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Thread: Glasses vs Contact Lenses
02-06-2009, 12:34 PM #171
02-06-2009, 10:12 PM #172
02-07-2009, 02:22 AM #173
hmmm...luckily i didnt wear spect yesterday....my left eyes been smashed by shutter...if i wear spect...i scare my eye would have blind when the glasses break.....but..it still pain...sigh...
02-07-2009, 06:34 AM #174
I'd be AMAZED if a shuttlecock could ever smash a modern lens. I've tested old lenses with hammers etc and couldn't smash them. Oakley have lenses that rebound ball bearings (used to be a video on their website) that were fired point blank at them.
02-07-2009, 06:35 AM #175
02-07-2009, 02:09 PM #176
IMO, contact lenses are better than glasses. mostly because with glasses (in my experience) they always slip off due to sweat, my vision is limited, glasses fall off and have the risk of breaking them. with contacts there is more flexiblity and you dont have to worry about breaking them. I never had a problem with contacts, they always stayed on, if my eyes do get dry, i only have to use eye drops to lubricate them.
an alternative to glasses other than contacts are eye guards... they are mandatory for under 18 in my province but i dont recommend them either. again, they will slip and i have the uneasy feeling of something heavy on my nose and on my face.
02-07-2009, 02:57 PM #177
Well, I dont have contact lenses, so I guess I adapted to glasses.
- Does you glasses fly off in a vigorous game? They fell off before.
- Are there disadvantage/limitation when wearing glass to play? Sometimes you can't really see clearly at the top because glasses aren't prephiarl and sometimes the frame kind of covers it a bit. Sometimes you can't see the birdie haha.
- Can you see Birdy coming straight down? Well, I do see a big blurry blob thats flying at me and I assume thats the birdie.
- What are the pros for glasses over contact lense? You dont have to go through the pain of putting eye drops and putting them on/getting them off. Sometimes contacts do fall off of your eyes. And when the birdie hits you straight in the face, your glasses protect your eyes.
- Do you have special glasses for badminton? No.
- What problem you encountered when using glasses and how you resolve? I just deal with it. Glasses falling off and cant see the birdie when it comes straight down.
02-07-2009, 08:09 PM #178
Glasses: generally fine, never have fogged up. only problem is when i lunge forwards in a really intense game, they slip downwards onto the tip of my nose, and as i retreat to defend a smash, my non-racquet hand is desperately trying to pull them back up.
Contacts: i get dry eyes rather easily. also, since i wear them mostly for competitive play, it's not as good. most competitive play here is easily 8 hours or so a day, so my eyes really dry out fast, even with eye drops.
i stick to glasses.
07-02-2011, 07:59 AM #179
I would prefer contact lenses because when you play and sweat then it distract you because all sweat there become wet and you can’t be able to see but if good quality prescription eyeglasses were then problem can be solved.
07-02-2011, 08:00 AM #180
yes.I would liek to perfer prescription eyeglasses
07-06-2011, 06:11 PM #181
- Do you suffer from dry eyes problem? No, I suffer dry eyes while I play. However I'm the person who puts on contacts only to play but otherwise I wear eyeglasses most of the time. If you wore contacts the whole day before playing, then maybe you would run into the problem.
- Are there disadvantage/limitation when wearing contact lenses to play? People have said that having sweat drip into your eyes is painful with contacts on. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be, or maybe it's just me. Contacts will never fall out unless you do something like rub your eyes like crazy. As for sweat, I constantly am wiping with sweat bands/towel so I don't get sweat in my eyes.
- Does your contact lenses fall out or you not sure they are still in your eyes?Answered in previous question
- What are the pros for contact lenses over glasses? Biggest one is not having sweat drip into your glasses. Once that happens, you can't wipe it up with a shirt because your shirt is sweaty too. In the end it's just not fun playing with glasses when you're trying to be intense. If you're just hitting and fooling around or playing casually, there's no problem with it then. Also if your glasses come off onto the ground, there's a chance you or someone will step on it and break your glasses, which is $100+ down the drain.
- Can you see the birdy coming straight down? I can see it perfectly. In fact you might be able to see better because you have good peripheral vision compared to glasses
- Do you have special contact lenses for badminton? Nope, just the usual soft ones I would for everyday where.
- What problem you have encountered when using contact lenses and how you resolve? In the rare case you somehow lose your contact in your eye, usually in your eye lid, that would be it. However I haven't had it personally happen to me.
07-06-2011, 10:26 PM #182
sorry for double post. I realized I made a mistake in #1. I DON'T suffer dry eyes while I play.
07-20-2011, 03:57 PM #183
- Do you suffer from dry eyes problem?
2. Are there disadvantage/limitation when wearing contact lenses to play?
If you don't them insert them properly, or keep on rubbing on them constantly then it will affect your play dramatically.
3. Does your contact lenses fall out or you not sure they are still in your eyes?
I have never had a situation where they have fallen out while playing a match, but there was a point where the contact lens was on the side of my eye and had to re-adjust in the washroom (I believe it was to that point where I had to change to a fresh pair of contact lenses the next day since it was VERY dry)
4. What are the pros for contact lenses over glasses?
Basically freedom & not worrying about your glasses being clashed by your own racket or your partner's. Also not worrying about the shuttle shattering your glasses Plus you don't have to worry about wiping your glasses if you sweat alot.
5. Can you see the birdy coming straight down?
Yes, but also depends on the lighting of the gym. If the lighting gets in the way, then it affects my shot.
6. Do you have special contact lenses for badminton?
No, all contact lenses are the same. Not unless they have super powers & they show where it's going to land Someone call me up when this happens
7. What problem you have encountered when using contact lenses and how you resolve?
Usually change them with a fresh pair of monthly contact lenses. Problem solved easy. Just remember with contact lenses to take them out when not playing anymore & daily care (as in contact solution in the case when not in use & and not rubbing your eyes) and you should be good to go
07-24-2011, 09:27 AM #184
I once hit myself into the face with the racket while playing with a shuttlecock alone. One glass broke. But thats due to tremendous clumsiness and it probably wouldnt happen to you.
At another time a club mate killed the birdie in a game of doubles and I happened to be right there to catch it with my glasses. One glass broke and I had a small fragment of glass in my eye. Luckily it was too small to cut me, so I was able to just wash it out.
Other than the danger of damage to your glasses there might be a disadvantage with peripheral vision, also depending on how wide the frame of your glasses and how bad your eyes are. I find playing with glasses generally more uncomfortable, so I prefer contact lenses.
Lenses sometimes make the eyes feel a little dry or some part of your vision looks brighter, but thats solved by blinking usually.
09-03-2011, 07:41 AM #185
01-06-2013, 09:36 AM #186
Glasses vs Contact Lenses
I wear glasses. A friend of mine, who normally wear glasses, says that wearing contact lenses whilst playing badminton is far better than wearing glasses.
have anyone tried it? do u find wearing contact lenses far better?
01-06-2013, 05:39 PM #187
Whatever you're used to I guess. Contact lenses would have the advantage of not shifting during play or fogging up if conditions are not ideal. Contact lenses give you a more consistent peripheral vision as you don't have to contend with the edges of your glasses. Glasses give a some protection against a birdie to the eye, but how often does that happen? I prefered contact lenses. Do it right and get laser eye surgery