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Old 08-22-2008, 01:53 AM   #16
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I used to wear contacts but last year i got that custom lasik surgery and now i too have better than 20/20 vision its actually 20/15 in both eyes. I did not do it for r.c. i did it for racing motorcross, its a little dangerous when your vision gets blurry bareling into a corner. But now that i got back into R.C. again i can tell you it feels like an advantage having that super crisp vision.
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I used to race with contacts from the time I was a kid until last year when I had LASIK. I never had a problem with them. They would only get dry and blurry when I forgot to blink in the heat of battle. Other than that, they were fine.

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:48 AM   #18
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You can get your optometrist to check your vision with glasses and contacts and compaire which is better. Mine does it for free.
My glasses have been winning for the last 10 years or so.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:27 AM   #19
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You can get your optometrist to check your vision with glasses and contacts and compaire which is better. Mine does it for free.
My glasses have been winning for the last 10 years or so.
But what does BMag prefer? Glasses or Contacts? I think that's the question everyone wants to know.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:28 AM   #20
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Oh yeah...if you're wearing contacts. Blink on the straights of if you're waiting to be marshalled.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:59 AM   #21
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I wear contacts with sunglasses over the top but if i forget my sunglasses in the pits i race without them and i find that i get less dirt in my eyes with contacts than without, I found this also play sport in mine and i never get foggyness......but this will change from person to person because of brand, prescription and the person that wears them
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #22
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I have chronic dry eye and haven't had any problems racing with contacts ever since switching to AV Oasis lenses.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:36 PM   #23
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I have never had any problems with my contacts for any indoor tracks...If I am racing gas I have a new pair for each day that I race...Sunglasses for the windy and dusty days is a must...
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But what does BMag prefer? Glasses or Contacts? I think that's the question everyone wants to know.
Both, I think
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3 words, night time contacts.
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I race with contacts. When I first got them, I noticed I didn't blink enough previously, and my eyes would dry out. Over a couple of weeks I adjusted, now I have no issues. The biggest pluses are that my Peripheral vision is in focus, and I can wear sun glasses, which makes a huge difference at times.
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I never had a problem racing with contacts in until about a few years ago , now I need glasses . Not so much with occasional blurring but my depth perception gets really bad with contacts now . I guess it`s just a thing to deal with getting older .
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MRDS10, thanks for the info I might try them
cm36700, I never heard of night time contacts
Tripthreat, thanks for the input, It might just take some getting used to, what brand do you use?
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I like contacts alot when I put mine it. I can see better in all directions and then my sunglasses are alot darker than what my normal glasses tint to. Main reason I don't wear than is I just find it easier to throw on my glasses!!!!!!!!! Not a good reason but thats why I hardly wear my contacts.

If my dry some I just use a drop of Visine for dry eyes and I'm good to go. Brian don't forget you are suppose to blink. Don't worry you won't miss any of the bumps on are track because we have so many most of the time.
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I use Acuvue Oasys with no problems. Occasionally I used to forget to blink sometimes and it would blur, often occurring when I least wanted it to blur But now I'm fine and I'm used to it.

I wear sunglasses a lot and if its really dusty or windy I will use goggles. I'd rather be more comfortable at the cost of looking like a dork than have dirty, dusty, dry contacts.

I will probably get lasik when I get older. I also play sports daily, so it would help there as well.
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