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amekun
08-23-2020, 04:25 PM
Good day everyone

Today, i was given corrective glasses for an eye problem. I tried playing today wearing it and ended up badly.

Problems i faced today(There could be more as time passes)

1.Sweat beads that drop from the Forehead to the glasses
2. Body heat that fogs up my glasses
3. High toss serve, when the ball leaves the sight of my glasses(Particularly in the frame part) i lose track of the ball.

How were you able to circumvent around these problems?
Are there anymore problems i should be aware off?
Although at the time being, i can play without glasses but my doctor advices me to use it 24/7 except sleeping or bathing. should i continue to practice without the glasses and only wear it afterwards?

I really appreciate your comments and suggestions. thank you

alas26
08-23-2020, 04:34 PM
I usually used a headband to prevent beads of sweat hitting my glasses. Other than that, make sure they’re tight enough to not move around on your head, and maybe you want to think about frameless or very thin frames for playing.

I played for quite a while with thicker frames and just got used to it. Sometimes if the ball came too far into my peripherals it became a problem as you’re discussing it with your high toss serve.

In the end- I took them off and no longer play with them (for the time being). I’m able to make out where it’s going and rely on my instinct about the spin from my opponents motion.

I’d maybe ask your doctor about playing for x-hours without them.


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d3ss3n
08-23-2020, 05:08 PM
You need to get used to your glasses at first..When the ball goes out of sight, you have to move your head so that you see the ball through the glasses.. it will need a lot of practice to get used to it. In my case i use a very light weight frame which does not move from my face.
For the sweat beads, i use a head band and also i wipe my face every count of 6 points

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killiegradge
08-23-2020, 07:25 PM
Did you tell your eye doctor/optometrist that you play table tennis? There are certain frames that will be much better for playing sport then others. there are also certain adjustments that could be made to the way the spectacles fit on your face.So I would suggest you return and explain the problems you are having and can the fit of the spectacles be adjusted. There is also the variation in the lens types? Are the lenses multifocals or single vision?There are also numerous variations in terms of the lens types that can be prescribed.And of course there is also the option of contact lenses. Suggestions such as head bands are also useful.

mart1nandersson
08-23-2020, 08:21 PM
Been wearing glasses for most of my life. Used to use contacts when I was younger but I'm too lazy nowadays.

1) This won't go away
2) This is never a problem for me but I know that a lot of opticians can spray some king of "anti fog" solution on to your glasses that lasts up to a month. Glasses that don't sit too tight will help against this.
3) You will most likely get used to this.

UpSideDownCarl
08-23-2020, 11:19 PM
Yeah. I just don’t even notice I have classes on most of the time when I play.

lasta
08-24-2020, 02:15 AM
I wear glasses, and unfortunately, I notice it all the time when playing (especially when squatting low and you lift your eyes to the part not covered.

1. Contacts are preferable.
2. If not, get larger glasses, and attach an elastic band on the back.
3. Headband

Sweat is a problem, but never had issues with fogging, I think that stops after a while.

amekun
08-24-2020, 03:17 AM
I usually used a headband to prevent beads of sweat hitting my glasses. Other than that, make sure they’re tight enough to not move around on your head, and maybe you want to think about frameless or very thin frames for playing.

I played for quite a while with thicker frames and just got used to it. Sometimes if the ball came too far into my peripherals it became a problem as you’re discussing it with your high toss serve.

In the end- I took them off and no longer play with them (for the time being). I’m able to make out where it’s going and rely on my instinct about the spin from my opponents motion.

I’d maybe ask your doctor about playing for x-hours without them.



The headband, i got it :) ill start wearing them. The glasses fit very well during the games. Same problem with the peripherals as well.

