Money for the Blind
Actually, no money (umm, not unless you want to) - just needing some advice from kayakers out there who are blind as f#$* like I am! So I'm not gonna lay out my river log here, I'll just say I can row a boat, and I've been seriously stirred to make the switch to paddling.
So to the issue: I wear contacts and have forever fought with them enough in rafts and duckies. All of you God-given, piss-poor vision, contact-wearing boaters out there know of that inevitable few-second, blurry, contact about-to-peel-off-my-eye, "I'm seeing a white light" blindness during rapids that I speak of. So damnit, I can't imagine being in a kayak with contacts on a regular basis. I've always gone blind at pool sessions-not so realistic. Note: I'm also poor as f#$*, so that rules out lasix. (Gear first, eyesight second, right? or maybe not?) This isn't intended to be a stupid question. How the hell do you blind, non-surgically corrected people deal with contacts/glasses in a kayak? I've seen glasses get sucked off your heads a couple of times to think that's the answer? What are your recommendations? Do I just suck it up and use jedi mind skills? I don't have any of those, but if that's the only answer, I'll take it. Thanks much! Have it good.