Need Help With Sports Prescription

Need Rudy Project Sports Prescription?

If your optometrist is Specsavers, OPSM, ProVision or other selected regional optometrist’s you may experience difficulty obtaining Rudy Project sports prescription eyewear.

In Australia, like many other countries around the world, the optical market is dominated by the Luxottica Group operators of Specsavers, Sunglass Hut and OPSM retailers. This can make obtaining Rudy Project Sports Prescription difficult and in many cases… impossible! These optical retailers never purchase Rudy Project  product to offer on range, preferring to support their own in-house brands and not providing their customers with the opportunity to select Rudy Project. We think this is very sad particularly as we know Rudy Project has the best sports prescription program in the world with multiple frame and lens options to suit all sports performance and fitting needs.

So what does a consumer do when they go to one of these optical chain retailers or country optometrists and enquire about Rudy Project? Generally they will receive a negative response and my be told they are not stocked and not able to offer our brand. Customers will generally accept the advice of the optometrist and will be steered towards another brand which may or may not be the best option to meet their needs.

Don’t despair – we’re here for you ! Now you can manage the process from end-to-end directly with us… complete frame and scripted lens packages are now available from Rudy Project.

Why let someone else make your decision? Rudy Project Australia now makes it easy to order directly.

Simply obtain your current or updated script from your optometrist  – including your PD (pupil distance) measurement. Contact our specialists at Rudy Project Australia head office and we will analyse your script and present the best options in our range to suit your individual needs. As world leaders in sports prescription eyewear we are the experts when it comes to frame fitting, sports specific design and lens range options.

If you would like to talk about Sports Prescription, please give us a call, have a chat and receive FREE expert advice.

Contact us

Phone 02 95654494
Info@rudyproject.com.au

I can see clearly now!

My Rudy Project ImpactRX Prescription Lenses have Arrived!

If like myself you suer from eyesight complications and need to wear corrective lenses – be it contacts or spectacles, then the latest technological developments from Rudy Project could be what you’ve been looking for.
WORDS: TIM B RADLEY | PHOTOGRAPHY: TIM BRADLEY

I , like, many others in this country suffer from myopia, or in more common terms, short sightedness. If you’re a sufferer of myopia like me then you have probably been affected from time-to-time by irritating factors that are associated with training and racing in contact lenses. I’ve lost count of the number of triathlons and cycling races where sweat has dripped down into eyes and caused an irritable feeling under my contact lenses, especially when the sweat is mixed with sunscreen or zinc cream. Until recently I was having little luck nding a pair of frames that would be able to accommodate my prescription requirements yet also have a performance look and functionality. However, after a recent conversation I had with professional triathlete Mitch Anderson, who also suers from similar vision problems, he recommended I have a chat with Greg Rule from Rudy Project about their lens technology Rudy Project released for athletes such as myself who require corrective lenses of some description. I gave Greg a call and explained to him I had suffered from myopia and I was sick of wearing contact lenses while training, especially in summer when sweat often combines with a splash of sunscreen, causing a stinging sensation  when it gets underneath the contact lens. Greg recommended that I try the Rudy Project ImpactRX range, as the technology can be combined with photochromic ability too, which means the lenses adapt to light levels and adjusts to the UVlight and also light as it’s a two way activation appropriately. Now, to be honest, I have always had a preconceived image of prescription glasses  for use in sport. Probably due to my love for American sitcoms, I’ve always had an image of sports prescription glasses looking like the Steve Urkel-style sports goggles.

IF YOU’RE A SUERER OF MYOPIA LIKE ME THEN YOU HAVE PROBABLY BEEN AECTED FROM TIME-TO-TIME BY IRRITATING FACTORS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH TRAINING AND RACING IN CONTACT LENSES.

