt your head and to see the ball from 18" to racquet. However, with the speed of the tennis ball, do you really have time to move your head into that range?  Most people just go with distance vision and then learn to "guesstimate" where the ball is when you loose sight of it for those few fractions of a second from that 18" in.  The cost/benefit is just not there for most people. So you may want to consider that. With that being said, we do fit about 10% of people with progressives and they do say it makes a difference.  But most of the time we do distance only, people rarely complain that it affects their game.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!  

     

     


    Size 55 sports glasses for a high prescription

    RE: Patient looking for an adult size 55 glasses with prescription above -5.00.

    Yes, you can look at the Hilco brand products.  I'm sure you are referring to a Rec-Specs/Liberty Sport frame being 55 eye?  The eyesize only accounts for the distance across one lens and doesn't take into account the plastic surrounding the frame so a 55 eyesize in one frame can fit a similar head as 57-60mm size  in another frame because of the thickness of plastic around the lenses.  

    The most popular Hilco style, the Hilco T-Zone can take this power and the comparable size would be the 59 size.  http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-t-zone.html  This is an average adult size.

    If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

     

    A Sight for Sport Eyes

    1980 Willamette Falls Dr. Suite 130

    West Linn, OR 97068

    888-223-2669

    503-699-4160

    www.sporteyes.com

    Fax: 888-240-6551


    View More Questions
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