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post #1 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Talking ~ Totally random question...

I know, I know....but I just have to ask this because I'm curious....how many of you here have not so perfect vision and ride with glasses or contact lenses?

Due to me having amblyopia (lazy eye) in my right eye, I have to wear a contact lens in that eye. I find that it gives me no hassles, besides when it rains and when we have to groom all the winter coat out.....ugh.....

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 10:47 AM
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I'm short sighted and I ride with both, depends on if I can be bothered to put my lenses in!
I do prefer lenses though after I fell off and lost my glasses somewhere in the field
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post #3 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 01:28 PM
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I ride in glasses. The only time it's a problem is when they slide down my nose.

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post #4 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
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Ugh I hate this topic!!! What a time I have had trying to decide what to do. I wear glasses as I cannot see things that are far from me (this is called near-sighted I think?). None the less, I loved contacts when I had them, but they are reasonably expensive if you aren't covered by benefits. Wearing my glasses sucks - as if it's not bad enough to have a helmet on your head, lets add some wirey things with two pieces of glass to the picture...plus sweat, what a disaster.

So I end up riding with nothing. Granted my coach is blurry, but it doesn't affect my ability to ride. I'll go back to contacts for show season, but until then, I'll deal with blurry letters. LOL...I should have them memorized anyways!
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post #5 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
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I ride with contacts as my eyesight is actually shocking.

I used to ride in glasses but an accident on a horse caused the glasses to get rammed into my face and bruise it adly

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post #6 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 04:20 PM
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I probably should ride in glasses as im short-sighted too but I dont find it effects my riding too much. I HATE wearing my glasses normally and the last time I went to see my optician they told me I couldn't have contacts because my eyes are weird shapes

So fear of falling off / my mare trying to knock me out, means i dont wear them.
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post #7 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 05:31 PM
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I have astigmatism and should wear glasses or contacts but I don't. I threw a fit when I was little and my eyes pretty much adapted to my crappy vision. But now that I'm driving I have to wear something to help my vision so I have a pair of glasses just in case. I don't ride with them though. My vision has never impaired me in my riding or school before, and even when I was learning to drive nothing bothered me because my eyes adapted so well.

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post #8 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 05:43 PM
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I always wear contacts, I'm pretty afraid of riding with glasses since I've seen a person fly off her horse and in the fall she snapped her glasses in a few pieces and glasses are **** expensive. But also, what if any of the pieces would have stabbed her in the eye or something?
Maybe I'm just a scaredy cat but contatcs all the way for me.
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post #9 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 07:50 PM
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I ride in glasses. I can't see a thing without them, and I've never been able to wear contacts. My eyes are too sensitive and the times I've tried contacts have failed miserably.
My glasses annoy me a little, but I'm pretty used to them. The only time I really hate them is when it's raining and they get covered with drops.

I've been considering lasik, and have a few friends who did it and all say it's the best thing they've done. Maybe next year....
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post #10 of 26 Old 09-12-2010, 08:15 PM
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I wear contacts. I can't stand glasses. I had a friend who's contact fell out at a show but thats never happened to me. I love my contacts and now they're super-easy for me to put in. the only thing that bothers them is when I go into Wal-Mart, for some reason my eyes start to burn and sting when I'm in there.

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