This quickly changed after I paid a visit to one of the Rudy Project specialists at Visionary Eyewear in Perth to check out the frames that could incorporate ImpactRX lenses. In fact, to my surprise, ImpactRX lenses can be incorporated into a lot of the Rudy Project performance range including the Rydon, Sintryx, Agon,and  Tralyx, models. Although it was strongly suggested that i use the RRYDON Model.  Although prescription sun-vision lenses have been around for a few years now, Rudy Project have taken the technology one step further with the ImpactRX lenses, creating a lens that is so advanced it has numerous professional athletes using them all donning the Italian-made technology. Joe and the team at Visionary Eyewear had an answer to all my questions about the ImpactRX lenses. When I asked how the technology benets triathletes, Joe could’ve written a book with all the information he had. “The dierence between the Rudy Project lenses and other brands is the quality,” Joe said. “Triathletes know with Rudy Project their getting the best quality lens on the market. The ImpactRX lenses with photochromic ability enables athletes with a vision\ impairment to train outdoors in any light and the lenses will change accordingly while maintaining perfect vision. So if it’s light outside the lenses will darken, and if it’s dark outside the lenses will become clear, depending on what colour lenses you begin with.” I was impressed by the fact the lenses adapt to changing UV light levels, but what else is good about them? “Not only does the ImpactRX lens adjust to UV light, but it’s blast proof, bullet proof, guaranteed unbreakable for life and it’s 17 per cent lighter in weight than polycarbonate, which is the industry standard,” said Joe. At this point I was starting to get persuaded that the ImpactRX lenses are the real deal. But I wanted to test Joe one more time, so I asked him why they had recently been approved for Australian Standards for use in the workplace. “Well, the ImpactRX range has a Hi Thermal stability, which means they can be used in conditions up to 80 degrees celsius, and they’re resistant to acid and chemical damage. On top of this, the ImpactRX have a low refraction index. All this combined makes them suitable for use in sport and the work place too,” Joe replied. I was impressed, but to experience first-hand if the lenses were as good as Joe and Greg said, I organised to have a pair made up with my prescription. The whole process from eye test to the day the glasses arrive usually takes three to fore  weeks, as the orders are processed and made in Italy. If you have a current prescription, you can simply give that to your local Rudy Project eyewear specialist. However, if it’s been a while since your last eye test, take it from me, have an eye test. There’s nothing worse than having a pair of glasses made up, only to realise your eyes have deteriorated further after you’ve paid for the glasses – happened to me earlier this year; an expensive mistake! When the Rudy Project Rydon frames with ImpactRX lenses arrived, the first thing that blew me away when I tried them on was the clarity of vision. No
matter what the conditions, the lenses adapted to the light, while maintaining a seriously sharp image. The speed of transition was also a pleasant surprise. I had seen transition lenses in spectacles before, and commonly the change from outdoors to indoors was quite slow. However, the ImpactRX photochromic lenses were very quick to adapt to changing levels of UV light. I was really happy with how well the photochromic lenses adjusted to the light when I rode to work wearing the Rudy Projects. As I have to leave quite early, in Melbourne it’s still very dark; however, the sun does rise fast, so by the time I get to work, it’s often very sunny (when the sun does come out).  So to not have to swap over lenses during the ride is a huge advantage, and not having to wear uncomfortable contact lenses made the ride a lot more enjoyable. However, for all of the amazing features of the ImpactRX lenses, they don’t come cheap. Depending on the frames you choose and which of the four ImpactRX photochromic lenses (clear, grey, red or golf) you decide to go for, the total cost on average is up around the $1000 mark. But if you weigh up the amount of money you will save in contact lenses over the years by training and racing with the ImpactRX lenses, the price for this quality piece of technology isn’t so bad. Let’s face it too, riding and running in spectacles is not comfortable, and if you’re on a long run or ride wearing contact lenses it can get quite irritating. So, for paying that little bit extra, you’ll reap the benefits for years to come. After using the product I can say without a quiver of doubt you won’t regret the investment.

For further information contact Rudy Project Australia on 02 9565 4494 or email info@rudyproject.com.au along with your updated script.

