So, I’ll just cut to the chase, while training last night I accidentally got kicked in the eye and it knocked my contact lens. Luckily I was able to catch it before it hit the floor, and we have contact solution in our first aid kit, but for anyone who wears contacts while training you what want to think about getting one if those small travel size bottles of multi-purpose solution. To be perfectly honest I’m not sure the active, disinfecting ingredient in the solution is strong enough to kill whatever is possibly on the floor, but hey, it’s better than nothing.
Just a tip from your friendly four-eyed Jiu jitsuka.
Some people have suggested rolling without glasses or contacts: my eyesight is bad enough that I am pretty sure that would lead to such a massive headache that I would just want to crawl into a hole and die, so at least personally that’s out. I just put up with it, and expect that there’s a good chance one will fall out (it’s usually the one for the right eye).
For other vision impaired Jiu jitsu players, what do you guys do? Just put up with the risk of your contacts falling out? Wear glasses to class and put them off to the side before training?
Let me know!