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Old January 30th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Watery eyes when going fast? Do you just get used to it?

Recently took up skating again but I have skill so I regularly hit 15-20 mph and my eyes water like I just watched Jack from Titanic drown. Will my body just get used to it eventually or do I need goggles or something? It gets so bad it's like I'm constantly sweating from my eyes and I have to keep wiping them.

Anyone else experience this or have any thoughts or solutions?

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Old January 30th, 2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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Default wear eye protection

Use good eye wear. Sunglasses or a good pair or safety glasses. There are a many shades to choose from for each application.

I prefer more of a light smoke that reduces glare yet is isn't really dark like a sunglass.

I have these at work and they are great.
https://www.fullsource.com/crossfire...ontent=Safety%
Just don't use the cheap clear ones you get at the hardware store as they aren't very optically clear and will strain your eyes over time.
If you get them at the hardware store spend a few more and get the better quality ones. You won't get walleye vision when you turn your head.


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Old January 30th, 2017, 11:26 PM   #3
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Multiple choices

1 Close your eyes

2 Skate backwards

3 Wear sunglasses

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 12:44 PM   #4
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Yeah, wrap around sunglasses, not the cheapest pair you find, plan on spending $25-$35 and you should be fine.
Not to nitpick but I think Jack froze to death, plenty of air in his lungs, so no tears escaped my hazel farsighted blinkers. I wept softly to myself when Kate Winslett's portrait was completed though.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 09:22 PM   #5
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I use the safety glasses from Home Depot. They are slightly tinted with a sporty look. Great for cycling as well. Wind is one thing, I've been hit by bugs and pebbles more than once.
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Old February 6th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #6
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Multiple choices

1 Close your eyes

2 Skate backwards

3 Wear sunglasses

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Well, at least everyone else was helpful. Funny how they all have such few posts, too. Guess quality really is better than quantity.

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As to the rest of you, thanks for all the valuable suggestions. I'll hunt down better sunglasses.
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Old February 6th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #7
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Video recording glasses,

http://www.pivothead.com/smart/
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Old February 6th, 2017, 05:46 PM   #8
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Anyone else experience this or have any thoughts or solutions?

Thanks!
I have a friend to can't skate at all without her sunglasses due to watery eyes.

I wear prescription glasses every waking hour and never have the watery eye problem skating or cycling unless the wind is really strong and cold. Then I just blink a lot until my eyes get used to it - normally five to ten minutes. Tears will just be streaming down my cheeks for a minute or two.
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Old February 15th, 2017, 01:09 AM   #9
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I have a friend to can't skate at all without her sunglasses due to watery eyes.

I wear prescription glasses every waking hour and never have the watery eye problem skating or cycling unless the wind is really strong and cold. Then I just blink a lot until my eyes get used to it - normally five to ten minutes. Tears will just be streaming down my cheeks for a minute or two.
Yeah, having been skating for a month or so now that's what I've resigned myself to. Just get past the tears and move on. My glasses cover most of my eye area but I still get tears. I'm sure I'll get use to it more and more. The winter weather (SoCal, but still cold at times) doesn't help, too, come summer it likely won't be a problem.
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