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I just got contact lenses today and was wondering if it is possible to ride with. Will anything happen to them/my eyes. Will they dry out easier? If anyone has had any experience riding with them can you please let me know?
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Hey,
I just got contact lenses today and was wondering if it is possible to ride with. Will anything happen to them/my eyes. Will they dry out easier? If anyone has had any experience riding with them can you please let me know?
I've worn contacts for 20+ years... where goggles when you ride and you'll have no issues.
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I've worn contacts for 20+ years... where goggles when you ride and you'll have no issues.
If it is a nice day and i don't were goggles is that a problem?
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If it is a nice day and i don't were goggles is that a problem?
I don't ever not where goggles when I ride. I've rode roller coasters with contacts and had no issues.... You'll be fine.
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I don't ever not where goggles when I ride. I've rode roller coasters with contacts and had no issues.... You'll be fine.
ok thank you
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If it is a nice day and i don't were goggles is that a problem?
good luck with those eyes
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what do you mean?
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I've never noticed my contacts with or without my goggles on. I usually always ride with goggles though unless they fog up. You'll be fine. I do have to say that with contacts, like most things, you get what you pay for. I personally like the Acuvue Oasys, they never dry my eyes out and I can wear them all day and night and never notice they are there. Cheaper contacts might dry out your eyes more when you ride, I'm not sure, but I've tried a few different brands over the years and there is a big difference between a lot of them.
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I've never noticed my contacts with or without my goggles on. I usually always ride with goggles though unless they fog up. You'll be fine. I do have to say that with contacts, like most things, you get what you pay for. I personally like the Acuvue Oasys, they never dry my eyes out and I can wear them all day and night and never notice they are there. Cheaper contacts might dry out your eyes more when you ride, I'm not sure, but I've tried a few different brands over the years and there is a big difference between a lot of them.
Do they come in 1 day. I have a stigmatism and the doctor said it would be better to go with one days
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what do you mean?
At least wear some shades. Snow reflects so much light. It's one of the reasons snow blindness is such a big deal if you get stranded without eye protection.

Also, as a fellow contact wearer I doubt you'll notice them at all once you've gotten over the initial adjustment period. Soft contact lenses are pretty good at letting oxygen through to your eyeballs, but if you sleep with them on you may notice some discomfort until you use some rewetting drops (even if you get the kind meant for sleeping).

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