Can You Wear Glasses or Contacts Skydiving

Friday, September 13, 2019

A considerable majority of the population in the United States use some sort of vision correction. As we are sure you can imagine, one of the greatest things about skydiving is the view. How many get to peer from the door of a moving aircraft at the patchwork quilt of the world below and buddy up to clouds, seemingly close enough to touch?  Well, if you’re about to make a skydive with Skydive Monroe, we don’t want you to miss even one millisecond of this incredible experience.

While there are plenty of elements to skydiving, this is why even legally bind individuals join us for tandem skydives, why miss out on the view if you don’t have to? For many, it’s a once in a lifetime experience, why not take it all in?

If you need glasses or contacts in order to see clearly, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered with skydiving goggles that can protect your peepers even with winds generated by a terminal velocity fall in your face. 

Skydiving With Glasses

skydiving with glasses on

In all our years of operation, we’ve seen it all (pun intended), and with views this good, we don’t want you to miss out. If you’re worried about skydiving with glasses, don’t be. You can sport skydiving goggles over glasses with ease. Just ask, we have plenty of goggles you can borrow. 

If you’re looking to pursue a skydiving license and make multiple jumps, you might grow tired of securing your skydiving goggles over glasses. If this is the case, you can look into purchasing prescription skydiving goggles. Just like you’d wake up and slide your glasses on to face the day, several licensed skydivers stroll up to the dropzone and put on their prescription skydiving goggles before boarding the plane.

Skydiving With Contacts

Many choose contacts for convenience: there are no glass lenses to scratch or frames to bend. If you are one of the millions that choose to sport contacts, our regular sized goggles can be securely fastened to keep even the peskiest of contact lenses in place while you zoom toward the earth at 120 mph.

Are skydiving goggles necessary?

Skydiving Goggles

Skydiving goggles over glasses aren’t going to be seen on the red carpet any soon. In general, googles aren’t the most attractive accessory out there, but they do serve a very important purpose. If you get dry eyes from the wisp of a breeze, imagine the severe case of dry eye you’d experience with 120mph winds in your face! This is why skydiving goggles are required on full altitude skydives: skydiving goggles help protect your eyes from the winds and the elements. 

How important is it to see while skydiving?

While on a tandem skydive, you aren’t endowed with a hefty amount of responsibility. However, as a solo skydiver, you’ve got quite a bit to look after. You’ll need to be able to read your altimeter to determine your altitude and ensure you deploy your parachute at the proper time. Once under canopy, you’ll need to be able to see possible obstacles and obstructions and plot your course to the ground. Each of these elements require you to be able to see just what’s going on around you.

If you’re visually impaired and interested in making a tandem skydive, give us a call. We will do our best to answer any questions you might have.