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Old 6th Jan 16, 09:02 AM
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Rnning Specs?!

Good morning ladies and gents!

Strange one. I am slightly short sighted and use to run with no glasses and just power through…. But one day I ran with my glasses and although they bobbed about and steamed up I felt I ran so much better as I was no longer a cautious ‘blind mole’

So, my question is.. does anything have special running glasses? Is there such a thing?

I have tried contacts but they dry up on me and irritate.

Thanks ya’ll!
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Old 6th Jan 16, 09:12 AM
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Oakley, and presumably other brands, do offer prescription lenses but they certainly aren't cheap. As an alternative, you could try wearing a headband which might help keep your existing glasses in place? Or you try something like this.

How recently did you try contacts? Modern daily disposables are great these days, you may just need to try a different brand to find one that suits your eye.
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Old 6th Jan 16, 09:29 AM
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Hey James,

Thanks for the info I’ll take a look. As for the contact lenses It has been a while.. maybe a year or so since I used them. I’m one of those that have to work themselves up to putting them in and if I have to do that for every run I know it will start to annoy me.. I like as little complications when running ha ha. I get a strop on if something is bothering me or not right… don’t even get me started on trainers being too tight.. not tight enough… too tight… AHHHHHHHH!
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Old 6th Jan 16, 09:48 AM
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Yeah putting them in is weird at first, but you do get used to it - I do it without even really thinking now. And it's so much more convenient than glasses for running - no misting, no rain on lenses, no dropping and smashing glasses, etc
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Old 6th Jan 16, 10:21 AM
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Try different contacts Laura, there are so many different types. When I'm in the office and wearing contacts I often have to work in a room with bloody strong underfloor AC coming out of floor vents and my contacts don't dry out even when standing over one.

Normally though I just wear my normal glasses when running and they don't shift unless I run like Phobie from Friends or start doing burpees.
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Old 6th Jan 16, 11:09 AM
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I'm looking at the moment for some pescription glasses for cycling and so far just popped in one opticians and you can get Nike sports glasses. Not seen them but it may be worth asking at your opticians.
I will go on a search next week when I have more time.
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Old 6th Jan 16, 11:32 AM
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Yeah putting them in is weird at first, but you do get used to it - I do it without even really thinking now. And it's so much more convenient than glasses for running - no misting, no rain on lenses, no dropping and smashing glasses, etc
Good point about the misting and rain… ended up putting them in my pocket last night..

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Try different contacts Laura, there are so many different types. Normally though I just wear my normal glasses when running and they don't shift unless I run like Phoebe from Friends or start doing burpees.
LOL I run like her! Looked down the other day and noticed I have a little flick inward I like to do with my right foot and then I caught myself in a shop window singing along to a TUUUUUUNE and was swinging my arm whilst playing imaginary drums.

I think I’ll see if I can get some samples to try. I had some from Specsavers but they always ask me to go in and have tests done before they will sell me any! Grrr so annoying. I know my prescription is so minimal. I’m sure I could get some in the post of the net. There HAS to be a more convenient way of getting them than lugging your ass into a store every time and having and appointment.

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I'm looking at the moment for some pescription glasses for cycling and so far just popped in one opticians and you can get Nike sports glasses. Not seen them but it may be worth asking at your opticians.
I will go on a search next week when I have more time.
I look forward to your findings. Will take a look at Nike myself too. Thanks!
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I think I’ll see if I can get some samples to try. I had some from Specsavers but they always ask me to go in and have tests done before they will sell me any! Grrr so annoying. I know my prescription is so minimal. I’m sure I could get some in the post of the net. There HAS to be a more convenient way of getting them than lugging your ass into a store every time and having and appointment.
Legally you have to have a check-up every year (or maybe 2?) or they can't sell you any. I get mine sent via the post, but if I don't book a check-up when told they stop sending them! Once you've had a check-up you can then purchase lenses online which is often cheaper.
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Legally you have to have a check-up every year (or maybe 2?) or they can't sell you any. I get mine sent via the post, but if I don't book a check-up when told they stop sending them! Once you've had a check-up you can then purchase lenses online which is often cheaper.
OK makes sense. Its my own fault leaving it so long in-between getting more..I would only wear them if I HAD to or special occasions ha ha
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I where glasses and not running specific I find the glasses with the flexible frames work well. they are light weight and you can adjust them so they are tight but the flex in the frames means they will not squeeze to much so the stay comfortable and will not bounce about
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I where glasses and not running specific I find the glasses with the flexible frames work well. they are light weight and you can adjust them so they are tight but the flex in the frames means they will not squeeze to much so the stay comfortable and will not bounce about
Its all about reducing bounce Phillip!
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I got fed up with smashing them when running through a forest (catching them on branches, tripping over fallen branches and bending the frames) so went to my local optician and asked if there's such a thing as an unbreakable pair - now got a pair which I can bend in every direction and they don't break or twist. When the optician handed me a pair and asked me to twist and bend them I was reluctant to try it ''full on' fearing I would damage them. Fears absolutely groundless - they've taken endless knocks and still as good as new

To prevent misting up smear a drop of washing up liquid on either side of the lens then polish it off with a dry cloth (don't wash it off)
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And get plastic, light lenses, ligher the better. I have some plastic lens reactalight specs i wear just for running purely because they are light and dont wobble. If i race ill wear contacts though.
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