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im a new member on 600RR.net & just pick one up last night...

wondering does anyone wear glasses under there helmet ??

if you do.. do you buy plastic once or the daily metal frame once??
 

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I sometimes wear my glasses under my helmet. I have friends who wear plastic and metal frame prescription glasses under their helmets and they all work fine. Mine though, are an athletic frame that have rubber coated metal frame, so they dont bend or some ****. They work just fine.
 

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When using the dark smoke face shield on my helmet sometimes I end up going from day riding to night. When that happens I take out my Scorpion glasses with clear lenses/plastic frames. That way I still have some protection with the face shield up. Otherwise when I have the clear shield on, I don't bother with the glasses. I used to wear sunglasses under the clear face shield, but not anymore since getting the dark smoke shield. Gateway Safety Inc. makes some cool glasses for affordable prices. I picked up a pair from Harbor Freight for $5.

http://www.gatewaysafety.com/products.asp?CategoryID=1
 

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RMH77, how are you liking the contacts and helmet ordeal? doesn't the air going into the helmet with the visor up bother em? i've always worn glasses, and always thought contacts would dry up quickly if i rode around with the visor up when it gets hot.
 

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KhMeRGuY978 said:
RMH77, how are you liking the contacts and helmet ordeal? doesn't the air going into the helmet with the visor up bother em? i've always worn glasses, and always thought contacts would dry up quickly if i rode around with the visor up when it gets hot.
Its not bad but it sucks when you go through dust because it all goes in your helmet and stick to your contacts. I wear my contacts all the time when i ride because i bent the sh!t outta my really nice perscription sunglasses.
 

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jaxx4k...welcome! :beer:

i've been goin' with the oakley rx glasses & sunglasses with metal frames, & haven't had any issues. Depending on the style you get, some offer a wider peripheral field of vision (what they call "xyz optics").


Ride well...
 

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Avoid metal frames and glass lenses for sure. They are dangerous for your eyes in a possible wreck. You should wear impact resistant safety glasses like those featured in the link provided above.
 

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i used to use my glasses about 2 years ago, but i find that with contacts i see much clearer!
 

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i ride with glasses underneath the helmet but i am gonna switch to contacts. it gets a little annoying having to manage the extra eyewear.
 

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KhMeRGuY978 said:
RMH77, how are you liking the contacts and helmet ordeal? doesn't the air going into the helmet with the visor up bother em? i've always worn glasses, and always thought contacts would dry up quickly if i rode around with the visor up when it gets hot.

I dont have any problems visior up or down.
 

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Avoid metal frames and glass lenses for sure. They are dangerous for your eyes in a possible wreck. You should wear impact resistant safety glasses like those featured in the link provided above.
yea i know metal frame is no good.. thats why im wondering what does people use.. i guess im gonna go check out some plastic frame glasses for ridding..
 

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I wear my normal RX glasses (metal frames)
came somebody explain why they would be dangerous in a crash? if your helmet fits right your glasses aren't going to break unless the helmet is crushed in, in which case your pretty much f'ed anyway
i've had 3 significant crashes (on the track, not street) all while wearing my everyday glasses and have never had an issue

i'm getting the lasik done this winter though, so no more glasses hehe
 

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I've ridden with glasses and contacts. Because of my bad vision, my peripherals are quite distorted, so having contacts are better. They don't dry up with the visor up. The only thing with glasses is that you have to take them off every time you either put on the helmet or take it off.
 

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looks like im gonna order me some contacts. i'd much rather prefer contacts because its a hassle to take em on and off for the whole putting on helmet ordeal.
 
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