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Old 03-01-2021, 02:56 PM   #1
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Prescription glasses frames recommendations??

Hello all. My combo of a Shoei RF1200 and RayBan glasses frames does not work well at all... Any frame recommendations from the visually challenged out there? Thanks, Jon
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:07 PM   #2
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I have the exact same helmet, my glasses are from Costco, the frames are Bulova and they fit well inside my helmet. The frames are thin (cheap?) so that helps. Are you sure you have the right size helmet? Also, not every head shape fits well into every helmet so maybe that could be a factorI think I have more of an oval shaped head for example.
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:37 PM   #3
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If you want a more rounded shape, the Joseph Abboud JOE 4032 works well with the RF-1200. The temples are spring loaded, ridgid and slip into the helmet easily.
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:24 PM   #4
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I always bring my helmet when shopping for new frames.
Sounds silly, I know, but riding home with a new pair of progressive lenses that wouldn’t stay in a position where I could actually see was really unnerving. I ended up having to get a new helmet. Expensive mistake.
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Old 03-01-2021, 09:46 PM   #5
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:05 AM   #6
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+1 for Flexon
My brother used to own an eyeglass store and he built me a pair many years ago. I still wear Flexons.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:02 AM   #7
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RayBan aviator style works well for me. At least with my RF-1100 and dual sport helmets.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:23 AM   #8
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Always shop helmets and glasses with trying on both. Some helmets are not glasses friendly at all. Some helmets only marginally compatible with glasses
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Old 03-02-2021, 11:13 AM   #9
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Weird, I have that helmet with Ray Ban prescription glasses (RB 5150) and I have no issues.

Just checking, are you trying to put your helmet on with your glasses still on? I always remove my glasses, put helmet on, then put glasses back on (and reverse that for removing my helmet).
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Old 03-02-2021, 12:54 PM   #10
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I take my glasses off, put my helmet on then push the chin bar up so that the glasses channels in the helmet align better for then slipping my glasses on. You'll figure out how far up your need to push your helmet up and after a while it'll become automatic.
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:22 PM   #11
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Heyyyy - thank you all for the info (my Ray-Ban's are Wayfarers, fwiw...) I'll post an update after I find the right frames...
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:19 AM   #12
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my Ray-Ban's are Wayfarers, fwiw...
Consider the Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator. That's what I like. Don't know if they'll be any better at the top as far as bumping the helmet liner, but for sure they fit better at the sides.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:40 AM   #13
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+2 for Flexon. The flexibility of the frames allows them to contort to helmet's padding.
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Old 03-06-2021, 08:13 AM   #14
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There are other man'f of titanium, flexible frames that also work.
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Or just buy these for the cheapest possible solution and replace when they die...

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