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#203162 - 07/04/19 01:19 AM Prescription sunglass.
Rodrigo Offline
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Registered: 02/14/14
Posts: 12
Hello everyone.

I would like locations where i could make prescription sunglasses with class 3 and 4 fit for high mountain and glacier.

Preferably in Europe but the United States is also useful.

Thanks!!!!

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#203166 - 07/05/19 03:59 AM Re: Prescription sunglass. [Re: Rodrigo]
Bill Kennedy Offline
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Registered: 02/27/18
Posts: 198
Loc: Portland, Oregon
You might try Julbo. Their glasses are available with prescription lenses. Headquartered in France, I believe, but sold internationally.

http://www.julbo.com/
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#203168 - 07/05/19 12:43 PM Re: Prescription sunglass. [Re: Rodrigo]
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Loc: Rural Southeast Arizona
I’m not sure what Class 3 & 4 fit means. I have always preferred aviator style sunglasses for high altitude, snow-covered and sunny terrain. You can easily get prescription lenses for this style of sunglasses. You can even get them with bifocal lenses: I did. If going for bifocals I recommend the reading part be set 2mm lower than is the norm. That way the reading part won’t interfere as much with your view of the trail.
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#203171 - 07/06/19 12:26 PM Re: Prescription sunglass. [Re: Pika]
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Loc: Napa, CA
Another option is what I use: oversize sunglasses that fit over your regular glasses. They allow you to use your normal glasses, cover more of your face, and are very cheap.
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#203172 - 07/06/19 02:25 PM Re: Prescription sunglass. [Re: balzaccom]
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The type of mountaineering sunglasses he's looking for probably would be hard to find in a size large enough to fit over his regular glasses, and it's doubtful they'd be cheap either. As a hiker who spends more time in forests than on snow, I do not need such extra-strong protection, but anyone who is spending entire days on glaciers at high altitude is well-advised to seek sunglasses designed for that kind of severe conditions.

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