*Disclaimer: I sell Surf Shades*POACHER wrote:Same here. I'm actually a little worse even (5.50 right eye and 5.75 left........Coke bottle contacts!)shawn13 wrote:I was riding over surf and out of nowhere this massive barrel hit me from behind and pushed me to the bottom. Whenever i fall I always close my eyes to keep my lenses in, but this force was so strong it ripped open my eyelids and mount. So I was left getting back to shore completely blind a -5.0.
I was doing an ocean side downwinder in Hatteras in a good N'East. Halfway through the 7 mile ride,I got rolled in a bigger wave, kite crashed into the surf, lines were a disaster and both contacts got flushed. It was the epitome of suckage.
At 5.0 prescription you are a candidate for Lasik Shawn. I love having it!
There is no brail in kiteboarding.
And he brings up a good point. I had a student that apparently had terrible vision. I was on a lesson with him, chasing him around on a waverunner. He ended up out in deep water and had a massive wipeout. He informed me that BOTH of his contacts had come out and he couldn't see more than to recognize the kite in the sky as a sort of blur. I had to walk him through keeping the kite up so he could upwind body drag into the shallows where I could easily take over. Not a glasses wearer myself, that was, umm...an eyeopening experience for me. Since then, I've recommended getting a pair of Surf Shades with prescription lenses on them. One of my local friends got them and that's what he always uses now. I can't comment on how large those lenses would be based on her needs, but that one experience was enough to make me think contacts were a bit of risk. Rock on to all you guys who seem to be making that work!