Rollercoasters+Contact lenses= ??

Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:36 AM
Could I lose my contacts if i wore them on a rollercoaster?
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:40 AM
Never has happened to me.

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Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:44 AM
Maybe.

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Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:45 AM
I've not heard too many people complaining of things like that, unless it's raining -- the added everything with that usually does no good.

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Sunday, May 27, 2001 8:06 AM
It has happen to me many times at Paramounts Kinds Dominion on roller coasters like, Rebel Yell and Volcano. But usually they dont come out my eyes but it has happen to me be for. But most the time now when I go to the parks I wear my glasses.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 8:20 AM
My wife lost one on Millennium Force in the front seat. She hasn't had a problem in any other seat, but getting all that wind in the face I guess was enough to pull one out.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 11:09 AM
I remember when then happened to your wife Jeff!
I wear gas permable lenses and the only coaster I have ever THOUGHT I was going to lose a lens was MF. The 1st time I rode it I literally kept my eyes closed the whole time for fear of losing one. Now I wear my sunglasses on MF (even at night) cause the wind is WHIPPING and if my eyes are dry enough my luck would be Id lose one. Its not an issue with any of the other rides at CP though.

Jo
2000 Raptor Crew
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 11:32 AM
Ive never lost a contact on a ride in the last 18 years of wearing them, I try always to wet my contacts down before riding. I also keep a spare set in my backpack.

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Army rangers lead the way
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 12:08 PM
I've never experienced any problems with my contacts while riding a coaster, and I've been doing it for 2 years.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:41 PM
I have soft contacts and have only had a problem once. It was pouring down rain and I was on the Villain. Wow, what a mean ride. The only reason they didn't fly out is because they got pushed to the back of my eye under my eye lid. You shouldn't have a problem if they are soft contacts. Hard contacts could be another issue.

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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:52 PM
I think you should be fine. Unless you wear hard lenses, which tend to slide all over the place and fall out all the time anyway. I have soft lenses, and i wear them to parks all the time, and i've never had a problem (even on magnum in rain that felt like sleet ;) )
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:55 PM
I've never had any problems, even in the front seat of Millennium Force! =)
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 2:05 PM
I have contacts too, and I've worn them on every coaster I've been on. I was even on Nitro the other day and it was really raining and they didn't come out. I have more problem wearing my glasses on rides because they shake loose, but I rarely, emphasis on rarely, wear them on rides. Contacts are definitely better to wear on a ride than glasses.

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Sunday, May 27, 2001 6:41 PM
The answer depends on the rider, I would say. I have soft lenses and almost never have problems, whether I'm on a coaster or just sitting around. In the 4+ years I've had contacts, I've only lost two, and neither were on coasters (one was at Blizzard Beach, but that's not quite the same).

So my answer would be that you shouldn't have a problem with them unless you have problems often.

Hope this helps.
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 9:08 PM
Mine ripped in half on Millennium Forces front seat at night, but I think it was because of a bug or something.
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Monday, May 28, 2001 9:29 AM
I always wear my sunglasses on coasters too, day or nite, bc they keep the wind out of my eyes. It's also cheaper to replace lost shades than contacts or glasses.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 4:27 PM
Never been a problem other than those embarasing wind tears!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 6:26 PM
I've had contacts for about 2 years. Through everything, a summer monsoon on Steel Phantom last year and front seat on MF. I had glasses for about 6 yrs. before that. Only problem was on Dragon Mtn. when my parents forgot to tell me about the loops. I didn't lose them, they fell and I caught them in my lap.
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 3:00 PM
I have soft lenses, and I've survived a ride on the Millenium Force (not the front car though) with them intact. There were times when it certainly FELT like they were going to get blown right out of my eyes, but they stayed put...
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 8:25 PM
No, I have rode some of the fastest coasters in the country and I have never had a problem with my contacts, they can get a little dry form all the wind so be sure to bring some rewetting drops but other than that you should be ok.
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