I just got a new pair of Oakley prescription sunglasses from my sponsor, ADS Sports Eyewear in Richardson, Texas. I used to think that I only needed one pair of sunglasses and they would take care of all my needs. But then Michael at ADS convinced me last year to try some activity-specific designs. So they made me a pair of clear lenses for everyday use. They were made using an Oakley Bottle Rocket frame that’s usually used for sunglasses. They’re now my favorite glasses for reading, watching TV, driving and everything else I do when a dark lens is not needed.
Then they designed a pair of sunglasses for when I play golf. It made a big difference. I no longer have to adjust my head position for focus to address the ball. It’s in focus as soon as I look down. And after striking it, chasing the ball with my eyes is also no problem. However, my score is just as bad. If they could only fix that as well.
Remarkably, the golf sunglasses didn’t work as well when riding my bike. The focus for the handlebar device wasn’t quite right. That certainly speaks to how precise their design is. So they made me a pair of Oakley sunglasses I can use on the bike and for everyday wear. This time I mentioned to Michael that my right ear is slightly lower than the left one which screws up the progressive lens focus since the glasses sit just ever so slightly crooked on my face. So he adjusted the focal point for the right eye. It’s amazing what that’s done for close-up activities such as reading my smart phone.
I never knew there was so much that could be done with sunglasses to help them better fit my needs. And now he tells me that the prescription range for their Oakley products is changing for the better, too. It used to be that the Rx limits for lenses were +2.00 to -3.00. Now they’re able to make authentic Oakley True Digital lenses from +4.00 to -6.00 in select Oakley frames. So if you have really bad eyes now you can get prescriptions glasses made. And they’ve added a lens-only purchase option if you like your current frame and want to only replace the lenses because they’re scratched. Within two weeks you can have new lenses installed and save some money since you don’t need to purchase the frame.
A number of my blog readers have reported how well they’ve been treated by ADS, how competitive their pricing was, how quickly they got their glasses and how satisfied they are with them. If you’re in the market for new glasses this season I’d highly recommend checking them out.