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Re: Safety, Sun, and Reading Glasses

Post by daytime dave » Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:11 pm

Gene,
After seeing this thread, I looked for glass safety glasses. On Amazon and Ebay, choices were almost non existant.
I had no line bifocal RayBans before cataracts surgery. I paid hundreds for them and loved them. I can't use them now and will end up donating them to the eye doctors. Instead of getting more Ray Ban sunglasses, I get a pair of Stihl sun / safety glasses at the John Deere dealer front counter every spring. I don't wear sunglasses often, so I don't lose them and don't scratch them much. I do wear them when on the water for fishing.
I only need reading glasses for small print. I usually get five or six at a time on Amazon in 1.5 or 1.75 power. I put a pair everywhere I might need them. I also carry a pair with me when at my part time jobs. I would like a pair of plain glass safety glasses for shooting. I don't seem to loose the pair I have had for decades. I'm still looking for something decent.
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Re: Safety, Sun, and Reading Glasses

Post by Sir Henry » Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:17 pm

daytime dave wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:11 pm
Gene,
After seeing this thread, I looked for glass safety glasses. On Amazon and Ebay, choices were almost non existant.
I had no line bifocal RayBans before cataracts surgery. I paid hundreds for them and loved them. I can't use them now and will end up donating them to the eye doctors. Instead of getting more Ray Ban sunglasses, I get a pair of Stihl sun / safety glasses at the John Deere dealer front counter every spring. I don't wear sunglasses often, so I don't lose them and don't scratch them much. I do wear them when on the water for fishing.
I only need reading glasses for small print. I usually get five or six at a time on Amazon in 1.5 or 1.75 power. I put a pair everywhere I might need them. I also carry a pair with me when at my part time jobs. I would like a pair of plain glass safety glasses for shooting. I don't seem to loose the pair I have had for decades. I'm still looking for something decent.
I prefer high quality glasses. These bullet glasses are very expensive and I’ll keep shopping and bidding until one falls through the cracks and sells for cheap. It might take me six months and a hundred hours get find the deal.
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Re: Safety, Sun, and Reading Glasses

Post by Sir Henry » Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:42 pm

I found these safety glasses on eBay. They are high quality glass and don’t scratch easily. The downside is they weight a ton.
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They are clear on top and then have 2.5 power readers on the bottom.
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Re: Safety, Sun, and Reading Glasses

Post by Sir Henry » Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:21 am

I took my old frames and had new prescription glasses made. I can see 20/20 distance although can see better with a slight correction. I now need reading glasses and have two prescriptions one at +3 and one at +1.5.

Top left American Optics Z87 safety glasses, top right Ray-Ban Bullet-hole Aviators,
Middle left everyday dress Powells, computer Silhouettes and causal Ray-Bans,
Bottom Ray-Ban Clubhouse and American Optics Saratogas.
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These are my pride and joy and cost the most.
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The sun glasses are all standard lenses and the four clear glasses are prescription. I replaced the lens in the Z87’s with poly safety and my prescription. The computer glasses have the reading portion for almost the entire height. If I need to see far I tilt my head down to see out of the very top. The Saratogas are the sunglasses JFK wore.

The safety and dress glasses are no-line +1.5 readers and the other two are +3.
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Re: Safety, Sun, and Reading Glasses

Post by rickhem » Mon Mar 11, 2024 8:03 am

I had a set of those Ray-Ban glasses years ago, mine were yellow lenses too. Tried them for trap shooting, but with how I mounted the shotgun, I was either looking over the top of the frame, or through it, so I didn't use them. Tried them for Bullseye pistol, and the yellow tint helped a lot, but for whatever reason I stopped using them. I have no idea whatever happened to them, and at the prices that you posted, I sure wish I knew where they were now. YIKES, those got expensive.
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