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post #1 of 10 Old 09-23-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Glasses.........? Help.

Ok so I have to get glasses I'm getting contacts next year but right now I'm doing glasses. My riding teacher wears glasses sometimes and she says they wont fall off when you ride and she should know since she rides all the time and she has glasses But if you had a fall they would just SHATTER.... right? Then all that money down the drain...right? Anyone ever had their glasses break in a fall or no? Do they have any western style glasses? LOL (probably not :) )!



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post #2 of 10 Old 09-23-2010, 05:30 PM
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I wear glasses, and have never had them fall and break while I'm riding. Of course, I guess it depends what kind of horse you're riding too...a horse that bucks and rears and such might throw you around enough to lose your glasses lol


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post #3 of 10 Old 09-23-2010, 05:53 PM
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I think that if you had a fall and landed at an angle that broke your glasses, then they would be the least of your worries. You would have to pretty much face-plant in order to break a pair in a fall. It is so much more likely that they would fall off in a fall and either get stepped on by the horse or landed on by you. Either way, I think most of the lenses they sell now are either plastic or some kind of polycarbonate that is break-resistant so they wouldn't actually shatter like the glass lenses of old.

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yup... they're break-resistant. I've had awkward reflexes and flung mine onto concrete floors before. The only thing that has happens is the lens popping out of the frame at most (easy fix). I wear my glasses horseback riding and mountain biking (they never fall off if adjusted right).
Nope... no western glasses here. I'm sure you can go find some horseshoe charms at a craft store and have someone tack weld them to the frame! Hehe

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yup... they're break-resistant. I've had awkward reflexes and flung mine onto concrete floors before. The only thing that has happens is the lens popping out of the frame at most (easy fix). I wear my glasses horseback riding and mountain biking (they never fall off if adjusted right).
Nope... no western glasses here. I'm sure you can go find some horseshoe charms at a craft store and have someone tack weld them to the frame! Hehe
Thanks everyone! Glad to know that they're prob. NOT going to break unless they fall of first wich is possible. Haha! What do you mean by tack weld (I'm taking you seriouslly BTW) :)



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It basically fuses metal together... they have small ones used for making jewelry :) (and repairing jewelry). Most jewlers should be able to do it if the metal is right.
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Thanks everyone! Glad to know that they're prob. NOT going to break unless they fall of first wich is possible. Haha! What do you mean by tack weld (I'm taking you seriouslly BTW) :)

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I ride with glasses occasionally (actually had to ride for the whole year due to medical condition). While I'm not big fan of them (contacts are much better for sure), I didn't experience any problems either. My glasses are made of plastic anyway (I believe it's a usual practice lately), so you may crook the frame when fell off, but you can just bend it right back (that's what I did plenty of times).
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-23-2010, 07:53 PM
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I've worn glasses for a long time and if you do trail riding the only thing you need to watch for is those low branches. Being smacked in the face isn't so bad, but if it catches your glasses and pulls them off and you're as near sighted as me (and ride alone as much as I do), it's a real challange to find them.

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-23-2010, 09:22 PM
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I've worn glasses for a long time and I've never broken or lost them around the horses. And my horse even decided to smack me in the head with her head and the only thing that happened was my glasses shifted to the other side of my nose and I had a huge bruise on my jaw/cheek for awhile (even on the few horses that've bucked its no problem). So as long as they fit right you'll be fine its no big deal.
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I wear glass when I ride. I just put a strap on mine, not that they have ever fallen off, but it is just in case.

It looks sort of like this.

Http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Glasses-Sports-Strap-Black/dp/B002ZIDTDK/ref=sr_1_4?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285320775&sr=8-4 So should they bounce off your face, they will just stay around your neck.
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