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Talking Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

As the title suggests, how do you deal with driving rain and glasses. Contacts aren't an option for me as they are for many others.

What techniques, options do you use when forced to wear glasses during a down pour while at the helm?

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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I just deal with it. A clean tee shirt to wipe your specs on. Of course a good hat if it's raining. I find the salt water spray more of a pain, it slaps you right in the face, a hat won't stop that.
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I wear contacts, but always keep glasses with me. The only things I have found that helps is a hat and a Rain-X on the lenses. It doesn't make them great, but bearable.
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I've tried Rain-x before. It works ok but not great. I went sailing on the local lake and some rain came by. I just took them off and set them aside. I could see well enough but the rain didn't last too long then either.
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

1. Don't sail in the rain.
2. Wear a hat or hood with a good brim.
3. Keep some microfiber cloths in your pockets for swiping.
4. Get new glasses with Crizal lens coating. Yes, it is really improved, hydrophobic and scratch resistant. And your optometrist CAN usually sell it for half of their first asking price.
5. Wear well-vented ski goggles.
6. See a new eye doctor, see if contacts really will be impossible. They may not give you a full correction, but half a cup beats none in the rain.
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I got tired of dealing with 'specs so I had the surgery, and am o-so-glad I did.... but a brimmed hat was about the only thing that sort of worked
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I was thinking of ski goggles. Would a dive mask work?
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Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

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I was thinking of ski goggles. Would a dive mask work?
Nice Siamese there in your pic.

Ski goggles would be more comfortable than a dive mask, but a dive mask would probably work well - if you don't mind looking a bit foolish.
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Nice Siamese there in your pic.

Ski goggles would be more comfortable than a dive mask, but a dive mask would probably work well - if you don't mind looking a bit foolish.
And of course having to breath through your mouth might take some getting used to.
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