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For about 35 years I have been wearing glasses to improve my eyesight. About 6 months ago I had laser surgery on my eyes now I do not need glasses to see.
I am now trying to find a good pair of safety glasses to use while working. The pair that work provides distorts my vision to much, so I purchased another pair at Rockler that was an improvment but still not as clear as I would like.
I was wondering what brand of safety glasses you use and are they optically clear or do they also distort the view. I would like to try them out in the store but they are usally in sealed packages making it hard to check.
Thank you in advance
Good bye and work safely
06-26-2001, 11:15 PM
I use a pair that I got at Lens Crafter's, they have several styles to chose from.
Hope this helps
Missouri Jane (Guest)
06-26-2001, 11:39 PM
I have never needed to wear real glasses and usually picked up saftey glasses at hardware stores when ever needed. My sister, an optometrist, gave me a pair of saftey glasses for my birthday a few months ago and specially fit them to my head. Wow, what a difference! Instead of wanting to rip them off my face the minute I finish on a machine, I feel fine wearing them all the time.
My advice would be to go back to your optometrist and look at the options, they have a wide variety of styles and the prices are usually not inhibiting.
Comfort is actually a really good safety measure.
06-27-2001, 06:41 AM
I have found go to a place like Lens Crafters and get fitted, even though you may not need a prescription that really makes a difference. I do where glasses and where I used to work we were required to where saftey glasses every time you went out in the shop. I have had a pair of prescription saftey glasses for several years and a properly fit pair makes all the difference. Stay away from glass as they are considerably heavy, go with lexan and get a good pair of frames. Hope this helped.
I work in a Safety department and have tried lots of safety glasses. You can get a good pair from some companies on the web. One is Fischer Scientific, another is Lab SAfety. They both sell to the general public. I have a nice pair. They even sell safety glasses that are sunglasses. Good luck.
"hope springs eternal"
06-30-2001, 12:03 PM
DB, go to the nearest opticians and ask for advice on this. You can get glasses made without corrective lenses, just plain optical glass or polycarbonate. Should be much clearer than normal and maybe cheaper too.
06-30-2001, 02:20 PM
For me, safety glasses are not an option. I don't wear glasses normally, but sunglasses and safety glasses are always to hand.
Since I tend to break/lose both, I buy cheap and buy a lot of them. There is always a pair of safety glasses somewhere handy.
Because I'm in woodworking sales, I always keep a pair or two in the car, and at any given time there are three or four pair around the shop.
Works for me :)
06-30-2001, 02:38 PM
have wrap around pieces. My prescription lenses are safety glasses from Lencrafters but this set does not have the side protection. It is bulky, but I use An Opti-Muff (I think that is name) that combines plastic glasses and ear muffs. The glasses are a bit larger than usual and I can use easily on top of my others. I got them from http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/products.asp?id=115
Here is picture of Beth using:
07-02-2001, 08:30 AM
I use these too. I was terrible about putting on my safety glasses. I always took them off to look at something more closely and then never saw them again the rest of the day. And I found them uncomfortable. I even sprang for expensive ones from lenscrafters, but didn't use them. With this ear/eye combination, they are always on my head and don't get squashed into my skull by the ear protection, and you can easily replace the lenses to keep them clear.