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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Dry Eye...serious question

I was a young man at 68, soon as I turned 69 chit went south...wont list all my ailments but seems Ive developed dry eye....makes riding tough...have appointment at Eye clinic next week....anybody dealing with and if so how do u treat it...many thanks


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I'm a bit younger than you at 55, but have more of the opposite problem; my eyes water more when I ride, and sometimes blurs my vision, but then I slow down, and it's not so bad. Hope you get some good advice and a solution to this trouble.
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I use Systane Balance (Restore) drops per my eye Dr. They help as well as glasses..


https://www.systane.com/
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My wife has a bottle of Systane.
I have a sample bottle from the eye doctor two years ago.
I am not good at putting a drop into my eye.
I get a lot of air under my 3/4 helmet.
Goggles or glasses with a foam seal would probably help.
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I know a lot of people don't like them, but goggles are your friend while riding with eye ailments. A good full face will do the rick, but they can be pretty hot if completely closed up. Good goggles will help a lot. Personally I like the old aviator style. Keeping my eyes open for as good deal.

I particularly like the Halcyon style here;
https://www.retrobikegear.com/access...iator-goggles/

There are styles that will allow for prescription glasses underneath. I had a pair and the biggest pain was the delay in getting them on while others just jumped on their bikes and rode. Not that it takes a log time or anything, but when riding with anxious people ... well it's a delay. Not a problem, but I hate being waited on.
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Ok, now that that's out of the way, if you don't want full on goggles like Harkon suggestions, maybe something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Pairs-Kickbac.../dp/B003FBV8ZW

They have foam padding that cuts the wind down, but not completely out. My dad loves them, wears them with his contacts and has no problems.

That or a full face or 3/4 face helmet with a shield.

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If you want, I got a pair of goggles like @Harkon posted a link for, and they came with my last helmet, but I never wear them. They're yours, TennX, if you'll cover shipping cost.

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Phil hope you solve this one. Even minor ailments are unwanted as we get older.

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Thanks for the replies....what I'm looking for was ways to deal with it period....I got the riding protection covered....its how the dry eye affects vision in every day task.....


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