I have very poor eyesight, with astigmatism, and you can get contact lenses that correct this. They stay the same way up somehow or other. What you need are toric lenses.
I use Boots sunglasses, and they are light and don't slip or bounce (and don't cost nearly as much as Oakleys).
Be brave barking, once you'd tried them you'll never look back (so to speak!).
I have the running in rain/steaming up problem too!
Do have contacts, but mainly wear them for nights out as 1/ they're too much bother 2/ quite like how I look in glasses (at work anyway) 3/ don't fully correct my eyesight/astigmatism 4/ prone to conjunctivitis and ocular shingles - however, I am planning on wearing them on my first 10k in may - I'm hoping that not having perfect vision won't really matter - as long as I can still see the hordes in front of me
I have poor eyesight and astigmatismI wear monthly conacts and while the vision is not as good as wearing glasses (and appraently never is??) its good enough for most thingsI also have sundog sunnies and they are the dogs danglies
Hm, not heard of toric lenses, I may ask about them and see if I can get them for occasional use. I wouldn't mind so much about having perfect vision if I just wore them for racing, say.
I love my glasses to pieces, especially my brand new (expensive) designer pair, I'd never want contacts full time, but then I wouldn't want to fall in a pot hole and break them either
Depends on what sort of astigmatism and what sort of lenses.
Last time I investigated (about a year ago), daily disposable lenses were only available for astigmatism on a horizontal or vertical axis. Other wonkiness (like I've got) means you have to stick to monthly lenses, which are much less convenient because you need to have cleaning solution, cases etc, or compromise on the vision.
Things keep moving on though. Even the existing toric daily disposables have only been around a few years I think, so it would be worth asking your optician.
Of course there are other considerations such as whether your short- or long-sighted. If you're long-sighted, lenses are never going to give you vision as good as a pair of glasses can. And for some people, they just don't work at all.
I wear glasses all of the time (can't see a damned thing without them.)
I seem to spend half the time pushing them back up my nose when running, and they steam up when it rains!
Just part of the fun of being a runner!
I can't stand wearing my glasses when I'm doing any excercise. I've worn contacts for years. You will never be able to see as well with lenses but it's fine for running and stuff. Some toric lenses are a nightmare to get in and out and tend to fall off your finger when you go to put them in as they aren't as sticky.
I've got some battered old oakly shades that I run in and they don't budge. I think they are the straight jacket type so aren't even proper 'sports' ones.
Basil Brush Mrk II. I'm sure one of my mates got prescription Oaklys from an independent optician. Let me check and I'll get back to you. It would have been in Worcester but I'm sure other places throughout the country must do the same thing.
Here you go
Not sure if they'll let you order the prescription ones online though.
Consider being lasered. http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?dt=4&UTN=139318&last=1&V=6&SP=
I pleased you found a Sport Glasses with differnt 3 lenses and you can get one from your nearest sport club and get 10% Off if you join a club?
Those Glassess good for running in woods like Isle of Wright 2009?
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