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Old 04-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #21
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:03 PM   #22
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I wear my contacts. Never been more of an issue then the stuff that could happen doing anything else. Eye's dry out if you don't blink enough. Might pop out sometimes. Wouldn't say it has anything to do with wearing contacts on the track, that's just wearing contacts in general.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:28 PM   #25
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Yeah brandt saw how well that worked out for ya lol
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #26
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Yeah brandt saw how well that worked out for ya lol
whaaaaaa? I was testin my bodywork.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #28
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Check it out. Inexpensive glasses. You can get the lenses/frames you want without laying out a bunch of cash. I tried two different vendors he lists: the lenses seemed just as good as the ones I got from a local optician. The frames were fine, too. Track spec's, anyone?
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I have a stigmatism and cannot wear my glasses when I ride period. I've tried before but it makes the whole ground come up on me. One eye is a 20/80 so Im suppose to be wearing them while driving.

As for contacts, I cant get anything near my eyes. Eye drops... forget it.
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I wear contacts also, they dry out just like everyone else. Bring a small bottle of contact wetter with you, just give a couple drops when you need it. Keeps your contacts good all day.
Also, does your helmet have the "chin wind blocker"? The Shoei X-11 has one...it really helps in blocking the wind from coming up and drying my contacts. If yours doesn't, you can rig your own with some duct tap, kinda hard to explain how to do it, but basically you're making your own wind blocker, just cut a couple pieces and fit it into the chin area, cut off access. Put another piece over the other, so that both sticky sides touch each other. This keeps your chin from sticking to the other piece of tape. I hope you get the drift. Good luck!
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, as far as contacts are concerned ive never had any of the problems the rest of you speak of........drying out in helmet, flying out, etc.

You folks have soft or hard contacts?? Maybe this is a difference? Mine are hard.

Interesting thread
i have acuvue 2 soft disposable contacts and as long as i blink i'm fine lol
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I wear glasses all the time, no problems here.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:03 PM   #34
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I wear glasses all the time, no problems here.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:59 PM   #36
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I wear glasses at the track. Sometimes just clear lenses but mostly prescription sunglasses. No problems at all.
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I've been wearing glasses on the street & track for close to 30 years. In the beginning just glasses, then bifocals - never really liked bifocals, now trifocals - I love them. I have ridden in nearly every imaginable weather on the track and on the street. I endurance raced for several years back in the early 80's. We ran a 6 hour endurance race during that time @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) - during the race it rained over 6 inches. The race went on - 3 out of 4 of us wore glasses. We won the race.

I fly airplanes and have since 1974. I fly day / night / alll types of weather, and am based at a very small runway. Me personally - I will not have a knife / laser or anything else invasive done to my eyes as long as I can see good with a set of glasses on. I am 57 - still see 20/15 or better corrected, my eyes never dry out, no halos or problems at night - nothing - and they are protected from foreign objects reasonably well at all times since I wear my glasses all the time.

If and when I need cataract surgery I will have the replacement lenses corrected to minimize or do away with the need for distance correction.

Yes glasses are an inconvenience at times, and maybe I don't look cool with them ( not sure the glasses have a lot to do with that), but I can see very well and there is no medical risk associated with glasses.

To each their own - that's my 2 cents worth.

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #38
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I've been wearing glasses on the street & track for close to 30 years. In the beginning just glasses, then bifocals - never really liked bifocals, now trifocals - I love them. I have ridden in nearly every imaginable weather on the track and on the street. I endurance raced for several years back in the early 80's. We ran a 6 hour endurance race during that time @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) - during the race it rained over 6 inches. The race went on - 3 out of 4 of us wore glasses. We won the race.

I fly airplanes and have since 1974. I fly day / night / alll types of weather, and am based at a very small runway. Me personally - I will not have a knife / laser or anything else invasive done to my eyes as long as I can see good with a set of glasses on. I am 57 - still see 20/15 or better corrected, my eyes never dry out, no halos or problems at night - nothing - and they are protected from foreign objects reasonably well at all times since I wear my glasses all the time.

If and when I need cataract surgery I will have the replacement lenses corrected to minimize or do away with the need for distance correction.

Yes glasses are an inconvenience at times, and maybe I don't look cool with them ( not sure the glasses have a lot to do with that), but I can see very well and there is no medical risk associated with glasses.

To each their own - that's my 2 cents worth.
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Close fitting wrap around sunglasses (like safety glasses) will work with contacts to keep the drying issue down.
On the other hand I have been wearing glasses on track with no problems also.
Exactly, that's what I got. You can get them lightly tinted or with clear lenses. I got two pairs and never had a problem with peripheral vision.

My regular glasses also fit well under my helmet (I wear Nike flexible titanium ones).
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