08-23-2016, 01:10 PM
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  • chazt
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I wear eyeglasses every waking moment. Except when shaving. Been doing it this way since Day 1. I've tried shaving with glasses and found the experience to be rather disconcerting. Kind of like dining with greatly reduced lighting... I'm curious what other visually challenged shavers do? What do say, shavers - specs or no specs?

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 08-23-2016, 01:32 PM
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I wear mine.  Wouldn't be able to see much without them.

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 08-23-2016, 01:36 PM
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  • Agravic
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Horribly near-sighted here, so eyeglasses a must at all times including shaving.

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 08-23-2016, 01:43 PM
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  • nikos.a
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I wear contact lenses most of the time, so I shave with no problem. I agree with you that wearing glasses during shaving is not that comfortable.

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 08-23-2016, 02:11 PM
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  • kav
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There is an anecdote about a visitor walking into Ray Charle's home and found him shaving in the dark. Without thinking the storyeller said 'Ray, why are you shaving in the dark?' and Ray replied 'I've always shaved in the dark'.

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 08-23-2016, 02:33 PM
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(08-23-2016, 01:10 PM)chazt Wrote: I wear eyeglasses every waking moment. Except when shaving. Been doing it this way since Day 1. I've tried shaving with glasses and found the experience to be rather disconcerting. Kind of like dining with greatly reduced lighting... I'm curious what other visually challenged shavers do? What do say, shavers - specs or no specs?

I have a (now) dedicated pair of bifocals in the cabinet above the sink that I use only for shaving. I was a very late convert to the newer, more scratch-resistant, high-index, plastic lenses, and the all-glass lenses are much heavier than eyeglasses of the second decade of the 21st century, but the glass-glasses still “work,” so I kept them for shaving. I wear them for assembling the three-piece DE razor, then drop both razor and glasses into the sink full of hot water where the shaving mug warms up while I take my shower. Taken out of the hot water after the shower, the glasses do not fog up while I shave.

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 08-23-2016, 02:39 PM
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  • Giorgio
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I wear contacts during the day and glasses at night (most of the time). I shave in the evenings and I transition from contacts to glasses just after I rinse my face but prior to putting on AS (I'd rather not touch my eyes after I had AS on my hands as it never seems to rinse off completely).


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 08-23-2016, 03:02 PM
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No glasses - I'm far sighted, but not so bad I can't see myself more or less clearly in the mirror.

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 08-23-2016, 03:03 PM
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can't see without em and take them off briefly to rinse before next pass. second nature now.

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 08-23-2016, 03:29 PM
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I wear glasses, but usually contacts. When i shave i wear neither. To me, it just doesent feel right.

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 08-23-2016, 03:40 PM
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I am extremely near-sighted and wear glasses, but don't wear them when shaving.  With good lighting, I don't find it to be a problem.

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 08-23-2016, 03:51 PM
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I shave in the shower. No glasses on and I can't get across the room sometimes without them.

I have a great little shower mirror and two hands. One holds the razor and the other feels for stubble between passes. I manage to get by.

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 08-23-2016, 04:14 PM
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Must wear when shaving but remove when lathering.
I use straight, so without wearing My glasses I will pull a Vincent Van Gogh.

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 08-23-2016, 04:32 PM
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I wear glasses to read and to go on the internet and to write.

But I don't use them to shave. 

They aren't needed then.

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 08-23-2016, 04:40 PM
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(08-23-2016, 02:11 PM)kav Wrote: There is an anecdote about a visitor walking into Ray Charle's home and found him shaving in the dark. Without thinking the storyeller said 'Ray, why are you shaving in the dark?' and Ray replied 'I've always shaved in the dark'.

Nice story, but if Ray was really shaving in the dark, while the visitor entered his house, how can the visitor see Ray Charles at all, and why would the visitor walk directly into Ray Charles bathroom/bed room, while the man was doing his grooming ?

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 08-23-2016, 04:42 PM
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I use contact lenses - -8,5 so darn near sighted  Cool (almost Ray Charles like Cool )

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 08-23-2016, 05:16 PM
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I'm near-sighted, and I usually remove my glasses to see things up close, such as when I'm reading or eating. The bathroom mirror is just far enough for me to see without glass, so I don't use them when shaving. This makes me wonder what will I do in the future when I will need bifocals; it just seems uncomfortable for me to have to use glasses to shave.

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 08-23-2016, 07:59 PM
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Always wear my glasses while shaving .


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 08-24-2016, 02:16 AM
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  • Tokyospike
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It's not ideal, but I have to wear my glasses while shaving.

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 08-24-2016, 05:26 AM
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  • chazt
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Interesting responses, gents. Seems like our habits vary from shaver to shaver.

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