Found out I need glasses

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Anyone have advice on best setup for glasses wearers?I'm gonna take my helmet and goggles to pick a set out,but was wondering if those pro-vue lenses would be the hot ticket?I've always worn smith smx because I run a little hot and they dont fog up as easy in the woods,but I'm thinkin with glasses I'll probably still fog!How about smith turbo's?Do they hold up in the trees???found out I'm nearsighted and cant wait to be able to see arrows/lines in the woods!!!THANKS
 

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If you do a search on my user name here and on Thumpertalk.com you'll find several discussions about glasses/contacts/Pro-vue.

I've worn glasses under my goggles, had Pro-vue lenses and the best solution for me is to wear contacts with GOOD well sealed goggles. The problem with glasses and the Pro-vue lenses is that in dusty conditions you now have 4 surfaces that get dusty - the pro-vue's are a pain to clean. Contacts give me the best depth perception and periphereal (sp?) vision. Funny thing is that I can't wear contacts under my street helmet (shoei RF200 - I know it's a cheap POS) because it doesn't seal out wind as good as my goggles and my contacts dry out.

Next step for me is LASIK.

Brian
 
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I found out that my vision was going bad about 7 years ago. I had a brand new KTM 250EXC and I kept hitting the bark busters on the trees in the middle of the bark busters.
I went to the trusty doc and she said I have an astimatism (sp?). In other words, my depth perception was going out. I tried to ride with glasses under goggles with no sucess. I could not keep the inside dry enough without water forming on the back of the glasses. I tried the goofy "work" safety glasses and they made my eyes water to the point of not being able to see.
So I then chucked the glasses and I don't want to try contacts.

I went to gold (yellow) lenses on my goggles. It turns out that I can see in bright sunlight. However when I am in the shade or under florecent (sp?) lights my vision goes to you-know-what.
I would suggest you try the gold lense no matter what. It has allowed me to ride without glasses for 7 years.
Also don't wear your glasses the morning of a ride. It makes your eyes used to the correction and they don't try to "see" without help. The worst thing is to read with glasses and then take them off and try to go riding.

Just my opinion......
RAD DAD
 

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I have been riding with glasses for 34 years. I have used Oakley L-Frame goggles for many years. They are comfy with good ventilation.
 

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Originally posted by larosche
...and I don't want to try contacts.
Just curious why not? Switching to contacts was on the best things I did - I play volleyball, ride, snow ski, etc etc with contacts. My basketball game saw the most improvement:)

I have an astigmatism and have been wearing Cooper Toric lenses since '97 w/o any problems. I had a lense come out 2-3 times due to dryness or irritation.

Brian
 

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Didn't your Mother tell you "you'll go blind if you don't stop doing that". See she was right. I have the same problem. I've been just wearing my glasses. I have 2 pair, 1 for daily wear and 1 for riding. Never used googles but, have been thinking about the Scott OTGs. I didn't listen to my Mother either ;)
Looks like quite a few didn't listen to MOM :confused:
 

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i can't wear contacts anymore, can't see w/o glasses, so i use the team m.o. prescription insert (bifocals, no less!) insert under scott otg's. works great.
 
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I wore contacts for 12 years then got the laser surgery almost 2 years ago, money well spent !!!!!!
 
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Brian,
I have seen my wife, kids and too many riders in pain from dust under the contact. Or maybe I am just a wimp and don't want to put anything in my eyes.............

RAD DAD
 

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Originally posted by larosche
Brian,
I have seen my wife, kids and too many riders in pain from dust under the contact. Or maybe I am just a wimp and don't want to put anything in my eyes.............

RAD DAD
Hey ED whats your excuse for hitting trees now.LOL
 
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i have tried all three types. contacts win by about a 10000000 percent margin. no peripheral vision with glasses, fogging, etc. created more problems. for about two years i could not put in the contacts and had to ask a girl to do it for me. then one day i just popped them in and have been happy for twenty years. i take them out at night and never use them for more than two weeks. i also agree that the yellow or gold lens is great. it is all i use now.
 
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I hit trees now because "I am too tired to turn the bike", or was it "I ride on row zero and the pine straw is always slick", how about "I never rode a dirt bike around trees until I went to college".........

Take your choice.......
 
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Another vote here for contacts and goggles. My doc understands motorsports and takes that into consideration when sizing my lenses. Also, Oakley O Frame goggles seem to work best for me.

Dan
 

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Prior to Lasix, I was very near sighted and wore contacts for daily living.  However, I had lots of trouble with contacts for riding, and much prefrerred to wear glasses under goggles.

For me, my contacts would always dry out and get uncomfortable, no matter how often I stopped to put in wetting solution.  I guess their was something about the wind and dust, plus I think I would not blink often enough when riding.

I used a large frame Smith goggle over shatter proof lens glasses, with a Qwik Strap on the goggle.  In wet weather, you are very prone to fogging with glasses under goggles, so have a 'wet weather' pair of goggle in which you tear the foam out to improve air circulation.  Glasses that fit the lens far away from from your face are better than ones that are very close to your face.  The Qwik Strap is a must when you start to fog up.

In dry weather, put baby oil on your goggle foam to catch dust.