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Vermillion
07-16-2009, 07:02 PM
I've seen a few players that play with glasses, how is it that their glasses do not fall off during play?

Are the glasses made to fit tighter around the temple?

Any experiences/insights would be much appreciated.

pvaudio
07-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Look at my serving thread below this one, I'm wearing glasses in it. I wear Marchon Airlocks which only weigh 7 grams (just weighed them on my food scale) that are made of titanium strips. They don't fall off because they don't weigh enough:

http://www.y888.com.hk/upload/Mar_700_2_020_50_21.jpg

RedWeb
07-16-2009, 07:10 PM
I always wear glasses. Can play without them, during day anyway, but much better with them. Various ones dependent upon situation (day, night, sun, wind). I've never had a problem with them coming off or bothering me. Of course, I keep my head still, just like the pros.

Double bagel
07-16-2009, 07:17 PM
Just break a rubber band and tie it around your head.

pvaudio
07-16-2009, 07:28 PM
Just break a rubber band and tie it around your head.
Uh, what? :-?

counterfeit25
07-16-2009, 07:34 PM
I used to be scared of my glasses falling off, and I would always play with contacts. Then my contacts starting getting uncomfortable (old?), so I tried playing with glasses. I've been playing with glasses for about 1.5 years now, and it has never fallen off. Sometimes I hit them with my arm when I do that "reverse forehand", but other than that I never had a problem.

counterfeit25
07-16-2009, 07:35 PM
FYI they are normal glasses, nothing fancy. No super-light titanium stuff, or rubber band around neck.

aimr75
07-16-2009, 07:40 PM
i always wear glasses.. they are stock standard glasses.. nothing fancy, nothing that helps them stay on..

I never once thought they could potentially come off.. and they never have.. even while sweating alot, they never feel like they are going to come off

Vermillion
07-16-2009, 07:45 PM
they do not feel tight around your head?

I guess mine is kinda loose..

counterfeit25
07-16-2009, 07:54 PM
Nope they don't feel tight around my head. If your glasses are too loose for you then I can see why they would fall off. When I put my glasses on the two "legs" flex outwards a bit. Not sure if they are actually called legs~~

Cnote
07-17-2009, 09:29 AM
I play with "regular" glasses. No problems here.

gameboy
07-17-2009, 09:33 AM
I wear the same glasses that pvaudio has posted.

If you wear glasses, you REALLY need to try out those frames. They are light as air. You don't even notice they are there. And you can certainly play tennis with these.

Only think I don't like about glasses is when I start to sweat alot and they drip on the lenses.

thejackal
07-17-2009, 10:01 AM
no problems with regular glasses for me other than occasional fogging/sweat issues.

Vermillion
07-17-2009, 10:04 AM
What about your vision? Since the glasses doesn't really cover 360 degrees, would you see multiple balls or would they go out of focus on any instances?

Nonentity
07-17-2009, 10:18 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310PFTRBDNL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

pvaudio
07-17-2009, 10:44 AM
What about your vision? Since the glasses doesn't really cover 360 degrees, would you see multiple balls or would they go out of focus on any instances?Not in the slightest. I wore my glasses this morning when meeting with my coach and then an hour later was wearing the same pair when TA'ing an EE class. The only time you would have double vision is when the object you're looking at is split between the bottom or top of the lens and the lens itself. You should rarely be looking down at the ball, and if you're looking up at the ball (i.e. serve, overhead), you should be looking straight up and keeping your head still anyway. I've never had this problem.

ubermeyer
07-17-2009, 10:49 AM
i used to wear regular glasses (nothing fancy) last year but I did vision therapy and I don't need them anymore.

they never fell off, you don't exactly jerk your head around if you are a decent tennis player so I don't see why they should fall off.

mike53
07-17-2009, 10:59 AM
I hope you guys are using polycarbonate lenses

luthertn
07-17-2009, 11:24 AM
My dont fall of but sometimes when im sweating alot it start to slip than i just push it back up ...i have contacts but they make my eyes red after 3 hrs i dont know why ..does anyone know why?

Sublime
07-17-2009, 11:30 AM
they never fell off, you don't exactly jerk your head around if you are a decent tennis player so I don't see why they should fall off.

That's what I'm thinking. I wear regular glasses and with the exception to some occasional fogging issues, I don't have any problems.

Vermillion
07-17-2009, 12:54 PM
What about serving? That motion seems to be the most prone to movement. This is the one I'm most worried about in terms of damaging my glasses.

