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post #1 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Riders with Eyeglasses!

I feel like more than 3/4 of equestrians don't wear eyeglasses when they ride. It's nothing to frown upon of course, just uncommon. I know a few western riders who wear glasses but they don't wear helmets.
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post #2 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 06:13 PM
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Interesting topic. I don't wear glasses when I ride mostly because I can't stand feeling them slip down my nose when I sweat. I also do worry about breaking them in a fall and sending shards of glass in my face, or, when on the trails, with a branch bouncing back and hitting me. My former trail buddy always did wear hers though.

My eyesight is "ok"- I have trouble seeing details at a distance, but not close up. So I don't feel too limited riding without them. I've never owned contacts.
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post #3 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 06:23 PM
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I do. Is there something special about us?

I did have a pony smash me in the face this summer. Glasses cut my eyelid and now I have a scar. Fun times.
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post #4 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 06:26 PM
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I always wear mine, can't see without them. I just push them back up my face while riding if they slip down my nose.
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post #5 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:22 PM
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UGH, I know the struggle! When I started jumping, I wore mine, then I quickly realized it wasn't gonna work! I got contacts and it is so much better!
Although, sometimes in the winter when it's cold, I'll wear them if I don't feel like wearing contacts.
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post #6 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:27 PM
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I wear them. plastic lenses, wire frames. havne' been pony smashed, but have taken numerous falls. they never came off my head.
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post #7 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:33 PM
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I normally wear contacts but around the end of every year I'm slow on getting the prescription refilled and I end up having to wear my glasses not only when I ride but all the time.
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post #8 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:41 PM
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I do. If I'm doing polo I put on those stretchy things to keep them on my head. Saving up for prescription goggles. Many of my polo friends have those.

I don't know anyone who doesn't wear their glasses and everyone I know who wears contacts, uses glasses when around their horses due to the possibility of particles getting under the lens.
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post #9 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:56 PM
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Wear glasses every day from the moment I get up to look at the clock.

The right frames and plastic lens and they do not slip badly. I don't even noticed them even in 98 degree heat with 100 percent humidity. Show in them as well.

I will say I prefer the progressive lens. And I have my riding pair...no bifocals...vs my at home pair which do have bifocals.
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post #10 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 08:12 PM
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I put in contacts when I ride. Helmets and glasses don't mix, they smush my ears onto the frames or distort my vision from offsetting them.
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