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Old 12-03-03, 04:37 PM   #1
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wear contacts under goggles??

swimmers with poor eyesight get corrective goggles... but what do triathletes do? do you wear your contacts underneath the goggles?
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Old 12-03-03, 05:07 PM   #2
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Yup. There's no way I'd be able to find the beach, much less my bike.

I wear soft disposables. They've gotten a little dry if I have an extremely long (45+ min for me) session in the pool. Otherwise, no problems at all.
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Old 12-03-03, 10:32 PM   #3
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I've worn my soft disposables to play water polo, swim with and without goggles, surfed, body surfed, scuba dived, etc etc. They're never ever come out, and I even open my eyes underwater. I wouldn't try it with hard contacts though, those fall out easy.
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Old 12-04-03, 10:18 AM   #4
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I always wear my contacts swimming too.
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Old 12-04-03, 11:21 AM   #5
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soft disposables. yes.

but that about the beer goggles?
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Old 12-04-03, 04:14 PM   #6
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I don't have the best eyesite, but I don't go without. I dont find it absolutely critical or limiting in anyway. In the water, I just follow the herd anyway. They're usually thrashing all about so I can't miss them. I think it's just one less thing to go wrong and cost you time.
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Old 12-04-03, 05:39 PM   #7
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A cycling fanatic friend of mine had a welt on the bridge of his nose. I asked how he got it and he said "Glasses." I asked if he had tried contacts, and he said, "Sure, but they don't hold enough beer."
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