Eyesight.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by innathyzit, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Alarm bells rang for me when, at age 50, the guy doing the eye check-up wanted to know what driving licences I held?? WTF ?!?
    Early onset macular degeneration with a helping of glaucoma, just fucking wonderful....
    Probably wont be getting another check till I decide I cant honestly hold a driving licence. Might be a couple more years, who knows....
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  2. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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  3. wass

    wass Been here awhile

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  4. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    If possible get glass rather than plastic lenses. Plastic gets trashed in short order if you're cleaning dust etc off them frequently. Most frames are ridiculously flimsy so shop around to find something like Oscar's that will handle the jandle. A couple of times I've found sunglasses frames that were much tougher, better looking & cheaper than anything the optometrist had on the rack so have got them to fit my lenses in those.

    Cheers
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  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Yeah I've done that before but you need to be careful the frames don't require to curvey a lense.

    This is my current set (excuse the paint clad longs I've been busy painting). The frames are solid enough to withstand a helmet, lenses are progressive and photochromatic. Sadly a tad pricey.

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  6. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    I just wear my everyday glasses which happen to be fully optioned jobs which cost over a grand, I don't like heavy glasses and thick frames so they are real light with titanium frames and plastic lenses which makes them comfortable to wear under a helmet and they can take a beating.
    They have suffered a few years abuse so far but I do use my previous pair for welding and grinding (if I remember) the trick is to never use any paper products, tissues etc to clean plastic lenses or visors as they micro scratch the surface.
    Wearing glasses sucks big time so I'm going to get checked to see if I am able to be corrected with laser surgery.
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  7. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Hey Oscar. Do you know what the frames are. My eyesight is shit now. Long distance ok but close up is rubbish. Been using cheapy glasses but really need something better. I dont use glasses on the bike yet. When on the bike trying to read street names on GPS difficult.
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  8. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Then comes the fogging problem, any good solutions from the long time wearers ?
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  9. Night Falcon

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    never had a problem with my glasses fogging. Visor does but not glasses strangely.
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  10. Kiwigber

    Kiwigber Been here awhile

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    I need a prism in my glasses to correct an eye problem.Some time back I got caught in a sudden rainstorm in the Dome valley,large temp drop and both my visor and glasses instantly fogged.I lifted the visor which gave me minimal view of the shoulder and pulled up,bloody scarey.If buying new frames I take my helmet in with me to ensure a good fit.
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  11. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    One person mentioned earlier and I fully agree:

    Daily disposable contact lens.

    And thin wire-framed glasses as backups.

    The contact lens because you don’t have to look through multiple layers. Disposable because of the convenience.

    Thin frames makes it easier to slide in between your head and helmet liner, minimizing pressure points.
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  12. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Could never tolerate contacts...poking stuff in my eyes just freaks me out...I didn't even like using 'clear eyes' back in the day :wink:

    I use Aria XD's (3 and now 4) and they fit with any of my glasses no problem.
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  13. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    I was making a frame out of box section the other day, as usual my welds were erratic - ''Oh nice, I should take a photo of that and post it on the internet for my peers to critique.'' or ''Shit, that's nasty, I better grind that out and redo it before the boss takes a look.'' Frame finished and just adding legs, tabs and stuff, and I'm farting around with the head strap of my budget helmet...and I find the shade on max at 13. Then I have a look at my glasses - I lost my 2.00, and my wife gave me some old ones of hers, put them on,nah, can't read a thing, I'll use them for welding. They are 1.00 !

    Puddle ? There was no puddle that I could see sir.
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  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Don't be a wuss! Dailies are soft as and easy enough to get in and out once you're used to it. You only have to squeeze ya eyeball a little bit to take them out.

    Pop into Naylors and there's a good looking women who will show you how too...
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  15. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    How do you guys wearing contacts survive while riding? I like air on my face and I found contacts pop out of my eyes while riding.

    So glasses it is for me.
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  16. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Off direct topic of glasses - I’m 72 and have been fortunate to enjoy 6 full years of retirement- just reflecting the other day - 6 years ago at 67 I set off for 7 weeks riding and tenting in South Australia including taking part in a 1000km Postie Bike Challenge in the Flinders, the following year 3 weeks riding an Enfield In Rajasthan, now I doubt I do these things without increased apprehension. Just saying, how for me ‘my timid’ factor is increasing. I still ride gravel roads wherever I can and struggle to find others to join me as they tend to prefer the sealed roads.
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  17. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    That's never happened to me, the only time I've had an issue is when I've poked around in my eye with a finger. I pretty much ride my Tenere with the visor up all the time (chinese wind deflector on windscreen helps) and prefer the visor up on the other bikes whenever speed/temperature is comfortable. I used to carry a pair of glasses as backup just in case I lost one but never had to use them so don't take any on day rides.

    Did you try the old fashioned lenses or the new soft ones? The soft ones are pretty thin (you can tear them if you try hard enough).

    Lenses will make you more light-sensitive and you should blink more to help keep eye lubricated.

    Honestly lenses have really made a positive difference to my riding (especially winter riding). Probably similar to a squid going and getting some decent rider training...Your optometrist will probably give you some for a trial - I got about a weeks worth.
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  18. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Stephen, I see your ride posts and really admire you for getting out there and doing it. I really hope I can be in the same boat when I "mature" a bit more. Will have to catch you on a ride sometime - maybe the 42?
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  19. Night Falcon

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    Cheers mate but...ain't no plastic fish scales goin near these twinklers....YIKES even the thought of it makes me wanna ball like a girly girl :yikes
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  20. Oscar

    Oscar Acerbic Prick Supporter

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    "...ball like a girly girl.."

    Is this some sort of transgender reference?
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