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Old 11-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #46
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:23 AM   #47
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I cant drive without sunglasses with polarized lenses.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #48
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I wear contact and believe that they are a huge disadvantage. They are much better than glasses though.

I find myself having to blink longer at times to clear them while on the stand and if its windy it sucks. People who do not have to wear either can go longer times without blinking.

I have studied some of the pro drivers on the stand and they do not blink as much as someone who has contacts.
True! I think contacts are better than glasses, but if there is a breeze or fumes of any kind in the air you are screwed. Sometimes when I am driving technical sections of the track my eyes get dry. Then I close em and make a prayer shot down the straight. HAVING to wear any thing to improve vision is always a hindrance unless it is shades, and sometimes they can be a borderline drawback.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:44 PM   #49
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well....i've got perfect 20/20 vision so idk anything about 'scrip glasses or contacts....but i have noticed when i wear my topgun style aviators...my preception up on the stand just seems......weird, so i don't wear them while racing anymore....as far as dust protection for my eye's....i use a paintball mask....yes it's kinda dorky but when your able to see AND keep the dirt off your entire face, it matters not what you look like....plus they're generally cheaper than mx or snowboard goggles....did i mention my face doesn't get blasted with dirt???
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #50
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even if the sun is in my eyes,i still will not wear sunglasses because i like to have full vision if this makes sense.And it feels awkward after a 20 minute a-main when you take them off.lol.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:30 PM   #51
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One thing to keep in mind, using sunglasses with polarized lenses makes things very interesting. I can't really describe it, but a lot of things react to it strangely. Like certain paints will really 'pop' or look very metallic. Forget about reading your screen on a DX3s or anything with a similar lcd display, it inverts the colors and makes it very dark overall. And that's just the tip of the ole iceberg, not to mention everything else in daily life. It's like a mild trip, lol. They are great at keeping the glare down, but they have some real drawbacks.

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #52
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That settles it. Got my new iron clad excuse. Blind in one eye and can't see out of the other one. Been wearing glasses since I was 6.

Don't think you would ever want to be on the track with me if I didn't have them on.

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i just had lasik vision correction this year and i can say that it is easier to drive now, especially on that far lane that always used to be a prayer!!
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Contacts mess me up when driving and when i run the scalers in the summer the hot sweat can get into your eyes and burn. I hate that. Glasses works for me but i hate wearing them.
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I can't wear glasses just can't, I get ticks at my left ear and noose. Much better with contacts, mind you after 14 hours they do get a little dry. I use a pair of cycling sunglasses, they wrap around my face and shield from rogue wind gusts that otherwise would make my eyes water.
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All about motocross goggles when its windy
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Script glasses here (no pro ) Yellow tint indoors and at night and Tom Ford shades outside.
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I ve tried using sun glasses once and they were effective..but that was cause i was running in the summer of Cyprus where the sun is very intensive..
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I am not a Pro Driver but this year I started wearing glasses. I like them because they have transition lenses that go light and dark depending on the sun. So I never have the sun in my eye or when a cloud comes over it will not be too dark like with sun glasses.
Many Pros wear sunglasses on the stand, some are even sponsored by sunglass manufactures.
Another cool think about the glasses is they protect from wind flying dust and stuff like that. With or without them my lap times are the same. I just look at my glasses as expensive safety goggles/ sunglasses.
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If you wear sunglasses once the sun starts to set or if it's an overcast day change to either an amber lens or yellow lens. Brightens everything up.
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