(Only have 1 pair, trying to get some more).

hyogen
07-17-2009, 01:05 PM
no.. just make sure they're somewhat snug on your face/temples/ears/etc. i wear rimless oakley glasses... the "Why 3".... looks like something that would easily fall off, but they're stable and just fine.

Steady Eddy
07-17-2009, 02:00 PM
Arthur Ashe wore glasses on the court. In MacPhee's "Levels of the Game", when asked about the glasses, Ashe says, "The just stay on."

tennisnj
07-17-2009, 06:34 PM
20 years of playing with the glasses---not sports glasses mind you---but my everyday use glasses & never worn anything to keep them on my head. If they're tight enough to go on a roller coaster w/o falling off, they'll be tight enough to play tennis with.

NLBwell
07-17-2009, 07:16 PM
In Houston (70's and 80's) I used to wear glasses and with all the sweat they would fall off so I used to tie a bandana around my head to keep it on. Looked a whole lot better then on a young guy with longer hair than recently on an old guy with short hair and bald spots when I had a problem with my contacts. :-)

Wes_Loves_Dunlop
07-17-2009, 07:17 PM
you dont need bands for the glasses. when i wore glasses, i had silhouette glasses and they weigh so little that they dont fall off.

VaBeachTennis
07-17-2009, 07:26 PM
I've seen a few players that play with glasses, how is it that their glasses do not fall off during play?

Are the glasses made to fit tighter around the temple?

Any experiences/insights would be much appreciated.

Get contact lenses, they will never fall off. I like the contacts because there are no "blind spots.

Vermillion
07-17-2009, 07:35 PM
just weighed mine... 23 grams.

RedWeb
07-17-2009, 07:59 PM
Get contact lenses, they will never fall off. I like the contacts because there are no "blind spots.

Some people cannot wear contacts for various reasons. Hopefully everyone wearing glasses is using proper lenses and frames. I've seen several people cut (nothing serious) when hit by ball in head/glasses.

Vermillion
07-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Yes, I am one of those that can't wear contact lenses.

What did you mean by "proper lens and frames," if I may ask?

davey
07-17-2009, 08:05 PM
My dont fall of but sometimes when im sweating alot it start to slip than i just push it back up ...i have contacts but they make my eyes red after 3 hrs i dont know why ..does anyone know why?

Try a different brand or model of contact lens. There are dozens of different models and each one fits and feels slightly different. Kind of like shoes only you can't break in a pair of contacts. Just because you have a bad experience with one type of contact lens doesn't mean all are bad for you.

A decent fitting pair of glasses should stay on during vigorous tennis play, even if you move your head a lot. No one should be watching the ball so far through one's peripheral vision that it's beyond eye glass lenses, whether your are wearing glasses or not. You should be turning your head to face the ball regardless of any vision correction you may be wearing.

Wes_Loves_Dunlop
07-17-2009, 08:16 PM
Yes, I am one of those that can't wear contact lenses.

What did you mean by "proper lens and frames," if I may ask?

why cant you wear contact lenses?
i cant think of any reason why.
astigmatism is no reason for no contacts, there are special lenses for it.

VaBeachTennis
07-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Some people cannot wear contacts for various reasons. Hopefully everyone wearing glasses is using proper lenses and frames. I've seen several people cut (nothing serious) when hit by ball in head/glasses.

Yeah, I hear ya. I just wanted to give an endorsement to contact lenses. Just short of laser surgery, wearing contacts in wonderful.

Vermillion
07-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Well, I don't really want to wear anything in the first place. Glasses are a pain also.

I don't know what my condition is called, but my left eye is almost perfect while I can't focus on anything with my right eye (always blurry). The glasses make my left eye 20/20, but my right is still blurry (just zoomed in a little bit).

I thought I heard from an ophthalmologist once that I can't wear contacts. It was a long time ago though so I'm not sure anymore.

Maybe I can only wear contacts in one eye? Hmm..

aimr75
07-17-2009, 08:31 PM
Well, I don't really want to wear anything in the first place. Glasses are a pain also.

I don't know what my condition is called, but my left eye is almost perfect while I can't focus on anything with my right eye (always blurry). The glasses make my left eye 20/20, but my right is still blurry (just zoomed in a little bit).

I thought I heard from an ophthalmologist once that I can't wear contacts. It was a long time ago though so I'm not sure anymore.

Maybe I can only wear contacts in one eye? Hmm..

just get it checked out.. sounds sort of similar to my eye condition called keratoconus.. can happen in one or both eyes.. the cornea wall becomes thinner and goes out of shape, hence the bluriness.. but because the cornea goes out of shape, it becomes very difficult to wear contacts since they either pop out or cant fit the shape of the cornea properly