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Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by woodsghost » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 pm

I'm posting to ask what you all recommend for athletic eye glasses. If ... say... a crazy event happened and you wanted your eye glasses to stay with you through heavy activity and not fog and maybe be robust/unlikely to break.

And where might you go shopping for these?

I'm not blind. I have about 20/40 and 20/50 vision, which means I see about half as well as someone with normal vision. Or a touch less.

And what other eye issues do you all see cropping up in a disaster or PAW? Mostly disaster.

Yes, laser eye fixing would be cool. It is not in the cards right now.

Thanks for any responses!
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by EBuff75 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm

Mil-spec ballistic eyewear with a strap ought to do it! Keeping them from fogging usually has to do with how closely they fit / airflow around them. I have some goggles for outdoor sports (motorcycle, shooting, etc) which have a foam liner to seal them. Unfortunately, that makes them fog up right away (although they will usually unfog after a bit). If I don't need to seal against the wind, I'll usually just go with my normal sunglasses (Oakley's with prescription polarized lenses).

Here's an article talking about ballistic eyewear. Might be a good place to start: https://blog.safetyglassesusa.com/how-t ... d-eyewear/

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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by woodsghost » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 am

EBuff75 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Mil-spec ballistic eyewear with a strap ought to do it! Keeping them from fogging usually has to do with how closely they fit / airflow around them. I have some goggles for outdoor sports (motorcycle, shooting, etc) which have a foam liner to seal them. Unfortunately, that makes them fog up right away (although they will usually unfog after a bit). If I don't need to seal against the wind, I'll usually just go with my normal sunglasses (Oakley's with prescription polarized lenses).

Here's an article talking about ballistic eyewear. Might be a good place to start: https://blog.safetyglassesusa.com/how-t ... d-eyewear/
Thanks!
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by Stercutus » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am

After my 07-08 tour of the ME I swore I would not go back without the surgery. Problem is I really did not want the surgery, because I hate surgery. I did it anyway and never looked back. My vision was quite a bit worse than yours but is now 20/20 or better most days.

Back to 07-08 I tried a wide variety if things. Eventually I went with something like these:

https://www.esseyepro.com/special_landi ... ageName=rx
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by woodsghost » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:46 am

Stercutus wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am
After my 07-08 tour of the ME I swore I would not go back without the surgery. Problem is I really did not want the surgery, because I hate surgery. I did it anyway and never looked back. My vision was quite a bit worse than yours but is now 20/20 or better most days.

Back to 07-08 I tried a wide variety if things. Eventually I went with something like these:

https://www.esseyepro.com/special_landi ... ageName=rx
Thank you! Surgery is on the table, just far off. We can't swing it financially yet. We have to get a car and a downpayment for a house first.
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by Stercutus » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:56 am

Those are certainly more important than marginal improvements to your eyesight. I can recall when my vision was 20/40 and I was able to get along without glasses unless doing a vision intensive task like target shooting.
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by Bridgebreaker » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:40 am

I would definitely recommend a ballistic set in paratrooper frames. Simple rugged no arms to break.

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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by SCBrian » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 am

Non tacti-cool suggestions from someone who's been wearing eyeglasses for only 10 years or so after a retinal-detachment.

Anything to make your glasses stop fogging (Yes, they make sprays for that) will remove the UV & anti glare coatings.

Lots of glasses straps brands/fits out there to help keep on your face.

Impact resistant is available and not super expensive. (think safety glasses, not Mil-ballistic)

I ref paintball in the winter for pocket money and I've learned that the right glasses/mask combo will allow you to wear a mask OVER the glasses. may fog at the beginning, but will clear.

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https://blog.safetyglassesusa.com/how-t ... d-eyewear/
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by LowKey » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:25 am

For anyone who is looking into the surgery but is having difficulty coming up with the cash, check out... http://www.lasikthai.com/cms.php?ref=do:read/id:81

Crunch the numbers for travel costs along with the procedure. It's been around 4-5 years since I had my PRK done there, worked great and zero issues.
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by woodsghost » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:51 pm

Thank you everyone for the recommendations! Any more advice, please post. I appreciate seeing the different options out there.
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:38 pm

Wiley X. My three sons are brutal on eyewear. https://www.wileyx.com/Tactical/products/prescription
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by gary83 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:25 am

Check out smithoptics also. They have tactical prescription eyeglasses.

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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by boskone » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am

woodsghost wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:46 am
Stercutus wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am
After my 07-08 tour of the ME I swore I would not go back without the surgery. Problem is I really did not want the surgery, because I hate surgery. I did it anyway and never looked back. My vision was quite a bit worse than yours but is now 20/20 or better most days.

Back to 07-08 I tried a wide variety if things. Eventually I went with something like these:

https://www.esseyepro.com/special_landi ... ageName=rx
Thank you! Surgery is on the table, just far off. We can't swing it financially yet. We have to get a car and a downpayment for a house first.
OT and assuming you're in the US, but regarding the down payment check out the USDA Rural Development program. The latitude for getting a guaranteed loan is pretty wide, as (IMO, at least) are the location requirements.

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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by woodsghost » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:01 pm

boskone wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 am
woodsghost wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:46 am
Stercutus wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:39 am
After my 07-08 tour of the ME I swore I would not go back without the surgery. Problem is I really did not want the surgery, because I hate surgery. I did it anyway and never looked back. My vision was quite a bit worse than yours but is now 20/20 or better most days.

Back to 07-08 I tried a wide variety if things. Eventually I went with something like these:

https://www.esseyepro.com/special_landi ... ageName=rx
Thank you! Surgery is on the table, just far off. We can't swing it financially yet. We have to get a car and a downpayment for a house first.
OT and assuming you're in the US, but regarding the down payment check out the USDA Rural Development program. The latitude for getting a guaranteed loan is pretty wide, as (IMO, at least) are the location requirements.
Thank you! I did not know that. When we are ready I'll start checking that out.
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*Be courteous. Look normal. Be in bed by 10'clock.

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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by grumpyviking » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:33 am

for eye glasses I hardly ever throw any out, every time I have new glasses I store the old ones amongst my prepping supplies, you never know when you'll need spare ones post SHTF.
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Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:57 am

grumpyviking wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:33 am
for eye glasses I hardly ever throw any out, every time I have new glasses I store the old ones amongst my prepping supplies, you never know when you'll need spare ones post SHTF.
When I switched to bifocals, I had all my prior frames updated for about $30 each.
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