Running while wearing glasses

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  1. hauntedcity

    hauntedcity Mouseketeer

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    How do other runners handle fogged up glasses during a race? I probably spent a good quarter of the half marathon with vision problems due to foggy lenses. The worst spots were the dark areas of the course without adequate lighting. I had to take my glasses off a couple times, and with MY bad vision, it's lucky there wasn't a 20 runner pile up.
     
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  3. MonkeyDishwasher

    MonkeyDishwasher <font color=teal>Yes!!! I got the first non-topic

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    Weird as it is, you could put some soap on them. Ust a few drops, rub them on, and wipe off the excess. It works for my friend.
     
  4. joan4mickey

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    I don't wear mine..and in some darker areas or narrow areas it is scary. Between my near and farsightedness it is too hard. Elevation changes are hard too. I get already to go and then leave the glasses behind. DS is only nearsighted so his contacts work great.
     
  5. FFigawi

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    Anti-fog drops that are used for scuba diving and swimming work really well.
     
  6. hauntedcity

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    Thanks for the ideas!
     
  7. dburg30

    dburg30 Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! Yes, I

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    baby shampoo.. little bit on the lens, let it set a couple of minutes, dip in water a sec then good to go.. same thing scuba divers do to keep mask from fogging up..
     
  8. ludari

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    I have never had a problem with my glasses fogging up during a race. I hope you get this worked out. One option might be to try using anti-fogging spray that scuba divers use for their goggles.
     
  9. minniebeth

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    These are great tips! I had my glasses on to start the 1/2 with but bagged them less than 2 miles in. I'm really nearsighted but was ok on the course and never felt it was too dark (TOT 10 miler was a completely different story).
    I did have to wear my sunglasses when the sun came up but they didn't fog up too much but some. Thanks for sharing tips!
     
  10. Twoboysnmygirl

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    Mine fog pretty quickly when running too, thanks for the tips, I will try these...
     
  11. Stitch_lover_Sith

    Stitch_lover_Sith <font color=royalblue>So I want to weigh in on thi

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    I bought glasses that have the anti glare, antifog lenses. This has helped greatly.
     
  12. hauntedcity

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    I paid the extra money for these, too, based upon my experience running a couple half marathons last year. It may have been a LITTLE better, but not much. I'm not sure what my problem is. They usually fog up worse during walk breaks, and tend to clear up a bit when I'm running, and have a constant supply of cooler air hitting them. I'll have to try some of these ideas for my next race in May.

    Where can I get the diver stuff? Will your basic sports store carry it? Maybe I'll try the baby shampoo idea first for a morning run.

    Thanks again for the great ideas!
     
  13. momhmmx2

    momhmmx2 Life is a gift...Have Fun!

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    I wear my contacts just to prevent this from happening!
     
  14. John VN

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    https://www.c-clearantifog.com/?gclid=CN22q4bZ8LQCFQeDnQodLncASw or http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=spit+antifog&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=10355927849&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14673354671344899906&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_2ex54eqv84_b
     

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