This is something I felt I should bring up.
A few years ago, I was yoyoing and preparing for a contest. It was going well, until I did a bind and had not realized that there was a knot inside the yoyo, I did a super strong power throw and the yoyo snagged, flew back towards me, and hit me right in the eye at a very high speed. Almost… I was wearing glasses, and the yoyo hit my glasses and actually broke the lenses right out of em. I was stunned, nose a bit sore from my glasses being hit, but my eyes were fine, just switched to my back up glasses and kept going.
It makes me wonder if its actually good for yoyoers to wear glasses? Eye injury can be a very dangerous thing, and we always gotta be looking out for our eyes. And although it would be silly to wear glasses for the sole purpose of eye protection, if you have em, I would say keep em.
For me, contact lenses were a possibility, and it would have been very easy for me to make the switch, but I remembered that day and what really saved me, and I decided to stick with the glasses.
There have been a couple other times where I got hit in the glasses. None as hard as that one time, but quite often something will happen that makes me glad that I wear them.
Ill just say, if you wear glasses and you yoyo, good on you, and you know, maybe some might think hm maybe Ill buy fake glasses to wear, hay, if thats what you want to do, go for it, its the hipster thing to do anyways.
Just saying, if not for glasses, this could have been bad: