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    Glasses or Contacts?

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    I wore hard contacts for many, many years until they started to cause scar tissue on my corneas. Yikes!

    I didn't like soft lenses, so now I wear glasses.

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    I've got soft contacts. When I went in to take my test to get my learner's permit, I found out that my vision was total crap. Luckily I had some glasses at home so I was able to get my permit that day. I knew I didn't want to wear glasses, so a few days later, I went in to get some contacts. Been using them for a few years now, and I love them.

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    I don't like the idea of anything touching my eyes. I wear light-frame (so i don't feel anything ) large glasses (so they don't obsecure my peripherral vision too much)
    and I will wait one day when they can repair the eyes and not laser them.
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    I switched from contacts to glasses just last december. Love 'em.

    Soft ones, that is.
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    wear both, i have soft contacts and a sweet pair of Oakley prescription glasses, but i have been seriously considering laser surgery lately.

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    dont do it
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    I tried contacts back in the '80s and had a terrible experience. I have bad astigmatism in one eye and had to have a wierd shaped lens. That made them very uncomfortable.

    I quickly gave up and went back to glasses. Got along fine with them for many, many years until i got into cycling. They really sucked for winter cycling because of fogging up etc. It motivated me to try contacts again. So i did just that a little over 1 year ago. Turns out they have greatly improved toric (astigmatism) lenses since the 80's.

    I have simply loved contacts. It makes cycling and so many other activities so much easier. I will never go back to stupid glasses. Another great thing that cycling has brought to me.

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    I've always worn glasses, I've never been allowed to wear contacts. Glasses make me look intelligent but I just recently chopped my hair off so I've been without. I remember once back in middle school when I wore them fulltime and dropped them on the ground and some kid stomped on them. I was a quiet little nerd kid that some kids had a mean time with. Lol. So I quit wearing them until last year again. I've never worn them for spin classes or the gym, sometimes skiing though.

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    I've only thrown my regular civilian glasses off 2 or 3 times, only one of which was memorable. My parents had come for christmas and when they came I went out to meet them. It had just snowed which was rare for texas and I threw my hands up in the air and poof glasses were gone. Found them 2-3 years later in a flower pot nearby.

    I like the poly durable ones because they are light that they can be bent so that they fit one's face and seldom ever fall of and you hardlyever notice them.
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    I wear glasses. Have since I was 7. My eyes are pretty much as bad as they're going to get, so my 'scrip's don't change much anymore. Prolly get laser surgery this year or next. to you TG!

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I've only thrown my regular civilian glasses off 2 or 3 times, only one of which was memorable. My parents had come for christmas and when they came I went out to meet them. It had just snowed which was rare for texas and I threw my hands up in the air and poof glasses were gone. Found them 2-3 years later in a flower pot nearby.

    I like the poly durable ones because they are light that they can be bent so that they fit one's face and seldom ever fall of and you hardlyever notice them.
    I once lost my glasses at the local horse trailhead. Came up out of a ditch and went over a berm. A low-hanging branch ripped 'em right off my face. I couldn't see well enough to find them, but I got my family to bring me a pair of BCG's I kept around. We looked for an hour or so, but couldn't find my "good" glasses. Luckily, my mom happened to look up just as the sun was setting. They were hanging from the damn branch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karldar
    I wear glasses. Have since I was 7. My eyes are pretty much as bad as they're going to get, so my 'scrip's don't change much anymore. Prolly get laser surgery this year or next. to you TG!



    I once lost my glasses at the local horse trailhead. Came up out of a ditch and went over a berm. A low-hanging branch ripped 'em right off my face. I couldn't see well enough to find them, but I got my family to bring me a pair of BCG's I kept around. We looked for an hour or so, but couldn't find my "good" glasses. Luckily, my mom happened to look up just as the sun was setting. They were hanging from the damn branch!
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    I wear glasses. Titanium frame, big ultra-thin lenses. Not particularly stylish, but very practical. Note to self: Always "select all" in foo! You never know what you might miss othewise.
    Never tried contacts despite ex-girlfriends trying to get me to switch. Working all the time in a chemistry lab doesn't help in that respect, and the idea simply grosses me out anyway.
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    I wear glasses most of the time. I wear disposable soft contacts and sunglasses when I'm road cycling. I wear Rx inserts with my sunglasses for MTBing.
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    Glasses, since 1st grade. Tried contacts, they hurt my eyes and my face felt funny and I didn't like the way I look w/o them.

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    Glasses.

    'Cause I can't find a rag soft enough to clean contacts.
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    For those of you who wear soft contacts...how well do they work when you are swimming? I seriously have not been swimming even once in the three years since I got my contacts (not a water person). In a few weeks, I'm starting a Triathalon gym class so I'm sure I'll have to swim. Do you have any problems with them coming out, or getting dislodged, etc, while in the water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    For those of you who wear soft contacts...how well do they work when you are swimming? I seriously have not been swimming even once in the three years since I got my contacts (not a water person). In a few weeks, I'm starting a Triathalon gym class so I'm sure I'll have to swim. Do you have any problems with them coming out, or getting dislodged, etc, while in the water?
    I have the opposite problem of my contacts not wanting to come out easily even when they're exposed to water.
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    well my vison is fine but iv always had a thing for chicks with glasses....among other qualitys of course.
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    I was blind as a bat but got Lasik surgury on my eyes and now see fine. Well worth the cost.

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    I wear soft contacts mostly. I wear glasses in the evening after I take the contacts out. I get the ones that last a month or so. With the no-rub solution, they are pretty easy to deal with. I have been able to take them out and put them back in even on bike tours and backpacking trips.

    Both my eyes have exactly the same prescription (-4.00) and have not changed for the last 5 yrs.

    Someone mentioned swimming. I don't swim much, but I went to Belize to snorkel a few years ago and didn't have any problems with wearing contacts with the snorkeling mask. Otherwise, if you want to swim, just close your eyes if you dunk your head under water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom
    For those of you who wear soft contacts...how well do they work when you are swimming? I seriously have not been swimming even once in the three years since I got my contacts (not a water person). In a few weeks, I'm starting a Triathalon gym class so I'm sure I'll have to swim. Do you have any problems with them coming out, or getting dislodged, etc, while in the water?
    i posted a thread in the tri section about it, aquasphere( think that is the name) makes goggles that several have sugested to use, have a pair and they work great in the shower, but have not had the chance to try them swimming yet
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    Contacts. Had glasses for a year and when I started driving i decided i would get contacts. Absolutely love them and will never go back.
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    I've worn both. Started in glasses, went to contacts. They made my eyes worse (back when they told you it was OK to wear them for 30 days at a time). Went back to glasses. They didn't work well with an oxygen mask pulling Gs, so I went back to contacts. Then got laser surgery (PRK) and now I'm ~20/15 or so.

    Though, it appears my near vision is starting to slip so I suspect I'll need reading glasses in a short while.
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    Glasses since I was three I tried hard contacts, bugged the crap out of me, then soft, but my prescription was so strong, that back then they couldn't make the soft contact w/ my exact prescription, so it was a little blurry still. So glasses it is. But I insist on Oakley's only

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