Sunday, December 02, 2007

Addendum to Yesterday's Post

My eyes hurt.

I can't see without glasses. I wear contact for active activities but don't see as well with them as I do with glasses.

Yesterday, I put in my contacts for my ride. I couldn't find my goggles and daylight was fading fast, so I grabbed my sunglasses and headed out. The sunglasses quickly fogged up, so I took them off and put them in my pocket.

My ride went great and was very pretty and enjoyable, see post below.

A few minutes after my ride, my eyes were feeling pretty irritated so I went to the bathroom to take out my contact...TRY to take out my contacts is more accurate.

They were stuck to my eyeballs. I hate it when that happens.

I finally got them peeled off and they were all shrivelled up. The they were sort of freeze-dried. I put them in the case with lots of fresh solution and we will see if they can be re-hydrated but I think they are goners.

Today, my eyes are red and irritated. This is the second time I have had them happened and this verified that contacts are susceptible to being freeze-dried while in the eye.

No more riding without goggles/glasses in cold weather.

*the weather banner says the winds are only at 12 mph. I don't know where that is, cuz at my house, it's in the high 50's + mph with the power flickering on and off.

8 comments:

Snakebite said...

Are you gonna get prescription goggles???

oldmanandhisbike said...

Contacts frozen to your eye? God that makes me wince just thinking about it!
You are made of tougher stuff than me to be out there riding in that cold; I can't believe you're wishing for snow!

D A N O said...

Same thing happens to me. Still, contacts are way better than prescrip. sunglasses or goggles.

After a cold ride I pour eyedrops on my contacts. Good to go.

D A N O said...

And I mean when there still on my eyes.

Michelle said...

My contacts are fried, not re-hydrating. I tried the contact solution in my eyes, helped a little but not enough. Too cold for too long, I guess.

I haven't found any goggles to get made into a perscription which aren't curved. I have script sunglasses but can't wear them because the curvature causes distortion which makes me what to puke. No fun. Lasik is REALLY what I need!

And guess what? It's SNOWING! YEAH! But the wind is blowing 50 mph...boo.

Snakebite said...

I think you can buy over-the-counter motion sickness medicine. ;-)

Chris said...

I wear glasses, but don't where anything when I ride. I guess that is why I am always running into shit.

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