uh.. i have... and sometimes still do... but from my experience, it can get dangerous. i've whacked myself in the face before and it felt like i broke my nose... my suggestion... take them off when you hoop unless you SERIOUSLY need them, which it doesn't sound like you do. good luck! ^.^
Thanks...I'm defintely going to be hooping without them. :)
Thanks for the detailed answer, Sarah :) I'm going to keep hooping without them. I got plastic rims and don't want to risk breaking them or the pain of having them smash into my nose. :)
I wear glasses all the time when I hoop- It hasn't presented a problem as of yet but i've hit them a couple of times. I'll take them off if I'm ever trying anything where my face is in the direct line of fire but other than it's been ok! And i need them to see as well so if I don't have them on I'm blind! but yeah I'd be careful because anytime you get hit on your glasses it seems as if the pain amount is tripled as dinahmyte eluded to. happy hooping :)
Thanks Amanda...I'm going to hoop without them just to be on the safe side ;)
I wear my glasses when hooping, i tried to switch to contacts but it just wasn't the same and i had so much trouble taking them out. After much practicing I've gotten pretty good at stopping the hoop or catching if it nears my face that i don't have a problem with breaking them or hitting my face. I go to my nearest glasses store (walmart,target, or my eye doctors) and they will adjust your glasses for free so they stay tight on your face and wont fly off.
I have strap on recreational-style safety glasses. They were cheap: seventy bucks, with lenses in. I wear those, because frankly my real glasses are well over three hundred dollars (the lenses alone are over seventy bucks a pop), and I've had waaaay too many near misses while wearing my normal glasses and doing poi.
And frankly if I don't wear glasses, I can't see. I'm a -7.5 on the right and -6.75 on the left. So yup, safety glasses.
I'm near-sighted and I don't need my glasses to hoop. I also have a very long track record of breaking every pair of glasses within a year,my current pair being the exception. I've been super careful with this pair and I'm going on almost 3 years so naturally, I take my glasses off when I hoop. : )
I do! Sometimes I knock 'em off, but I tend to feel queasy if I try to go without my glasses.
I get the exact same feeling if i hoop without my glasses.
I take mine off when I'm attempting off body stuff as I have an uncanny knack of knocking them off & also doing the already mentioned face-smoosh & now they don't sit right but for core hooping I leave them on
Also seeing as I am blind as a kid when it's time to do the dishes (what dishes?) I take them off instead of being blindfolded for, well, blindfold zen hooping.