Eye protection poll
Right then, now we’ve cleared up the great helmet debate! What about eye protection? My cycling fast risk assessment says that there is a serious risk of eye injury so I wear glasses (plus my eyes water).
So here’s the questions…
a) do you wear eye protection when on your bike?
b) if not why not?
c) have you ever been poked in the eye with a sharp stick, or hit by a flying object in the face, when out on your bike?
d) what proportion of your riding is done without eye protection?
Me,Posted 8 years ago
c) yes, branches, brambles, stones, mud, assorted excrement
d) 5% on long steamy climbsanotherdeadheroMember
a) open facer, only to keep mud and sun out. full facer, yep, goggles keep it in place, not that I wear a full face much
b) a mix of CBA and the fact I sweat all over them pronto, so only wear them if I have to
c) mtb, only mud. road, bits of gravel have got close but not quite hit the bullseye
d) Pffffrt, difficult to say. 50% ?Posted 8 years agosnowslaveSubscriber
a) yes in the daytime.
b) V rarely for night rides. And as I type I realise this is stoopid and must be remedied.
c) yes, mud, sheep poo, flies, but no sticks yet.
d) currently 60-70%
But I shall wear them more now I’ve had to write this down and realise the error of my waysPosted 8 years agoPhil_HSubscriber
a) Always on the road bike & DH bike. Sometimes when riding XC
b) It steams up/ I forget to put it back on after a climb
c) Yes a bumble bee. It hurt, a lot.
If I could find a pair that wont steam up on the climbs then I’d wear them all the time but I’ve yet to find any that don’t fog up.Posted 8 years agomtMember
The case for the use of eye protection has not yet been scientifically made. None of the anicdotal stories are relivant, there has been no survey from an A&E dept saying we should ware glasses. I am not in favor of compulsory shades.
However I do think Oakleys make me look cool so:
yes.Posted 8 years ago
what! and risk not looking great.
a) used to all the time, dont bother much now.Posted 8 years ago
b) wind used to make my eyes water but commuting steams glasses up too much, riding without so much means my eyes dont water as much now so dont wear them when mtbing/roadying much now either, unless its a freezing wind/rain.
c) yes ive been poked in the eye, ive had grit in the eye when wearing glasses too (close fitting ones even), also had sticks poke me in the noggin even when wearing a helmet, walked into a desk this morning, should i bring my shin pads in for work too?
d) mostly dont bother now, tho when the sun comes out so will the shades.avdave2Member
a – yes
b – n/a
c – no
d – only take them off if it’s too wet to see.
I’ve never been hit in the face yet but then again in nearly 25 years of doing this I’ve never hit my head either but I still wear a helmet.
Spent an hour last night at the eye hospital in Brighton as our youngest daughter had got something in her eye while playing and it was swelling up and looking very nasty. She had to have the giant cotton bud swab under the eyelid and is now on antibiotics. As I am not as brave as a 7 year old girl Ill keep wearing the glasses.Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Wear contacts with Oakley Half Jackets over the top. Use clear lenses at night. I’ve only ever taken them off a few times when riding: if it’s really misty tahy stema up or collect all the moisture in the atmosphere but other than that I always wear them. Had a couple of splashes of mud under them once or twice but nowhere near as bad as I’d get without them!Posted 8 years ago
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