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Old 01-15-2010, 09:57 AM   #21
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Contacts. If your wearing a full face helmet and wind is drying out your eyes you must be doing it wrong. Never been an issue and I've been riding with contacts for almost 3 years now.

That said, I always keep a spare pair in the tail in case I am out somewhere and happen to lose one, but I also keep a spare set at work, in my truck, in my backpack, ect.
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Corneal neovascularization is the excessive ingrowth of blood vessels from the limbal vascular plexus into the cornea, caused by a low reception of oxygen, which is generally not received from the bloodstream, but through the air. One of the most common causes is contact lens wear, and to a greater extent, continued use of extended wear contacts. The condition could threaten one's eyesight in the elevated stages, which is one of the primary reasons eye care physicians strongly recommend routine (annual) exams for contact lens patients.
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Contacts. I will go a year without taking mine out. Never had any problems with them. I sleep in then as well.
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Do you mean Ghost Vessels... And yes I have heard about that... Also a good point!!
I wear my contacts 24/7. I can go many weeks without replacement as well. I have done so since I started wearing contacts when I was 12 years old.

My last eye exam was about a year ago, the doc asked if I slept in my contacts and wore them all the time, I said yes, he said well it doesn't appear to be having any negative effects on your eyes so you should be fine to keep doing what your doing.

He said it effects different people differently. Some people can wear the same contacts for months and never take them out and it not be a problem, some can't.
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I wear my contacts 24/7. I can go many weeks without replacement as well. I have done so since I started wearing contacts when I was 12 years old.

My last eye exam was about a year ago, the doc asked if I slept in my contacts and wore them all the time, I said yes, he said well it doesn't appear to be having any negative effects on your eyes so you should be fine to keep doing what your doing.

He said it effects different people differently. Some people can wear the same contacts for months and never take them out and it not be a problem, some can't.


That's true. Everyone is different. I just thought people should be aware of what can happen.
With the availability of online/mail contact purchasing it is easier for people to neglect eye exams that can catch these kind of creeping problems.
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That's true. Everyone is different. I just thought people should be aware of what can happen.
With the availability of online/mail contact purchasing it is easier for people to neglect eye exams that can catch these kind of creeping problems.
Well, if I am not mistaken, all contact purchases, online or otherwise, still require prescription, and those scripts are only valid I believe for a year. So eventually they will have to go back.

But yes, anyone wearing contacts should have their eyes checked routinely.
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I ride with contacts in but gets kinda dry at freeway speed. So much wind gets thru the helmet. Whats a good way to fix this besides getting a new one?
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Have been wearing contacts since 1972. Improvements in helmet design have helped tremendously. It's never about the price of the helmet either, I've tried probably 20 different makes, models, of lids over the years and for the last 6-7 years the mid priced KBC lids fit me the best and provide minimal eye iritation at any speed I've not lost a contact riding since early 80's!
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Im going to keep trying both but as far as right now im going to stick it out with my glasses.. I mean once I put my helmet on they are secure and dont vibrate... Its time for me to renew my glasses and contacts and I will continue to get both and see if things change
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Been wearing them like this for 20 years. My last visit was 3 months ago. He said he couldnt believe there wasnt signs of damage.
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When I used to race dirt, I had contacts and it definitely was a hassle, but it was much better than glasses. However, I was able to get Lasik and it was worth every penny that it cost.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:45 PM   #32
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On the lasik idea.. I was thinking about it but I have heard that later on down the line your eyesight will either be just as bad as it was before or you will still need glasses, contacts etc... Any truth to this???
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I got it almost 4 years ago and I still have 20/15 vision so no problems yet... if my eyesight gets bad again I will just redo the surgery...it really was that great. I had 20/20 by the end of the day of surgery. I only had to take one day off of work too.
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On the lasik idea.. I was thinking about it but I have heard that later on down the line your eyesight will either be just as bad as it was before or you will still need glasses, contacts etc... Any truth to this???
I think mostly it just depends on how fast your eyes are changing. Younger people tend to have changes in vision more. Talk with your eye dr when you go in. He can look over your history and tell you if your vision is still getting progressively worse, or if it has plateaued and hasn't changed much if any over the past few years.
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Ok not bad... How much did it set you back??? Im really thinking about this as it would be better than glasses and contacts for me..
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According to http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm

Average cost runs a bit above $2k. Most insurance do not cover the surgery. But almost all surgeons offer financing.
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My vision had not changed in 3 years before I got my lasik... I had been waiting for a few years before my eyes were ready. Finally at 21, they hadnt changed for a while. It set me back $5000 but I went to a Dr who had done the most surgeries and was considered the best in the state or nation (Im sorry I am definitely not going to go for a place that advertises "cheap lasik" LOL). Unfortunately he is now retired though.
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Ok cool thanks... Wonders how much my insurance would cover
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Average cost runs a bit above $2k. Most insurance do not cover the surgery. But almost all surgeons offer financing.
thanks didnt see this before I posted baout my insurance....
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Most insurance companies consider the surgery cosmetic. I think it sucks, but what can you do. Your health insurance isn't going to cover it, because they don't cover vision. And your vision isn't going to cover it because with their premiums they would never recoup the cost. Not to mention you would no longer be a subscriber to their insurance because you wouldn't need it.

I actually dropped vision insurance when I came to my new job. Unless you have some special circumstances like stigmatism, ect it really isn't worth it, at least it wasn't at my premium. I figured it up, IF I went every 12 months to the eye dr, and got a new 1 years worth of contacts, which I didn't because mine last a long time. I saved less than $20.
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