Mike Bryan's prescription glasses

MAX PLY

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I don't know for sure but suspect they are Oakley frames with clear prescription frames. The Bros. endorse Oakley.
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
I have always wondered what it would cost to get me a pair. Contacts always dry out like mad if there's any wind, and I don't like my regular frames falling down my nose after the serve..
 

Luis88

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I have always wondered what it would cost to get me a pair. Contacts always dry out like mad if there's any wind, and I don't like my regular frames falling down my nose after the serve..
Yeah, I have the same problem. Been trying forever to look for a frame that works for me without making me look weird.
 

Subway Tennis

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Is this the same company that Chung uses for his sports presctiion glasses ?
Exactly the same manufacturer, but very different prescription and glasses setup.

Chung's Oakley glasses are crucial for him in that they help manage his acute astigmatism.

In South Korea, Chung is an absolute megastar and is influencing people who weren't sure whether or not you could play sports in glasses without being encumbered.

@Cup8489 @Luis88 - rest assured no one on court who sees you in these glasses will think you look weird, they will most likely just think you are serious about being about to play at the highest level possible. There now seems to be quite a few pros wearing these glasses. The style that Yuroslava Shvedova was wearing a few years ago has been the best style I've seen.
 
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Nostradamus

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Exactly the same manufacturer, but very different prescription and glasses setup.

Chung's Oakley glasses are crucial for him in that they help manage his acute astigmatism.

In South Korea, Chung is an absolute megastar and is influencing people who weren't sure whether or not you could play sports in glasses without being encumbered.

@Cup8489 @Luis88 - rest assured no one on court who sees you in these glasses will think you look weird, they will most likely just think you are serious about being about to play at the highest level possible. There now seems to be quite a few pros wearing these glasses. The style that Yuroslava Shvedova was wearing a few years ago has been the best style I've seen.
I think Chung's Oakley look way cooler than Bryans. and I also agree that it is easiler to play with these sports glasses than contact lenses. Some thinks contacts are better, but they move around when serve and volleying and have caused some problems in the past. Glasses doesn't cause this problem, except some fogging issues and they are very expensive. albeit probably cheaper in the long run compared to having to buy the contacts all the time.
 

Lukhas

Legend
I have always wondered what it would cost to get me a pair. Contacts always dry out like mad if there's any wind, and I don't like my regular frames falling down my nose after the serve..
Almost twice as much as a "regular" but full featured pair of glasses.
 

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
Almost twice as much as a "regular" but full featured pair of glasses.
I started browsing around and found some generic sport glasses for a reasonable price. May very well end up doing it.


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am1899

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I just bought a pair of Oakley sun glass frames with clear prescription lenses, through Lens Crafters. I believe it was $153 total out of pocket after what my VSP insurance covered. I was astonished that they were so inexpensive.

Whoever asserted that wearing glasses on court is easier than contacts...I think it depends on who you are. If you’ve been a life long contact user, contacts will probably be better, unless you have significant astigmatism. My wife has worn contacts for most of her life, and that’s the only way she can play. In my case, after wearing glasses for 25 years, i gave contacts another go. I could never really get comfortable with them. So for me, wearing glasses is better.

A couple notes on the Oakley glasses since I started wearing them:

If you’re not used to a curved corrective lens, it may take some adjustment to get used to that. To me it was a bit like looking through a fish bowl at first. For me the fogging issue is more pronounced with the Oakley polycarbonate lenses than my “daily driver” glasses that I used to wear on court. But overall, I really like the Oakleys, how they really stay put on my face, and I’m glad I made the investment.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The cost of Oakleys with prescription lenses is around $360-400.

They are inexpensive, considering that they are very durable, and one avoids putting contact lenses.

Particularly for people with astigmatism, contact lenses are often not an option, and, as already mentioned, in the long run the glasses are cheaper.

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WOW,, Does insurance cover any of the cost ? that is bit expensive.
 

Hmgraphite1

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The cost of Oakleys with prescription lenses is around $360-400.

They are inexpensive, considering that they are very durable, and one avoids putting contact lenses.

Particularly for people with astigmatism, contact lenses are often not an option, and, as already mentioned, in the long run the glasses are cheaper.

