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Lead Waster
04-25-2012, 3:27 PM
I was once again pondering my prescription shooting glasses options when I noticed that you can get GOGGLES with RX lenses. The advantage I can see to that is that if you use ear muffs (I like electronic ear muffs) you won't have the arms of your RX glasses AND your over-the-glasses safety glasses crushing against your ears.

I find that the tops of my ears really hurt after earmuffs + glasses.

The goggles have that smooth strap rather than a metal arm.

Anyway, it's probably really dorky looking, but if it's comfortable it might be worth it. Anyone try this?

Lead Waster
04-25-2012, 3:28 PM
Oh, this is what I was looking at

http://www.safevision.net/prescription-glasses/21-sg-1.html

BoJackUSMC
04-25-2012, 4:05 PM
It's very difficult to shoot when using goggles because it gets foggy.

Capybara
04-25-2012, 4:14 PM
You could use anti-fog wipes popular with scuba divers and skiers.

Jeepers
04-25-2012, 4:30 PM
never liked goggles myself, i just don't find them comfortable ....

but have worn this type of goggle from time to time in my younger years ;) ...
http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.202563!/img/httpImage/image.jpg
http://bookofjoe.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c5dea53ef010536fbec9b970b-pi

Arkangel
04-25-2012, 5:12 PM
Why not get safety glasses with RX inserts in them, I believe ESS makes the kind I am referring to.

tacticalcity
04-25-2012, 5:21 PM
They also have slip-over safety glasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses and they are dirt cheap.

Gary13
04-25-2012, 7:18 PM
I just ordered some new wrap around glasses that have inserts that are ground to my prescription and have lenses that are clear, yellow, and grey shaded. I don't remember the name, I will have to update after I get them.

Noah3683
04-25-2012, 7:22 PM
The point OP is making is the arms of glasses hurt his ears when wearing muffs. Goggles have a strap

Arkangel
04-25-2012, 7:31 PM
The point OP is making is the arms of glasses hurt his ears when wearing muffs. Goggles have a strap

Yes, but I believe he only experiences this problem when he wears BOTH RX glasses and safety glasses at the same time. With RX safety inserts in some safety glasses he wouldn't have the problem.

lilro
04-25-2012, 7:54 PM
They make prescription glasses now with polycarbonate lenses. They can handle everything shooting glasses can. It's also cheaper to get RX glasses that can handle shooting than shooting specific glasses with RX inserts. I wear my normal everyday glasses to more than one range and have no problems with shell casings or ROs. I hated wearing 2 pairs too. Polycarb lenses were originallly developed for industrial safety glasses.

ScottB
04-25-2012, 8:42 PM
All the advantages of prescription shooting glasses PLUS being able to look like a dork

Sign me up!

dousan
04-25-2012, 9:18 PM
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7thx1KQ861qza49co1_500.png

BretByron
04-25-2012, 9:25 PM
All the advantages of prescription shooting glasses PLUS being able to look like a dork

Sign me up!

^^^ This minus the prescription part.:D

Purple K
04-26-2012, 12:16 AM
There are glasses for motorcyclists that have an elastic strap like goggles instead of temple bars. Yes, they can be had with prescription lenses. Check the Cruiser type motorcycle magazines, the ads are in the back.

Lead Waster
04-26-2012, 1:01 AM
They also have slip-over safety glasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses and they are dirt cheap.

Yeah, I have those. The problem for me is that with electronic muffs on, I then have two sets of glasses arms between my head and ear and my muffs crush my ear against them.

I'm just seeing what's out there that is good and comfortable.

Lead Waster
04-26-2012, 1:04 AM
I've worn normal glasses to the range. After having a 9mm case burn itself into my cheek, while being trapped by my cheek and the bottom of my glasses, I swore to always wear safety glasses that don't leave that gap on top. Well, or wear a baseball cap I guess.

Freq18Hz
04-26-2012, 9:38 AM
Op,

I have an old pair of these:

http://www.esseyepro.com/Profile-TurboFan-Black_53_detail.html

They take prescription lenses. While probably quite large and nerdy looking for the range, they are rated to take a shotgun blast at 15ft. They can stop small shrapnel, and repel dust and sand very well. Also, the fan works extremely well in warm weather when you are exerting yourself.

-Freq

Gary13
04-26-2012, 9:42 AM
This is what I got, picking up this weekend.

http://www.wileyx.com/EcommSuite/ProductDetail.aspx?ActivityCode=OUTDOORS&SeriesCode=561&ProductLine=381,PT3&ItemCode=PT-3SCL

I understand what you are saying about getting a shell caught. It's happened to me as well. I usually wear a ball cap to help with that(need to keep my bald head covered), but that does not help when the shell bounce off of the divider at the in door range.

Eljay
04-26-2012, 10:33 AM
I wear my regular prescription glasses outdoors but I put some lab goggles over them indoors because of the bouncing brass thing. The polycarbonate lenses are great - they're thinner and lighter as well as helping with impacts. There are some other materials that also provide similar results.

alonzomerrill
05-19-2012, 4:33 AM
They make prescription glasses now with polycarbonate lenses. They can handle everything shooting glasses can. It's also cheaper to get RX glasses that can handle shooting than shooting specific glasses with RX inserts. I wear my normal everyday glasses to more than one range and have no problems with shell casings or ROs. I hated wearing 2 pairs too. Polycarb lenses were originallly developed for industrial safety glasses.

