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What should I do to keep my eyes from becoming all red and watery after a long bike ride?

Asked by The_Inquisitor (3158points) April 7th, 2010

Well, I love to bike, and when the snow’s all gone, the first thing I want to do is go biking! Although I know how to drive, I prefer to bike if I have the time to. But when I go out and bike for a while, my eyes will get all red and watery because of the wind. Is there something I can do to prevent this?

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gailcalled's avatar

Or goggles?

gailcalled's avatar

The trouble with sunglasses is that the wind and grit can still blow in and irritate your eyes. Goggles will prevent that.

davidbetterman's avatar

Actually, we now have shades with side guards…Skiers use them all the time in the snow. But goggles are a much better idea if you are on a motorcycle.

Is your bike a Hawg?

Vunessuh's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Googles work wonderfully. I need to buy myself a pair of googles. :D

jaytkay's avatar

Wrap-around glasses. Lowes & Home Depot have them for $10 or less, they look and work just like the $100 sport glasses at the bike shop.

They look like this:
http://www.conney.com/wcsstore/Conney/images/fullsize/02191.gif

For me, goggles are too hot, I need more air circulation.

thriftymaid's avatar

I would think, like the others, some type of eye protective gear is available at bike shops.

gailcalled's avatar

Can you wear wrap-around glasses over Rx glasses?

The_Inquisitor's avatar

When I put “bike” I meant a bicycle. lol

jaytkay's avatar

@gailcalled Can you wear wrap-around glasses over Rx glasses?

Typically, no. But there are sport glasses with prescription inserts.

For example, these glasses with these inserts

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gailcalled -You are a PITA ;)
@Vunessuh-Maybe I’ll get you some for Jaxmas.lol!

Vunessuh's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Awesome. Can you buy me a byke too?

JLeslie's avatar

I agree getting effective goggles or glasses and you can also use a couple of drops of eye gel (I think it is called liquigel) before you go on your ride. They are hydrating only, the effect lasts longer than drops that are like water, and unlike visine that has other stuff in there to take away redness.

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Vunessuh's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I have no fecking idea what you just said, but that’s okay…

8)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Vunessuh -Ah,sorry! I sometimes use the secret language of twins.

iam2smart99037's avatar

I think these would be best. Motorcycle sunglasses.

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Brian1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

PITA- People for Inethical Treatment of Animals? :-p

JLeslie's avatar

@Brian1946 inethical? Is that a word?

Brian1946's avatar

@JLeslie

Not that I know of.
I was just goofing around. :-p

gailcalled's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: PITA? Let me goggle that.

Vunessuh's avatar

@gailcalled If you couldn’t figure out the acronym on Goggle, PITA = pain in the ass.

gailcalled's avatar

(I did know that, ackshully.)

Vunessuh's avatar

Figures. You get it a lot?

gailcalled's avatar

Quite a bit.

creative_artist's avatar

goggles.. and if that still doesn’t work, wash your eye with eye drops or water

creative_artist's avatar

..after the ride

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