Istomins glasses

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by BLXUtekPuredriveO3, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. BLXUtekPuredriveO3

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    Does he have extra sensitive eyes or do they have strength built in like regular glasses?
     
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  2. NE1for10is?

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    They are prescription Oakleys. I have a pair exactly like them, so I was psyched to see him wearing them. I use them, because I can't wear contacts and they fit better and are safer for sports than regular prescription glasses.
     
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  3. leafscat

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    Do you mind sharing a ballpark dollar amount for the prescription oakley's?
     
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  4. NE1for10is?

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    About $200 for the lenses plus whatever the Oakleys you choose cost. It ain't cheap, but it is worth it.
     
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  5. K-Bladest

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    Prescription Sunglasses

    Hi you guys, there's a company that specializes in prescription tennis glasses, and its website is the very same name. Full disclosure, I work for them, and I'd be glad to answer any eyewear questions you might have. I feel like so many tennis players ignore the fact that every time we go on court we're exposing our eyes to all sorts of harmful situations, be it a ball or UV, you know?
     
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  6. NE1for10is?

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    By that you mean you work for Oakley? I have a pair of clear rx lenses and I'm considering getting some rx tinted lenses. I've been told that the VR28 are good for tennis, but they don't look so good with the brown flak jackets, so I'm considering the gold Iridium, black iridium and fire iridium. The black iridium seems almost too dark for tennis, but these things are hard to tell until you actually get out there and use them. Any advice?
     
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  7. Lukhas

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    Tried lenses, my ophthalmologist said it destroyed my eyes. Too dry. Got a pair of clear Oakleys (and a pair of sun lenses on the side). That's excellent, really. Costed me a good amount of money despite the insurance, next time I'll only need to buy the lenses though, so it's worth it, never have to put drops in my eyes, and a headband in case of sweat, done. Mines are Flak Jackets.
     
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  8. TheVuMan

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    I wish I could get some of these. My eyesight is way too bad though... In the -9 area. :(
     
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  9. VeeSe

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    I tried to get the Flak Jackets. Oakley will only do up to -1 on those... I'm -1.25 in my right eye and -4.25 in my left eye (pretty bad but not nearly as bad as you), and that was enough to put me way over the allowable range. I don't wear contacts since the astigmatism in my right eye makes it really uncomfortable, so it sucks to play out in the sun with no sunglasses.
     
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  10. Lukhas

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    I'm in the 1.50 for myopia on left eye and have this model though (only 0.75 on right eye). Not blind but can't do much without glasses, so I can't even imagine those over the 2.5 mark, both ways. So I don't understand why you can't get some. Those aren't the XJL version though.
     
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  11. VeeSe

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    -4.25 on left eye
     
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  12. Lukhas

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    I was talking about this part:
    Which I don't understand, because I'm at 1.50 or so on left eye myopia. Maybe it's because of astigmatism... IMO you're better off trying the surgery, or at least take some infos about it.
     
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  13. Power Player

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    What lens color are you folks using for oaklies while playing? I was having some vision issues today with the darker colored obsidian lens. Found the ball tough to track when it was closer to me.

    Great for serves into the sun, but very tough on groundies.
     
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  14. Lukhas

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    One transparent pair, and one pair of "clear" black lenses. EDIT: They are polarized. Awful with LCD screens, excellent with everything else.
     
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  15. VeeSe

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    So are you saying that when you try to watch a replay of the last point you just lost on the LCD replay screen to decide whether or not you should challenge, you have to take off your glasses?
     
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  16. KineticChain

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    1st world problems ^
     
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  17. hittman10

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    the yellow Oakley lenses work great. good for daylight and night
     
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    I use the yellow ones, also they have a special lens for golf whichis great for playing. Coaching, playing with non-performance players/young kids, the black or obsidian will do the job.
     
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  19. Lukhas

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    Not exactly, you can still see what's happening. But polarized lenses don't work well with LCD screens. And anyway, the umpire tells you how many challenges you have, tells the outcome, and the players remembers it too.
     
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    Ha, NE1, I work for the opposite of Oakley. I agree the black iridium is too dark for tennis. For tennis you want something with high-contrast, and polarization so it's easer to focus, so I typically recommend a polar brown or polar rose. The iridiums are mirrors, which are mostly a point of style. It depends on your priorities, but since mirrors usually show scratches quickly and easily, I'm not the biggest fan. With your Brown Flaks, I'd recommend a brown polarized lens. It'll look sharp, and the optics will be solid. Check my site, www.prescriptiontennisglasses.com. You'll see that the brown polar is my go-to rec for bight conditions.
     
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  21. K-Bladest

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    Hey VeeSe,

    I can make lenses for your -4.25! This is precisely what my company does, get in touch! I'd be glad to help.
     
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  22. K-Bladest

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    VuMan, while I can't make lenses in your Rx for any Oakleys, the Rudy Project Ketyum is a great sports frame, and I can make some excellent lenses for you in that frame. Browse my site, www.prescriptiontennisglasses.com and check some things out. You have a strong Rx and want some sports eyewear, this is what we do.
     
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  23. Lukhas

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    I know you're having "best intentions", but I don't think that TW accepts people publishing their "for sale" websites on the board. Wouldn't take the risk if I were you.
     
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  24. K-Bladest

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    Hey Lukhas,

    I totally know what you mean, and I'm trying to be sincere about my comments and posts. It's clear from reading these threads that a lot of tennis players have vision and prescription eyewear issues, and that it's quite difficult to get informed about what your best options are. I'm just trying to chime in and make sure people know there are a lot of options. If you checked out the site, yes, there's definitely a sales objective, but only because it's a great solution for people who want to wear Rx sports eyewear. The site also a lot of info, helpful recommendations, and an avenue to get in touch with optical professionals who understand the needs of the game.
    Anyway, thanks for the heads up. I'll try not to mention the website unless someone asks.
     
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  25. craniopath

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    I don't know how strict TW is in this policy but this is a service they don't and can't be expected to provide. Looks like a gray area to me.
     
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