GUN Sight protection for those who wear glasses

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    For those of you who wear glasses, what brand/model sight protection do you wear? Is there anything else other than "tactical goggles" for us? These tactical goggles are pretty expensive at $40+. Any other alternatives?
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    My Aviator knock-off sunglasses...
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    get contacts? :dunno:
    $40 isnt so bad for goggles.. about what i paid for clear lens for my shooting glasses
     
  4. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    Are there alot of people wearing goggles at the range? I do not want to stick out like a sore thumb. I'm a noob and I have basic pistol class in a week.
     
  5. GlobeGuy

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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :dunno: never really paid much mind to what others had for eye protection, they do make big glasses that should fit over most normal sized eyeware too. If I wore glasses I'd probably wear goggles I guess.
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Man up and get some RX Oakleys
     
  8. TwoGuns

    TwoGuns Medical Crew

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    Yeah they make shooting glasses that fit over prescription glasses. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
     
  9. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :werd: If i wore glasses I'd get the rx lenses for my mframes
     
  10. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I just wear my glasses.. the range even says you dont need anything else
     
  11. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    My glasses ARE my eye protection
     
  12. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    I ordered a $200 Ti pair last night I got glasses. Very light and effective!

    Unfortunately they have been tested and they did hold up VERY well!
     
  13. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Good thing I don't have to worry about it....yet :cool:
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I always look at shooting glasses eveyr time I'm in a new store and never see any that look like they'll fit over regular glasses frames.
     
  15. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    In the factory, we have disposable eye protection designed to fit over glasses. They'll stop a flying drill bit, chip, chunk of grinder wheel, etc. If I want to wear them, I just grab a pair on my way out. But usually when I go to the range, I have my contacts in so I use a pair of regular glasses.
     
  16. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    get contacts?
     
  17. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    just wear your RXs. the worst that can happen is you have to replace them, and i don't see it being an issue. i have never been hit in the face by flying brass.
     
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    um.. if they arent a plastic I wouldnt.

    The last thin you want is glass in your eye
     
  19. SnakeEater

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    I wear my Rx safteyglasses till I toss some coin on a pair of Oakleys or the like.
     
  20. GlobeGuy

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    Thank you all for chiming in. I'll look for a safety glasses that can be worn over my Rx. I only tried Walmart so far, without luck. I'll try gun shops next, hopefully they got better selections.
     
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    I just bought the ESS Ice Lens system with the Rx Inserts. In fact the inserts are sitting at my eye doctor's office waiting to have the lenses made right now... my prescription was $100 to have filled. That is above and beyond the cost of the ESS Frames/lenses and the Rx inset frame.

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    I ordered them from here: http://www.mle-shootingsports.com/ice2.4.htm

    I obviously haven't had a chance to use them yet but I'm looking forward to it. Those "fit over" safety glasses that go over your regular glasses suck ass. In my case I can't use contacts anyway because I have astigmatism and my prescription has prism in it.
     
  22. Soybomb

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    The people at my local range have brooms out for sweeping up brass even though this is a big worry for making lead airborne. They run a range, they aren't safety people. Proper safety glasses should provide you with additional protection on the sides of you glasses and probably cover a much wider part of your face and eyes than your regular glasses. Just because they allow it, doesn't mean its ideal.

    For a while I just got safety glasses that fit over my regular glasses, then I got tired of that and got contacts and some better safety glasses.
     
  23. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    You talking about the belleville range?
    Ive never been
    Actually Ive never been to any indoor or pay range in my life
     
  24. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Yup, I don't go there more than once a month or so for that and a variety of other reasons (mostly they're just jerks) but they have carpet runners under the shooters and have you sweep up your brass with a bristled broom. Its pretty much a perfect example of what not to do. It also makes me question how on top of the air filtration they are.
     
  25. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Im gonna have to bring you to the mississippi valley gun club in Chester after I turn 21 the beginnig of June
     

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