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    Eyes watering

    Any one else have their eyes water on fast downhill sections?

    It gets bad for me to the point where I have to slow down as it actually affects my vision. I wear prescription glasses or sunglasses depending on the conditions.

    Advice would be appreciated....

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    Goggles for the win. Over your glasses.

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    yup, Goggles FTW... to much air circulation behind the glasses is causing your eyes to water. Goggles come with different tinted lenses. I use $50 Oakley's with a polarized tinted lens
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    I know it make other people's eyes water when I go by them! NOT. At any rate, I have gotten plastic pieces that go on the outside of my glasses - sort of like glacier glasses - and that has solved the problem of watering eyes.

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    Eyes watering

    How fast were you descending and what kind of glasses do you wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barflyrocks View Post
    Any one else have their eyes water on fast downhill sections?

    It gets bad for me to the point where I have to slow down as it actually affects my vision. I wear prescription glasses or sunglasses depending on the conditions.

    Advice would be appreciated....
    Same problem here but only if it's cool/cold (under 60 degree F, the colder the worse it gets). I looked into allot of options (skydiving goggles, retro motorcycle goggles, etc... ) but since I have rx also, the only thing that made $ sense was over the glasses ski/moto goggles. They are bulky, can get hot and fog easily climbing, so I just pull them off when not on a fast dh. Vision problems suck tho.

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    I wear contact lenses and Oakley Jawbones. They have vents around the eyes so you don't get the eye watering problem, but it helps clear fog.

    Spy glasses have a similar venting feature.

    Good riding glasses are worth it. Riding in regular eyeglasses sucks.

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    This is your chance to go down to the local Walgreens and rock some Solar Shields. From now on old grannies will tip their sun hats at you instead of scowling like you're the menace of the neighborhood.

    Seriously though. If you're strapped for cash, they're cheap, do their job, and don't have a head strap like goggles that make it a pain to wear over glasses.
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    I used to have this problem... it can be awful if you ride in the desert (like Las Vegas) and dust gets in your eye.
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I'll try going with my contacts and better sunglasses.

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