 

 

 

THE BEST GUIDE TO CYCLING SUNGLASSES

THE BEST GUIDE TO CYCLING SUNGLASSES

Cycling Sunglasses has come a long way, in fact the writer of the story raced in Switzerland in the late 80’s without cycling sunglasses and now I’m wondering how in fact I managed it! During those years, myself along with a bunch of other Aussie’s trying to become pro’s we trained in the fields and omg, the amount of bugs was in insane. After riding we all would be pulling bugs from our eyes, but we knew nothing about cycling sunglasses as they generally where not around in the late 80’s.

After many years of cycling I can tell you that I cannot go out the door now without putting sunglasses on. I actually feel lost without them. We generally don’t think of the advantages of using cycling sunglasses and there are many benefit’s to using them.

BUGS AND ROCKS

There is an issue with bugs and in most cases you cannot blink fast enough to stop the bugs entering your eyes so it’s essential for riding to protect your eyes from bugs. Whilst bugs are not big, they can hurt at speeds BUT if a rock flies off the road and hits your eyes you are in a lot of trouble. Cycling sunglasses to the rescue on this point! When choosing a cycling sunglass, make sure that the lenses are strong and generally speaking the cheaper the brand the more likelihood that they are using a cheaper lens material that may not protect your eyes against flying rocks hitting your lens. In case your wondering what I use, its mostly Impactx Photochromic Black lenses and the reason for this is that Impactx lenses are guaranteed unbreakable for life. They are blast proof, bullet proof and acid resistant so anything hitting the lens I know 100% my eyes are protected.

DESENDING AT SPEED

If you’re like me and love descending at speeds, ever found the wind being so strong that your eyes start to water? This is where total eye coverage comes into play. Make sure when purchasing sunglasses that you’re getting a good coverage and if possible adjust the nose pads, so the lens position is closer to your face BUT not touching the cheek or eyebrows. You need to allow some air to circulate to prevent fogging.

LENS TINTS

With so many tints available, where would one start. The truth of the matter is that there is not one lens tint that is going to be good for all conditions. Some lenses such as Rudy Project Photochromic lenses will give the rider a great range over many conditions. But for example, if your only riding at night or doing 24 hour MTB races then a TRANSPARENT lens will work much better than a photochromic lens at it’s lightest. Likewise, if your in extreme sun conditions riding during the heat of the day then a polarized lens will work much better than a photochromic lens at its darkest. This all said and done, at Rudy Project we sell 80% PHOTOCHROMIC LENSESand the reason is that many cyclist including myself find it easier to have one lens for all conditions rather than carrying many lenses in my back pocket. Here are some examples of lenses

  • Photochromic lenses have a range from 75% at its clearest to 10% at its darkest

 

 

 

  • Polarized are a solid tint lens that don’t change colour and stay at approx. 12% and take the reflection away from the road surfaces.

 

 

  • Solid Tint lenses with reflective coatings on the outside

 

 

 

 

EXPLAINING LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Every wondered what all these percentage figures are in SPORTS SUNGLASS LENSES– 10%, 50% or 90%?

It’s pretty simple – the bigger the number, the lighter the lens tint. When I’m explaining to cyclist in person I start by saying this – 100% means you have nothing on your face. 0% means you cannot see out of the lens at all, sort of like welding sunglasses.

Photochromic lenses are given as a “range” meaning that it changes colour from a clearer state to a darker state. For example, our IMPACTX PHOTOCHROMIC BLACKrange from 75% at its clearest to 9% at it’s darkest

HOW DO PHOOCHROMIC LENSES CHANGE COLOUR?

Photochromic lenses are sunglass lenses that are clear indoors or very early mornings and darken automatically when exposed to UV sunlight. Other terms sometimes used for photochromic lenses include “light-adaptive lenses” and “variable tint lenses” or Transitionlenses.

There are generally two forms of Photochromic lenses. Some activate via UV light only meaning the lens has to be exposed to DIRECT LIGHT to change colour. Rudy Project Impactx Photochromic lenses change colour via a 2 way activation via direct light and actual light. What this means is that the lens is a lot more sensitive and changes colours whilst in the shade which makes it perform a lot better and faster.

