Glasses or Contacts ON coasters

Friday, May 16, 2003 8:27 AM
I wear glasses curently and it is annoying to remove them on every ride but Iam getting contacts soon but ARE THEY A PROBLEM on coasters or does anyone wear them that could tell me for instance on coasters do they get stuff in em? or do they come out? do they dry out real bad? any info will help!
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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:35 AM
My brother and Mother have not had any problems with their contacts. They've both ridden a fair amount of coasters, including Millennium Force.

Incedentally, you didn't have to take your glasses off. I've ridden some pretty wild rides without a strap, and nevr even had a thought as to their safety. With a strap, there's simply no way at all they could come off.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:39 AM
Ive seen people loose glasses before but on some coasters they made me remove them like they had signs up and stuff.
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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:49 AM
I always wear my contacts on all coasters and haven't had a problem with them.

The thing that makes contacts come out accidentally is lack of moisture. So if you're worried, bring along a small bottle of contact solution to use right before you board.

Incidentally, I have worn my contacts even on many water slides and not lost them. Once I thought I had lost them (on The Plunge at PKI), but they had just been pushed up into my brain somewhere. They worked their way back out 5 minutes later. ...

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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:50 AM
Never had contacts fall out and I've ridden all kinds of ones that should knock them out - Dragster, MF, even Roller Soaker at Hershey didn't knock them out. I've also been wearing them since I was 8, so I'm used to getting them to kick back into my eyes. You'll know more of what I mean after you wear em for a while ;)

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Friday, May 16, 2003 8:50 AM
I carry a small vial of rewetting solution and put a few drops in just before getting on the ride. I have yet to loose a contact on any ride. I did have a friend loose one on a water ride once. On a typical splash-down I'll just close my eyes for a few seconds until the worst (best!) is over.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:04 AM
I've actually ridden my glasses sans strap on flyers, hypers, impulses, Deja Vum even X and never had a problem. I'll probably put a strap on it I ever get on a Screaming Squirrel, but until then...

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:09 AM
Stephanie has lost a contact on Millennium Force sitting in the front seat. I'm sure it's rare, just know that it has obviously happened.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:11 AM
Up until I year ago I wore glasses, and I always took them off on rides. It was pretty unlikely they'd come off, but the consequences of losing them and then having to drive home without being able to see, then having a few days not being able to see, was always enough to get me to take them off just to be sure.

Then I got contacts, and I'm never going back, at least not for coasters. I've only once ever had a problem on X where one contact went around the side of my eye, but that's no big deal. Otherwise, it was *so* nice to be able to see everything on a coaster and not worry about losing glasses. And coasters are a FAR different (and better!) experience when you can see on them :)

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:13 AM
It's been a few years since I've worn contacts on a coaster...now that they've got bi-focal contacts, If the trial pair I'm to get soon works out, I'll be back in contacts again. Otherwise, I use a strap on my glasses.

My son wore his contacts on Opening Day and had no problem, even on Dragster, but he had his glasses in the car just in case.


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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:14 AM
Just a warning to those just getting contacts recently - I've been wearing contacts since I was 8 as I said before. But, earlier this month, I've had to resort back to glasses more often. Seems that when you wear contacts more than 12-14 hours in a day (I usually put them on when I got up and didn't take them out til right before I went to sleep), no matter if you use rewetting drops or not, you run a risk of eye-ulcers. I didn't actually have one, but I was darn close, and I don't know what they entail, but they just sound nasty. So, I've been letting everyone know, especially if you have Surevue contacts, don't wear them all day long, you might regret it.

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"You know we got a good thing goin and I don't wanna see it end" --Reel Big Fish
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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:20 AM
I'm a contact wearer...never had a problem, but I always caryy a spare just in case.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:26 AM
Moosh stole my comment...keep an extra pair somewhere, or at least your glasses as back up. You don't want to drive home with only one contact. ;)
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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:37 AM
What "type" of contacts do you all wear? I'm 30 years old and have worn glasses all my life. I have an accute near sighted astigmatism in both eyes. In order to switch to contacts I would have to wear a custom soft toric contact and I've heard these can twist easily and also don't adhear as well as spherical lenses. Any comments along those lines?

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:45 AM
I've never been diagnosed as such, but I'm pretty sure my nearsightedness is "acute." My prescription is -8.0 and a doctor told me my vision is about 20/4,000.

But I don't have any special lenses. They're just Focus monthly disposables, $152 a year from 1800contacts.com.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:56 AM
Phyter: I wear soft torics and I've never had any sort of trouble with them...on coasters or off.
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Friday, May 16, 2003 9:57 AM
Dawn stole my answer ;)

DEN - I always thought your nearsightednesss was "acute" too...lol ;)

mOOSH

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"I don't like poop singers." Peabody, discussing American Idol.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:10 AM
Moosh, I don't have a clue where you're trying to go with that - but it's making me squirmy. Stop it! ;)

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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:27 AM
LOL Den! So I guess it doesn't help you to know I also think being squirmy is "acute"? ;)

mOOSH [havin' fun on a Friday]

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"I don't like poop singers." Peabody, discussing American Idol.

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Friday, May 16, 2003 10:29 AM
I always though Den's profile pic was "acute" ;) (is that a winking smile or someone who just lost a contact?)

dAWN (tryin' to be like bASS and mOOSH)
*** This post was edited by dawnmarie313 5/16/2003 2:38:32 PM ***

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