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post #19 of 24

Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

I wear contacts when I play golf. If I'm outside I pretty much always have my sunglasses on (macular degeneration runs in my family, and one of the best ways to help prevent it is to always protect your eyes from UV rays), so wearing my glasses outside really isn't an option. The contacts I have are toric lenses; they are weighted on one end to orient them the correct way. Because of my astigmatism and the resulting "flatness" of the front of my eyes, I have some brand of contacts that basically suction themselves to my eyes, and because of that they dry out very, very easily. Compound that with my bad allegies, and I can't see crap come afternoon-time. with my glasses, my orientation just is off compared to my contacts. I don't know why, but it just is. I know I could probably try to play with my glasses, but I'd rather have my sunglasses on and have everything look like I'm staring through waxpaper than not have my sunglasses on and have by balance be off.
post #20 of 24

Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

I wore contacts a lot when I lived down in Dallas area in the 1990s.

Moved to Southwest Oklahoma, and contacts bit the dust. I was blasting out of a trap into a 20 mph. headwind - Okies call it a light breeze - and got a face full of sand which trashed out my right contact. Played like a cyclops with L only until the turn, and switched to glasses. Airborne sand was a constant problem there.

With glasses, you may have to alter your head position for longer putts and chips. If I cock my head a little, I can see ball and cup at the same time on putts up to 20 feet. That way, I don't have the "post problem" of the glasses rim interrupting.
post #21 of 24

Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

ive worn glasses for 20+ years, never have tried contacts. The one drawback i see to glasses is moisture getting on the lens either from hot and humid condtions or rain and condstantly having to clean them off. As far as seeing the ball otherwise, i dont see any advantage. I would like to get corrective surgery to not have to wear either glasses or contacts but its still too expensive at this point, maybe in a few years.
post #22 of 24
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Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

Originally Posted by Greg View Post
ive worn glasses for 20+ years, never have tried contacts. The one drawback i see to glasses is moisture getting on the lens either from hot and humid condtions or rain and condstantly having to clean them off. As far as seeing the ball otherwise, i dont see any advantage. I would like to get corrective surgery to not have to wear either glasses or contacts but its still too expensive at this point, maybe in a few years.
Try the new extended wear contacts. Think you will like them. I've had no trouble at all with mine.
post #23 of 24

Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

I've worn glasses for about 5 years now. It kind of bothers me from time to time when I'm playing and sweat drips onto my glasses. But, it's not that big of a deal to take them off and quick wipe them down with my shirt and continue on. It doesn't hinder my play at all, plus I'm not able to put contacts in my eyes because I can't open my eyes that far haha, so I guess I have to live with glasses
post #24 of 24

Re: Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

Originally Posted by right handed phil mickelson View Post
I've worn glasses for about 5 years now. It kind of bothers me from time to time when I'm playing and sweat drips onto my glasses. But, it's not that big of a deal to take them off and quick wipe them down with my shirt and continue on. It doesn't hinder my play at all, plus I'm not able to put contacts in my eyes because I can't open my eyes that far haha, so I guess I have to live with glasses
I've worn contacts since I was 14 years old (I'm 26), and to this day I have to hold my eyelid open with both hands to put my contacts in because I can't open my eyes wide enough AND I can't stop from blinking long enough to put them in. It's definitely worth the hassle though.
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