The first thing i asked my doc is about my table tennis games lol. unfortunately he gave me a thumbs down on removing them during games. :(

Thanks for the input :) ;)

amekun
08-24-2020, 03:19 AM
You need to get used to your glasses at first..When the ball goes out of sight, you have to move your head so that you see the ball through the glasses.. it will need a lot of practice to get used to it. In my case i use a very light weight frame which does not move from my face.
For the sweat beads, i use a head band and also i wipe my face every count of 6 points

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I reflected on what you said and i guess it can also be a positive for training. i usually dont look at the ball too often and rely on my peripherals and instinct. This will train me to not lose track of the ball.

thanks for the input mate. ill put in more hours into practice

amekun
08-24-2020, 03:20 AM
Been wearing glasses for most of my life. Used to use contacts when I was younger but I'm too lazy nowadays.

1) This won't go away
2) This is never a problem for me but I know that a lot of opticians can spray some king of "anti fog" solution on to your glasses that lasts up to a month. Glasses that don't sit too tight will help against this.
3) You will most likely get used to this.


ill go visit the shops for the anti fog spray. while im at it, buy some cleaners as well for easier smudge removal.

thanks for the tips :)

amekun
08-24-2020, 03:21 AM
I wear glasses, and unfortunately, I notice it all the time when playing (especially when squatting low and you lift your eyes to the part not covered.

1. Contacts are preferable.
2. If not, get larger glasses, and attach an elastic band on the back.
3. Headband

Sweat is a problem, but never had issues with fogging, I think that stops after a while.

Thanks for the tip.
will get an elastic band for glasses.

:)

yogi_bear
08-24-2020, 05:12 AM
I am farsighted but it is hard to use glasses so i remove them.

allencorn
08-24-2020, 05:27 AM
I always now carry a glasses cleaning cloth. It helps with the fogging. Also heard that a water solution with a bit dish soap prevents fogging. Snorkeling trick.

sponge
08-24-2020, 05:40 AM
Big glasses like the one Jun Mizutani used should be good.

WingTT
08-24-2020, 06:45 AM
Make sure you get the largest frames that will fit on your face. Those small fashion frames will have a narrower field of view and will not be suitable for sports. I would get titanium frames which are durable, light and very thin. Try to get raw titanium or lighter colored frames because over time the plastic coating on those titanium frames will flake off. THere are also different grades of plastic lenses and various coating which adds cost like car options. I would go with the high refractive index multi coated lenses so the lenses are thin and light and have nicer optical properties.

JMC
08-24-2020, 07:51 AM
As people have been saying sweat is always a problem, but you do get used to wearing glasses while playing over time. When I started I felt like balls were “jumping” at me when they would fly into my peripheral vision and I couldn’t high toss serve anymore for the same reason. Now I don’t really notice that I’m wearing glasses except when sweat drips on them. I do think that I’ve adjusted the way my head follows the ball on high toss serves, but it happened gradually so I can’t isolate what exactly changed, just that it’s different. Stick with it, you’ll adjust!

Kuba Hajto
08-24-2020, 08:17 AM
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Kids where I train use this. They dont fog up because they are padded tight. They don't fall because of the headband.

amekun
08-24-2020, 05:23 PM
Make sure you get the largest frames that will fit on your face. Those small fashion frames will have a narrower field of view and will not be suitable for sports. I would get titanium frames which are durable, light and very thin. Try to get raw titanium or lighter colored frames because over time the plastic coating on those titanium frames will flake off. THere are also different grades of plastic lenses and various coating which adds cost like car options. I would go with the high refractive index multi coated lenses so the lenses are thin and light and have nicer optical properties.


it is unfortunate but my doctor gave me those tiny fashion like glasses that was mentioned. :( ill try to make do with what i have

amekun
08-24-2020, 05:24 PM
Ill search for it :)

Thanks

amekun
08-24-2020, 05:25 PM
Ill be having a training session with friends tomorrow and apply everything that was mentioned here(When possible at the moment). ill give feedback afterwards.

