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MikeS 04-24-2005 12:32 PM

Glasses and Contacts and Surgery, oh my....
 
I wear glasses, but hate playing with them. I even bought a pair of sports glasses but they fog up so bad, no matter what I spray on them. So I have gone back to my street glasses, which don't fog when sprayed with anti-fog solution. Problem is, they move around, especially if I get hit. I am constantly having to adjust them.

I am considering contact lenses, as laser surgery is spendy. Any four-eyes out there have a solution or an opinion? :confused:

Thanks!

Habsfan 32 04-24-2005 12:40 PM

I used to play with my glasses but now I play with contacts and it's alot better. You don't have to worry about breaking your glasses also if you have contacts.

RedLightDistrict 04-24-2005 12:45 PM

go with soft contacts. there is no downside to them, as long as you blink once or twice a minute

futurcorerock 04-24-2005 12:49 PM

Contacts or surgery are the way to go. I play with contacts, but with all extrenuating physical activity, blood flow increases to my eye and theres need for the eye to "breathe" --which doesnt occur, so after a game I look like I had been crying the entire game... or stoned

I've gotten both remarks :confused:

Gee Wally 04-24-2005 01:41 PM

go with contacts for now...but SAVE up for LASIK surgery. I had my eyes done 2 years ago. The best money i ever spent on anything in my life !

Dr GLU 04-24-2005 01:46 PM

I play with contacts but wear glasses otherwise. It takes a little getting used to if you're not used to wearing contacts (especially putting them in), but it makes it much easier to play.

Mackee 04-24-2005 02:25 PM

I too, play with contacts. Best advantage (especially for a goalie like myself), is that your peripheral vision no longer is a hindurance as it can be while wearing glasses.

The disadvantage of course, is that once sweat gets in your eyes, it stings like a mother. Best solution for that is to wear a bandanna or something like that underneath your helmet/mask.

nic29+ 04-25-2005 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gee Wally
go with contacts for now...but SAVE up for LASIK surgery. I had my eyes done 2 years ago. The best money i ever spent on anything in my life !

That's good to hear. My little brother is going on wednesday to have this surgery done. In Canada it costs $2950.00 not sure what it costs in the states.
I also have a friend who had it done and he had pop bottle glasses. He swears by it.

Murphy* 04-25-2005 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeS
I wear glasses, but hate playing with them. I even bought a pair of sports glasses but they fog up so bad, no matter what I spray on them. So I have gone back to my street glasses, which don't fog when sprayed with anti-fog solution. Problem is, they move around, especially if I get hit. I am constantly having to adjust them.

I am considering contact lenses, as laser surgery is spendy. Any four-eyes out there have a solution or an opinion? :confused:

Thanks!

This is funny because in The Ottawa Citizen today there was an editorial saying that laser surgery was the equivalent of using steroids. I just read the editorials to have my blood boil.

mazmin 04-25-2005 11:43 AM

I've been wearing contacts for 7 years and the difference is dramatic. I think my peripheral vision even increased! Although better than glasses there are a few drawbacks. I get really dry eyes and sensitivity to light. They also tend to roll up into my eylids if I somehow get bumped in the eye.

I tried to get laser eye surgury but I am not a good candidate because apparently I have enormous pupils. The Dr. says technology will probably be good enough to do it in 6-18 months... so I guess I'll try then.

Since laser eye IS a bit pricey and not even a certain thing, as I found out, I highly recommend contact lenses. I buy mine for a fair price at Shoppers Optical and a friend of mine gets a different brand for even cheaper at Wal-Mart...yes Wal-Mart.

I'd say go for it... Just like you I found glasses to be a pain in the butt. Contacts were not only less distracting in game actions but I truly believe they give superior vision on the ice.

DJmastamind 04-25-2005 12:41 PM

I've been using contact while playing as long as I can remember. The other drawback is if sweat gets into my eyes it burns like no other.

mydnyte 04-25-2005 01:43 PM

got lasered for $499/eye never been happier. ...save up, it's worth it if you're a candidate!!

roast 04-25-2005 03:57 PM

I got drilled in the eye with a slapshot 2 years ago with my glasses still on...not a pleasant experience. The frames bent in half and the puck bust through the lens and into my eye. I now do not wear glasses or contacts. If anything it keeps me more defensively minded so i'm not always trying to rush...mainly because i can only see decent to the redline. :)

Injektilo 04-25-2005 04:31 PM

I can't imagine playing any sport more active than golf with glasses on. I tried skating on an outdoor rink with glasses, and i kept loosing the puck in my skates.

MikeS 05-18-2005 12:22 AM

Just played tonight for the first time in contacts... What a difference!
:handclap: No problems whatsoever. Saw the puck well, no fogging to worry about. No sweat burning my eyes...


I can't believe I fumbled with glasses for so damned long. :dunno:


Thanks for the advice
:clap:

expensivedirt 06-07-2005 11:46 PM

@_@

I play with glasses and its great for me, doesnt wiggle even when i swing my head hard, fits snuggly in my mask and allows me perfect vision.

:dunno:

Accord 07-14-2005 04:41 PM

Big warning for laser surgery, do NOT get it until your eyes are fully developed (i.e. around age 21-22).

Masao 07-14-2005 04:52 PM

Also, read this:

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/LASIK/risks.htm

Sergei Zubov 07-14-2005 10:17 PM

Ever heard about Orthokeratology?

http://www.befreenow.net/

http://pierrebannon.net/gborthok.htm
http://pierrebannon.net/gbfaq.htm

canadahockeygirl* 07-15-2005 07:11 AM

Most doctors won't let you get the surgery until your eyes have stopped changing.

I'm 25 now, have been playing with contacts since I was 13, never had any probelems with them. A few months ago I tore one in the locker room and had to play net with my glasses on since I didn't have contacts and am fairly blind. I was lit up for around 10 goals-- and all of them came from the "peripheral vision" areas where I couldn't see the puck.

Magnus Fulgur 07-30-2005 12:14 AM

I play with glasses, no problems. Just give 'em a finger wipe on the bench and wear a cage.


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