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  1. #21
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    been wearing contacts in water for 18 yrs - have astigmatism & pretty blind without them, not lost one yet and not had any other problems - i keep a spare pair in the car just in case

  2. #22
    Always surfed with contacts. Only time I lost em was when I opened my eyes under water to try to find sinking wax someone had (poorly) tossed my way. Lost em both and couldn't see for sh*t. Otherwise I've always just tried to close my eyes and duck my head when duck diving or getting slapped around.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy View Post
    Don't do it if you have an astigmatism. I tried it, if you rub yor eyes the lens turns and you can't see ****. Lens for astigmatism have a top and bottom and they need to stay that way or watch out, lol.
    Thanks, astigmatism is what I have... and problem I have with contacts period.

    thanks for the info, ill save my $

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by spongedude View Post
    i wear my glasses (an older pair). sunglasses, prescription (look carefully at above photo). they are tethered to wet suit zipper pull or held on by squid lid in winter. i have severe astigmatism and can't see sh!t without 'em. wearing them has changed my life as far as depth perception....would still be sponging only without 'em. they may fall off sometimes when i get creamed but they don't go far and it works. a little wax on them before a sesh on a cold day cuts down on fogging. figure out a way to make it work and cut the glare as well.
    PERFECT! Made my day.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad05gt View Post
    PERFECT! Made my day.
    always glad to help....you will certainly be unique in the lineup....

  6. #26
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    Been surfing over 20 yrs in contacts. Lost them only once, but lost both of them at the same time paddling into a wave during a strong offshore breeze. I am blind without them and did not have any back ups in the car. I was in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and it was a holiday so there was a large amount of pedestrian traffic. Wasn't comfortable driving with that much foot traffic around so had to call my brother to bring me some specs to avoid any mishaps on the drive home. Lesson learned, always carry spare set of lenses and/or glasses in the car.

  7. #27
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    I was born cross-eyed and had to have surgery to cut some eye muscles to set them straight. because of that, i have a sever astigmatism and really s.hitty vision. I also cannot wear contacts because even the custom ordered contacts (which were really expensive) would not sit on my eye properly. So i've worn glasses since i was 3. I am now 20 years old. I just don't wear anything in the water. Somehow I've learned to overcome the depth perception problems and just go surf. I dont know how but its like my vision gets better in the water. I can guarantee I have the worst vision out there most days and still, I can spot out waves before anyone else. I dunno haha. its so weird.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad05gt View Post
    Does anyone wear contacts when surfing?

    If so; any tips other than bring ALOT!?

    Thanks for your time,

    Chad
    20 years surfing with contacts. In 1999 I got LASIK surgery and have had great vision in and out of the water since. Best $2000 ever spent.

  9. #29
    i always used to do it..but they always used to fold over somehow and it really messed with my vision so i would have to rinse it out of my eye with ocean water, hat 1 week contacts.. then one time in the summer one fliped up under my eyelid while surfing and stung like a ***** for a week.... haven't worn contacts since dont matter if stuff is blury when your surfing really..

  10. #30
    Wearing contacts while surfing can cause very serious eye health issues. Evil microbes can come under your contact lenses, multiply and make you go blind.