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Safety/Reading glasses
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:48:39 PM »
Do they make such a thing?  Just saw the eye doc yesterday.  I'm still 20/15 at any distance, but I can't read the date on a dime.  Or more importantly, a vernier scale consistently.

Looking for +1.00 if it's out there.  Any experienced reports appreciated.
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 08:01:27 PM »
My local Ace Hardware has them. Readers built into safety glasses, even sunglasses safety's the same. Not my requirement, but it was the first time I'd seen them.
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 09:58:31 PM »
I'll have to check the slightly less local Ace.  Local one does not have.  For everyone out there--aging sucks!














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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 08:03:02 AM »
I get mine from grainger. They have alot to choose from. I have a clear pair for inside and a smoked pair for when i wok outside.  Highly recommend having a pair.

For just regular readers, i get the 3 for $10 pack at meijer. I bought a couple packs and now have a pair in my jacket pocket, riding jacket, in my truck, in the bathroom, all over the place. I had tried many of the more expensive more stylish models but they all ended up breaking. I have yet to break one from the 3 for 10 pack.

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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 12:59:20 PM »
Google 'Safety glasses readers' and  then 'Safety glasses cheaters'
Lots of em out there - in a lot of different styles and powers
I've been wearing the tinted ones for sunglasses for years - started when I got a GPS
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 02:48:37 PM »
http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/cheaters.html

I first got these for riding from the White Horse catalog. I eventually learned you can get them for about half the price from the place above or from shooting supply stores (these glasses are used a lot by shooters).

They're awesomely comfortable. Nice nose piece, adjustable sides (which, though really your application, make them perfect for wearing inside different helmets). I've worn them nonstop in 48 hour rallies. They should be very comfortable throughout a work shift.

They're available from +1.00 to +3.00.
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 03:53:50 PM »
Yeap http://search.safetyglassesusa.com/search?catalog=safetyglassesusa&query=bifocal+safety+glasses

Welcome to the club. BTW it just keeps getting worse.

While we are on the subject has anyone found a pair of safety glasses that the whole lens is +1 or +1.5? Needed for detail work on small stuff.
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 07:09:32 AM »
When I was working, I bought regular glasses with unbreakable lenses. There are side shield that work with them. In my case, my employer  had them for glasses wearing employees. I worked in construction. They are OSHA approved.

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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 12:16:34 PM »
OK, got some cheapie 1.25 readers at the grocery store and they're making an important difference.  And I'm finding I'll need single power for some jobs and bifocal for others.

Aging sucks!

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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 12:34:14 PM »
It's better than the alternative.  ;)
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 07:30:08 AM »
OK, a little follow up here.  I've got some 1.5 bifocals that drive me nuts when I wear them, but I can read the instruments and look across the shop.

Did some brazing yesterday and tried my indoor readers under the brazing goggles and I could SEE THE PUDDLE through the flux flare.

I may make it another 20 years.
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2014, 03:22:03 PM »

I may make it another 20 years.

Meh I am going to quit trying in 10 years.  :bigok:
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 09:38:35 PM »
OK, a little follow up here.  I've got some 1.5 bifocals that drive me nuts when I wear them, but I can read the instruments and look across the shop.

Did some brazing yesterday and tried my indoor readers under the brazing goggles and I could SEE THE PUDDLE through the flux flare.

I may make it another 20 years.

The welding supply shop had full reader safety glasses in all strengths from 1.25 on up.  Got a pair today when I went in for a couple brazing tips.  They are awesome!
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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 06:28:18 AM »
I'll have to check the slightly less local Ace.  Local one does not have.  For everyone out there--aging sucks!

Don't worry. With aging comes cataract surgery and decent vision again. :lol:














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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2014, 07:09:55 AM »
  For everyone out there--aging sucks!




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Re: Safety/Reading glasses
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2014, 09:38:28 AM »
Your optometrist can make you "Safety reading glasses" same as regular glasses. ANZI Z18 specs.

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