- Jan 14, 2013
The key for me to peripheral vision is don't get those silly looking thick plastic frames. I get it, they suit a certain fashion/look but I don't see the sense in blocking any more of my field of vision than necessary to get the job done.
I have thin titanium frame for rougher use and frameless for gentler activities. Before my last prescription change I also had polycarbonate sports glasses for even rougher use, but haven't gotten around to replacing those yet, and they did have much thicker frames causing tunnel vision.
The other factor to me is small lenses. This makes a large difference in glasses weight so they don't make my nose or ears sore, all else equal but this is also a matter of correct size and fitment, but I have greasy skin so the friction against the ears/area must be higher to keep them from sliding. Sometimes I'll use silicone hooks like these:
USEFUL: Fits most Kids and Adult size glasses or Sunglasses, And thin and thick eyeglasses arms just as nicely. ANTI-SLIP: Never worry about missing your glasses or sunglasses again.www.ebay.com
I have zero issue with peripheral vision with my thicker black plastic framed glasses. I wear my contacts 90% of the time but when I wear my glasses those are what I have on. Except my prescription ray-bans for driving and in bright daylight. They look fine and I have no issues with peripheral vision. Have never thought I needed more peripheral vision or that they blocked my vision either for that matter. The style works so I can have bigger lenses which actually makes it work, smaller lenses are more annoying. They would be even more annoying if you had progressives on smaller lenses.
My nerdy glasses on me with my ex fiancee