Cheap magnifiers for the sunnies of wrinklies

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Rod Isaacs
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Postby Rod Isaacs » 18 Sep 2016, 08:26

For those that need magnifiers for reading or Garmin glancing here are a couple of links where you can source affordable half-moon soft magnifying lenses that can be temporarily attached to the inside of your favourite sunnies. Attachment requires just a drop of water and a steady hand. If you want to transfer them to other glasses just peel off, rinse and repeat.

Great idea, road tested by me during a couple of brisk and windy RNP runs and at Slowies yesterday, and enthusiastically admired at the cafe by senior members (ahem) of the club.

No idea how durable they will be but much cheaper and more flexible solution than the limited models of sunnies with built-in magnifying sections, the styling of which are questionable, especially for those with lots of sunny miles under the belt and skin elasticity issues below it, above it, and behind it. (run by the lovely and efficient Pam) ... -diameter/ (cheaper, wider range of magnifications, but Pam free).

Cheers, Rod

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Postby Stuart » 20 Sep 2016, 10:28

I have several pairs of Dual Eyewear SL2 Pro sunnies (one dark lenses, one clear for early mornings) that have served me well but they are now $95 and the nose bridge wears out and they don't sell replacement parts. ... ro-glasses

I'll give these a try for sure.

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Postby Neilm » 20 Sep 2016, 18:11

Rudy projects have a great selection but there not cheap

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Postby Stuart » 16 Feb 2017, 19:28

Bought some from Pam. My 2 cents.

They are fine for use on the bike to see the Garmin and probably to change a flat. The Dual Eyewear are better by 50% + when it comes to seeing a phone or in the car to see the analogue dials.

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