As per my knowledge industrial safety glasses is the best for shooting because it is more protective for us. I am not use prescription glasses but i want to learn all about this glasses uses. Give me all information about normal everyday glasses because i want to use it.

Spirit 1
05-19-2012, 5:36 AM
Though a little hard to find there's some goggles available that have a wire mesh instead of a lense. These wire mesh goggles are used by arborists, chain sawyers, tree trimmers, landscapers etc. and work just great. Saw some spendy ones on a chainsaw arborist parts & equip seller's website.

I make my own with cheapy plastic goggles, removing lense, cutting out a copy from a coarse mesh [about 1/16"-3/32 " I think] stainless screen wire. Tried using silicone, JB Weld & various other to fasten screen inside the soft plastic goggles but it turns out the wire mesh holds itself in if cut slightly oversize compared to original lense. I use them when weed eating because so much dust & garbage gets thrown up it constantly clouds up & scratches clear plastic lenses. They work fine for shooting too, along with some other tasks requiring eye protection.

sirgiles
05-19-2012, 6:46 AM
i use a rudy project frame (oakley also has them) that uses RX trivex lenses.

morrcarr67
05-19-2012, 9:53 AM
These are what I use $65 for clear single vision

http://www.rx-safety.com/store/images/Safety-Glasses/Plastic/pics/RX-SW06-Brown_lg.jpg

http://www.rx-safety.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=47_85&products_id=398

IBJanky
05-19-2012, 10:03 AM
I use these:

http://www.chipperfield.co.uk/images/products/Goggles.jpg

SnWnMe
05-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Why not get safety glasses with RX inserts in them, I believe ESS makes the kind I am referring to.

This is what works for me. I use ESS Crossbows.

Mr310
05-19-2012, 10:46 AM
I didn't know Horace Grant was a CGN memer. :D

CBruce
05-19-2012, 10:58 AM
I use these:

http://www.chipperfield.co.uk/images/products/Goggles.jpg

http://www.divechat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/classic-round.jpg

And, I can shoot underwater.

alonzomerrill
06-08-2012, 4:20 AM
i don't have use that glass but i have heard about that. It protect Us from many harmful things.That's the good thing.

Z.1
06-08-2012, 7:01 AM
i don't have use that glass but i have heard about that. It protect Us from many harmful things.That's the good thing.

Yes, I is understands that eyes needs protect too.

Icypu
06-08-2012, 7:26 AM
I've worn normal glasses to the range. After having a 9mm case burn itself into my cheek, while being trapped by my cheek and the bottom of my glasses, I swore to always wear safety glasses that don't leave that gap on top. Well, or wear a baseball cap I guess.

This happened to me with a .40 cal casing and it was super hot. It was trapped under my sunglasses for 10 secs and it still gave me 2nd degree burns.

tal3nt
06-08-2012, 11:00 AM
I've had hot brass make it past my safety glasses on multiple occasions had me looking like scarface for a week

Lead Waster
06-08-2012, 11:30 AM
This is what works for me. I use ESS Crossbows.

I bought a pair of ESS Crossbow Suppressors (Crossbows, but with the arms zigzagged in towards your face at the temples to fit snug under ear muffs) and the lens insert.

Crossbow Supressors ~$40
Lens insert ~$30
Prescription lenses ~$100

So about $170. If my prescription changes, that's another $100. I probably could have saved $20 by having my plan optometrist make the lens instead of having ESS do the lens.

Haven't tried them at the range yet.

Briancnelson
06-08-2012, 2:47 PM
WileyX SG-1 goggles/glasses. Bought them for skiing, use them for shooting too. With drive wear lenses, they work for me pretty well indoor or outdoor shooting, or for any other activity. Replaceable lenses including prescription lenses in my case, option to swap in normal glasses temples or a goggle strap. Nice hard case.

Minor issues with fogging, which are easily corrected with diluted baby shampoo smeared on inside of lens and cleaned off, as with diving goggles, or spit if you are in a rush.

alonzomerrill
06-12-2012, 12:49 AM
I've had hot brass make it past my safety glasses on multiple occasions had me looking like scarface for a week

Safety glasses plays many important role for your eyes. At the starting of any new thing. It will suits you after sometime.

kouye
06-12-2012, 1:58 AM
Why not disposable contact lenses and whatever non-dorky shooting glasses? The only reason I can think of is that contact lenses don't always correct as well as RX glasses.

bogeyshooter
06-12-2012, 10:07 AM
I use these exact googles, I have a 2+reading insert attached to the top of the lens in order to see the sights. Very rarely do they fog up.

Lead Waster
06-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Why not disposable contact lenses and whatever non-dorky shooting glasses? The only reason I can think of is that contact lenses don't always correct as well as RX glasses.

I've tried twice in my life to use contacts. They just don't work for me. It takes me forever to insert them. 10 minutes of poking my own eye. Then I could always sort of feel them there and it drove me crazy. Yeah, OK. Maybe if I slowly acclimated to them it would be OK, but I never had a problem with just glasses on a regular day-to-day basis.

Oh, and I bought the ESS Crossbow Suppressors with the Rx insert instead of goggles. the Supressors do not poke your ears as much as two pairs of glasses arms, though they are front heavy and slip off your face if you don't have muffs (or the strap) to keep them on your face.

DavidR310
06-12-2012, 9:28 PM
I don't always use goggles but when I do, I use Revision. Lol

MrExel17
06-12-2012, 9:42 PM
+1 for the scuba goggles