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« on: December 24, 2014, 03:18:32 pm »

Should've done this a long time ago!  I got the eyes checked recently and bought a couple new sets of reading glasses.  While I was at it I ordered a pair of prescription safety glasses.  Got them in a nice strong prescription also for a little extra magnification when working up close.  I'm anal about eye protection and it was always such a hassle to try to combine my reading glasses with a face shield or put a pair of safety glasses over them.  And since I can't see to work on anything closer than arms length without my glasses it was a constant battle.  But these safety glasses make life so much nicer when working stones now!  I recommend it to anyone who needs to wear glasses to cut their rocks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 04:43:15 pm »

Since I was a rockclimber and shards are a definite problem at times i got in the habit of safety prescription glasses years ago. I would never be without them. I had an eye ripped out in a mugging and know how fragile eyes are . My eye was largely restored but the whole thing was really thought provoking. I am about to start snorkeling for jade so yet another prescription device in the works for me. Thanks for bringing this up.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 04:47:39 pm »

A prescription snorkel? Hmm, interesting!
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 07:40:12 pm »

At least the mask. Jade diving is about to move north from California to  include Washington.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 07:42:11 pm »

Should've done this a long time ago!  I got the eyes checked recently and bought a couple new sets of reading glasses.  While I was at it I ordered a pair of prescription safety glasses.  Got them in a nice strong prescription also for a little extra magnification when working up close.  I'm anal about eye protection and it was always such a hassle to try to combine my reading glasses with a face shield or put a pair of safety glasses over them.  And since I can't see to work on anything closer than arms length without my glasses it was a constant battle.  But these safety glasses make life so much nicer when working stones now!  I recommend it to anyone who needs to wear glasses to cut their rocks.

Are these a special size or just that the lenses are unbreakable material?  if special (i/e other than normal safety lenses) can you post a pic? Are they like a shield or diving mask or??
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2014, 06:36:05 am »

My eyes were corrected to 20-20 years ago, but I find safety glasses with bifocal lenses are really helpful for my old eyes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2014, 12:45:38 pm »



Got a few water spots on them from cabbing the other day.  If I were to be doing something that threw lots of dangerous material around (like grinding on metal and throwing lots of sparks/metal shavings) I would probably still put on a face shield also.  But these are great for sawing/cabbing/grinding rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 12:56:18 pm »

I go to the local pharmacy store and buy 3.50 or 4.00 reading glasses with whooty owl sized lens and frames. They give me a lot of  coverage for my eyes and last a long time. Ii use the smaller lens type for reading that I get from Costco. I do use prescription glasses for distance stuff like driving. Because I don't always need to wear glasses unless I'm doing close up work I tend to stuff them in my shirt pocket with my call phone and such so they get scratched a lot. Doing lapidary work doesn't generate high speed projectiles like metal work does so I feel safe with these large sized  reading glasses.
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