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#1 User is offline   The Angry Platypus 

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:53 PM

Is it safe to wear contact lenses while paintballing? It came to me after we left the optometrist's, so I couldn't ask them. I figured no, but felt I should ask some other paintballers who may know.

Oh and anyone else wear them?
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:58 PM

I know alot of ppl that wear them...

Although they will be very uncomfortable if you sweat alot...and be prepared for them to fall out/move around.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:01 AM

They're fine depending on the quality of lens you get. Mine, Acuvue or whatever, work perfectly fine, I don't have beads of sweat running down my face though that could potentially interfere with my eyes. Just bring some eyedrops to the rec area.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:06 AM

i love me and wear em any time i play. My doctor said that's what contacts were created for, sport. So why couldn't you use them? I used to play with glasses, but they'd fog. Then i just played blind, but after 20 ft, trees, leaves and people all looked alike. So now i use contacts. They work great. Never had an issue other than one drying out and falling out once. But just get eye drops safe for use with contacts and you can keep them moist and not itchy. That the only bad part, eyes can get dry and itchy towards end of day. Just use drops and you will be fine. MUST BE SAFE FOR CONTACTS DROPS. MOST AREN'T.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:25 AM

View PostTREE FITTY, on Jul 15 2008, 03:01 AM, said:

They're fine depending on the quality of lens you get. Mine, Acuvue or whatever, work perfectly fine, I don't have beads of sweat running down my face though that could potentially interfere with my eyes. Just bring some eyedrops to the rec area.


Ok good, I have Acuvue Oasys or whatever.

View PostLegato, on Jul 15 2008, 03:06 AM, said:

i love me and wear em any time i play. My doctor said that's what contacts were created for, sport. So why couldn't you use them? I used to play with glasses, but they'd fog. Then i just played blind, but after 20 ft, trees, leaves and people all looked alike. So now i use contacts. They work great. Never had an issue other than one drying out and falling out once. But just get eye drops safe for use with contacts and you can keep them moist and not itchy. That the only bad part, eyes can get dry and itchy towards end of day. Just use drops and you will be fine. MUST BE SAFE FOR CONTACTS DROPS. MOST AREN'T.


Hmm, thanks for the info guys, and my doctor recommended Blink brand eyedrops if I have problems with them being dry.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:44 AM

My dad wears them with no problems.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:19 AM

I wear them with no problem.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:05 AM

Works for me perfectly all the time.
Only bit of advice is to clean your lense area of dirt and dust. That stuff gets in your eye then and'll bug the crap outta you.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:10 AM

I wear mine when I play, never had a problem.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:13 AM

well i had contact lenses but never wore them so i dont think it really matters
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:49 AM

Only time I wear contacts is when I paintball. I use the disposibles for this because they are more comfortable than the other kind.



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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:06 AM

I use daily contacts. Every so often sweat gets in your eyes and it burns - but that's not really an issue with the contacts. Paintball is probably one of the safer sports to wear contacts in because you have a mask making a seal around your eyes.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:24 AM

I use perscription contacts, and I have them special ordered since I have astigmatism and when they dry out they constrict my eyes causing discomfort. So, they're extra wide and after they settle in my eyes and the adrenaline starts going, I don't feel them at all.

Just don't get paint in em or anything. ;)

Anyone here thought about getting those all black contacts? Or maybe those all white contacts? That would be sick. :D
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:26 AM

View Postleft handed, on Jul 15 2008, 11:24 AM, said:

I use perscription contacts, and I have them special ordered since I have astigmatism and when they dry out they constrict my eyes causing discomfort. So, they're extra wide and after they settle in my eyes and the adrenaline starts going, I don't feel them at all.

Just don't get paint in em or anything. ;)

Anyone here thought about getting those all black contacts? Or maybe those all white contacts? That would be sick. :D

I've seen the orange ones around.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

Yea, I've seen the ones with writing on them, those looked freaky, but I liked the black or white ones better.
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