26 Aug 2006 13:42:07
Big Charles
Wearing prescription glasses... how to surf?

Hi,
I started to surf from one year ago, but I need to begin wearing
prescription glasses. I can't see to a far distance and can't use
contanct lenses. Any idea of how to use these kind of glasses while
surfing?
Thanks a lot !



27 Aug 2006 09:22:10
paradise
Re: Wearing prescription glasses... how to surf?

Prescription goggles ?
Laser eye surgery ?
NZed

"Big Charles" <cherediatech@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1156624927.548044.57020@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
> I started to surf from one year ago, but I need to begin wearing
> prescription glasses. I can't see to a far distance and can't use
> contanct lenses. Any idea of how to use these kind of glasses while
> surfing?
> Thanks a lot !
>




27 Aug 2006 19:08:09
jw
Re: Wearing prescription glasses... how to surf?

In article <1156624927.548044.57020@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com >,
"Big Charles" <cherediatech@yahoo.com > wrote:

> Hi,
> I started to surf from one year ago, but I need to begin wearing
> prescription glasses. I can't see to a far distance and can't use
> contanct lenses. Any idea of how to use these kind of glasses while
> surfing?
> Thanks a lot !

Glasses...nothing I've ever read about really works in bigger surf. The
best you'll be able to do is somehow tether them to your person for when
they get torn off your face. I've never tried the "Barz" or other
goggles (Oakley makes a pair, and probably others), but have heard and
can imagine. They're probably fine for sub-head-high days, in not so
hollow waves.

I wear contact lenses. You have to close your eyes under water during
duck dives and wipeouts, but even if you open them briefly in the big
rinse cycle to see where is up, or just out of curiosity, they should
stay in place (soft). I've lost a few over the years (in about 15 years
of surfing), but it happens more often when a droplet (or gush) of water
goes directly into the eye, which can pop them out. I've also had them
fall out, but stick to my cheek, and I'll grab it and pop it back in.
Salt water is sort of over-salinated tear fluid, with a few other things
thrown in. :)

I keeep an extra pair in the car at all times, and paddle in and get one
if needed.

I'm fairly blind, but have surfed when forget lenses. I wouldn't do it
on an overhead day, but in chest-high or so it was manageable. I still
got my rides and dodged the other people just fine. I'd rather have a
clearer picture though.

Good luck!

-jw


28 Aug 2006 08:44:48
Lucille
Re: Wearing prescription glasses... how to surf?


"Big Charles" <cherediatech@yahoo.com > wrote in message news:1156624927.548044.57020@b28g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
> I started to surf from one year ago, but I need to begin wearing
> prescription glasses. I can't see to a far distance and can't use
> contanct lenses. Any idea of how to use these kind of glasses while
> surfing?
> Thanks a lot !
>

You could try one of the 'eyewear retainers' that they sell at
http://www.croakies.com. That would probably work in relatively
small surf.

If you're not too nearsighted, and it sounds like you're not since you are
just starting to wear glasses, you can probably surf without glasses.

Lucille