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Old 07-07-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Prescription Glasses on the Track

I have had this problem and I've been told by others who wear prescription glasses on the track that they have this issue as well.

When in a tuck I'm looking over the top of my glasses and it promotes crossed up riding when cornering because my head has to be up to see through the lenses. Neck pains were also a way of life on any ride on a sport bike, street included, when riding at a spirited pace. I have been told the same by some faster guys.

Here is a potential solution that I haven't seen anywhere that works for me. Velcro comes with an adhesive backing. Cut a small strip of the loop side and stick to the top of your glasses frame above each lens. Then when you put on your helmet, put on the glasses and push them up against the bottom of the padding above your forehead.

I have not had my glasses move even at TWS (Texas World Speedway), which is very bumpy, and when in full tuck I can still clearly see though my glasses. Same for cornering.

You will look like an idiot.

After the ride/track day the velcro strips can easily be removed without leaving a residue. Or, you could just leave them on your glasses and have people ask why your glasses have eyelashes....

I hope that the above helps someone.
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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My helmet fits pretty snug so my glasses stay in place on their own. my vision isn't so horrible that I can't look above the lens and tell where the track is.
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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I've always raced/rode with prescription glasses with no issues.

But like previously said, I prefer my helmets super snug because I'm a sweat monster.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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My son has the same issue. If he wears his contacts the wind dries them out so he prefers glasses on td's. Our face is greasy so it really slides down during the day so he just deals with it. I had a more expensive solution called lasik. Best 3k I've spent.
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At least you have a fix for your eyesight problem. With me being colorblind, I can hardly tell the grey pavement from the faded red/white candy stripe and/or even the grass. Not to mention if its a red flag or green flag.
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My son has the same issue. If he wears his contacts the wind dries them out so he prefers glasses on td's. Our face is greasy so it really slides down during the day so he just deals with it. I had a more expensive solution called lasik. Best 3k I've spent.
+1 on lasik, it's even cheaper now.
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I've always raced/rode with prescription glasses with no issues.

But like previously said, I prefer my helmets super snug because I'm a sweat monster.
Nothing like sweating while you sit still in the a/c, if it's not below 70* I will get beads on my forehead
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My son has the same issue. If he wears his contacts the wind dries them out so he prefers glasses on td's. Our face is greasy so it really slides down during the day so he just deals with it. I had a more expensive solution called lasik. Best 3k I've spent.
I'm apprehensive about it, I knew two people that had it and it eventually wore off. My dad had PRK that lasted maybe 15 years, when I saw him last december he was wearing glasses.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:56 PM   #9
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My son has the same issue. If he wears his contacts the wind dries them out so he prefers glasses on td's. I had a more expensive solution called lasik. Best 3k I've spent.
Yea, learned my lesson on the contact lenses long ago!

LASIK might be in our future. I'm still on the fence about it. Mainly because I'm a huge sissy when it comes to my eyes.
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Yea lasik is for sure a big deal. I did lots of research beforehand and even after that I was apprehensive. But old age waits for no one lol it wears faster than some. Mine seems like its going bad but I think it's just old age. Lasik is even safer and cheaper now from what I've heard
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Yea lasik is for sure a big deal. I did lots of research beforehand and even after that I was apprehensive. But old age waits for no one lol it wears faster than some. Mine seems like its going bad but I think it's just old age. Lasik is even safer and cheaper now from what I've heard
One of the easiest procedures I have had, was in & out within an hour and 55 mins was waiting for the valume to kick in.

I was apprehensive as well, one of the reasons I did lasik was because I have trouble messing with my eyes (to put contacts in).. once the valum kicked in I could care less what they did

Also, for older folks they will correct one eye for near sighted and one for far (to help with reading) one of the nurses said she would read paperwork with one eye closed
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At least you have a fix for your eyesight problem. With me being colorblind, I can hardly tell the grey pavement from the faded red/white candy stripe and/or even the grass. Not to mention if its a red flag or green flag.
Check this out. I recently stumbled on it. Dont know much about it.
Pretty expensive but could be worth it...

http://enchroma.com
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:55 PM   #13
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The other day I was thinking some prescription goggles would be really nice. That guard on the bottom of my helmet is missing so dirt sometimes gets in the eyes even with glasses.
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Check this out. I recently stumbled on it. Dont know much about it.
Pretty expensive but could be worth it...

http://enchroma.com
Ya I saw that a while back. I'm real curious to see the difference, but man it's pricy just to tell what stop light is showing at an intersection.
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Ya I saw that a while back. I'm real curious to see the difference, but man it's pricy just to tell what stop light is showing at an intersection.
They have a test on the website to see if it would help you.
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Ya. This is what it said.
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Ya. This is what it said.
with a moderate deuteranomaly you would benefit from the glasses. You can always order a pair of off the shelf ones and return them within 60days.
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I'm apprehensive about it, I knew two people that had it and it eventually wore off. My dad had PRK that lasted maybe 15 years, when I saw him last december he was wearing glasses.


One of my eyes was prk the other lasik in 2011. Still 20/20. Depends on the person.
Lasik vision institute has warranty
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