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Old 03-13-20, 12:02 AM
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Thick eyeglasses slippage

So, I am back to wearing thick heavy glasses soon.
My contact implant is causing complications, and doc wants to remove it. I have aleeadt lost some vision in one eye. my eyes are -9.0, so glasses are heavy.

I haven't worn glasses in over 5years. has there been any break thru in eye wear technology?

I remeber having a miserable time with glasses while bicycling...like sweat makes it impossible to keep the glasses on right, and my glasses were heavy.

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Old 03-13-20, 05:42 AM
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Get polycarbonate lenses and wear a retention strap (croakies). Get used to your eyes watering a bit more unless you use safety glasses side protectors.

I recently bought some contacts again to see if my eyes water less with wraparound sunglasses.
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Old 03-13-20, 07:14 AM
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With a -9.0 I'm guessing you already have the highest index polycarbonate lenses available, otherwise the lenses themselves would be heavy enough to use as weapons.

Croakies or similar will I think be mandatory.
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I have fairly lightweight glasses, and I chose to get a strap for my glasses when I ride. Mainly, if I take a spill and my glasses fly off my face, I'm pretty blind without them so it's going to be hard to find them. I know from experience from the time I was cleaning up some brush, and a stick flew up and flipped my glasses right off my face. I couldn't find them, and I was afraid to walk around looking for them. Due to my nearsightedness I likely would have stepped on them. Even after my wife got home, she couldn't find them either. I ended up getting a new pair, and eventually did find my old glasses out in the yard. Or rather, my dog did and apparently enjoyed chewing on them a bit.

So yeah, lesson learned. I wear a strap while riding. I normally wear it loose but they could easily be tightened up if I have a problem with my glasses slipping down my nose.
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Ask your doctor about laser eye surgery , see if its possible to get that done and maybe reduce the diopter value in your eyes. Maybe not even back to 20/20 vision, but even go from 9.0 to something more manageable like 4.0? My eyes are in the 4.0 range and the plastic lenses I use are pretty light, no issues with slipping during warm-weather riding or any other activity.
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My last pair of eyeglasses have glass lenses. I use silicone ear-piece grips and a retention cord. To keep them from slipping down when I slip I tie a strong but thin mono-filament fishing line to the nose-bridge of my glasses and then that line goes over my head to the middle of the retention cord and gets ties off there.

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I have lenses made from Trivex, which is similar to polycarbonate but can correct vision a little better and can be made really thin. If you can afford an extra pair of glasses I would suggest getting a pair of cycling or sport frames with prescription lenses. SportRx has a good selection. For me this is the most comfortable option.
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...To keep them from slipping down when I slip I tie a strong but thin mono-filament fishing line to the nose-bridge of my glasses and then that line goes over my head to the middle of the retention cord and gets ties off there.

Cheers
very clever. I must try that!
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I always have something around my head -- sweatband, bandana, or cap. Put glasses on, put on band or cap and make sure it goes over the tops of my ears. At least so far that's been enough to keep glasses on.

The latest high index glass helps (my 'script is over 10), but Crizal coating crazes after 2-3 years. Unacceptable for the price of the darn things.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
So, I am back to wearing thick heavy glasses soon.
My contact implant is causing complications, and doc wants to remove it. I have aleeadt lost some vision in one eye. my eyes are -9.0, so glasses are heavy.

I haven't worn glasses in over 5years. has there been any break thru in eye wear technology?

I remeber having a miserable time with glasses while bicycling...like sweat makes it impossible to keep the glasses on right, and my glasses were heavy.
Back in the day, before I had LASIC, I always wore glasses insisting on glass lenses and cable end frames: https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...as&fr2=piv-web
When adjusted properly they would never, ever slip and were completely comfortable. I could not tolerate elastic straps unless wearing goggles.
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Old 03-14-20, 06:57 PM
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I remember when i used to wear thick eyeglasses, I would suffer from debilitating neck pains due to poor posture from sitting and computer use. because i had to sit in front of computer all day. All I wanted to do after work was lay down.

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Old 03-14-20, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
So, I am back to wearing thick heavy glasses soon.
My contact implant is causing complications, and doc wants to remove it. I have aleeadt lost some vision in one eye. my eyes are -9.0, so glasses are heavy.

I haven't worn glasses in over 5years. has there been any break thru in eye wear technology?

I remeber having a miserable time with glasses while bicycling...like sweat makes it impossible to keep the glasses on right, and my glasses were heavy.
High index plastic lenses, with polished edges. I am -9 in my right eye,and mine are not heavy or very thick.

The ear pieces on the frames have light springs, and I get no slippage when riding, or playing ultimate frisbee.
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My glasses have always been light enough that I'm one of the holdouts for GLASS lenses. But, I now have all the options so Astigmatism, Progressive, Photo Grey, Safety Glass Lenses in Titanium frames. They're not cheap.

As far as keeping them on the nose, I always buy the temples long enough that I can do a full 90 wrap around the ears.

I don't use straps, but the helmet is enough to make it difficult for them to fall off the head when riding.
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Croakies are good.

The big breakthrough, IMO, is that there are now affordable options available. I'd seriously consider getting a second pair of glasses designed for sport - you can get it done for around $75, including high-index lenses, here, for example: https://www.zennioptical.com/b/sports-glasses
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
I always have something around my head -- sweatband, bandana, or cap. Put glasses on, put on band or cap and make sure it goes over the tops of my ears. At least so far that's been enough to keep glasses on.

The latest high index glass helps (my 'script is over 10), but Crizal coating crazes after 2-3 years. Unacceptable for the price of the darn things.
I am wearing Crizal lenses and have not had any problems at year 5. I only use a microfiber cloth. My prior pair was a "similar" coating which when I had a screw come out while I was on travel, and took the glasses it to an optometrist for a replacement screw. He decided to 'clean' my glasses and some of the anti-reflective/anti-UV coating came off. Unfortunately I did not notice it until I got home. Once I knew it was off it bothered me. I have also heard folks say some sunblock can cause issues.

I clean my glasses every morning in the shower with a dab of J&J baby shampoo and polish them with the microfiber lense cloth. Never any issues. I forgot one when I was on the road and used the 'complimentary' shampoo/conditioner in the hotel and it was a smeary mess for a day. Now I carry a snall container of the baby shampoo.
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Recently I went on a mission of discovery to find a good eyeglass retention system. Croakies are effective, but I didn't find them comfortable at all. So far my favorite solution are some silicone ear hooks. They slip over the earpiece and are very effective at keeping glasses in place. I often forget they're even on until I try to take my glasses off for a cleaning.
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I prefer frames that have the separate adjustable silicone nose pads rather than the ones that have the nose-piece molded into the frame. I find them more comfortable and I have had no problem with them slipping when adjusted properly. The silicone pads seem to hold on the skin without sliding. Temples are spring loaded, but I don't have them very tight as I get headaches if they press too hard on the area behind the ear. The helmet straps also tend to also keep the glasses in place.

As a thought - have you tried wearing a sweat band?
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