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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2-15-2017, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Would you bring your helmets when you are getting RX eyeglasses?

For my last pair was kind of hard to put on with my helmet. So I would like to see some ideas from you fellas who are required to have eyeglasses when driving/riding.
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Have you considered taking contact lenses or switching to a modular helmet? I assume either one of them would solve your issue.

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Have you considered taking contact lenses or switching to a modular helmet? I assume either one of them would solve your issue.
NL, I wouldn't consider contact lenses, but would like to know more about modular helmets. I heard they're slightly heavier than the full face ones?


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I've worn glasses and ridden my entire adult life. I prefer full face, have used various brands and generations of Shoei, Scorpion, Bell, Arai ...(others I can't even remember) from 70's to current.

Glasses off before putting helmet on, off again prior to helmet removal. Its always a necessary PIA...but I've never once brought my helmet in to optometrist to attempt test fitting of frames. But never had a major issue thereafter, either.

Hey, why not bring your helmet in? Give a try.

PS...thin earpieces able to slide in/out between the helmet padding and your temples may be in your best interests. Something to be aware of and experiment with. Maybe the opto will offer some ideas, suggestions or alternatives on frames.

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I've worn glasses and ridden my entire adult life. I prefer full face, have used various brands and generations of Shoei, Scorpion, Bell, Arai ...(others I can't even remember) from 70's to current.

Glasses off before putting helmet on, off again prior to helmet removal. Its always a necessary PIA...but I've never once brought my helmet in to optometrist to attempt test fitting of frames. But never had a major issue thereafter, either.

Hey, why not bring your helmet in? Give a try.

PS...thin earpieces able to slide in/out between the helmet padding and your temples may be in your best interests. Something to be aware of and experiment with. Maybe the opto will offer some ideas, suggestions or alternatives on frames.

good luck with it!
Ducatiman, I am using full face helmet, but unfortunately I lost my eyeglasses(don't ask), just got a new pair ordered in Walmart. But it takes 10 days to be delivered back to the store. So fingers crossed.


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May I?
This is the former NC LEO speaking...

Do you have a regular license and need a motorcycle endorsement?'
Did you need a particular eye exam to to be granted a state license?
Can you read the particular State's sign "exam" without glasses or any corrective lenses?

I can't see where you are from and you didn't say, so instead of asking a forum that is multi national...
May I suggest you check with your local DMV? The local state and county if you're in the US.

If you needed corrective lenses to get a driver's license... Then it's a safe bet you need them for an endorsement.

Best bet is to call the particular DMV office you need to be tested at.

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O_E_M, I currently living in Hayward, CA. Although I can read without glasses, but my DL says Corrective Lenses Restricted. So I guess that means I can't drive w/o my eyeglasses, even I can see traffic from all directions bare eyes.
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Okay, since you have a restriction on your license, you're almost 100% guaranteed to have to wear them for your endorsement test.
Or contacts if you wear those.

DMV testing CA is a bit different than NC but most are generally similar.
It may be possible to have the restriction removed if you can pass their eye test without corrective lenses.
Not sure what your exact eye test is. Ours is pretty straight forward.
Look into a veiwfinder and read the smallest line you can. Down to a certain line and you get no restriction... above that certain line and you do.

Since you have it, I would take your eye wear with you just in case.

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