Good vision is essential when you’re embarking on a white water rafting adventure. You must be able to see any obstacles that lie ahead on the river so that you can assist your fellow rafters in paddling around them. And you don’t want to miss out on all the spectacular scenery!

Of course, not everyone has 20/20 vision. Some people must wear eyeglasses or corrective lenses on a full-time basis, even when they’re engaging in outdoor activities.

One of the most common questions we get from first-time white water rafters here at Southeastern Expeditions is whether they can wear their eyeglasses when they’re on the river. While there’s no rule against wearing glasses, it’s not advisable for a variety of reasons:

If you decide on wearing eyeglasses, we recommend wearing your backup glasses when you’re white water rafting. The last thing you want is to lose or damage expensive eyewear.

What Are the Alternatives to Glasses?

Some choices are available to rafters and kayakers who don’t want to wear glasses while they’re on the river but can’t see well enough without them:

Contact Us to Learn More

Here at Southeastern Expeditions, we want to do everything we can to make your white water adventure as safe and enjoyable as possible. Contact us for more rafting eyewear tips and advice today.