TRANSITION OR PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES – WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Both are the same, but the actual technical word is PHOTOCHROMICfor lenses that change colour when exposed to Light. TRANSITIONis the same thing except “Transition” is the name of a company that prompt their transition lenses.

FOGGING

Fogging normally occurs when cyclist stop at traffic lights. The heat from your cycling cloths rises and gets between your sunglass lens and face. If there is nowhere for the hot air to go and no air circulating, then your Sunglasses will fog up. You’ll find once you get going the fog will disappear but sometimes the damage is done, and condensation is on the inside of the lenses which can take time to disappear and painful.

There is no such thing as fog proof sports sunglasses, but you can prevent it a number of ways.

When stopping at traffic lights, pull your sunglass down the bridge of your nose and because you have created a big spare between the inside of your sunglass and your face, the hot humid heat rising will not fog the inside of your sunglass. As soon as you get moving, push your sunglass back to the normal position.

Make sure you keep your sunglasses clean. If you have dirty sunglasses this can promote fogging.

Adjust your nose pads to create a better gap between your face and the inside of the sunglass lens. By creating this gap, you will promote air circulation and thus help stop fogging. Most Rudy Project sunglasses have ADJUSTABLE NOSE PADS and it’s super easy to hold them and adjust them.

ADJUSTABLE SUNGLASSES

Having adjustable Sports Sunglasses is important in creating the perfect fit as no one’s face is the same. For example, Asian’s have no nose bridge and most sunglasses and not designed for this especially Sports Sunglasses.

Rudy Project Sports Sunglasses have two forms of adjustability

1/ Adjustable nose pads – just pinch with your fingers to make the sunglasses move out or in, up or down. Its super easy. If you have an Asian face with no nose bridge you can easily twist the nose pads to fit you.

2/ Adjustable temple ends – 90% of Rudy Project Sport Sunglasses have adjustable temple ends that can bent up and down. What is important here is being about to adjust the temple end to fit perfectly whilst you have your helmet on. If you have ever had the issue of headaches at the back of your heads, it’s mostly caused by the sunglass temple end not adjusted. In fact, most brands in the world do not have adjustable temple ends. Models in Rudy Project range with adjustable temple ends are Rydon, Agon, Tralyx, Sintryx.

Greg Rule

Rudy Project

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Have you got scratched lenses?

If you’re a sunglass owner like the many millions in the world then I guarantee you this 100%
that you have experienced one of these two problems.

  • I lost my sunglasses
  • I scratched my lenses

So the number one complaint in the world is “I lost my sunglass” ie – I left them on the roof of my car, I left them at the café, they fell off my head and I didn’t notice them falling off. We have heard them all before and nothing can be done about it.

The second biggest complaint is “I scratched my lenses” and this happens a lot more then you think. When it comes to sports and the beating that sports sunglasses take then it’s bound to happen. What do you do when you have an expensive frame/lens costing over $200 for example and you have a massive scratch right in your line of sight?

The solution if you have Rudy Project Sports Sunglasses is to use the “Replacement Lens Guarantee” or RLG. It covers scratched lenses of models that have INTERCHANGEABLE  lenses and the model must be in the current years catalogue to ensure we are able to supply the lens.

It’s simple, return your scratch lenses to us and for a shipping and handling fee between $34.90 and $59.90 we will replace your scratched lenses.

It’s another reason why you should be purchasing Rudy Project Sports Sunglasses!

We suggest you jump onto the link below and follow all the instructions and we will have you up and running with new lenses in no time

https://www.erudy.com.au/shop/replacement-lens-guarantee.html

Rudy Skermo Ski Google

Skermo Ski Goggle

Shaped by the winds of the Italian Dolomites and refined by athletes, the Skermo is Rudy Project’s latest and greatest goggle iteration. Building from the success of the Klonyx and the goggle tradition that made Rudy Project’s name in motorsports, the Skermo’s rimless frame and cylindrical lens lends the wearer an ultralight fit with maximum peripheral vision. Complete with a full line of RP Optics Multilaser lenses as options, the Skermo is bound to be your new slope favorite.

