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Old 09-01-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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last race in Denton i crashed... my glass got filmed over by something coming up off the track or from a bike in front of me, i could not see well and ran into another bike in turn one...
i wear glasses and it is hard to keep them in place with the visor down so most of the time i ride with the visor up...i have tried lots of ways to deal with the glasses sliding down and none have worked... so...
i went and tried on some dirt helmets and goggles... the goggles seemed to keep the glasses up on the bridge of my nose where they belong... so i bought a fox V2 race helmet and some crowbar MX goggles and tear offs... that should keep my glasses where they belong and enable me to clear the goggles if anything gets on them... next race maybe i will be able to see from start to finish..
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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obed, I know the age and new things trying out are kinda swimming up river, but have you ever considered contacts?
taking time to get them to set properly and being free of glasses is such a freedom, my wife turned me into them.. it's a little "delicate" task to get them in and out, but I'd say since I have a bad water reflex on my lids, and I still manage to use them then any one could.
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the problem for me is the whole bifocal thing...and probably trifocals coming soon...
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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Sorrie to hear you crashed

For the sake of racing I hope they work out for you too

Is there a practice before the next race?If they dont hold in place can you return the gear?

Good luck and no more crashing
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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I,m purdy sure they can fix the majority of these problems with lasic these days, Lisa says it was the best 2k we have ever spent, bar none
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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I,m purdy sure they can fix the majority of these problems with lasic these days, Lisa says it was the best 2k we have ever spent, bar none
I recently had PRK on one eye (doing the monovision thing for now).
Its amazing but...

The one thing to be aware of with Lasik or PRK is that it cannot stop the lens from becoming less flexible. The inability to compress the lens to view near objects is what leads to the need for bifocals.

Obed, if you can't do contacts or you are not eligible for Lasik/ PRK then I suggest you take a look at at talking with your eye doctor about getting your prescription put into "Rec specs".

They make them for sports and some for riding a motorcycle.
(example:
http://www.eoptics.com/rec-specs.html)
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Maybe a set of RX sport goggles?

Something like:
http://www.sportrx.com/search_result...ort=teamsports

If you're only going to use them on the bike I don't see why you'd need the bifocal or trifocal portion either. The distance correction should be enough unless you really need to read the number plate of the guy taking away your inside line.
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Maybe a set of RX sport goggles?

Something like:
http://www.sportrx.com/search_result...ort=teamsports

If you're only going to use them on the bike I don't see why you'd need the bifocal or trifocal portion either. The distance correction should be enough unless you really need to read the number plate of the guy taking away your inside line.
yep went to my eye doctor today and he said the same thing, for riding i do not need the bifocal portion, so he wrote me a script and i ordered same goggles i use now with the prescription lense...
the cool thing is the lense is an insert so it can be moved from goggle to goggle...saved me some bucks that way... the lense itself was $104 and the whole assembly was only $134.... the goggle alone were $60, so now I have a back up pair that I can swap the lense into later if the goggles get damaged...should get here in about 2 to 3 weeks, I will have them for the next race...
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I'm practically a doctor. I play one in the bedroom all the time.
yes, but what do you do when your wife comes home?
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the goggles came in today and they work great...
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the goggles came in today and they work great...
Post a pic. Make sure you duck face in a bathroom mirror for it.
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