I am musing about moving from glasses to contacts. My wife has worn contacts for years, so I understand how theyÔÇÖre used and cared for. What IÔÇÖm interested in is hearing about othersÔÇÖ visual experience.
I wear progressives with a mild distance correction and a moderate (~2.25) correction for reading. For me, progressives are very satisfactory for all purposes except riding: the change in focal length as my eyes momentarily drop below the horizon (as, for example, when selecting a line around a corner) is disorienting. When I ride, I wear bifocals with a very small segment, which allows me to read the instruments and gives me the distance correction for everything beyond the bike. This works just fine.
The idea of one set of contacts that would handle both distance and close vision for both riding and non-riding is appealing. Mary wears monovision contacts, and I understand there are bifocal contacts as well. But I wonder about the focus issue mentioned above. Contact lens literature suggests that more head movement may be necessary to focus than with glasses, and, at least as importantly, that some depth perception may be lost.
These sound like they might be disqualifying for motorcycling. If youÔÇÖve made this change and liked it, or declined to make it, or returned to glasses, IÔÇÖd like to hear about your experience. Thanks!