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Old 08-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #31
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I raced with contacts for a few years until I realized they were not the best route to success for my rc racing program. I dealt with the drying and bluriness as others mentioned. It isn't usually a problem for me in normal social settings or when driving a full scale auto, but the eye focus level required in rc racing caused me issues. I finally decided winning was more important to me than looking cool so its glasses for me for now. I may check into lasik surgery in the future however.
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:30 PM   #32
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The problem I've had with contacts is the drying issue. I just don't blink often enough when I'm driving. It's the same if I'm playing a video game. My eyes dry out really quickly. So I just use glasses when I'm racing indoor or outdoors at night and I have prescription sunglasses for daytime outdoors. The only time I've had issues with glasses was at 1/8 scale races outdoors. Those days can get really hot and sweaty. A drip of sweat going down your lens sucks.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:18 PM   #33
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I know its off topic here but just wondering if anyone has had success racing with contact lenses instead of glasses and if so what brand. Ive tried to in the past and noticed I can judge certain things better and things are sharper but the downside is that things get blurry at the worst possible time until I blink. Any info would be appreciated.
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But what does BMag prefer? Glasses or Contacts? I think that's the question everyone wants to know.
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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 08-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #34
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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?
well ask your eye doctor cause i have night time contacts. they're not like reg. contacts because they are hard lenses not soft so it'll take about 1-2 weeks to get used to em'
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The Acuvue Oasys are the answer. I used to get blurred vision whenever they started to dry out but these lenses have all but cured the problem. I've even done back to back 30min mains on a windy, dusty day and not had a problem.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #36
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I just got a pair of trial Acuvue Oasis lenses Thursday. These things rock. I can't wait to try them at the track. I can hardly feel them at all and they're not drying out at all.
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I just got a pair of trial Acuvue Oasis lenses Thursday. These things rock. I can't wait to try them at the track. I can hardly feel them at all and they're not drying out at all.

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Nice for the guys who don't have vision probs but sucks for anyone trying to wear contacts.
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Thanks guys for the info, I just got the accueview oasys, didnt get to try them out yet though. I also found out accuview makes daily lenses called moist which might be good for racing.
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