Rudy Project Athlete Meredith Kessler

Rudy Project Athlete Meredith Kessler Voted “Greatest American Triathlete of All Time”

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Rudy Project, makers of Italian performance eyewear and record-setting helmets, are proud to support Meredith Kessler, who was just voted the Greatest American Triathlete of All time according to IRONMAN©’s “Best of” poll. The new mom and race favorite was a shoo-in to win – her many accolades on and off the race course make her a worthy favorite with 11 IRONMAN and 21 half-iron (70.3) distance titles to her name. She’s also the author of a series of manuals called “Life of a Triathlete,” a mentor to many aspiring triathletes, and a new mother. Within 5 months of giving birth to her son, she took 6th at the North American Championship race, IRONMAN Texas, with an impressive sub-9 hour finish, after just 6 weeks of run training. She then turned right back around a week later to take 5th in the US Pro Championship at IRONMAN 70.3 St. George.

“Meredith is obviously a very special athlete, but – more importantly – she is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met,” said Chris Lupo, Director of Sports Marketing for Rudy Project North America. “She is a cherished member of the Rudy Project family and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of her tribe.”

Meredith got her start in triathlon shortly after her graduation from Syracuse University, where she played field hockey and did track on a Division 1 athletic scholarship. She’s competed in over 60 IRONMAN full distance races all over the world, revisiting the same races over and over, and has a reputation for becoming beloved wherever she races. She’s won five consecutive titles at IRONMAN New Zealand and as a result earned the nickname “Queen of Taupo.”

Her four wins at IRONMAN 70.3 St. George have made her an honorary local. Her strength as a triathlete is that she has no weakness – she has a reputation for being first out of the water, zipping on the bike, and setting a punishing pace on the run. Her consistency in all three disciplines is matched only by her fierce dedication to her support group and family, the initials of whom she has painted onto her custom Ventum race bike. Up one fork of her bike is the word “Gumption,” a mantra she reaches for when she needs to dig deep.

Upon hearing she had been voted the Greatest Triathlete of All Time, Meredith was overflowing with positivity and grace, saying “The gratitude that I have to have so kindly been voted this title is paramount. I am taken aback by the outpouring of kindness, support and genuine care from so many and appreciate it all so very much. A main goal going forward will be to try to deliver in my job and passion as a professional triathlete and represent the USA with gusto and fortitude in every race that I can muster.”

In IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga this past weekend, Meredith took 2nd against a stacked field, getting outpaced only by fellow Rudy Project triathlete Heather Jackson, who took the tape with at 1:12 margin of victory. Jackson made her move with three miles left to go in the run, with Meredith racing to keep up against the Bend, Oregon native, who also came in second in IRONMAN’s “Best of” poll. The two wore matching Tralyx racing frames in Gold Velvet, the bright lenses matched only by their ear to ear grins.

Photo: Wattie Ink

“I’m trying to race my way back into shape,” Meredith said after the race, displaying the support and positivity that makes her beloved in the sport. “I’m glad phenomenal athletes like Heather Jackson are here to whip me back into shape.”

 

Rudy Project Boost 01 Aero Helmet Review

Rudy Project Boost gets a super review from cycling west online website. 

The Rudy Project Boost 01 Aero helmet is the first modern aero-style helmet that I’ve ever worn for regular riding around.

Almost thirty years ago, I had Giro aero helmet. In it’s day, it was cutting edge, had a big fin, and of course, faster – laughing out loud. But it would be silly to ride around town with the big fin, though occasionally, someone would and the word ridiculous would come to mind.

Fast forward to present day, yes, I’ve been riding around town and country wearing the Rudy Project Boost 01, with the detachable shield installed. Surprisingly, the shield is not too dark for wearing glasses as well. As important, there is no feeling of claustrophobia. The Boost 01 definitely has a modern look.

