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I use a Stealth Shield carbon fiber mudguard from Cycle Armour (order at www.cycle-armour.com). It seems to remove about 85% of the dirt from my eyes (more on straights and less on twisty parts). It weighs nothing, looks good, and is very aerodynamic. It actually automatically adjusts if thick mud is encountered.
I'm very short-sighted. I use glasses for every day activities, but contacts for riding: glasses are heavy and can fall while riding; don't protect you very well from dirt/mud. My worst nightmare: falling off the bike and losing/broken them (while riding alone in the woods).
Just wanted to put something down about the path I eventually chose, in case it helps anyone in the future. Having talked once again to my optician we agreed that contact lenses would probably not be best for me at the moment. My vision is fine close-up, it's really for distance that I need the glasses. The glasses I have, therefore, are great for driving, ...
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