GUN Glasses for range, what options are good?

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  1. GTP

    GTP New Member

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    I need a good pair of glasses for the range, however I wear prescription glasses since I'm nearsighted, so I would need a prescription pair.
     
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    I use these with the prescription inserts: http://www.essgoggles.com/ICE-Eyeshield_6_detail.html

    I like them really well. I use them at the range and also for USPSA and have never had any problems with them fogging or shifting around while I'm running a course of fire. They also seem pretty scratch resistant, I don't treat them lightly and they've taken some bullet splatter don't really have any noticeable marks on the lenses.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I got a pair of yellow safety glasses from home depot for like $15.. they should fit over normal glasses
     
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    I also use the ICE system, while I do not need presciption lenses overall I love the glasses.
     
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    How do you shoot a rifle with goggles like that?
     
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    Most modern eyeglasses are made from high-impact polycarbonate, which is generally thicker and stronger than any safety goggles.
     
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    I like my M Frames for shooting, I dont wear eyeglasses though, If I were to needem I'd get the script lens for the m frames. I don't know how much your looking to spend though that may cost a bit more then you want it to :dunno:
     
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    I want to get lasik surgery so I don't have to wear glasses to see, what a PITA.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    who said anything about a rifle?

    and they're not goggles. they're plastic safety glasses

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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'd hate to break a $150 pair of sunglasses because I was too cool to wear $10 safety glasses :o
     
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    They're pretty durable, taken a couple brass to the face, along with some pebbles and bugs, I usem when I ride too, thats what fucked up my first pair taking them off and putting them on with a helmet on kept seperating the arms off them and wore down the nubs, bought a pair of m frame pro's and solved that problem :o
     
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    WileyX. You can get your lens for them.
     
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    friend of mine got a nice scratch in his straight jacket lens from a 9mm casing. I bought the safety glasses the next day :o
     
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    Oakleys, for the most part, are MUCH more scratch resistant than any "safety glasses" you're likely to buy. I have been through several pair of shooting glasses of various types over the years. Meanwhile, a buddy of mine, who shoots WAY more than I do has used his Oakley Minutes the whole time. FAL's tend to smack the eyeglasses. His Oakleys weren't scratched by any of the several times he's shoot FAL's or attended classes with those Oakleys.

    I myself need to save up the money for some Oakleys. I want a set of clear-lensed M-frames for shooting. I also like Oakleys because of their almost nonexistant visual distortion, and higher clarity than other glasses.


    The big thing is to make sure you have enough coverage around the eye. Most eyeglasses do NOT give enough coverage, and neither do the more stylish safety glasses. If a piece of brass careens off of something, it could come up under or down over your glasses. They need to fit closer to your face, wrap around your eyes, and come down far enough in the front to protect you. I've seen several people catch brass in the top of their glasses, burning their eyelid or eyebrow, because they used their regular eyeglasses.

    If you have Rx glasses, buy Rx shooting glasses.
     
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    Email them and ask.
     
  17. vettefan52

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    the range i go to allows glasses to be used in lieu of safety glasses... i would trust glasses more then i would safety glasses.
     
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    Next time you get glasses get one of the 2for1 deals and for the second pair get a set with good coverage. If you are still worried get the side shields for them.

    Looks dorky, but works.
     
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    one time at the range a shell was ejected right into my face. luckily it hit my regular glasses on the right lens; it put a little nick into it before i got a new prescription :hs:

    i always said "i'll wear safety glasses from now on", but i havent yet :hs:
     
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    Why? Safety glasses have an ansi standard to meet, provide more complete coverage for your face and eyes, and affordable to replace when a piece of brass scratches them.
     

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