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Old 02-07-05, 06:28 PM   #1
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Arg! My eyes!

The goggles do nothing!


Ok, so here's my problem, I have a pair of rudy projects and when I bought them, I thought that all that venting was a good idea. In the end, it's not, an hour of riding and my eyes are drying out in my left eye (damn this handsome asymmetrical face of mine) and 2 hours later, I can barely keep it open, it's so bloodshot that the entire eye's pretty much red and I can't keep it open. A day later, I still have a weird twitch and it hurts when I blink.
I tried adjusting the hell out of em but it didn't work. Anyone ever experienced this? Any tips?
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fill in the vents with some superglue?

Use some eyedrops after you ride if you're eye is that messed up, maybe they will help.

edit: what models do you have? Might be easier to find a solution if we knew which glasses we are talking about.
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Artificial tears. I like Alcon Tears Naturale Free--little vials, no preservatives. Put a few drops in each eye as often as you like. Just like when you're crying real tears, vision can be blurry for a little bit. Don't use them with contacts in your eyes.
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Man that's a good Simpsons!
I have these wrap around Bolle thingies that work great. Except in fog.
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Put the tape over your eyes.

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Its the rudy project ketyum's.

Some air gets in where the vents are, but most of it is just cause it's so far away from my face.
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most of it is just cause it's so far away from my face.

um... push them up on your nose, grampa!
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um... push them up on your nose, grampa!
Aye sonny... heh, I mean they're out too far forward, not down, I've tried adjusting the nose pieces so the lenses are almost flat on my face but then they touch my eyelids.
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hmm, if their too far away from your face I would have to say that you either

A) need new glasses

B) use some safety glasses over the Rudys

Can't think of anything else...
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Any chance you can borrow somebody else's glasses to see how they work for you? That could help point you in the right direction without any financial outlay in the process.
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I've said it once, I'll say it again. Bubble goggles!

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I've said it once, I'll say it again. Bubble goggles!
I second the bubbles! Dems hot ta def yo. I guarantee you'll see some stupid celebrity wearing them as a fashion statement this year.

I think Fugazi Dave has the right idea regarding trying other glasses out. Sure, those Rudy Projects look real darn perdy, but if they're not doing it for you, ya gotta try something else. Don't abuse your eyes, you might want them later on!
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Do NOT use super glue on glasses!!! Cyanoacrylates (like super glue) give off eye irritant fumes long after they set up.
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Thanks people, I'll try my gf's glasses, they're smaller and wrap tighter. For going to work I think I'll still use my other ones cause once it gets hot, every time I stop they'll fog up. But for my long weekend rides where I don't plan to stop that much, I'll need something that vents less.
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Slvoid,

The Kerosene has less vent area than the ketyiums. I wanted the kerosene
but they didn't fit my face so I got Rydons instead. Less venting but still better
than nothing.
Expensive mistake.
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