Contact lenses and cycling glasses
I just made the switch from prescription glasses to contacts. I always had a fear of buggering my eyes up with contacts, but after having tried all sorts of remedies for foggy glasses I decided to bite the bullet, and I’m not looking back (pun intended).
Anyways, before the switch I wore adidas Evil Eye half rims with prescription inserts. They’re semi-wrap-around-ish so keep the wind out, and they fit great, are light and highly adjustable. Not cheap tough, but you can get a boat load of different lenses, and they’re a snap to change too.Posted 4 years agotenfootSubscriber
I have recently started wearing contact lenses whilst out on my bike. I noticed tonight that I had a problem with my eyes watering on fast descents.
At the moment I use some cheapo Endura clear glasses for night riding, but I’m wondering if something that wraps around my face a little more might stop my eyes from watering..
Can any contact lens wearers recommend glasses that will help?
ThanksPosted 4 years agosteviousMember
Ignore any specific model recommendations. The air profile around the eyewear depends on the shape of your head/face so it’s important to ensure you get glasses that fit YOU. You should try and make sure the glasses follow the shape of your face well, eg narrow glasses for a narrow face.Posted 4 years agonickcSubscriber
Stevious is about right, you need to find a pair that fit your face, beware that some wrap around styles will pull air in around your eyes. If its not all a bit too “TJ and helmets” I wear contacts and often go without any sort of glasses. In 20+years I think I’ve had to take 1 lens out and give it a swirl in my mouth and pop it back inPosted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
Been wearing contacts for years and never bothered with expensive cycling glasses as I know I’d either lose or break them.
I’ve generally found cheaper alternatives work really well and I’m currently riding with a pair of these XLC Sri-Lanka sunglasses from CRC whic work really well.Posted 4 years agomunksterMember
I’ve worn contacts for over 20 years and found that they were sticking to my eyeballs a bit too much for my liking after wet rides in particular. I bit the bullet and got some prescription Oakleys a few months ago and haven’t looked back (not literally) – not cheap initially as has been said but definitely one of the very best things I’ve ever bought for the purposes of riding my bike. So much easier (and less uncomfortable). YMMV etc etc.Posted 4 years ago
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