I really appreciate the tips that was given here. Thanks :D

Silver smasher
08-25-2020, 11:11 AM
I use varifocal glasses all day which allows me to read a newspaper and look up at the television without having to change glasses. My brain moves my head slightly to look out of the correct part of the glasses to ensure what I am looking at is in focus.
However- I thought that this cannot happen when I am moving to hit a ball and the danger is that the ball is completely out of focus. I tried plain distance lenses but this made it difficult to focus on the ball when I was serving. I asked the opticians to make up plain lenses for medium vision - about a tables length. This allows me to see the ball at arms length and when my opponent is serving reasonably well. Has anyone tried this or can you play with varifocals?

splasher78
08-27-2020, 11:00 AM
Good day everyone

Today, i was given corrective glasses for an eye problem. I tried playing today wearing it and ended up badly.

Problems i faced today(There could be more as time passes)

1.Sweat beads that drop from the Forehead to the glasses
2. Body heat that fogs up my glasses
3. High toss serve, when the ball leaves the sight of my glasses(Particularly in the frame part) i lose track of the ball.

How were you able to circumvent around these problems?
Are there anymore problems i should be aware off?
Although at the time being, i can play without glasses but my doctor advices me to use it 24/7 except sleeping or bathing. should i continue to practice without the glasses and only wear it afterwards?

I really appreciate your comments and suggestions. thank you

I’d Just like to add to what everyone else said. Instead of using a strap I use these:

MOLDERP Silicone Eyeglasses... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6K9SZQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

It makes it easier to remove my glasses if I need to wipe sweat from my face and/or clean the lenses off and works just as good if not better than the traditional strap. By securing my frames to my face and prevents sliding when I sweat. Hope this helps !


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Tango K
08-28-2020, 12:39 PM
If the fog is inside the glasses, it’s from your eyes, not body. You probably live in a very humid area. And since you are new to glasses, your eyes get wetter.

The way you describe, it’s almost certain a fashion thin pair sitting very close to your eyes (I got those when I was younger).

Get a bigger one, semi frame if you still care how you look, with adjustable deep nose pads (so glasses sit a little away from your eyes) and the temples (the ear bits) that can bend and sit tight on your ears. I wouldn’t fix it by any string as it would hurt your nose a hell.

tt_beginner
08-28-2020, 01:13 PM
this is a problem for me too, since I'm living in a tropical country, it is very humid, my eyes begin to water and my glasses begin to fog up , need a break to wipe my face and glasses lol

mart1nandersson
08-28-2020, 11:10 PM
this is a problem for me too, since I'm living in a tropical country, it is very humid, my eyes begin to water and my glasses begin to fog up , need a break to wipe my face and glasses lol

Åland may be exotic but hardly tropical ;)

UpSideDownCarl
08-29-2020, 12:13 AM
I am trying to think, because I just don't remember my glasses ever bothering me. And New York City does get pretty hot and humid in the summer. The main thing I can remember is that, for me, having something that was dry to clean my glasses off if they did get wet was important. That, if they got wet, it was hard to clean them because my shirt would be sweaty. But as long as I had something dry that was not the towel I used for playing (so it stayed dry), so I could clean them off when they did get wet, that was all I really needed.

davizoosk
08-29-2020, 01:02 AM
I wear glasses since I was a kid, about the problems you say: 1. Wear headbands or wipe your hands on your forehead when you need to be faster, and always have a face towel and rub it over your head.
2. Are your glasses too tight? mine are a little loose, in my club it is mandatory to wear a mask to train, and even with that my glasses do not fog up, keep them with a certain gap if you can, the gap I say is not to leave it exactly at the beginning of the nose, let it fall a little.
3. I always look up at the time of high-release service, I just stop looking when it reaches my glasses level.

Brs
08-29-2020, 02:05 AM
Åland may be exotic but hardly tropical ;)

I was entirely ignorant of this place. But after a pleasant hour spent on Wikipedia I now know more about Aaland than the average FloridaMan, plus a smidgen of Finnish social history, and a bonus article about Giant's Churches.

PingPong forums can be very educational.

mart1nandersson
08-30-2020, 12:40 AM
I was entirely ignorant of this place. But after a pleasant hour spent on Wikipedia I now know more about Aaland than the average FloridaMan, plus a smidgen of Finnish social history, and a bonus article about Giant's Churches.

