While vacationing in Kailua Kona, I stumbled across the Rudy Project store and as a result, ended up with what could be my most useful gear purchase in a long time.  My problem is that I just can’t see as well up close as I used to. While this condition is a plus when looking for new lines in the mirror, it is especially problematic when trying to read my watch or cycling computer while working out.

Rudy Project Rydon

You can see the reader portion at the bottom of the lens

Rydon Sunglasses = Problem Solved

Bottom line is, these are fantastic. I can see down the road or see my electronics with no mental effort. Just like “back in the day.” At less than $200 (if you get one of the models on sale), you get sunglasses with a small reader section, the lenses are replaceable, and you can pick from different colors and light transmission levels. These are also great for fishing and working outdoors and I’m going to get a clear pair to use  at work so I don’t have to keep switching back and forth from safety to reading glasses.

By the way, the guys at Rudy Project were a great help and even gave me a bike to ride around so I could figure out which prescription strength would work best for seeing my cycling computer. Thanks!

Link to Rydon page