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  • Wearing glasses

    In the past, even though I needed reading glasses, I was able to ride with out them. I have entered the life stage of multi-focals, and am at the point in life where I need glasses to ride. (Bah humbug!). This winter was a problem. Every time I stopped, the glasses would fog over and I can’t see! I thought it would be a winter problem, and I try to wear contacts at least half the time, but I discovered even in the summer, my glasses get foggy. It’s driving me nuts. Any tips on anything I can treat my glasses with to keep this from happening?

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    There are products that you can get at most drugstores that you spray on the lenses when cleaning them that supposedly lessen the fogging problem.

    I wear contacts, so I don't personally have the problem. My husband (who is a bike-rider and a squash player, not an equestrian), does wear glasses, and he solves the problem by wearing prescription sports glasses (for riding a bike) and prescription goggles (while playing squash). Both tend to be ventilated better than regular glasses and don't fog as easily.
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    • #3
      I wear bifocal contacts.

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      • #4
        Mine will occassionalky fog in the winter but I've never had that problem in the summer. Maybe it's a fit issue, the glasses are too close to your face? Maybe try a different style next time?
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        • #5
          Have you thought about laser vision correction? I wear glasses too and contacts don’t work for me. I’m saving for lasik

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          • #6
            I wear multi focal contact lenses. My eye dr is one of the top guys in the country and he recently told me that everything at our age is now a compromise. You will never have perfect vision with anything, but you do what you need to do to get by. So if that means wearing multi focal contacts while riding, then go for it. I hate glasses with a passion. I only wear them if I cannot wear contacts or if I need reading glasses for up close. The brand I am using is Dailies Total One.

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              #7
              I too hate wearing glasses with a passion LOL. If I can do contacts I will, but there are days I just can’t get them in because my eyes are irritated from something. The contacts aren’t as good as my glasses, so if i need to see really close details for work that day I wear glasses. I’ve been told I’m not a good candidate for laser correction, that was my first question when I first got glasses!

              I will look into the anti fog stuff!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nova2000 View Post
                In the past, even though I needed reading glasses, I was able to ride with out them. I have entered the life stage of multi-focals, and am at the point in life where I need glasses to ride. (Bah humbug!). This winter was a problem. Every time I stopped, the glasses would fog over and I can’t see! I thought it would be a winter problem, and I try to wear contacts at least half the time, but I discovered even in the summer, my glasses get foggy. It’s driving me nuts. Any tips on anything I can treat my glasses with to keep this from happening?
                I am genuinely curious at how you are fogging up your glasses in summer. The only time I have managed to do that is when I was working in basically a walk in freezer and went inside. Summer is the time I have more filthy glasses due to dust and grime. The anti fog stuff works to a degree but I'm personally not a fan of it.

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                  Originally posted by horseshorseshorseshorses View Post

                  I am genuinely curious at how you are fogging up your glasses in summer. The only time I have managed to do that is when I was working in basically a walk in freezer and went inside. Summer is the time I have more filthy glasses due to dust and grime. The anti fog stuff works to a degree but I'm personally not a fan of it.
                  No idea how I’m doing it! I know the days it happened it was quite humid. It happens when I stop and take a break. It’s not all the time in summer, it was during about a two week stretch, but I’ve also been taking it really easy recently because my guy is still young. I’ve toyed with the idea of trying out the rec spex or whatever they are called specificity for athletics , but one pair of glasses is so expensive, I can’t afford to have another one just for that. I am going to try adding reading glasses to my contacts for those moments when I need they extra magnifying power, which will let me wear contacts in general on more days.

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                  • #10
                    I live in a warm, humid climate and don't fog my glasses up outside. When I lived in a climate with winter, it didn't happen there, either, although that was with low humidity.

                    I have the anti-fog cleaner but I don't use it. I think it's tough on anti-reflective coating.

                    Rebecca

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                    • #11
                      I wear prescription sunglasses 90% of the time and prescription glasses another 10% of the time when I ride. I've never had a pair of glasses fog up at the barn. Mine fog up due to extreme temperature change but at no other time. Are they staying snuggly up on your face or sliding down? Perhaps they are really sliding so far down that you're almost breathing into them? Pulling at straws here haha. If you think that could be a factor, amazon sells packs of no slip rubber nubbies for the arms of your glasses. Mine are more like tiny wings and I keep them on all the time because I despise sliding glasses.

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                      • #12
                        I had rx in the -5.75 to -6 for 20 years with progressive bifocals range for the past 15. I bought high index lenses, and metal frames with adjustable nose pads Between those 2 things, the ONLY time I had glasses fog was when I went from air conditioning to steamy hot outdoors. Even then,it cleared fast by itself. Cheaper plastic or polycarbonate safety glasses fogged far worse than my street glasses. High index lenses are madée from different material.

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                        • #13
                          I don't know if this will help, but I have sport framed prescription sunglasses for riding on sunny days. They sort of wrap around and cling better. I also had trouble with my regular glasses sliding down my nose, so I order the same frames as my sport sunglasses and had clear prescription lenses put in. They look a little funny, since they are designed as sunglasses, but they work wonderfully without falling off my face. I save my regular glasses for non-horse activities. The sport glasses have never fogged up on me.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GraceLikeRain View Post
                            I wear prescription sunglasses 90% of the time and prescription glasses another 10% of the time when I ride. I've never had a pair of glasses fog up at the barn. Mine fog up due to extreme temperature change but at no other time. Are they staying snuggly up on your face or sliding down? Perhaps they are really sliding so far down that you're almost breathing into them? Pulling at straws here haha. If you think that could be a factor, amazon sells packs of no slip rubber nubbies for the arms of your glasses. Mine are more like tiny wings and I keep them on all the time because I despise sliding glasses.
                            I have seen those and wondered how they work and how comfortable they are.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nova2000 View Post
                              I too hate wearing glasses with a passion LOL. If I can do contacts I will, but there are days I just can’t get them in because my eyes are irritated from something. The contacts aren’t as good as my glasses, so if i need to see really close details for work that day I wear glasses. I’ve been told I’m not a good candidate for laser correction, that was my first question when I first got glasses!

                              I will look into the anti fog stuff!
                              The best anti fog stuff I’ve found has been what swimmers wear with their goggles. Works amazing.

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                              • #16
                                When I got my last pair of glasses I ordered them with an anti-fog coating. Works amazing! I'd recommend looking into it for sure.

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                                • #17
                                  I fog my glasses outside on those really humid, hot days. If I'm moving and sweating, then stop -- fog.
                                  If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great

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