PingPong forums can be very educational.

Have no fear. There're plenty more islands in the Baltic sea to read up on. My absolute favourite (holiday destination) is Gotland.

A place where scenes like this took place can't be ignored.

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They normally also host a baltic sea TT competition for old farts in July. This island has it all.

allencorn
08-30-2020, 05:55 AM
I use varifocal glasses all day which allows me to read a newspaper and look up at the television without having to change glasses. My brain moves my head slightly to look out of the correct part of the glasses to ensure what I am looking at is in focus.
However- I thought that this cannot happen when I am moving to hit a ball and the danger is that the ball is completely out of focus. I tried plain distance lenses but this made it difficult to focus on the ball when I was serving. I asked the opticians to make up plain lenses for medium vision - about a tables length. This allows me to see the ball at arms length and when my opponent is serving reasonably well. Has anyone tried this or can you play with varifocals?
That is what I use. I have single vision lenses that are designed for focus at about 10 feet. I have to take them off to write scores on score sheets, but they work better than my progressive's lenses.

tt_beginner
09-16-2020, 10:46 AM
I wear glasses since I was a kid, about the problems you say: 1. Wear headbands or wipe your hands on your forehead when you need to be faster, and always have a face towel and rub it over your head.
2. Are your glasses too tight? mine are a little loose, in my club it is mandatory to wear a mask to train, and even with that my glasses do not fog up, keep them with a certain gap if you can, the gap I say is not to leave it exactly at the beginning of the nose, let it fall a little.
3. I always look up at the time of high-release service, I just stop looking when it reaches my glasses level.oh never thought of wearing a headband, I should try it

Dr Evil
09-16-2020, 03:28 PM
To prevent fogging with a mask try a strip of paper tape to seal the mask around the bridge of your nose.

amekun
09-17-2020, 04:19 PM
I Gave it a shot after a month. Ordered a large frame titanium glasses as suggested. Added nose padding so that the frame sits a bit higher. Used opti fog wipes given to me by my optometrist. Avoid looking on the floor so much so that my sweat beads dont drop on to my lenses. Wearing sweatbands.

Ever since i wore these glasses, the back of my head hurts after training. Idk if its an adjustment period thing.

Buachaille
09-17-2020, 09:48 PM
My own experience of a similar, slightly different but definitely related situation:

My distance vision has been deteriorating over the last few years to the point I need to wear them all the time for driving. Glasses are fine for driving, you’re hopefully not jumping about or sweating profusely. I tried wearing them while playing but encountered all the same issues as the OP and others.

So I tried contacts, which again are fine for driving but I found them equally problematic for playing. My eyes would regularly tear up and interfere with my view of the ball and particularly when playing for extended periods, they’d get very tired. It doesn’t sound too bad perhaps, I persevered for a good while but ultimately we all play for fun and both glasses and contacts were taking some of the enjoyment out of the game for me.

So I explored other options and happened upon my current solution, orthokeratology - night time contacts. I hadn’t heard of it before and I can’t post links here yet but there’s information on Wikipedia about it. I don’t think its suitable for any prescription but it was for me and has worked out great. So now I wear contacts while I sleep, put them in when I go to bed and take them out when I wake and during the day, I can see perfectly. It’s amazing and I’m really enjoying being able to play without any distraction. I have however reduced the list of possible excuses for my poor play. :rolleyes:

Thought I’d share in case someone else can enjoy the same benefits.

WingTT
09-17-2020, 10:14 PM
Get your optometrist to adjust the temples and temple tips. It can be a trick to get just right. Too tight and it hurts something, too loose and it slides around.

I wear a cotton sweatband under a neck gaiter/scarf I cover my head with and no sweat gets through. You can probably get away with using a good high-tech moisture wicking wide sweat band and don't have to worry about not looking at the ground.

tt_beginner
09-18-2020, 02:22 PM
wow, tried a headband using a bandana, it worked, my glasses weren't so foggy anymore