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Contacts for the last 10 or more years work well with astigmatism. They are weighted at the bottom so they don't spin and correct for astigmatism
 
I use small frames with high index poly single vision lens for weight reduction with a blue tint. The blue tint I found increases my perception almost double over clear, yellow or any other color. The ball is like a spotlight against the surroundings, to me, it improved my game two fold, even over wearing contacts and high end sunglasses.
 

smalahove

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I was considering buying clear oakleys (ballistic ones) to protect my eyes from impact.
Had one nasty rebound a few years ago, from the frame straight into the eye (socket). The vision on that eye went totally black for a what seemed like an eternity and it was a very unpleasant and unfamiliar pain that "felt" like this could have been serious damage.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I use small frames with high index poly single vision lens for weight reduction with a blue tint. The blue tint I found increases my perception almost double over clear, yellow or any other color. The ball is like a spotlight against the surroundings, to me, it improved my game two fold, even over wearing contacts and high end sunglasses.
Holy mommy, this is unfair tech. I must get it. how much does it cost ?
 
I designed them myself and were comped as test pieces. I spec'd the Polycarbonate blanks to be dipped for extended period of time since Poly is dye resistant compared to Acrylic to achieve the Deep Blue LT% I was looking for as a 1st step. Then I had the Lab add a UV coat/ ant scratch called Crizal Sapphire 360, another special coating was added not available to the public yet, then they were ground, rolled and polished and inserted into full rim feminine frames, this method of production I hear is extremely uncommon due to cost. I am thinking something close in comparison could be had for under $250 for the lenses, just guessing though. :)

Holy mommy, this is unfair tech. I must get it. how much does it cost ?

Oh, this pair is mostly used for lower light conditions like overcast, early mornings or late evenings, or if I play under lights. Full Sun conditions, I have a pair that is about 20% darker.
 
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sureshs

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Hmgraphite1

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I found the brown lens best for bright conditions and the yellow for low light. Although I did see some blue lens hunting glasses that looked yellow when worn.
 
A lot of times Manufactures impart a blue coating, but the actual color is something different.
I tried a lot of experiments, and none of the traditional retail colors worked in tennis, at least for me. Grey washed out everything, it just muted (darkened) the whole scene, even the tennis ball. I deemed this color Garbage. Yellow obscured the tennis ball from the surroundings as everything light colored or white would appear the same as the tennis ball and made any light shafts and blooms disastrous during play. I deemed that color Garbage. Brown worked but only in a single application, and that was Clay Court. I still had difficulty reading the ball as it muted it down and was bad for full sun daytime use as I got massive amounts of light blooms, but did well controlling light shafts. I deemed it a Niche color if using it on an indoor clay court or use in overcast. Blue was the only color that was able to adapt to any environment day or night, full sun or heavy over cast and worked well with grass and hard courts by seperating the yellow spectrum from vividly from all other colors typical of a tennis court. They are however, not the nest for your eyes outside of actual playtime as blue will induce eyestrain with extended use. Oh, I also do not Polarize my optics. My spec is superior with my eyesight to polarization, which is grey. I have tried Red toned filters, not in tennis, but in applications such as target practice type sports.. did phenomenal, but that was due to the color red I was looking to spotlight. Would not even be worth testing for tennis as there aren't any reds in the game at all. I should honestly make a new thread on this.. I have totally hijacked the original topic. :laughing:
 

Lukhas

Legend
Yes, insurance should cover some of the frames and some of the lenses. pair would cost frame price plus about $250 for lenses.
Where I live it is over 220€ per lens... And they're not Oakley on my Oakley glasses. Official Oakley lenses are a good 1.5 times more expensive. Obviously the optician takes his share, but still quite hefty.
 

smokeydusky

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A lot of times Manufactures impart a blue coating, but the actual color is something different.
I tried a lot of experiments, and none of the traditional retail colors worked in tennis, at least for me. ... Blue was the only color that was able to adapt to any environment day or night, full sun or heavy over cast and worked well with grass and hard courts by seperating the yellow spectrum from vividly from all other colors typical of a tennis court. .... :laughing:
Thanks for all the info.
Does the "blue" tint work well on clay? What color clay do you play on?
 

MathGeek

Hall of Fame
I have RayBan Wayfarer frames with polarized grey prescription lenses. They work well for all my sporting activities: fishing, shooting, tennis, mountain biking. Protection, vision, and quintessentially cool. Not so good on the nerd factor or humility though.

Clear lenses in the same frames accomplish that well enough.
 
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