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post #11 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 07:27 PM
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So are we talking about protection or visual aid? LOL
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post #12 of 51 Old 11-28-2016, 11:49 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.
Me too. I couldn't get contacts even if I wanted to as my eyes are still getting worse and my vision is already SO poor. I like my glasses, as annoying as they are.

*editing to add* OP, are we talking about riding in general with glasses, or the effects of a helmet with glasses?? I ride english and western. Mostly english. I admittedly don't always wear a helmet. Has nothing to do with my glasses. I wear my glasses because I cannot see without them, whether I have a helmet on or not. Maybe I misunderstood the original question?
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post #13 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 01:22 AM
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I had very bad eyesight since I was a kid and recently got Lasic surgery. It's haven and I would recommend it to everyone. Plus, the technology behind it is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the process (recovery not so much)
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post #14 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 09:25 AM
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I just wear my contact lenses. I've worn my glasses a few times when I absolutely had to (sometimes the lenses can irritate my eyes) & I've had to keep pushing them back up LOL. Not very comfortable.

I second @secuono , the helmet + glasses = not fun! I stick to my contacts LOL.

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post #15 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 09:36 AM
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I've never had a problem with my helmet interfering with my glasses. I'm not even sure what you guys are talking about.
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post #16 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 09:43 AM
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Oh contacts, baby, contacts! The soft plastic ones, otherwise dirt and grit will do you in. I can't switch between glasses and contacts because adjusting to the distortion differences makes me nauseous and disoriented for a few days.

But IF you have to, or want to, ride with glasses, my best luck was with wire-rimmed (Warren Zevon style) tortoise shell rims with wrap-around wire earpieces and PLASTIC lenses. They scratch, especially if you are as careless as I am, but with thick glass lenses they get so heavy they are either hard on the nose or the lenses pop out of the frames out too easily.

Wrap around earpieces were key for me; otherwise, every time I turn my head fast or took a jump, the spectacles would go flying off.

I switched to contacts for real and for good my first month as a child psychologist. Little kids grabbing my glasses just drove me crazy.
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post #17 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 09:59 AM
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I generally wear glasses while riding for two reasons. First, for UV protection from the sun. I don't like to wear sunglasses as I want the horses to be able to read my eyes. Second, I want to be able to see my phone if anyone calls or sends a text message.

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post #18 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 10:09 AM
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I only drive for now, but I still wear a helmet and don't have issues with that. I do think that when it comes time to ride my horse, I'll be investing in a pair of "sport" glasses, or trying to goad myself into using contacts.

One day I'll just get Lasik done and be done with it entirely :)
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post #19 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 10:21 AM
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I've worn hard or gas permeable contact lenses for the past 42 years. I've worn them during Arizona dust storms, Kansas winters and Alabama summers. I put them in right after I brush my teeth in the a.m. and they are the last thing I take off before bed.

Yes, I occasionally get grit in them, but I'm now a pro at blinking the grit out, or at worst, popping the irritating one out for a 'field cleaning' and putting it right back in.
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post #20 of 51 Old 11-29-2016, 11:21 AM
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I've worn hard or gas permeable contact lenses for the past 42 years. I've worn them during Arizona dust storms, Kansas winters and Alabama summers. I put them in right after I brush my teeth in the a.m. and they are the last thing I take off before bed.

Yes, I occasionally get grit in them, but I'm now a pro at blinking the grit out, or at worst, popping the irritating one out for a 'field cleaning' and putting it right back in.
Spit works great... When I first got hard lenses I had no idea what to do with a gritty lens after I wrenched it out of my eye. Someone said "Spit" and I was totally grossed out. However, it didn't take long before I was a master of cleaning the lenses with my tongue, even storing the little glass lenses in my mouth, for hours if necessary, without ever swallowing or breaking them.

Well, I may have swallowed one...
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