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Dry eye protection - goggle or glasses?

Old 04-16-22, 11:32 AM
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Dry eye protection - goggle or glasses?

Hi,
Whatís working for you? Love to her to minimize dry eyes.
Iím currently using Wiley WX Gravity glasses which work well. It has a foam padding that seals the eye area. Works pretty well, though rough on windy days. I use gel drops before each ride and Clear eyes after. Looking for more eye protection.
Appreciate your insights.
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Old 04-16-22, 07:38 PM
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Havenít found a good solution, so I carry eye drops. Purchased 4 styles of cycling glasses with broad coverage, but still the air/draft gets around them. Perhaps safety glasses would be the best.
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Old 04-16-22, 07:53 PM
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the right googles would work ones that fit under a helmet. glasses only do so so unless they cover a lot. a helmet with a visor may be the easiest solution.
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Old 04-18-22, 11:51 AM
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With the market awash with a wide variety of eye protection, expect lots of opinioned suggestions. Personal preference based on personal needs are the deciding factors. I’m troubled somewhat with “dry eye” symptoms and most often use generic “artificial tears” that I get at WalMart. I always carry some with me when out for a ride. Eye “pro” wise, I’ve multiple options from which to choose. My faves are gov’t contract UVEX eye pro issued when deployed to Iraq. A little bit of a “bug eyed” look but they provide complete protection and no field of view obstruction. I also have the WileyX (gov’t issue) eye pro that have the foam padding that prevents the entry of dust and debris. I do find that they tend to fog up easily and don’t use them very often. Another solid choice IMHO, are 3M Metaliks Sport safety glasses. Excellent field of view i.e. minimal obstruction (and less of a “bug eye” look). No foam padding but less tendency to fog up. All of the above are available with clear and/or tinted lenses. As mentioned at the start, my opinion based on my needs and preferences.
I think it goes beyond opinion but I believe that wearing some sort of eye protection is as important as wearing a helmet. Broken bones can heal and “road rash” eventually clears up but eye and brain trauma can have serious, lasting consequences. Just sayin’!
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Old 04-18-22, 01:04 PM
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I wear the large Rockbros glasses someone here on the forum recommended; they usually block enough wind that I am comfortable. Apparently I have Rosacea, and in my case it bothers my eyes; cold wind especially bothers them.

If I ride at night I wear clear safety glasses.
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Old 04-19-22, 12:24 PM
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Speedo goggles.....great for swimming too
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Originally Posted by Speedway2 View Post
Speedo goggles.....great for swimming too
I tried this once because a certain time a year there was all these little ( no seema type bugs ) on the trail by the water. It was a complete failure. Fogged up so fast. I poked a bunch of holes in the googles, still did not help at all.
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Old 04-24-22, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
I tried this once because a certain time a year there was all these little ( no seema type bugs ) on the trail by the water. It was a complete failure. Fogged up so fast. I poked a bunch of holes in the googles, still did not help at all.
I was kidding but try a dab of dish soap and smear it on the inner lens next time......
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If you have dry eye problem that is not easily resolved by "refresh" drops talk to your ophthalmologist. I developed this annoyance after my LASIK he inserted plugs in tear ducts and problem went away for the most part. For antifog I use "catcrap" name of the product actually, not a joke . Works great for my shooting oakleys which I wear for riding too .
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I have found "safety glasses" that wrap around and keep the wind and dust out of my eyes. The fit needs to be such that the lens is close enough to my face to prevent wind hitting my cheeks and getting directed up to my eyes. The safety type also wrap around and keep wind and dust from coming around the sides while not restricting my vision.

Even the $9 Dewalt DPG55-11D safety glasses work very well and there are versions with clear lenses and ones with a dark gray tint or a yellow lens. There is no need to throw money away with the purchase of Oakley or other fashion sunglasses selling for 10-20 times as much.

I can afford Oakley or Scott sunglasses but I would feel like an idiot spending that amount of money to have a label on my sunglasses to boost my ego.
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Originally Posted by Calsun View Post
I have found "safety glasses" that wrap around and keep the wind and dust out of my eyes. The fit needs to be such that the lens is close enough to my face to prevent wind hitting my cheeks and getting directed up to my eyes. The safety type also wrap around and keep wind and dust from coming around the sides while not restricting my vision.

Even the $9 Dewalt DPG55-11D safety glasses work very well and there are versions with clear lenses and ones with a dark gray tint or a yellow lens. There is no need to throw money away with the purchase of Oakley or other fashion sunglasses selling for 10-20 times as much.

I can afford Oakley or Scott sunglasses but I would feel like an idiot spending that amount of money to have a label on my sunglasses to boost my ego.
Get some large glasses, goggles are goofy. Try rockbros best for the money. The photochromatic are my favorite.
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