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H60DoorGunner
05-31-2018, 05:29 PM
Admin, please move if this isn't the right sub. Idk where else to put it.

My wife wears glasses and doesn't want to get LASEK. She wants a good set of prescription safety/shooting glasses. The best I can think of are Oakley M-Frames with prescription lenses, but I wanted to see if anyone here had experience with anything else. My vision is excellent, so I've never had to wear prescription stuff.

toolman
05-31-2018, 06:57 PM
I use a set of prescription safety glasses with the clip on side shields. Also makes for a good set of backup glasses. Some of the ordinary industrial safety glasses fit pretty well over standard glasses, so look around for one of those.

bpd459
05-31-2018, 07:06 PM
Greetings,
Check out the Decot shooting glasses. First class all the way.
Good luck,
John

H60DoorGunner
06-01-2018, 05:16 AM
Thanks. I'll pass the suggestions along.

Sancap
06-01-2018, 05:27 AM
Another possibility is Smith's Tactical line, which are said to meet mil-spec standards as well as the sporting standard. They don't seem to offer bifocals or progressive lenses, and their web ordering is a mess (I went through an optician), but the frames are very substantial while still being fashionable and not looking like shooting glasses. I'm very happy with mine. Lucky Gunner did a video recently on eye protection, and Smith came out at the top of the glasses they reviewed. Decot wasn't included in that review, but after looking at the Decot site, I'll say Decot seems to handle lenses, especially bifocals, much better than Smith, though I strongly prefer the Smith frames.

Mike O'Leary
06-01-2018, 05:56 AM
H60, I had a company called sportrx.com make my shooting glasses. They have a lot of styles to choose from. I got some Oakley’s from them with a prescription insert that snaps in and out. That way you still have the benefits of the actual safety glasses with a removeable insert. I really like mine.

jesmith
06-01-2018, 07:08 AM
i am Texas so sunglasses are a must. I wear the Oakley Crankshaft with prescription polycarbonite safety lens. 5-square and Turbine are good too.

von Clausewitz
06-01-2018, 08:37 AM
i am Texas so sunglasses are a must. I wear the Oakley Crankshaft with prescription polycarbonite safety lens. 5-square and Turbine are good too.

+1 on Turbine’s

Allen
06-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Rudy Project.

H60DoorGunner
06-01-2018, 10:03 AM
More options than I realized. Thanks!

BillyOblivion
06-03-2018, 02:58 PM
Admin, please move if this isn't the right sub. Idk where else to put it.

My wife wears glasses and doesn't want to get LASEK. She wants a good set of prescription safety/shooting glasses. The best I can think of are Oakley M-Frames with prescription lenses, but I wanted to see if anyone here had experience with anything else. My vision is excellent, so I've never had to wear prescription stuff.

Make another case for LASIK, if you can afford it. The thing about LASIK is that glasses can get lost or broken, but your eyes can't. Well, can't get lost. It is only recently that LASIK has been able to "fix" more extreme cases of farsightedness, and after I get some foot surgery I start saving for LASIK.
One problem I had with Oakley's, and this is partially a function of the shape of my head (I have a "long oval" head so bad the sides are nearly flat. It looks REALLY odd from the top) is that the temples (the bits that go from the hinge to behind the ear) are rounded, and keep my ear pros from seating properly. You need to make sure that the frames you get are flush with the head near the ear.
As other people have noted, Industrial Safety Glasses--I've worn them as primary glasses in the past, and switch back recently. They tend to be less interesting looking than some glasses, but also less expensive (the frames anyway, the lenses are normal cost).
That said, even industrial safety glasses use "normal" polycarbonate lenses, so if she's got slightly curved frames and polycarb lenses they're good enough for normal range shooting.
A lot depends on her prescription--the "worse" her vision the less "base curvature" of the lens she'll be able to get her prescription in. My prescription is in the +4 range, so I have to stick with "flatter" frames. That said, my prescription sunglasses are "Rudy Project" "Exynox SX" frames with lenses cut by Sports Optical (http://www.sportsoptical.com/) here in Denver.
There are some frames you can get that have both replaceable lenses AND a separate carrier for the prescription lenses. This lets you get two or three pairs of glasses--indoor shooting glasses, prescription sunglasses and whatever other external lens you want with the same lenses for correction. This needs to stand a bit off your face, and if you have long eyelashes it can take some getting used to, but it's also cheaper to change your prescription since that rides in a cheaper frame.

H60DoorGunner
06-03-2018, 08:47 PM
Make another case for LASIK, if you can afford it. The thing about LASIK is that glasses can get lost or broken, but your eyes can't. Well, can't get lost. It is only recently that LASIK has been able to "fix" more extreme cases of farsightedness, and after I get some foot surgery I start saving for LASIK.
One problem I had with Oakley's, and this is partially a function of the shape of my head (I have a "long oval" head so bad the sides are nearly flat. It looks REALLY odd from the top) is that the temples (the bits that go from the hinge to behind the ear) are rounded, and keep my ear pros from seating properly. You need to make sure that the frames you get are flush with the head near the ear.
As other people have noted, Industrial Safety Glasses--I've worn them as primary glasses in the past, and switch back recently. They tend to be less interesting looking than some glasses, but also less expensive (the frames anyway, the lenses are normal cost).
That said, even industrial safety glasses use "normal" polycarbonate lenses, so if she's got slightly curved frames and polycarb lenses they're good enough for normal range shooting.
A lot depends on her prescription--the "worse" her vision the less "base curvature" of the lens she'll be able to get her prescription in. My prescription is in the +4 range, so I have to stick with "flatter" frames. That said, my prescription sunglasses are "Rudy Project" "Exynox SX" frames with lenses cut by Sports Optical (http://www.sportsoptical.com/) here in Denver.
There are some frames you can get that have both replaceable lenses AND a separate carrier for the prescription lenses. This lets you get two or three pairs of glasses--indoor shooting glasses, prescription sunglasses and whatever other external lens you want with the same lenses for correction. This needs to stand a bit off your face, and if you have long eyelashes it can take some getting used to, but it's also cheaper to change your prescription since that rides in a cheaper frame.


We can afford the best LASIK guy in Texas, that isn't the issue. She just doesn't want surgery. I've made the case several times, but currently it's a non-starter. \_(ツ)_/

She's 28, and doesn't want to get surgery twice. She'll be more open to the idea later down the road... or if her vision degrades to the point that she can't function at all without glasses.

I'll pass all this info along. The biggest issue is that she needs tinted "sun" glasses. If they make industrial glasses like that, it might be a good option. I know one of the biggest things is that she doesn't want to wear her $300 designer eye glasses to shoot/train in because they're bound to get dinged up on the range. Currently that's what she does now, but I know it's not preferable.