Turning 53 takes a toll on you mentally, and as my father-in-law likes to say, getting old is just not for the weak. My muscles are sore, it takes me longer to get where I need to go and my eyes were getting a little fuzzy even when I wasn’t reading. So I jumped at the chance to test the Roka Prescription Eyeglasses and have some new progressive eyeglasses made custom for my eyes. This is not the first time I have had the opportunity to test out Roka gear. We tested the Transition Pack from them just a few years back, and that pack is still in use today as a vital part of our travel kit.
ROKA’s Prescription Eyeglasses Review
As a hunter and a shooter, I want the best glasses that I can afford for my eyes. Roka has long been known for building quality glasses for the cycling and triathlete community, and that is how we originally found Roka as a brand. The frames are very well done and extremely well-built, and I have had a variety of compliments on them over the last six months of wearing them. I like how well they fit my face and how incredibly clear they are. These glasses are also some of the easiest to keep clean, whereas the readers that I had been wearing were always hard to keep clean.
Ordering ROKA Eyeglasses
Ordering and picking out frames is a little harder online, but Roka makes it easy by having great photos, all of the options and a return program. Returns within 30 days of receipt have a $20.00 restocking fee because the lenses created for your prescription were custom created for your eyes only and will not be reusable. The website is easy to navigate, and each frame option has a tremendous amount of different colorways that allow you to make informed choices about what will work well with your eyes.
I chose progressive lenses for my glasses, and out of the box, they were exceptional. It took me about 2-3 weeks to get used to the progressive lenses, and I can use them for everything day-to-day in my life with the exception of sitting at my desk and working on my laptop and computer. I bought a new computer monitor this year, and the progressives have me lifting my head too high to use those lenses, so I am ordering a set of Roka LOCHART frames specifically for using on my computer with the Trivex lenses as well as the Blue Light Protection in the bourbon coloring. Why not go bold in color, and the only time folks are going to see me in these frames is on zoom calls and our podcasting clips that are coming soon.
The frames come with spring-loaded hinges, and the frames came with 3 different nosepad options that allowed me to fit the glasses and keep them from sliding up and down my nose. I found that whether it is hot or cold, these glasses just don’t seem off the location that you put them in. When I reached out to Roka, they told me that the material they use on the temple pads and nose pads is hydrophilic, chemical-resistant, and supports traction back and forth, so they do a much better job of sitting in position.
In short: Roka is batting 1000 in my book. These frames have already been on my head for close to 7 months of testing, and they are holding up exceptionally well. I fully expect they will last for several years of day-to-day use, and I like the quality enough that I am purchasing the Lockhart frames as day-to-day readers that will live and sit on my desk day to day for working on my computer and writing. Roka offers a diverse selection of frames, tremendous options in lenses, coatings, and prescription offerings. These prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses are well worth taking a moment and checking out.