Those who Jump in glasses - advice needed

kirstyhen

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I don't get hayfever, but something they spray on the field round here occasionally makes my eyes run as if i'm cutting onions, and if I have my contacts in, they don't...
kirstyhen, I agree. My vision's definitely more accurate with contacts.
Mickeymoo, definitely give them a go. They are miraculous. :) :) :)
I don't get hayfever, but my eyes do get itchy during the summer on the odd occasion I go out in glasses. I also get very sore eyes if its smokey (if the grill is on for example) but fine with contacts.

I never ride in glasses, can't imagine it! You do have to persevere with putting them in, at first it took me 15 mins to do one eye, now I can put them in, in seconds without a mirror. :D

Kerilli, I have never jumped anything of size in glasses so wouldn't have a clue, but my optician's daughter show jumped, so I trusted he knew what he was on about!
 

Mickeymoo

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Sounds really positive for me that you can judge distances better in contacts. That's how this all started, me not being able to see striding until I was at the jump, by which time I could pop over, or be shockingly underneath it.
 

daisycrazy

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I prefer to SJ in glasses and XC in contacts - somehow I seem to be more focused when SJ with my glasses on (tunnel vision?!) compared with contacts. I can only wear contacts for short periods of time as my eyes dry out so I put them on just before I get on and take them off either before I drive home or when I get home. I was horrified when I first wore glasses/contacts to ride - I had been eventing up to 2* level without having realised that super blurry was not normal. I still haven't decided whether being able to see the fences clearly is a good thing or a bad thing!
 
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