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Old 06-12-2005, 04:02 PM
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Eye Glasses

So what do folks do about eye glasses when skiing? If I take mine off I can't see worth a hoot. If I use a sports strap and leave them on I can see better, but I tend not to ski as aggressively (for fear of a bad spill and losing my glasses.)

I am considering prescription eye goggles and thought I would check to see what others do. What works? What doesn't?
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:59 PM
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Contacts. I used to wear swim goggles with the contacts, but got to where I could keep my eyes mostly closed getting up.

I would love to get the surgery, maybe in a year or so.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:08 PM
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See?? Who needs to see..

I just dont use my glasses when skiing..

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Old 06-12-2005, 07:53 PM
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Actually, I'm Boatwake's wife. I'm pretty much blind without my contacts and hate slaloming when I can't see, so I wear cheap sunglasses with a croakie to keep them from falling off, and ski with my contacts on. The cheap sunglasses keep the spray out of my eyes and also reduce the glare. Now, if it would just stop raining in ATL, we could get back on the lake....there was better skiing this February!

Alternatively, you can sometimes find prescription swim goggles (in x50 increments). We found a pair for under $20 a few years ago. They look kinda goofy, but they work.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:43 PM
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My wife used to wear rec specs made her look like a nerd and we all let her know it too, good thing she's a good sport about it.
She had the lasik surgery and all has been great since then. She has no complaints and said she wished they would have had the procedure sooner, that was eight years ago.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:15 PM
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A buddy of mine used to buy the lightest cutting torch glasses he could find, and put a croakie on them. $10.00 sunglasses that were pretty-much bulletproof & splash proof. Worked good for him. Of course, he was legally blind (only had night vision) - so does that even count?
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:29 PM
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:41 PM
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I was cutting across the wake on the way to the one buoy last weekend and I couldn't see anything. Probably mostly technique. Anyway I wear contacts and bought some of the spex but the dog ate them before they got used. Anybody used these. It would seem that water would mess up just regular sunglases. Spots and what not.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:21 AM
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Daily wear contacts. I figure that if I lose one, its not a big deal..
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:44 AM
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just follow the boat surely.....?????




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