If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.
Awareness of the outside world. Lion’s Club: Eyeglass Recycling Centers. I know nothing about this program other that what is here and what I see on the signs at my eye docs. Internet lists several more, although at least one has paused for the moment. Bottom line, I need to go through my drawers & find all those old readers. The ones that accumulated as I climbed upped the magnification chart!
Picture mainly for visual appeal. Glasses still worn, dressage, mid-2019. [Worth 1000 Words]
Yesterday I talked about why I stopped wearing glasses when I ride. One person mentioned contacts. Several others weighed in. [I See That]
I know people wear contacts. I never thought of it as something that applied to me. Dunno why.
I am opening the floor to discussion of contacts while riding. What say you?
Problems mentioned yesterday in the comments were dry eye syndrome (not me) and adjustment period (so me).
Benefits discussed yesterday were durability, better in a barn environment, and better with distances.
My medical advisor doesn’t think I would like contacts. He’s worn glasses for many, many years and has known me for almost as long (there’s a weird thought). Although, he admits that he wasn’t diligent about their care, which may have affected their comfort, which may be coloring his opinion.
To be clear, my problem is not with the variable focus of progressives, although that figures in a bit. The dramatic difference in focus comes from looking through the glasses and then looking off to the side, not through the glasses. Single distance lenses won’t fix that.
No glasses. This was me for years. Ride off into the sunset.
Mandatory Glasses. Your choice is frames or contacts.
Semi-Mandatory Glasses. This is where I am now. While no glasses means I can’t see to read on horseback, I can see anything larger than a phone screen. My choice is frames, contacts, or nothing.
In writing yesterday’s post, I searched for pictures of me wearing glasses on a horse. I got glasses in May of 2016. I was surprise to find that the first show photo of me wearing glasses was late 2017. I can’t remember a) why I didn’t show in them or b) why I started showing in them. Looks? Convenience? [New Glasses]
I know I wore them for navigating. Bought a bright pink safety strap. [Shopping Spree]
Still wasn’t enough to read the data sheet taped to the darn cart. [Show Report ICDE]
I also bought a black strap for pleasure driving. Carts be bouncy.
Distances. Not a problem. Not jumping. Sigh.
Tell me what you think. If you know of anyone who might have an option on contacts and sport or contacts in general, please forward.
Stay safe. Stay sane.