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Does anyone have a problem with your contacts drying out while riding? I almost always ride with the visor down, but sometimes even the venting in my helmet dries my eyes out. Rewetting drops work for about 90 seconds, it takes longer to stop, get my gear off and put them in than they last.

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Yeah when I'm racing I have had them fly out of my eye. And it seems to happen on the fastest part of the track and it is scary. I lost one on the front straight @ gratten around 170 mph. It wasnt any fun. I use alot of rewetting stuff and tape helment close. BUt after I bought my Shoei I havent had the problem any more. What kind of helmet do you have?
 

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I'm now using a Scorpion EXO-700. The airflow is amazing, which is great for cooling me down but the contacts pay the price.
 

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i tried wearing contacts once..but could never get the dang things actually into my eye..just cant wear em! But I know CJD had problems periodically with them drying out when she road with the visor cracked open just a bit or with sunglasses on.
 

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That is what I find irrating. So I am riding and I just got contacts last year. Usually on a "cool balmy" summer night I want to ride with the visor up around 40mph. Enjoy the weather, etc. Well with glasses I could do that and no problem. With contacts - no ahh ahh. It dries them out instantly. I have worn them though up to like 160mph and as long as the visor is shut I have no problems. I wear an HJC helmet (streetfighter). I have no problem with the venting drying my eyes out - maybe it is a different design in the HJC. I wouldn't say airflow is "optimum" but it serves its purpose. I found the rewetting drops work well when I wear my contacts all day on the computer and around 4pm I use a few drops to refresh my eyes - that is about all they are good for - not really to keep your eyes from drying out in windy riding conditions. Good luck to you. I would say get laser done but f*ck that - I have no desire to even have a millionth of a chance of going blind and I don't want some foucker sucking my eye out of the socket in some metal clamps and running a laser over it. No way. I see 20/15 now with my glasses or contacts let's keep it that way!
 

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I don't like contacts so I have little opinion on this. However, Twisty might be onto something...maybe Shan's helmet has too much airflow!!
 

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Alot of times I were sunglasses. I've got a pair of WileyX that fit real snug and have a thin foam to "seal" to your face and I don't have a problem. Then have a set of clear lenses to pop in them if I'm out at night.
 

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Ok I lied :leaving: , I only wore them in the summer when I would have the shield up alot. Honestly I don't have much of a problem with my contacts with the shield down or slightly open.
 

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twisty said:
Yeah when I'm racing I have had them fly out of my eye. And it seems to happen on the fastest part of the track and it is scary. I lost one on the front straight @ gratten around 170 mph. It wasnt any fun. I use alot of rewetting stuff and tape helment close. BUt after I bought my Shoei I havent had the problem any more. What kind of helmet do you have?
I hate contacts
 
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