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FEFIFO Posts: 12,747
9/24/13 8:12 A

Some good tips here that I hadn't even thought of. Thanks emoticon emoticon

TAURUSOFFATE13 SparkPoints: (336)
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9/22/13 4:57 P

I don't wear my glasses when i walk or jog because i get very and they slide off so i wear my contacts...much easier. If you dont wear contacts get a glasses strap and wear it tighter on your frames...maybe it will help..:)

VRS8440 Posts: 4,016
9/19/13 11:28 A

DO not run with glasses

9/18/13 6:58 P

Optical departments sell glasses bands, so they keep your spectacles strapped to your head. :)

LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,434)
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9/18/13 5:23 P

I have been wearing a baseball cap to keep my hair out of my eyes (not quite log enough for a ponytail), glasses so I can see, earplugs for a little distraction (with the volume low), and I often feel like the Borg. I have tried bending the frames. That does keep the glasses on, but doesn't do anything for the sweat.

OAKDALE41 Posts: 973
9/18/13 4:00 P

I wear a baseball cap when i jog in the rain and snow to keep my glasses from getting too wet. But I have to get one of those Croakies. They used to be really popular on the ski hills during spring skiing when everyone wore sunglasses. I completely forgot about those.

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9/17/13 3:13 P

I'm going to look like the biggest dork ever but I think I will have to go that route too. Just yesterday I was having an awesome run in the rain, but all the rain drops kept fogging and messing up my vision. I need to get a visor now that fall is here to keep the rain off my glasses.

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9/13/13 12:31 P

My son wears glasses while he runs and had the same problem until he bought these straps that go on the end of the arms and hold them onto your head. Their nice because he takes them off and throws them in the washing machine when he's done.

LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,434)
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9/13/13 11:34 A

A lot of great ideas here. Thanks everyone.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,313)
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9/13/13 11:23 A

I just got some nice straps to hold t hem on my head. There's a huge variety (I got mine at Academy Sports, where there's tons to choose from) so you can find one that won't make you uncomfortable. holds them in place, no falling off necessary. I don't do contacts, either.

My dad used to p ut anti-fog spray on his glasses; I haven't tried that myself.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 9/13/2013 (11:31)
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
9/13/13 10:57 A

no answer here but I get ya........I am for ever putting my glasses back up to my nose and I sweat so much when I am at weight lifting class.......thank goodness for breaks so I can do that........

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,443
9/12/13 7:08 P

I am near sighted as well, and wear my glasses while running so that I can see traffic and any obstacles clearly.

I just bend the frames slightly so that the arms press against my head at the ears - the friction then ensures they stay put.

As for fogging, just position the glasses slightly further down your nose. Fogging often happens when warm air is trapped in your eye socket by the glasses - the temperature and relative humidity is different on each side of the glass, and vapour condenses onto the glass. If you ensure there is a gap between your glasses and your eye brows, then that space should be well ventilated and the temperature and humidity about the same on each side of the glass - no fogging.


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9/12/13 4:59 P

Croakies - you can usually find them in sporting goods stores. It's what you wear when you do water sports or boating to keep your glasses from falling off. They are made from wetsuit type material, so they do not pull your hair. It's stretchy enough to be comfortable, but keep your glasses in place

LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,434)
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9/12/13 4:27 P

I am glad you brought this up. Just this morning I was thinking about what a pain it is to wear glasses running. I don't know what retainers are,but I will check it out. The problem with wearing a band to keep them on is that the glasses cause a lot of sweat around the eyes. If it is cold outside my glasses fog up, so I have to take them off to "see"!

I often remove my glasses a mile or so into my run, but I can barely see and I have taken the wrong turn a couple times. I was thinking about asking my optometrist to give me contacts just for running (I have astigmatism and cannot wear contacts).


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9/12/13 3:57 P

Thanks, I will look into the retainers! My vision isn't bad enough to warrant contacts, and most of the day I don' t have my glasses on because I work at a computer. I really only wear them for fitness activities so I don't get dizzy, driving, and watching movies.

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9/12/13 3:32 P


Have you ever considered contacts ? that might be a good option for you. I've worn my glasses when exercising and had the exact same problems. I don't wear them when I exercise anymore, but I can see without them. Have you looked into retainers ? There some really good sports models that might work for you.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 9/12/2013 (15:32)
LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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9/12/13 3:07 P

Goggles. It won't look pretty but it will get the job done.

Or is there some kind of band that could attach to the ear pieces of your glasses and stay snug against your head...kind of like a head band but goes around the back of your head?

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9/12/13 2:56 P

I wear glasses because I'm near-sighted. So I also run in my glasses and do other fitness activities in them. I'm getting really annoyed because when my face gets sweaty, my glasses start to fall off my face and I'm constantly pushing them up my nose, or taking them off and wiping them off, and when it's a little cold or damp outside they fog up like crazy. They also fall off when I'm doing things like planks or whatever, and then I have to take them. I really need to run in my glasses because I've tried doing it without glasses and it makes me dizzy. I'm wondering if anyone out there has a solution or suggestions for this problem.

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