1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Do fighters wear contacts?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by josp1, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. josp1 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    294
    If a fighter requires corrective lenses - are they typically wearing contact lenses or going without? Perhaps most of them get lasik.

    I know when I wear contacts if I rub my eye too hard the contact may come off my eyeball and go up inside my eyelid so it seems like that may be impractical for combat sports.

    I would think going without and having worse vision wouldn't be very practical either.

    So sherbros what is it, contacts, lasik, or blind!
     
  2. phunky Standing above all others Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    9,029
    Likes Received:
    0
    If yes, do they wear titanium contact lenses when fighting Jon Jones?
     
  3. josp1 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    294
    Cormier should wear safety glasses to the cage to mock Jones
     
  4. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    36,466
    Likes Received:
    1,240
    Location:
    Texas
    Karo did.
     
  5. Kwic Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    9,149
    Likes Received:
    3,205
    Location:
    Poland
    And knowing Jones, he would laugh his ass off if he saw that.
     
  6. myjohnson9 GOAT

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    12,348
    Likes Received:
    1,357
    Location:
    Beach cities
    Some fighters have... they've also been knocked out in fights.

    Someone posted here once that they got punched so hard, it knocked their contact to the back of their eye
     
  7. wonderbread Stiff Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,929
    Likes Received:
    923
    Location:
    New York City
    Yeah - they make athletic contact lenses that re-position themselves after heavy trauma to the head.
     
  8. SuperiorHands Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    2,099
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wear them when sparring I know. You lose too much depth perception when things are fuzzy.
     
  9. Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    19,659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Synagogue of Platinum Nation
    Here is Travis adjusting Werdum's contacts

    [​IMG]
     
  10. superpunch Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2015
    Messages:
    21,208
    Likes Received:
    4,518
    Rampage had his contacts fall out in one fight
     
  11. JeffertonAlive Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,012
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    The Wastelands of Outworld
    I know Cigano does
     
  12. maxi diablo Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,049
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd sleep with them on the night before so they won't fall out so easily. Nice and dry.
     
  13. ClosetVitorFan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    15,465
    Likes Received:
    2,116
    Soft contact lenses are so comfortable to wear. I know when I played football I'd wear UV protected contacts. They had a special tint and it was better than wearing sunglasses. Which weren't allowed. I could see someone fighting with contacts. But they will fall out if hit really hard. Happened when I was sparring. Hit hard on the nose, eyes watered and both contacts fell to the floor. Just get lasik. You can get lasik these days for 1000 dollars an eye.
     
  14. The Best JG Platinum Nation!!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    7,683
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Platinum Hideout
    Some do im sure, not like u have the option to wear glasses. If the contact pops out ur not like u are any worse off than if u started the fight blind
     
  15. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    26,925
    Likes Received:
    4,936
    Location:
    Chicagoland, USA
    Yep. And I remember Joe Rogan making a comment about how dangerous it was.

    Getting a contract forcefully lodged in the back of your eye is no joke.
     
  16. crystallake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Germany
    So if you get punched in the eye while wearing lenses the worst thing that can happen is them falling out? I wear lenses most of the time but never while sparring because I always thought it would be dangerous somehow..
     
  17. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    26,925
    Likes Received:
    4,936
    Location:
    Chicagoland, USA
    I worn contacts since I was 15 and glasses since I was 6 (I'm 29 now) and I will never let anyone play with scalpels or lazers around me eye.

    It getting cheaper and cheaper to me means there's a lot of guys that got C's in medical school offering it now.
     
  18. josp1 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    294
    Ya if I ever decide to get lasik I won't go looking for the lowest bidder
     
  19. ClosetVitorFan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    15,465
    Likes Received:
    2,116
    Yep. That's it. They're thin soft pieces of film. What kind of damage can they really do? I would say anything that gets your eyes watery will make them pop right out. Getting punched in the eye can make them watery. But light sparring is supposed to be light and it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  20. crystallake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,852
    Likes Received:
    68
    Location:
    Germany
    Yeah I probably have to much fantasy when it comes to things like that. I thought it could get pushed into my eyes or something but as you said its just a soft piece without sharp edges or anything like that. Always wanted to ask my eyedoc about it but never went there since I got the lenses some weeks ago. Good to know, thanks.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.