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    09-13-2010, 01:50 AM
MissH: I love your post....just too hilarious!

I also went through the glasses stage....I hated them sooo much! In primary school I had to wear glasses after they found out I had a lazy eye. It was horrible because the right lens was almost 2 centimeters thick, while my left lens was of normal thickness, and because the right lens was so much thicker my glasses were always a little lop-sided on my face, giving me this really dorky look...

Finally in high school the optometrist told me that glasses were not doing my eye any good and that contacts will help better. I can't tell you how pleased I was at this news.......
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    09-13-2010, 02:16 AM
nearsighted rider

I usually wear glasses. Actually, I wear contacts in the summer at times, but when grooming in seasons where shedding is an issue, I prefer glasses as crap gets in my lenses.
I have fallen off perhaps 8 times with glasses on and never have they come off my face. Am I lucky or what?
I don't wear sunglasses only because we ride in the forest and it's dark enough as it is.
    09-13-2010, 02:54 AM
Green Broke
I wear contacts. Glasses are useless for me, they end up being so thick that everything is still fuzzy and provide me with no peripheral vision, even with all the technology out there, my glasses are still a half inch thick. I have zero issues with contacts, I've been wearing them for 15 years now.

I keep a spare set of them in my purse. I've needed them on the odd occasion and since I cannot function whatsoever without them, having a spare set is needed.
    09-13-2010, 04:11 PM
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I ride with glasses. I'd do without too since my eyes aren't that bad (I'm slightly near-sighted). My right eye is still worse and it bothers me if I don't wear glasses.

This might sounds stupid but I'm just purely wondering... don't contacts irritate your eyes since there's a lot of all kind of dust etc. in a stable?
    09-13-2010, 04:23 PM
I not only wear contacts, but I wear bi-focal contacts.

Soft, gas permeable, and very, very thin. I can't even feel 'em when I'm wearing them.

I only ride in contacts because glasses are such a PITA when I'm sweating. I wear my glasses when I'm doing stalls or cutting grass, because major crap in your eyes when wearing even soft lenses is agony.

MissH, I'm not sure where you live, but contacts are really inexpensive nowadays. For a year's supply I pay about $260.00, which comes out to less than $22.00 a month.

I throw mine away at the end of each month and start a new pair.
    09-13-2010, 05:06 PM
Green Broke
I could stand in the middle of a dust storm with my eyes wide open and it wouldn't affect me one iota, nor would I even begin to feel the lenses in my eyes but the variety and brand of contacts makes a huge difference.

I have Frequency 55 lenses, they are not very "breathable" and therefore don't let dirt, dust, whatever in to irritate my eyes. But they also don't let oxygen or moisture in very well either.

My eye Dr. Is nagging me to try a more breathable lens now that I moved to an extremely dry area instead of living next to the ocean. I'm putting it off.... I absolutely love theses lenses and the fact I have no idea they are in (well except that I can actually SEE).

Oh and blind people pay more than $260 a year, WAY more actually but considering my last pair of glasses was $1300, I am ok with that, still cheaper than glasses since I need a new prescription every year.
    09-14-2010, 06:45 AM
I'm pretty much blind without my contacts, I can't do anything without them (or glasses but I don't see as well and don't like wearing them)
    09-14-2010, 07:01 AM
Prescription sunnies all the way I had a contact lens roll up in my eye, had a freak out and like clawed it out of my eye so no more contacts for me! I'm rather terrified of putting them in now. LOL
I do wear proper glasses constantly otherwise. I can go without, but it's just annoying.
    09-14-2010, 08:07 AM
I wear my contacts ALL the time. The only time I have glasses on my face is from bed to bathroom in the morning and bathroom to bed at night.

Without contacts, I'm useless ;) Nearsighted, astigmatism, used to have a lazy eye when I was very young - had surgery to fix it and the lazy eye's gone but now have I double vision. Had 2 surgeries to fix that and they can't, so I get double for life. It's not so bad though - we adapt, lol.
    09-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by ellygraceee    
I had a contact lens roll up in my eye, had a freak out and like clawed it out of my eye so no more contacts for me!
Holy cow! You are seriously scaring me here...

Originally Posted by TaMMa89
This might sounds stupid but I'm just purely wondering... don't contacts irritate your eyes since there's a lot of all kind of dust etc. in a stable?
Well, since I only wear contacts in one eye, when I'm doing something like serious grooming or if its a windy day, I just close my right eye with the lens in. It helps prevent the dust from going in.

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