Fifty Plus (50+) - Goggles and Dry Eyes - for Nora
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02-28-08, 06:50 PM
Goggles and Dry Eyes - for Nora
My wife, Nora, has very dry eyes, for which she is under the care of an opthalmologist, and uses a variety of Rx's.
She does not use corrective lenses when she rides.
Colorado's humidity averages about 10-15%, at times dropping to 5%.
She would like your recommendation for some sort of wrap around goggle or eye protective device with appropriate tinting that would keep the wind out of her eyes.
02-28-08, 06:59 PM
This interests me as well. For some reason, when I wear normal sunglasses, my right eye has a tizzy fit sometimes with the wind. I do wear contacts, and am considering some sort of goggle to keep all the wind out of the eye.
02-28-08, 08:34 PM
The Panoptx might be a possibility:
Here's their video ad:
02-28-08, 09:06 PM
Thanks! We will check it out.
If Nora doesn't mind using ski-type goggles, they should work just fine. However, it might be worth trying standard cycling glasses, made by the usual suspects - Oakley, Rudy Project, Bolle, etc. You might even try the house brands at Nashbar or Performance just to try them out at a lower price point. There is a huge difference between the wrap-around cycling glasses and the usual prescription glasses that I wear, in terms of wind protection. Some of them are quite large, close to being goggles and they might work better than the sleeker models. I use such a pair myself but the model I use is 15 years old.
Best of luck finding something suitable.
03-01-08, 10:05 AM
When I was commuting, I used eye protection goggles found in the Home Depot or Lowe's power tool section. They are inexpensive, full wrap around and designed so they fit over my prescription glasses. They were not tinted but Nora could wear sun glasses of her choice underneath. There are also numerous wraparound style sunglasses that do a great job of keeping wind out of the eyes: prices/styles start at the cheap supermarket level & go up as high as you wish. Don
03-02-08, 11:10 AM
I have some sunglasses I bought for motorcycling that have foam around the edges to keep the wind out of your eyes when you're speeding down the freeway. Check them out at any motorcycle accessories store. I actually bought mine on Ebay for cheap ($10 or so?) because I wasn't sure about them. They worked pretty well, although I found I prefered putting my face shield down when I was moving fast to cut down on wind noise. They might be just the thing for Nora on a bicycle.
cranky old dude
03-02-08, 12:32 PM
Winter commuting causes my eyes to tear excessively due to the
cold wind in them. After years of disapointing attempts to resolve
the problem I accidentally left my glasses at work and rode home
wearing my ugly prescription safety glasses with detatchable
side shields. Problem resolved!!!!! Sometimes the simplest solution
turns out to be the best. Many of the suggestions here seem to
incorporate the same principal. Let us know what works as I'm
sure the solution will be helpfull to cold weather commuters as
well as those with your wife's eye wear needs.
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