Prescription Motorcycle Glasses, Sunglasses, and Goggles
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses and Sunglasses with high quality lenses that do not create peripheral distortions with coupons available. These prescription motorcycle glasses have no sales tax & include Free Shipping! If you’re not sure exactly what you want we recommend this Motorcycle Sunglasses Buyer’s Guide, or read about our Try Before You Buy program. You can also give us a call at (800) 381-9083.
You may also shop for Non-Prescription Motorcycle Glasses.
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses & The Best Lenses
All prescription lenses are not created equal. This is especially important to consider when designing Rx lenses for prescription motorcycle glasses and sunglasses. Many retailers are still using a standard lens design that does not account for the wrap or curve of motorcycle glasses. This standard or 'old school' method of surfacin a lens that other retailers are using limits your vision. New Digital Free-Form surfacing used at ADS Sports Eyewear provides a much larger sweet spot for better clarity. Free-Form digital lenses are available in both Single Vision and Progressive versions.
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses + Digital Free-Form Lenses = Super High Definition Clarity
VSP, the only national not-for-profit vision care company, describes Free-Form surfacing:
"It's called "free-form," a revolutionary digital manufacturing process that uses computer-aided design and surfacing to create high-level, customized eyeglass lenses with your unique prescription. Think of it as a tailor for your eyes. Just like you can take an off-the-rack pair of pants and have it customized to fit your specific measurements, you can now have lenses made customized for your specific prescription and frames."
In addition to the added clarity that Digital Free-Form provides, it also eliminates peripheral distortion that comes with putting traditional Rx lenses in a wrapped frame.
Wrapped Frame Example: The left lens illustrates what happens to your peripheral vision in a traditionally surfaced lens. The right lens illustrates an undistorted field of vision thanks to Digital Free-Form surfacing.
This peripheral clarity is achieved by recalculating the prescription at every point on the back of each lens. No matter what angle you are viewing, that portion of the lenses have been made for your eyes, at that angle, at that focal distance. Motorcyclists are especially benefited by the sharp vision when they reach high speeds on busy highways.
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses and Sunglasses - Lens Materials
There are three approved lens materials for prescription motorcycle glasses. They are polycarbonate, Trivex, and SR-91. All three are unbreakable and safe, but have their differences.
Polycarbonate is found in 99% of non-prescription sports and motorcycle glasses. It can be made clear, tinted, polarized, or in transitions that lighten and darken depending on the amount of light that is going through the lenses. In the stress test below, the lens holds up and would protect your eye but is irreparably damaged. This is our default lens material for prescription motorcycle glasses.
Trivex is a specialty material developed by the US military as an improvement on polycarbonate. Trivex can be made clear, tinted, polarized, or in transitions. We like to say that the 'Tri' stands for the three added benefits of Trivex:
1. Better optics, especially in peripheral zones.
2. Lighter weight
3. Super Durability In the same stress test, Trivex holds up better than polycarbonate and shows almost no damage after impact.
It is no wonder that the military uses this material for windows on combat jets and helicopters!
SR-91 is a polarized version of Trivex developed by Kaenon. They basically take two Trivex lenses and sandwich a premium polarization film in between the two. The optics of an SR-91 lens are amazing. SR-91 lenses are only available in polarized form with a tint.
Prescription Motorcycle Glasses - Lens Information Recap
1. Digital Free-Form lens surfacing is the way to the best possible vision and experience when riding a motorcycle. This is available in both Single Vision, and Progressive prescriptions.
2. ADS Sports Eyewear only uses approved, premium lens materials when making your lenses.
3. We have the best prices on the internet for the Digital Free-Form lens design that we use. We use the Shamir Autograph 3 design and it is the best on the planet. If you find a better price on this lens design, we will beat it!
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