Exercise with glasses?

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  1. CrazyDean

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    Does anyone here exercise with their perscription glasses on? I don't usually wear mine in the gym because as soon as I start to work up a sweat, they try to slide right off. However, my eyesight is getting worse, and I think I should start wearing them so I don't have to squint at the weights to tell if its a 25 or 35 lb plate.

    I have thought about taking some sandpaper to an old pair of frames to try to get them to stay on better. What do you guys do?
     
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    I have the type where the temple pieces curve behind the ears. They can't come off that way.
     
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    You must either have straight or extremely thin/fragile frames. I've worn glasses for 12 years and never had this problem.
    Are you sure they're adjusted correctly?

    Other than that I can't really recommend anything else but new frames, unless there is some removable ear hook or similar.
     
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    I've worn glasses for 18 or so years, been active in Martial Arts my entire life, 4 year stint in the Army, and in the past few years have gotten back into lifting and running.

    Wear my glasses all day, every day (I actually sleep with them on most nights). Very minimal issues. I actually can't remember a time where the amount of sweat caused them to slide off. I have more issue with hand-to-hand stuff breaking them.

    I have noticed that a LOT of glasses wearers have them adjusted loose as hell. You should be able to headbang moderately violently without your glasses falling off. Mine hug my face a bit, as opposed to just laying on my nose and ears.
     
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    If this topic was happening in real life we would all look like a glasses wearing party in a Lenscrafters commercial.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Librarian strap?
     
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    I would suggest goggles but they look stupid as hell if you are not playing basketball.
     
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    I have 1-Day contacts that I use for running, rehearsing at the studio and going to concerts :coffee:
     
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    I have the same problem man. I sweat profusely when I work out (bridge of nose and behind ears....and everywhere else!) and they always slide down my nose till they're sitting lower than your Grandpa's reading glasses.

    That said I have no solution. I just live with squinting for that short time :shrug:
     
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    I used to wear an elasticated strap on mine which fastened tight behind my head, under my hair so I could headbang at gigs, without needing contact lenses.
     
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    I have a very light pair of flexon glasses and I got extra grippy nose pads

    Never had a problem

    Must be the type of glasses you are using, maybe too heavy?
     
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    I find heavier glasses grip to my face better.
     
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    I dont have a prominent bridge so my glasses rely on the nosepads

    I use the flexon sports frames, have a look at those.
     
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    One of those cheesey commercial puns like "DON'T WASTE TIME AND PICTURE PERFECT VISION, HURRY NOW TO..

    Working up a sweat never bothered my glasses' stability as long as I was wearing the kind with little plastic nose pads. Ex: [​IMG]

    But as of late I've worn plastic frames without the pads and they slide around my nose like crazy.

    Although, I believe in contacts, ftw
     
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    I wear mine and they'll tend to slide down my nose every now and then, which isn't the end of the world but they also tend to fog up too which is pretty annoying.

    I plan an taking a more serious look at contact lenses eventually.
     
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    I wear mine at the gym. I only have minor problems with them sliding down my nose when running.

    I also have a pair just for the gym, since I sweat a lot when exercising.
     

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