Thread: Playing with glasses
11-23-2008, 10:24 PM #1
Playing with glasses
For some reason, I can't find the 'make a poll' option which sort of sucks because I really wanted to see how many people would answer about this. But I was wondering how many people actually play with glasses, if they professionally or for fun, and what their overall input on them are. I'm talking about actual glasses that are prescribed so that people can see instead of the protection glasses. If you do wear glasses, do you wear contacts instead on purpose when you know you are actually going to play badminton? My eyesight has gotten really bad over the past year because of playing games on the computer, and now I have to always wear my glasses to see. I do not have contacts and am beginning to play badminton. I checked out my city's local badminton club last Monday and saw no one who wore glasses of any type, there were about 10 players. Do they really set you back or even fall off when you play? What's your input?
11-23-2008, 10:47 PM #2
you can tie your glasses with a string so that the glasses don't fall off. I take my glasses off because they fog up so i can't see.
11-23-2008, 10:59 PM #3
11-23-2008, 11:09 PM #4
11-23-2008, 11:27 PM #5
I used to wear glasses when I play but now I use contacts so the glasses wouldn't really bother me. I saw some people have these goggles they use, kinda like tennis goggles. i wonder what are the functions of them...
11-23-2008, 11:41 PM #6
I wear contact lens when I'm playing games. But if I do not bring my contact lens I have to wear glasses to play. When I'm playing with glasses, it won't fog up until the time I finish my game. Once I stop playing, the glasses will fog up. But nowadays I seldom play with glasses already
11-23-2008, 11:50 PM #7
contact lens is the best to use during a game...
spectacles often fall off, or cause uncomfortable feeling.
11-24-2008, 12:07 AM #8
Chen Hung Ling plays with his glasses on..
11-24-2008, 12:19 PM #9
Maybe I haven't sweating hard enough for my glasses to fog up yet. For the people who said they used to wear glasses but now wear contacts (or anyone really), when you switch back to your glasses (for when you forget you contacts or something), do you think they hold you back and cause a disadvantage while playing? I just Google'd Chen Hung Ling and the first thing that pops up is a thread on here saying that was described by a commentator as the Taiwanese Harry Potter woo Taiwanese pride.
11-24-2008, 03:40 PM #10
I wear glasses and they cause me no problems whatsoever. Good fitting glasses should never fall off, and lenses really shouldn't steam up.
I have however seen people have to stop because contacts have fallen out, which I find somewhat ironic.
11-24-2008, 04:14 PM #11
Me too, i wear glasses since i was in eleventh grade, so it just feels natural and doesnt feel uncomfortable. Mines dont fog off but tend to fall off a bit because off the sweat...
I've noticed too that not so many professionnal players do wear glasses...
11-24-2008, 04:42 PM #12
I've just sort of recently began wearing my glasses all the time except for when I'm on my computer. Sometimes when playing flag football or anything the glasses somewhat hold me back and make me miss catching when looking up and around. So maybe I'll just try wearing my glasses almost all the time so it feels more natural too me.
That's really ironic that you see people who have had to stop because of their contacts falling out haha. I think I have my next appointment with my eye doctor in January or February, so maybe I might consider getting contacts.
11-24-2008, 04:56 PM #13
My experience with both:
- On hard games, I had sweat drops on the glass. Solution: head bands
- Didn't fog up or move.
- Potential issue: when shuttle directly above head, there's the "vision gap" in glasses.
- No vision gap
- No water drops on glass (no glass to drop on! :P)
- If the contacts aren't fitting, it can move, resulting in blurry vision
- You can get conjunctivitis if unlucky when playing with flu or unlucky clash (had a black eye + conjunctivitis last year).
11-24-2008, 05:13 PM #14
ive been playing badminton with my glasses and to be honest i find it to be fine never get the sweat droping onto the lense or the fogging up. the only thing that might be considered a pain to people is that you need to take them off to whipe your face but meh i dont mind its not like im whipping my face mid rally anyways. there are lots of players who do wear glasses too but also lots that wear contacts...seems lots of badminton players dont have the best vision.
11-24-2008, 05:29 PM #15
I wear glasses and have no problem (I play for several hours). Go to your optometrist to adjust your glasses.
Also I think you can get Racquet Ball protective lenses and change the lenses with prescribed ones.
11-24-2008, 11:36 PM #16
I have glasses, I wear prescription Oakley's though.
11-24-2008, 11:52 PM #17
Spectacles that use glass lens and foldable arms are not suitable for badminton, because they are just too heavy. Modern spectacles use scratch-resistant high quality plastic lens and very thin and light titanium arms that are not foldable. These type of spectacles weigh almost nothing, say at only 8g. Also they do not fog because plastic lenses are not as cold as glasses.
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