PRO PERFORMANCE PLUS - RX POLARISED PRESCRIPTION SPORTS SUNGLASSES
Rapid Eyewear’s Pro Performance Plus multi-lens prescription sports sunglasses are renowned as being some of the best on the market and yet, with prices for a full set including your prescription added starting at just £89.50, they offer amazing value for money. This new development of the original Pro Performance package sees the addition of a clear, untinted lens which still provides 100% UVA / UVB protection and relief from the elements, in normal light conditions.
Order This Product With Your Prescription
If you would like us to add your prescription lenses, please choose the relevant option from the drop-down menu at the top of this page and then fill in the fields that appear. Please read the notes below about PD and prescription suitability before completing your purchase.
Is My Prescription Suitable?
Pro Performance Plus sunglasses can be used for any regular prescription where the SPH (Sphere) requirement is less than, or greater than, 4.5. Due to the curvature of the tinted lenses, they will not be suitable for those with very strong prescription requirements that exceed 4.5.
They are also suitable for bi-focal, varifocal and prismatic lenses but please note, we cannot add varifocal or prismatic prescriptions ourselves – please buy the sunglasses only and refer the work to your optician.
PD (Pupillary Distance)
This is the measurement between the centres of your eye pupils, across your regular glasses. Your optician will have measured your PD when you took your eye test, but they do not always provide the information. If you're not sure what your PD is, or your optician will not give it to you (in the UK they are not obliged to), ask someone to measure it by placing a ruler against your regular glasses. Do not take a measurement with the ruler flat against your face because this will provide an incorrect reading.
Most PD's are in the range of 58 - 70mm. Please note that, if your PD is above 69mm, these sunglasses will not be suitable for you.
Our prescription sunglasses for sport are built around a matt-black finished frame that has a prescription Rx clip housed in the back, whilst the tinted, interchangeable lenses sit on the front. This two-part arrangement allows for great versatility and performance, whilst the wrap-around styling blocks unwanted wind and light encroaching from the sides and bottom of your vision. The Pro-Performance sunglasses look good too, easily matching the style of many non-prescription sport sunglasses designs.
The frames are lightweight and tough, whilst the Rx clip, made from a robust TR90 material, ensures maximum protection for your eyes from impact.The tinted lenses clip onto the top of the frames, allowing them to be flipped up for momentary ‘normal’ vision when required.
De-Centred and Anti-Scratch Coated Lenses
Wrap-around sunglasses offer great benefits when it comes to blocking unwanted light and wind from the sides of your vision, but placing a curved lens in front of your eyes would normally cause distortion. However, all Rapid Eyewear lens sets are de-centred, which means they are calibrated to remove the distorting effect.
The lenses supplied as standard are:
- Clear, untinted
- Category 0 yellow, light-enhancing for dull light
- Category 2 beige polarised, for fairly bright or changeable light
- Category 3 grey mirror, for sunny conditions
By filtering blue light, our lenses improve definition and depth perception in your field of view.
Can People See the Insert Through the Lens?
Due to the studio lighting we use, the photographs here of Pro Performance with the Category 3 lens suggests you can see the Rx insert through the tinted lenses. In actual fact, the Category 3 grey lens has a mirror finish, and when worn outside in sunshine, the Rx insert is virtually impossible to see. Please note that the insert can be seen through the lighter lenses.
How Long Does it Take to Make My Prescription?
Turnaround times from date of order is typically 7 – 10 days for UK orders, and a little longer for overseas.
Can You Fit Varifocal or Prismatic Lenses?
Please note that we cannot fit varifocal or prismatic lenses – your optician will be able to help with these requirements.
I Am Not in the UK - Will You Still Add My Prescription?
Yes! Our full prescription service is now available to customers worldwide and there are no extra fees.
Extra Tinted lenses
If you play golf, you may want to consider adding our green mirror Category 3 lens option from the drop-down menu at the top of this page before completing your purchase.
Reviewed by: RonX
As a cycling enthusiast I bought these glasses and am very pleased with my purchase. The wraparound style keeps wind, bugs and stray glare out of my eyes. I added my prescription to the Rx insert for a very reasonable price. Please note that if you are adding your prescription it is useful to make sure that you also have your Pupillary Distance (PD). Opticians do not automatically provide this info and some are very reluctant or will refuse to provide it. A simple internet search will reveal how to record this measurement with the aid of a friend. You can also contact the seller for advice.
The glasses come with a range of clip-on lenses for most lighting conditions. These can be flipped up when necessary for "plain" vision (i.e., Rx only). I would say that the Rx insert is visible under the lighter coloured lenses. This is not an issue for me. With the darker lenses however no one need ever know... and they look cool too! The glasses are light, sturdy and comfortable to wear. They also stay put, even under sweaty conditions. Everything comes neatly laid out in an attractive, robust case with belt hoops/catch to aid portability. A great little package that packs a big punch!
Reviewed by: NEIL MARTIN
I recently bought these sunglasses to use for my cycling. I needed the prescription glasses to see the road clearly! When I went to get the glasses glazed with my local optician they managed to mess them up because they failed to read the instructions properly. I contacted Rapid and got possibly the best and quickest customer service I Have ever experienced. Friendly, helpful and professional, they sorted out the problem in next to no time.
I am so glad I bought these glasses - not only exactly what I wanted as a product - but a great company to deal with.
These glasses in particular are really very adaptable. With the four different front lens options they can be used ina any number of climatic conditions. They are comfortable and light. Basically, they just work!!! What more can you ask for.
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Reviewed by: H Gill
"Your glasses do exactly "what it says on the tin", I wanted glasses for cycling which had to be secure and not slide off due to sweat - they are very secure, whilst I use the strap around my head, I'm sure they would be as secure without as I feel no sliding sensation. They are also very light and comfortable. Due to their wrap around style, they're very protective over the whole eye socket. I have used all 3 different filters now and they are a treat. Thank you very much."