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FuckRx

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biking and eyewear...
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:24:04 AM »

I'm sure it's been covered but i wear glasses. i used to change into contacts and then wear sunglasses but too much of a headache, now i just wear my glasses. what do us four-eyes do in the rain? and let's say i decided to wear contact lenses, should i still have something protect my eye or is getting nailed in the face by something on the road an unlikely occurrence?

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 10:26:57 AM »
what do us four-eyes do in the rain?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_cap

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and let's say i decided to wear contact lenses, should i still have something protect my eye
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or is getting nailed in the face by something on the road an unlikely occurrence?
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 11:34:07 AM »
I use safety glasses from work, if I had eye glasses I'd still use the over ones probably. We're rather buggy in the spring where I'm from so it can get gross picking gnats out of your eyes. Or june bugs...

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 11:48:53 AM »
or rocks

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 12:02:08 PM »
or sand...

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 12:12:17 PM »
what do us four-eyes do in the rain?

We get wet?  Otherwise I wear a baseball cap underneath my helmet to try to block most of it.

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 12:33:21 PM »
My regular glasses work fine in rain, snow, fog, etc.  I splurged for some clip on sunglasses with this pair of glasses, so my summers should be less squinty for riding now.

Last year I had a very determined bug fly up under my glasses, crawl across my nose, and then proceed to attempt to enter my brain via tunneling through my eyeball.  Not sure any form of glasses could have prevented that though.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 12:55:01 PM »
I wear contacts, and I don't wear glasses the majority of the year (when it's warm, which is most of the year here in FL).  I have never had a real issue with bugs.  I do wear sport sunglasses (usually with clear lenses inserted) for high speed group rides and riding in the cold.  The glasses shield my eyes from wind and keep them from watering in the wind and/or cold. 

If it rains I actually prefer to not wear glasses, as I can see better without them.  If I'm doing a group ride in the rain the glasses are a necessary evil to keep tire spray out of my eyes.  I still can't see for sh*t though..  :-)

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 01:52:02 PM »
I only wear glasses and have never bothered with contacts. When it rains my glasses get wet. When it's sunny I swap my regular glasses for prescription sunglasses.

When I'm riding in freezing rain or hail, every inch of exposed skin plus my eyeballs sting wherever they get hit.

It's' not rocket science.

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 02:18:59 PM »
Rain has never been an issue for visibility with my glasses. Sure they get messy but you can still see through them.

Temperature/humidity combos where they fog up is a much bigger issue, but luckily that's only happened a few times.

I can see passably well in daytime without glasses but at night I'd be screwed without them at anything approaching normal bike speeds.