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Old 08-09-2014, 12:19 AM
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I wear Rx glasses and have had a pair of Rx sunglasses. Throughout the day I'll get a random piece of grass come up and hit my lens and stick, and sometimes hit my eye. The Rx sunglasses I used to have before some jackhole broke into my truck and stole them (among other things) were amazing. Costa Del Mar Fathom. They covered my eye completely and were a plastic lens, they were a great all around pair. I loved the blue mirror tint too, just because my head is looking at you doesn't mean my eyes are.

But on to the point of the Rx glasses, some of my family work in a Fortune 500 company and wear glasses and they can get these little side shields that snap onto the frame of your glasses, they look goofy...but they must work.

http://www.amazon.com/B26-Safety-Gla.../dp/B007X3LMJK
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:55 AM
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Just get contacts for work. Much less hassle. My prescription has gotten weaker as I get older and I'm legal to drive with no glasses. I only wear one contact for distance vision.

Get one pair of tinted safety rated glasses and a light tint or non tint pair for low light use.
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Old 08-09-2014, 02:01 AM
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Exclamation Caution!!!!

Contact lenses will give you ZERO protection from flying debris!!!!!!

Stick with perscription safety glasses (shatterproof lenses). And then also get yourself some "side shields" to slide over the ear pieces.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:34 AM
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Contact lenses will give you ZERO protection from flying debris!!!!!!

Stick with perscription safety glasses (shatterproof lenses). And then also get yourself some "side shields" to slide over the ear pieces.
No body said contacts will give you protection....
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:58 AM
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No body said contacts will give you protection....
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YES! My point exactly!!
Please re-read the original post directly below...

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Hi guys,
I wear prescription glasses when I mow and trim. They don't offer much protection because they are just normal everyday glasses. Lately I have been hearing about accidents involving debris getting shot into the operators eye while trimming or mowing. This leads me to believe that I should be wearing some type of safety glasses...
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:20 PM
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Ok? You have better safety glass selection with wearing contacts..
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:49 PM
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:05 PM
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For the over the lens type, the best I have found are Condor. They're are also dirt cheap so you can buy them in bulk.

http://www.grainger.com/product/4VCD5
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:28 PM
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http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp...-tdrgqi/r.html had eye surgery, back in march, loss some vision in my one eye. prescription glasses have helped get me some vision back somewhat (not counting side effects) so was looking at some options and just looking at these. not sure what would wanna pay for a pair but thought the frames looked pretty good. not sure about the lens, and how they would hold up, say if a rock or something flew into them.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:51 PM
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http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp...-tdrgqi/r.html had eye surgery, back in march, loss some vision in my one eye. prescription glasses have helped get me some vision back somewhat (not counting side effects) so was looking at some options and just looking at these. not sure what would wanna pay for a pair but thought the frames looked pretty good. not sure about the lens, and how they would hold up, say if a rock or something flew into them.
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Funny you should mention this pair of glasses. This week I finally got around to looking at local glasses retailers and stumbled upon the exact same pair. The only change was that the color was black with yellow accents (but it was the exact same model number). I got pricing on the frame and clear lenses for $150 and if I want transition lenses it is $200. Also I believe that the lenses were safety approved to meet certain specifications.

Just to let you know I tried them on in store and was very pleased by the lightness and comfort so I plan on buying a pair this week. Thanks a lot for the reply!
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