PRO PERFORMANCE PLUS - RX POLARISED PRESCRIPTION RUNNING 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 £94.50, 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.
How to Buy
Choose your prescription option from the drop-down menu above and then fill in the fields that appear. Please read the notes below carefully to make sure your prescription is suitable before completing your purchase.
Will They Work For Me?
If you have a prescription strength (indicated on your card as 'SPH', with a reading for both eyes) requirement that's within plus or minus 4.50, our glasses will work just fine for you. Stronger prescriptions can cause distortion, due to the curvature of the lenses. The de-centring calibration of the lenses loses its effect where stronger prescriptions are required. If you have a requirement greater than plus or minus 4.50, please do not buy these glasses. Bi-focals can be ordered through ourselves (see below), whilst varifocals and prismatic lenses can also be added by your own optician - if in doubt, please consult your optometrist for advice.
This is the distance, in millimetres, between the pupils of your eyes, when measured across the front of your glasses. A PD can range from 55 up to 70mm. Unfortunately, most UK opticians do not put the PD on a standard prescription card - if you do not know your PD, ask your optician to let you know what it is. If they do not know, or are unwilling to release the information, you can measure it simply yourself, by asking a friend to hold a ruler up against your glasses whilst you are wearing them. Try to be accurate, but note that, if you are 1 - 2mm out on your calculation, your glasses should still be fine. If you would like more information about your PD, please contact us - we will be glad to help.
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 an almost indestructible 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.
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.