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Old 05-21-2008   #11
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acuvue 2. I did a poll a few years ago and everyone said they do great in water and they are right. never had one move or pop out. i wouldnt wear them all the time cause my eye doc says they arent as good as newer brands for full time use but buy a couple of boxes and they will last a long time since you will only be boating in them.

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Old 05-21-2008   #12
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I just use my glasses too. Swimming and diving for most of my younger life (NCAA), I just can not close my eyes when under water, so contacts tend to float away. I have actually found that a larger lens on my glasses works better for me as my eyes get splashed less and I can see better going through rapids. I do not have a problem with fogging because I use divers drops (scuba). You put a drop on each lens and swirl it all over. Let it dry and then dunk in water to clear the swirls. Works great and if it wears off from too many times upside down, I leave the bottle in my life jacket for easy reapplication. You need to go to a dive shop to get the good drops.

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Old 05-21-2008   #13
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I second the Accuvue II lens suggestion. Been using them ( the 2 week model) for 3-4 years, I always look around wildly while rolling and I've never lost one. My eye doc just switched me to the daily disposable version and they've worked ok but only for a couple of days. She was grossed out by the idea of reusing lenses that had been in the river....
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Old 05-21-2008   #14
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I believe that a substitute to buying the scuba anti-fog stuff is baby shampoo. It's been a while, so I might be wrong on that.

I've been using daily disposables. My eye Doc. to me that she was prescribing me a "sport fit". It think they are a bit tighter, but not sure. They move around a bit at the beginning of your first run, but after maybe 10 minutes they don't move. I even have a hard time getting them off. I actually just tore one getting it out. That might be due to that daily being in for about a week, and that I'm new to contacts.

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