In addition to not wearing glasses I'm not really a sunglasses guy when I run. I'm a pretty heavy sweater and I almost always get drips of sweat on the lenses when I try to wear sunglasses when I run, and there's not much more annoying than that and it's completely avoidable, so I avoid it. There was one pair of shades I would wear that were fantastic for running, the Oakley Half Jacket, but I left my car unlocked one day and someone stole them. They were in production for something like 20 years but it looks like Oakley finally stopped making the original Half Jacket model. They're still available, but a little too expensive for me to re-purchase.
My lost love.
Anyway, with my latest eye exam I tried contact lenses again. This is the first time I've worn contacts for any extended time since I started running in 2007. They're working out pretty well, but if I'm trying to run or workout or something after work it's a hassle to take them out and put them in and all that so I've been running and working out with them on my eyes. Results have been mixed. If something gets in my eye or I get a little sweaty and I rub my eye it'll hit me like I woke up from a nightmare that I shouldn't do that. Or sometimes my eyes will just dry out and I have no desire to carry eye drops out on a run with me so I'll have to blink and disrupt my juju to get my eyes back in whack.
So, to the visually imperfect: how do you manage not running blind? Do you wear glasses? Are contacts ok for you? Have you figured out any way to make seeing while you're running easier? What are your tricks? I want to know, because I kind of like to see where I'm running.