contact lenses on the playa

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contact lenses on the playa

Post by candikaboom » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:59 am

question on eyewear/contact lenses. of course i'm going to be wearing alot of sunglasses and googles, but wondering if anyone has experience with there contact lenses, good and or bad on the playa. dry, ripping, bringing extras, i have some fun color contacts, should i even bother bring the fun ones.. but my regular ones i need to see. I do not have glasses and thats no an option to get before the burn. And i would image its hard to put googles/sun glasses over glass too.. thanks

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Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:03 am

I wear contacts there......yup, they can get dry, crack, dusty.....irritated...

you gotta take good care, and bring many extras.

there are a few eye-care threads here, do a little searching for specifics.

good luck.
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Post by phil » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:42 am

There's a search function up above. If you click on that link and search for
contacts
you find many threads on the topic.

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Post by ygmir » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:08 pm

I can hardly use the search function. every query I put in, gives hundreds, if not thousands for hits.........
but, I'm pretty 'puter challenged.

good luck, though.
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Post by Eric » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:34 pm

I use extended wear contacts- I never ever take them out on the playa, though I have a back-up pair if needed. I've never needed them. Bring lots of drops, you'll be fine.
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Post by Isotopia » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:07 pm

Second that. Bring lots of drops.

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Post by Zman » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:40 pm

Bring extra. I have gone some years on a single pair and other years used 3 pairs. Wet wipe you hands before taking them out and putting them in and you will be fine. I don't own any glasses.

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Post by Sham » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:01 pm

ygmir wrote:I can hardly use the search function. every query I put in, gives hundreds, if not thousands for hits.........
but, I'm pretty 'puter challenged.
When you use the search feature, use the word "and" in between words. For instance, "Gerlaach and live and webcam".
This will limit the search to posts with ALL those words, not just one of them. Without the "and" in between, you will get every post with the word "live" in it.

edited to intentionally misspell Gerlaach, to keep it from actually showing up in the search! :roll:

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Post by Korwedge » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:35 pm

I've worn rigid gas-permeables and disposables, and actually never had any real issues with them. I always bring a few extra pairs just in case and backup glasses, but never needed them. I wear goggles in dust storms and squint if a big cloud comes my way and I don't have my goggles on. I think the dust is so fine, that it doesn't irritate, just dries them out a bit faster.

I use standard ski Goggles which have a foam filter all the way around the air holes, which helps a lot.

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:59 pm

I wear contacts on the playa with no problem either. I did take them out a couple of evenings to give my eyes a rest and to let the contacts rehydrate. But I was pretty new to wearing them then. I'm thinking this year they'll be in 24/7.

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Post by shroom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:44 am

Glad to hear some of you didn't have problems. I plan on taking mine out when I sleep like I do at home and will bring a lot of drops.
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Post by knowmad » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:59 am

But they are cool to wear around the really loud 50hrz Bass music, hold your eyes a bit open and they vibrate pulsing the image like blur.
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