Glasses and perception

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  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    What about safety glasses? Are they too big and thick?

    Quick answers please, I have an optometrist appointment Friday evening, and need to decide between regular photochromatic polycarbonate lenses or safety glasses (though I will see the sample safety glasses only then). The shop is saying polycarbonate lenses are shatterproof, though on the Internet, they seem to be a different category.
     
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  2. AlpineCadet

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    You should try GP contacts. They're a bit smaller, and easier to take care of once you adjust to them.
     
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  3. scotus

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    Polycarbonate is shatter-proof. Upon impact, it will probably just pop out of your frame. But this doesn't mean you won't get hurt. Even the frame alone can hurt you.

    Safety glasses may be a bit safer, because I believe the lenses and the frame are one piece (am I correct?) and there are no sharp edges, but you will certainly look like a dork.

    But you do have to be careful with photochromatic lenses if you intend to wear them for tennis. Although the tint will adjust to the brightness of your surroundings, you'd never know if it would adjust to the point you can still see the ball clearly. It may be a tad too bright or too dark for you. So it's sort of tricky. Photochromatic lenses are also very easily scratched, so you have to be extra careful with them, not to mention that they are heavier than normal lenses.
     
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  4. montx

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    During movement of the eye anyhow I guess I fear abrasion with the cornea, thats why I don't play tennis with glasses at all.
     
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  5. montx

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    sorry rather contacts
     
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  6. sureshs

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    I use polycarbonate photochromatic lenses now, but it is in a regular frame. Once a few years ago a ball hit the glasses and the lenses popped out, as you said, and they were not damaged and neither were my eyes. I don't mind being hurt where the frame is, as long as the eyes are safe.

    But I find it difficult to accept the frame part of it as rugged. That is why I am looking at one-piece safety glasses. But if regular frames with polycarbonate lenses are safe enough, why not just use them instead?
     
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  7. scotus

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    Perhaps you have only tried hard lenses a long, long time ago. Try soft contacts.
     
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  8. koopa_troopa

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    Yeah, I order mine online from clearlycontacts.ca (I'm from Canada). I just fill out the numbers from my prescription and give the number of my eye doctor (to confirm my prescription). But I can order any brand.
     
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  9. Sticklacer

    Sticklacer New User

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    You might try the newest Acuvue called ACUVUE OASYS. Its been out awhile and is probably the number 1 selling soft disposable on the market. If however you are doing fine with the one-day moist, that would be the healthiest option next to wearing NO lens at all!
     
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  10. N23

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    Yea, I'm blind as a bat as well. -8 or -7, I don't know which. (like it matters) But when I play with my glasses my perception is off and there can go my timing. Additionally, I sweat a lot so I'm always trying to dry my nose bridge a lot. Just makes me wear my contacts.
     
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  11. sinnetklat

    sinnetklat New User

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    I have consulted an ophthalmologist and she prescribed Bausch&Lomb (Softlens 59) contact lenses. I tried them and feel a little bit uncomfortable. Some sense of tickling is accompanied with dryness I think. I am not sure if my eyes may adapt to it or not, but I think it is not easy to find the most comfortable lenses.
     
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  12. scotus

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    Don't expect your eyes to adapt (not that it cannot happen). Bug your eye doctor to get you another brand for trial. That's what you pay for when you pay the extra $30-$100 for contact lens fitting. Keep trying until you find a pair that you instantly like.
     
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