Rudy Project has a great insert for athletes with a high Rx. Join Sunglass Rob and Lea from Rudy Project as they explain the who, what, where, how, and why of the Rudy Project Optical Insert system.

Inserts have a time and place, and they're not right for everyone. Rob goes over the two main reasons why you might consider one.

1. A Strong Prescription

Though SportRx specializes in making wrap frames with prescription lenses and technology's come a long way in recent years, we can only go up to a certain point with many wrap frames. If you wear a wrap frame in prescription, you may experience a "fishbowl effect" causing distortion at the edges. Inserts are a great way to let you get that sports wrap while avoiding this effect, which ranges from uncomfortable to giving you headaches.

2. Interchangeable Lenses

Even if your prescription isn't that strong, you may want to get an insert if your sunglasses have interchangeable lenses. Paying for one insert and multiple sets of non-prescription lenses is much cheaper than buying several sets of prescription lenses. You can also keep swapping out the insert when your prescription changes; instead of having to buy a new pair of glasses every time.

How to Wear Your Rudy Project Insert

Frames such as the Rydon and Rydon Slim are available with an insert, and include two notches in the frame. Simply slide the insert in just behind the nose bridge and you're good to go.

Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Insert sunglasses

Rudy Project Rydon + Rx Insert in Frozen Ash with ImpactX-2 Photochromic Clear to Laser Black Lenses

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Insert Alternatives

Rob points out that inserts aren't the only high Rx solution. One of his alternatives is Rudy Project's optical dock system (check out our review of that), which is an extra piece that wraps around the lens. It both hides the lens thickness and makes it slightly flatter to be able to hold a higher prescription.

Another alternative that Rob suggests is a recent trend among many sunglass brands, a flatter frame with sport capabilities. Rudy Project's Spinair collection is an example of this style—they look like everyday sunglasses, but have rubberized nose pads and temples. Their temples are also fully adjustable, and the flat frame makes them more Rx-friendly.

Rob's last alternative is for those who have very strong prescriptions, and for whom the dock and the casual look aren't options. He recommends the Rudy Project Exception, which comes with an insert and is designed around that insert. It can accommodate very high prescriptions as a result.

Rudy Project Exception + Rx Insert sunglasses

Rudy Project Exception + Rx Insert in Matte Black with Polarized 3FX Grey Lenses

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Which is Right for Me?

To get the best answer, we suggest Contacting Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you figure out which Rudy Project option is the best for you.

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