Do you wear prescription glasses? What do you wear when you kite?
I used to just wear my sunnies that were prescription until they went for a swim on a fall. I then bought some script goggles with band and they seem to be ok now but I miss the sunnies. What do you wear?
I have a pair of prescription surf shades ( http://surfshadesusa.com/ ) that I sometimes wear. They tend to fog a lot though and my eyes are such that I can get by without glasses.
I also chose yellow polarized lenses because where I kite (Canada) often I'll be out in low light situations and the yellow work wonders in low light. Unfortunately the yellow don't help any with the bright sun (aside from the UV protection).
They cost $300 but I was able to expense $200 of that. I don't think I'd spend $300 on them but for $100 they are nice to have. I also use them for other sports than just kite or SUP, they work just fine on land.
Local Beach: Casuarina Beach Rapic Creek Lee Point Buffallo Creek
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My missus needs glasses, blind as a bat and we got Seaspecs for her. Got the local dealer to look into it, all we had to do was send her perscription details and what colour frame she wanted, voila, happy ever after. She did the contact thing but would sometimes loose one or both so the Seaspecs are a perfect solution, 4 years later still loving them.
+1 on one day lenses. been doing this for decades.
discovered that i can buy Bolle safety glasses- they have a model with foam pads and headstrap. they cost me 8euro on ebay. got yellow and smoked. dont fog even in 3c air and water. Great deal.
I build my own eyeglasses (licensed optician)
Daytime at work progressive lenses (multifocals with distance / midrange / near power)
Playtime contact lenses that i put in while still in my car just to go kitesurfing
Last me a month (15 to 20 days of kiting / avg. 1 to 2 hr session) Acuvue Oasys Astigmatism
Riding strapped surfboard with late afternoon sessions with polarized polycarbonate brown lenses
Brown is more high definition than grey and works best for me and the time of day i ride
Full wrap 9 base frame cinched to back of head with croakie + leashed to top back of harness
If during major crash the croakie fails and they fly off my head they remain secure on short leash
I just reach over at arm's length and fish them out of the water and back over my eyes
In all the years (14) that i have been using my system and i never lost a single pair of shades
Nearsighted kiters/kitesurfers go with soft type contacts as they stay easy to use and maintain