Living out your passion for cycling while trying to cope with your high prescription needs, isn't always an easy task. We totally get that. But for us, we avoid the answer no at all costs. In other words, we strive to find a custom solution for every individual case. That's why we've created a list of some of our favorite pair of high prescription cycling sunglasses. This list entails some of the best frames for those of you who may excel in the sport, but not quite in the seeing department. Take a look at our top picks!

1 | Rudy Project Exception Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

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The Rudy Project Exception is our favorite recommendation for high prescription sunglasses needed for active sports, especially cycling. Designed for insert lenses, the Exception can be used with almost ANY prescription. These cycling sunglasses deliver more flexibility, versatility, and comfort than most with their elastic hinge removable flip up system, and fully adjustable nose-piece and temples. The easy-action flip up technology allows you to adapt instantly to changing conditions, making them also suitable for life beyond cycling. Seamlessly go from light to dark and see like never before in a pair of these high prescription cycling glasses.

2 | Nike Bandit Prescription Cycling Glasses

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Nike Bandit sunglasses have become a new favorite sports frame for us for a variety of reasons - Reason #1 being the fact that it can handle virtually any prescription. Yes, even the difficult ones. Combine that reason with the frame's versatile style, built in cooling ventilation system, and intuitive comfort, and you've got yourself a superior pair of high prescription sport and lifestyle sunglasses you won't want to leave home without.

3 | Nike Mercurial 6.0 Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

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Nike Mercurial 6.0 sunglasses are essential for a cyclist with difficult eyes. These high Rx cycling sunglasses are the epitome of versatility and functionality with its solid frame design and sport-performance features. Nike Mercurial 6.0's lightweight build is coupled with soft rubber inlay nose pads to deliver all-day comfort. Despite your difficult eyes, experience a visual clarity like never before when wearing a pair of Nike Mercurial 6.0 sunglasses on (and off) the bike.

4 | Oakley Chainlink Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

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The Oakley Chainlink has been one of the more popular, versatile frames for quite some time. We love these guys because they’re excellent for just about every active lifestyle. Yes, that includes cycling. The Oakley Chainlink promises a comfortable, secure alignment thanks to the Three-Point Fit system and Unobtainium properties. Despite the amount you sweat during those long bike rides, your frames will maintain optical alignment, exceptionally important for prescription wearers. On that note, these Oakley sunglasses make our high prescription list because their flat lens surface welcomes a variety of difficult prescriptions. From the bike, to the streets, and everywhere in between, the Oakley Chainlink has you covered.

5 | Oakley Mainlink Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

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And then there’s the Oakley Mainlink, a new and improved frame that’s quickly becoming a favorite for many reasons. The Mainlink is basically the Chainlink, but bigger. These versatile high prescription cycling sunglasses are built with a deeper lens. This design not only provides more coverage and ample wind protection, but it also allows more room for a range of high Rx needs. The Mainlink is stylish enough to be an everyday pair of shades, while still holding the performance-features necessary for secure alignment on the bike. A truly great pair of high prescription cycling sunglasses that don’t compromise a thing.


Don't let your prescription needs hinder your love for riding. If you're in need of high prescription cycling sunglasses, you know where to find 'em. Questions? Give us a call, shoot us a LiveChat, or email us at We have friendly, knowledgeable sports opticians on staff, 7 days a week. We'll be happy to help you find a pair of shades that enhance your vision and overall riding experience.