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7 summits and other mountain stuff => Gear & stuff => Topic started by: Margit on Jul 30 2004, 02:50

Title: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Margit on Jul 30 2004, 02:50
Hi,

I recently ordered a pair of Julbo Micropore glasses with prescription lenses from Opticus, Inc (http://www.opticus.com) 1-800-870-5557 . I have been extremely happy with their service and selection of exteme eyeware. 

I hope this information helps. I had a really hard time finding a good company who provides prescription glasses for extreme conditions.

Margit
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Ron on Jul 30 2004, 04:01
yoo can but also sunglasses with an optical clip. Adidas (advance)and Julbo (sense)provide them..also Oackley makes prescription sunglasses...only they are not suited fot extreme altitutes (cat.3)
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Dan Lochner on Jul 31 2004, 09:20
Opticus is definitely the way to go.  They are extremely helpful and provide an excellent service.  I highly recommend them.  They sponsored my Rx glacier glasses and goggle needs for Everest in my Seven Summit quest.  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Ron on Jul 31 2004, 12:15
I let my eyes treated by laser...the best..no prescritions needed anymore 8)
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Bill MacGillivray on Aug 31 2004, 06:57
visiblespectrum.net has been the best web site to provide options for climbing. They also do an excellent job with wrap-around styles in polarized lenses. Check out Oakley and Adidas products, Adidas has the new Clima-Cool which is an excellent glacier glass.
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Ron on Aug 31 2004, 12:40
Adidas is only sufficied for high altitude with the space lens they provide...Oackley has no high altitude lens..their iridium lenses are not sufficient
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: 7summits on Oct 6 2004, 15:43
I actually use Bausch and Lomb Purevision soft lenses. Can leep them in 30 days and nights, especially for low oxygen environments (for pilots etc). Works like a charm on Aconcagua, Denali and Everest!
Cost about $30/pair methinks...
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Buddha on Oct 6 2004, 18:43
Adidas is only sufficied for high altitude with the space lens they provide...Oackley has no high altitude lens..their iridium lenses are not sufficient

I was actually thinking about getting Oakley's Iridium Fire goggles for use at high altitude.. What kind of goggles do you think I should have instead?

As for glasses I have a pair of Cebe Cecchinel 4000...
Title: Re: Expedition prescription glasses
Post by: Ron on Oct 6 2004, 23:51
well its confusing. There are iridium lenses who let 13% visible light trough..but also who let 7-8 % trough. (2 or 3 types)Those last ones should be sufficient. Unfortautly i cant say wich ones are. (i have a folder in my shop, not at home) but maybe the oackley site can answer that question (be specific and say its for extreme altitute 8000+ meter) or just ask them on their support department. Maybe iridium fure is good.