Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Dual Power varifocal sports glasses from 2pure

Posted by Matt | May 1, 2013 | 12 comments so far

Dual Eyewear Sunglasses

Now here’s something that I think might prove to be a key element of our riding over the next few years.

Basically, how often have those of us with ‘compromised’ sight found ourselves unable to read our Garmins, operate our mobile phones or even fix a mechanical because we can’t focus on the sodding item in question? Yes, I thought so. Quite a few.

There’s no getting away from it. Age is stalking us – some more than others – and while we’re not ready for the zimmer just yet, the most obvious way this is affecting some of us is with our eyesight.

I normally wear contact lenses but have reached the point were I don’t need correction for reading objects up close. This means that reading a Garmin with contact lenses is almost impossible at a quick glance. I need a few moments to focus and that’s not ideal at speed. Whisper it, but others among us are needing the benefit of reading glasses.

Now 2pure have announced the introduction of ‘Dual Power eyewear‘, which is essentially a range of sports glasses (some with replaceable and alternate colour lenses) with a small varifocal section at the bottom to allow easier reading or close work. It’s a brilliant idea and one which I think we’ll see a lot of, thanks to Dual’s owner Louis Viggio realising that he wasn’t alone in needing some extra help with his vision.

It means I can continue to wear contacts to actually see where I’m going yet still stand a chance of fixing a chain or replacing brake pads in an emergency, and of course you also can wear these away from the bike too. Watch this space.

Filed under 2013, News in May 2013


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Andrew AKAK says:

    It’s a bit retro no? a head up display would work better?

  2. Gordon says:

    Oh dear, another “must have” for my cycling stuff.

  3. Dandy says:

    Since having the lens implants due to cataracts (and that diagnosis really does make you feel geriatric), I now have a pair of reading glasses permanently stored in my back pack. I knew I had to do something when, on a solo ride prior to the eye surgery, I had to remove one lens to focus an eye on the mangled chain ring that needed to be straightened as my arms weren’t long enough to keep the work in focus and use the spanners at the same time 🙁

    Reading glasses are cheap (I’ve seen them for as little as £2 a pair), so I have four pairs scattered about the house, rucksack and briefcase !

  4. AJkiwi says:

    OMG Matt are you admitting that the moles are turning into an old farts club…..

    Soon you will be reviewing off road mobility scooters hahahaha cant wait for that one.

    No really I do love you guys ;0)

  5. Tony says:

    Turning into old farts?…. Already there!

  6. Andrew says:

    Have you tried multifocal contact lenses? Not quite as good as my varifocals for close up work but mighty good all the same….

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