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Old 03-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #27061
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BTW I went riding this past weekend with a group from Alabama, had a great time. First time camping off the bike, and really enjoyed riding with a new (to me) group. Even got to try out my new hammock. will post a video later this week but for now...

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #27062
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #27063
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I need some help figuring out a problem, and I figure this is a good place to start. I have to wear glasses or contacts to see anything. I tried wearing glasses under my goggles years ago, but that wasn't good because the glasses bounce around, and you end up looking through 2 layers of fog/dust between the glasses and the goggles. Contacts work great... for a while. After say an hour of regular riding or a single lap of a hare scramble, my vision gets bad. Things get out of focus and depth perception goes away. I am 99% the problem is that my contacts are drying out and no longer the right shape to correct my vision. This would be caused by not blinking enough and dehydration. What to do? I was wondering about those sports "goggle glasses" like I have seen kids wear to play soccer. I was thinking if they had a good elastic band to secure them, they wouldn't bounce around. Anyone use those MX style goggles with the prescription inserts?
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Another option : Using your glasses with a Dualsport Helmet that has a drop down face shield: $125 to $600 >> MSR (Expedition)$125, AFX $130, AGV ACX8 EVO $399, Arai XD4 $539 to mention a few. Scott also re-vamped their OTG design- new version is called "Split" seems to be popular, AF lens included.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #27064
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as others said look into Lasik. I had PRK about a year ago and it has changed my riding for the better. I'm blind without my contacts but having the surgery was great and I enjoy riding and outdoor activities a lot more now not having to worry.

that being said at least one person I ride with has the prescription sport glasses (he doesn't use them with goggles, he used them instead of goggles). that seems to work well for him, and I think would be the best option if you want/have to stick with contacts or lenses.
I checked in to LASIK. I didn't do it for 2 reasons. One is that my vision keeps changing, and they said my corneas were very thin and they wouldn't be able to go back in and open the flap up and give me a tune up a few years down the road. The people I know that have had it have all had their vision change as they moved into their late 40's. The other reason is that I would ahve always had to carry a pair of "cheaters" with me to read small print.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #27065
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Another option : Using your glasses with a Dualsport Helmet that has a drop down face shield: $125 to $600 >> MSR (Expedition)$125, AFX $130, AGV ACX8 EVO $399, Arai XD4 $539 to mention a few. Scott also re-vamped their OTG design- new version is called "Split" seems to be popular, AF lens included.
I have the Shoei version, in KTM orange and black, no less. I love it for street/easy DS riding with a pair of prescription sunglasses. But the glasses still bounce around with aggressive offroad riding, plus dust comes up from the chin area.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:00 PM   #27066
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... a group from Alabama
Was DeBandi, Porter or Bart in this Elite Group
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:13 AM   #27067
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Was DeBandi, Porter or Bart in this Elite Group
not that I know of. I heard them mention Debandi so I know he wasn't there. as for the others, no idea. :)

as for the lasik- I had to have PRK which is where they do not use a flap, they use a laser to reshape your eye. down time is longer, and it's more painful (they only do one eye at a time) but it's better for those with thin corneas. If you want to talk about it, feel free to PM me and I can give you a referral. BTW I'm in my mid 40's but my prescription hasn't changed much recently.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #27068
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I need some help figuring out a problem, and I figure this is a good place to start. I have to wear glasses or contacts to see anything. I tried wearing glasses under my goggles years ago, but that wasn't good because the glasses bounce around, and you end up looking through 2 layers of fog/dust between the glasses and the goggles. Contacts work great... for a while. After say an hour of regular riding or a single lap of a hare scramble, my vision gets bad. Things get out of focus and depth perception goes away. I am 99% the problem is that my contacts are drying out and no longer the right shape to correct my vision. This would be caused by not blinking enough and dehydration. What to do? I was wondering about those sports "goggle glasses" like I have seen kids wear to play soccer. I was thinking if they had a good elastic band to secure them, they wouldn't bounce around. Anyone use those MX style goggles with the prescription inserts?
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As others said go with the dual sport helmet option. I picked up this (although a different color) from a member here about a year ago:



Fulmer Dalton Hwy Helmet. I've used it on road, off road, and around some motocross tracks and have had no problems with my glasses and dust. In extreme dusty conditions you can run goggles under the shield on most ADV helmets like this. You may also want to look into OTG Goggles (Over The Glasses Goggles). I've used these on motocross tracks in conjunction with tear offs with good success.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #27069
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I need some help figuring out a problem, and I figure this is a good place to start. I have to wear glasses or contacts to see anything. I tried wearing glasses under my goggles years ago, but that wasn't good because the glasses bounce around, and you end up looking through 2 layers of fog/dust between the glasses and the goggles. Contacts work great... for a while. After say an hour of regular riding or a single lap of a hare scramble, my vision gets bad. Things get out of focus and depth perception goes away. I am 99% the problem is that my contacts are drying out and no longer the right shape to correct my vision. This would be caused by not blinking enough and dehydration. What to do? I was wondering about those sports "goggle glasses" like I have seen kids wear to play soccer. I was thinking if they had a good elastic band to secure them, they wouldn't bounce around. Anyone use those MX style goggles with the prescription inserts?
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Since I could not go the surgery route and tired of getting infections due to getting construction debris (Basement project from HELL) in my soft contact lens, my doctor recommended Paragon CRT. http://www.paragoncrt.com/ It relatively new (2004). Simply you wear hard contact lens while you sleep. It reshapes your cornea and during the day you have perfect vision with out glasses or contacts! After 3 years, I love em and will never go back to soft contacts. My doctor is Dr. Byra / Dr. Forche at Five Points Eye Care Athens, GA. http://www.fivepointseyecare.com/

The initial cash outlay is around $1000 but after the first year, it is just a yearly vision checkup. New lens are around $175/ea if you break or need a new one.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #27070
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This is one of our local 40 A riders. He finished 3rd Sunday at the GNCC.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #27071
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #27072
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Wibley gets the hole shot! Imagine that!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #27073
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #27074
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #27075
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Your overall winner for the day!
Wow.

Thanks for posting that.

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