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2018 Triathlon Season

Rudy Project’s Dominant Start to the 2018 Triathlon Season With Emphatic Wins from Ben Kanute and Mel Hauschildt

Rudy Project North America, exclusive distributors of Italian-made sunglasses and aero/TT helmets, celebrated the beginning of triathlon season with athletes Ben Kanute (USA) and Mel Hauschildt (AUS) who both took the top podium step at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas this weekend. Both professional triathletes  won hard fought battles during an unseasonably cold day, sporting Rudy Project’s award-winning aero helmets and performance sunglasses.

Kanute set the pace early, taking a 30+ second lead on the rest of the field coming out of the swim, and held the lead on the bike in his Wing57 aero helmet, complete with an eye catching Multilaser Orange shield. He was briefly overtaken by Andrew Starykowicz on the run, but came back after Mile 4 to grow a 33 second lead into a margin of 1 minute and 56 seconds at the finish, maintaining his trademark driving pace on the run. The American took the tape with a triumphant smile, wearing his fire red Tralyx XL framewith a Multilaser Blue lens, ideal for maintaining clarity and contrast during the race’s cloudy and damp conditions.  “It’s been a great start to the season,” said Kanute in a post-race Instagram post. “I look forward to keeping the momentum rolling!”

On the women’s side, Mel Hauschildt of Australia came out of the water sixth and roared forward into a headwind on the bike to position herself  second going into T2. Hauschildt was eye-searingly bright on the course, her neon kit replete with a fluo yellow Boost 01 road aero helmet that allowed her to tuck into her aero bars and blast the competition. Hauschildt set her sights on lead runner Kimberly Morrison and overtook her on Mile 7, finishing with a women’s best 1:18:07 run split.

Her run was all the more impressive given the low temperatures; Hauschildt confessed the cold made T2 challenging: “My fingers wouldn’t work… The first 3km I tucked in behind [Heather Wurtele] trying to thaw out. I didn’t know if I had rocks in my shoes or it was just my numb feet.” Her face said it all as she lifted the tape over her head at the finish line, grinning around her bright green, special edition Tralyx frames. “Thank you, Galveston, for a race I’ll never forget.” Rudy Project would also like to congratulate pro Jodie Robertson, who came in fifth with a total time of 04:14:58 at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas, wearing her Wing57 and Tralyx combo.

In warmer climes, pro triathlete Heather Jackson kicked off her season with a solid fourth place finish at IRONMAN Oceanside 70.3. Wearing her gold Tralyx and trademark grin, Jackson came down the run course smiling and high-fiving fans to finish with a time of 04:23:53. “I love racing this course,” said Jackson on social media afterward. “More motivated than ever for the next one!”

Jackson is coming into the 2018 season after a fourth place finish at Kona, despite beating her 2016 third place time by more than nine minutes – an accomplishment that even she admits is bittersweet. While there was a tinge of disappointment, Jackson is more motivated than ever this season to pursue becoming Ironman world champion. “I’m much more focused and motivated coming into this year,” she says. “It’s not like the motivation wasn’t there the last couple of years, but this year feels different. We’re way ahead of where we were at this point last year.” For Oceanside, Heather raced hard against what was probably one of the most competitive 70.3 start lists of the season – and her sights are set on the big prize at the end of the season. Even before the race, Heather remarked, “Every race is a good check to see where your fitness is at, but we never lose sight of the big goal. This is just the first of many checkpoints leading up to Kona… Regardless of what happens this weekend, we both know the work we still have to do to get to where we want to be in October.”

Follow Heather, Ben, and Mel’s race seasons by following them on social media, and get updates on everything Rudy Project by following @rudyprojectna on all platforms.

Taking Hi-Altitude lenses to the max

Recently Dr Martin Cross visited the high peaks on New Zealand and tested the Rydon

Hi-Altitude lenses with a goal of ascending the Matterhorn come this September

“A ‘remarkable’ day. Climbing to the top of the Remarkables Queenstown NZ along the ridge. Lot of exposure at times ?. Big thanks to my mate Pat and bros Alby, Andre and especially Dan for a classic end to an epic week. Onwards and upwards to hopefully the top of the Matterhorn in September”