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  • On Apr 2, 2012
    Sheri from TX Asked

    I wear perscription glasses what is your best advice with wearing them on rides I can not see without them. Any rides I should avoid ? Glasses can not be lost or fly off during rides .thanks for your detailed help

    Hi, Sheri!

    As a longtime member of the Glasses Society, I can totally relate to the ever-present nervousness of "what if they fly off??"

    When I'm at Walt Disney World, I definitely take great care with my specs. Even so, I always make sure to seat them very snugly on my nose prior to any high-speed rides or coasters with inversions (and you know my hand flies right to my face when that first loop happens!).

    The goal is not to avid any rides, but to take precautions to ensure that you can enjoy all of them without being nervous.

    My two goto suggestions:

    1 - A sports strap. Available online (Amazon has a variety under 5.00) and at most sporting goods stores, these elastic bands attach behind the head, with one end on each earpiece. They allow athletes to play "hardball" without the glasses flying off. Now, this might not be the most fashionable accessory you will ever purchase, but you can definitely find cute ones on auction sites like eBay, and craft sites, like Etsy.

    2 - An eyeglass chain. Companies like Croakies have designed a variety of heavy-duty eyeglass chains, designed to keep your glasses securely tethered to the strap. Ad the actual "necklace" part is short enough that it simply isn't able to fly over and off your head. Again, there are awfully cute options out there; these are not the "librarian chains" of old.

    Either one of those options will protect your glasses. However, if you are concerned about high-speed rides or those with inversions, you will probably want to avoid Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

    "See" you real soon!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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