I wear mine all day everyday and get on just fine, I don’t even know they are there! Can ride along with my visor open no probs at all, don’t think you’ll ever lose one like this You’ll get used to them I am sure
Had a girlfriend that used to wear them all the time. Even slept with them in :w00t: but mabe that was so when she woke she wouldnt freak out when she saw me first thing. Come to think of it she probably did freak when she saw me first thing and thats why it didnt last.
I used to wear them 20 years ago. About to go and have my eyes checked and wear them again. Tired of glasses steaming up and they are just plain uncomfortable at times. Won’t stop me wearing a Flip Lid though, I likes them!
Heya - there are many different types, the below are ones I have experience of for the last 15 years. What do you have?
gas disposible - thick lens, small and hard, felt like I had a mini bumper car whizzing round my eyes every time I blinked
monthly disposable - sleep in them for a month - quite soft - in my opinion dangerous - I got mild contact lens overwear syndrome from them (where the blood vessels grow and potentially send you blind).
daily disposable - very soft and flexible to the point that occasionally my clumbsiness breaks one
my list of advice is below:
get the high water content ones - this will improve the moisture in your eyes and reduce the abrasive dry feeling
use daily disposable lenses: the most hygenic and the thinnest ones, so that you are likely to be the most comfortable
never wear lenses for more than 8 hours
join a monthly direct debit plan - specsavers have the best one that ive tried (tried boots and d&a and theyre a bit expensive): you get sent daily disposable lenses in the post and it included a free annual eye test plus you can get a few free lenses if you are away from home and need a few just to get you through the weekend e.g. youve gone up to Edinburgh for a weekend and forgotten them, so you pop into the shop where they phone your home store and verify your prescription and the fact that youre on a DD plan and then give you the lenses…
Errmmm…not sure…they are very soft and thin but I take then out every night and they last for a month…I don’t wear them all the time , they are for reading/close up work , and only wear them if I’m doing a job where normal specs are likely to fall off and disappear into the oily bilges of a boat…They are brilliant for this and worth the hassle when I need them
for real. I used to wear my lenses pretty much every waking hour for 10/15 years. Then once I went for a check up and the optician said that I was at risk of permanently damaging my eyes form over-wearing them - even though they were high water content they still stop the oxygen getting into the eye.
Now I only wear them occasionally. I used to hate wearing glasses, but get less bothered by them now
same as a lot of others,I use dailies, they can be a pain to fit as they are so flimsey,but otherwise no probs. I tend to ride with visor part down to deflect the occasional greenfly or other bug as they are incredibly annoying if they get under the lense brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Got to find out exactly what mine are…they are very thin and often flip round the wrong way during my hamfisted attempts to put them in…once in and settled they are great so I guess I’ll get used to them:)