How you handle vision correction while /out/?
I'm badly nearsighted, I wear glasses at my desk job and contacts when I'm doing something more active.
That works fine for day trips but if I wanted to spend a few days camping, what's the best approach? Being blind in the middle of the woods is a horrifying thought.
Just put one of those little necklace type lanyards that attach to each arm of your frames so they don't fall off your face and break.
Might look nerdy/goofy but it's better than bringing all the shit to put your contacts in and out when /out/ while avoiding getting shit in your eye
As well as those string things, get a flexible frame with good polycarbonate lenses and you'll reduce your risk of them breaking. Or you could get a cheap pair online and pack them as spare, they don't weigh much.
I've been using the same Lightec frames for about 6 years of use and abuse. They've been stood on, dropped, bent inside out by toddlers, and the only reason I'm replacing them is that the lenses have been badly cracked from being stomped on.
Are you going to be at altitude?
If not you're fine
But if you plan on going to the mountains, you need sunglasses.
Then you have a choice, be blinded by the sun, not be able to see well, or forking over the cash for prescription sunglasses
ask pretty much any old person, particularly fishermen who tie tiny knots and shit.
It sucks, my eyes were great until I spent the last 17 years working computers.
Blind as shit now. Need glasses for anything 2 feet and less.
I pack so many 'cheaters' because without them I'm fucked.
>tfw had perfect vision before i started getting into hiking
>2 years ago realized i couldnt see as far as i used to. went to eye doctor and they told me i was near sighted and they found a lump under my retina.
>lump got bigger. needed surgery to fix it.
>after surgery eye was fine for a couple months then my vision became blurred.\
>Lump came back in full force. Blurs my left eye making it very difficult to focus on anything far away.
>Have another surgery to fix this annoying problem again. After the surgery I'm left with double vision which i still haven't fixed.
Shit sucks but I manage to make it work. I wear an eye patch over my left eye while I drive and if I'm on a hike where footing is important. I also wear a contact in my right eye only so it can properly compensate for the shitty left eye. Hoping to get it fixed for the next season. If I do an overnighter I just wear my glasses and bring the one contact with some solution. I hate sweating into my glasses or getting them all fogged up.
The big problem for nerds like me is steamed glasses, where is below zero, You have your hood/helmet scarf etc and You have 2 options, breathe and be more or less alive or be blind and fall into dark pit :)
thanks mate! I will look for this stuff
>can pretty much see anything I can reach
>be nearsighted enough need bifocals to see up close if correcting for distance vision
>single vision shades
>rubber tube strap with a float in the middle of it so if my glasses fall off me for some reason and wind up out of the boat they won't sink
Wash them with shaving cream (foam, not gel) just before going /out/ into the cold. It'll help lots. There are additives in there that act similarly to the chemicals added to windshield washer fluid.
I use my contacts an have never had any problem, I just bring some hand sanitizer and clean water so that I can wash my hands before I pop them in. I use daily contacts, month contacts are killers when /out/ as there's a much higher risk of getting shit in them over multiple days of use and therefore a higher risk of getting an eye infection
Helps a little, not a ton. If you keep them the same temperature as the air around them, they won't fog up as badly. Get some metal frames with nose pieces and small lenses so they'll be away from your face and have air circulation around the lenses.
I had my eyes lasered too, and it did mess up my night vision a little bit. My vision is pretty much perfect now, I just see slight halo's/scattering around lights at night.
but it's really not that noticeable, especially when my eyes are used to the dark.
Just to give you some perspective.