Second the opinion on sunglasses. I wear my contacts everyday/every ride; I
have a pair of Smith's with three lenses (sunglasses, yellow, and clear) that
work great. My perfect visioned girlfriend also prefers to wear sunglasses; 20+
mph wind on the eyeball gets irritating. How do dogs stand that when they're
*** their heads out of the car window?
> I have been wearing hard lenses for six*** years now and can also say that
> IF you get a good fit, there is nothing better (I have also fallen asleep
> with mine in, BAD mistake). While hard contact lenses do have a SLIGHT
> molding effect on the lens of the eye, they sadly do not slow the
> progression of nearsightedness. Want to get rid of those hard lenses
> forever? Look into LASIC laser surgery, especially for astigmatism. As far
> as riding, I always wear sunglasses, wrap around Bolle Mad Cats, no problems
> IS ALL
> >I've worn hard contact lenses (now gas-permeable) since I was 12 years
> >old. I ride in all sorts of weather, including torrential downpours,
> >and wear Performance's cheapest sunglasses, the kind they sell for $20
> >and you can find on special for even less (just bought a set in clear
> >for $12.99).
> >I have ridden some long stretches without sunglasses on but it's obvious
> >that some sort of eye cover will keep your eyes moister and cleaner.
> >I do have glasses and wear them quite often around the house, on days I
> >don't go into the office, etc., but I make a point of always putting my
> >lenses in before I ride - it just makes the ride so much more enjoyable.
> >The difference between hard and soft lenses is worth exploring. I tried
> >soft lenses and found I didn't see nearly as well. Since I was already
> >used to hard lenses at the time, I just went back to them. Hard lenses
> >are much more uncomfortable initially; indeed, for the first few weeks
> >they can be quite annoying, but once you get over the hump, it's almost
> >like having your vision permanently corrected. I've forgotten to take
> >mine out when I go sleep - that's how comfortable they are, and how
> >natural the whole process becomes, after you've worn them for a few
> >For many people, hard lense actually stop the progression of
> >near-sightedness, since it's often caused by a change in the shape of
> >the surface of the eye and the hard lense tends to arrest that change
> >when worn enough.
> >Steve "My Dad's A Retired Optometrist" Freides
> >> As my prescription seems to change more, I am finally considering
> >> contacts.
> >> But as a commuter and bike club rider on weekends I am wondering what
> >> people's experiences have been with them.
> >> I commute in NYC from Staten Island to Brooklyn. I currently use the
> >> Bolle prescription insert system. I ride in rain.
> >> I do all road riding.