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post #1 of 13 Old 11-12-2008, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Cool glasses and horseriding

Perhaps stupid question, but it happened finally: I am getting a little older and I have to wear glasses for the first time of my life.
I think I will leave them at home but I know myself I forget them before I know, and they' re still on my head.
Anyone experience, practical advice and tips how to keep them on the head while riding?
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-12-2008, 12:46 PM
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post #3 of 13 Old 11-12-2008, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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I guess that will be the best solution! ThanX.
But heavens- The world looks totally different with magnifiying glasses in front of my eyes. It feels like looking through small frames while I am used to see everything without restrictions.
I 've read some stories -in the meanwhile- where glasses have been fallen off and were damaged by horsehooves,...
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-12-2008, 01:15 PM
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my bf wears glasses and has no problen when he dunno...he dose not wear the strap and his glasses stay put just fine. just make sure they are fir properly to your face.

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 01:48 PM
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I'm a four eyes and have never ever had an issue with my glasses coming off while riding. I don't wear one of those croakies (glasses straps) or anything. Just make sure you get glasses that sit well on your nose when doing the every day things.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 03:09 PM
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I wear glasses have since I was 11 and never use straps or anything even jump in them sometimes. But normally if I am jumping, doing any faster or more likely to bail stuff I do wear my contacts. But on a whole I normally just ride in my glasses never really had a problem if your glasses have been fitted which should be done when you collect your new glasses that should be all that's needed.
Be prepared to break some, we have all had sunnies broken I'm sure glasses no different hehe I have face planted with them on, had a horse knock them off my face with his knee then fast like lightening he stood on them.
But yeah welcome to the world of blind you will get used to it all and will become more confident about wearing them!

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 03:41 PM
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I've been wearing glasses ever since I started riding. It gets annoying when you sweat and the glasses keep on slipping down your nose, so I try to wear contacts when I can.
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post #8 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 04:36 PM
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I might have to get glasses :roll: I'm having an eye test in a few weeks because I'm noticing decreased visual acuity in my left eye.

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post #9 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 05:38 PM
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I have had glasses since I was about 11 or 12. By the time I was 15 I had contacts. If you will have to wear your glasses full-time, consider contacts. It's about the same cost these days and far more comfortable. I would never ride, ski, snowmobile, ride a bike or anything with glasses on anymore. The ONLY sport I take them out for is swimming.
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post #10 of 13 Old 11-13-2008, 06:12 PM
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I have had glasses since I was 5. I got my first horse when I was 9 and I only broke my glasses once in 10 years. I couldn't wear contacts cause they bothered my eyes so I never knew anything other than glasses. I just got laser eye surgery a month ago so no more glasses WOOHOO!!!!!!!!
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