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Old 01-11-2008, 18:17   #1
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I am short sighted and wear specs, a real pain at sea. I really should check out laser surgery, maybe a new thread topic here. Bets I came up with was wearing my prescription dive googles. I alos cycle...another rason to do the eyes,. When you solve thsi Im sure there will be a lot of interest......
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As far as keeping the rain off, I wear a baseball cap with a relatively long and wide brim and wear my foulie hood over it. Its not perfect but its better than just the hood alone.
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Old 01-11-2008, 20:53   #3
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We are working on finding innovative ways for keeping the face dry while biking during the rain.
I biked for almost 35 years and never found the answer. Being highly motivated I think I could have found it before that. Sailing is only slightly easier. Staying dry seems to be the best solution I've found. I wear eyeglasses and it's those situations that can be the most difficult. That is unless seeing things is a low priority. When you don't see well it tends to make you think you should be able to see better.
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Dave (Exit Only) shared his professional expertise on this interesting & informative discussion about laser eye surgery (lasik).
LASIK outside of US
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:58   #5
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Thanks Gord, vey interesting. Now that I am in Montreal for a couple of years I'll check this out in Toronto, Cheers Glenn
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Some interesting prescription stuff on here for sports use.

SportRx.com - Prescription motorcycle goggles and rx sunglasses for all sports.
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I'm wary of having my eyes sliced. Even the minimal failure rate is too devestating if you are in the minority. I have read that at night pin point light sources can take on a star screen filter effect which I would find annoying.

I went and got new soft contact lens. At my age eyes do not focus both as far and as close as they used to. So a distance correction would have required reading glasses for viewing maps and nearby instruments.

Instead, I worked carefully to get an adjustment that allowed me to do the most w/o needing glasses. For very close in work, or if reading for long periods I have reading glases. If I habsolutelt have to have the last few degrees of distance sharpness I can put on some that bring that in. But 90-95% of the time I need no glasses, for the contacts cover the range and quality I need.
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What we need is micro wind shield wipers for eye glasses! Why not? Inventors, engineers... ready, set, GO
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Anyone else tried RAIN-X on their glasses? Works great!

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Rain-X is great stuff for windshields but I wonder about using it on plastic lenses with antireflective coatings. I'm not about to do a test on my $250 shades. Does anyone have any good information about its effect on surface coatings?
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Some interesting prescription stuff on here for sports use.

SportRx.com - Prescription motorcycle goggles and rx sunglasses for all sports.
Interesting link, thank you.
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I drove open boats that went really fast when I was in the Navy. Rain and spray were always an issue so we wore Ski goggles with the foam torn out at the bottom to increase air circulation so we didn't have fogging issues. We used smoked lenses during the day and clear or yellow at night.
As the sun goes down yellow lenses are the best thing you do for your vision on the water. IMHO.
I still work on the water and I still carry ski goggles everywhere I go and we keep two pair handy on our own boat for being on deck in bad weather.

Don't tear the foam out on top or you'll have more vision issues than you had with the naked eye.
We tried everything our tax dollars could buy and $30 ski goggles were the best!
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Another good opetion is to keep a squirt bottle close at hand. Every once in awhile you can just squirt the glasses down.
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I agree with the ski goggles, they work, and now I know what to do about the fogging
I lost the close up reading ability, or my arms were too short. So I wear one contact, basically one eye for distance and one eye for reading. As weird as it sounds it really does work!!!!!!!!! It took a couple of days to get use to but for 5 years it has worked well
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