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shtf for geeks--spectacle choice for shtf

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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im sure, hopefully that this is a new one.

what type of "portholes" for shtf/bugout should one procure. thi is for someone like me, who wears contacts. And don't mention surgery as im too wimpy to have it. with my luck it either won't get me to 20/20 or it'll get worse.

my parameters are extremely durable, clarity, and hopefully ballistic protection. please include brands and anyone who has used prescription types before are desired.

typical over ear types vs. google type?
tinted vs. clear vs. photo senstive (change in sunlight)?
difference in ballistic level related to real world use, comfort etc..?
any other aspects like brand x aren't comfortable, brand x are flimsy, etc

i know obtaining contact in post shtf will be impossible. And normal glasses usually break.




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by rebeldog
And don't mention surgery as im too wimpy to have it.


Darn, I was gonna say get your eyes lasered. I'd say most glasses arn't made to last, these days. They make them brake easily so you go back and buy more the next year!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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sandf
blindness would not work well..
I wore glasses as a kid and am recently back in them.

When you think about it you have asked a question that ranks right up there with
what about diabetics, and people who need meds, chronic care.. etc
scary stuff

I know magnifiers are common but the proper corrective lenses specific to problem eyes are not
I wear photochromic crizzels with wire frames so I can wear saftey glasses or put magnifiers over then to beef up the zoom.

ill make wire frames if I have to
no biggy
but again the corrective part of the lens is the hard part
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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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This is one of my main shtf worries. For me, I think I lucked out - both my eyes are the same script and as luck would have it, mine last up to 4 months before wearing out. so I have 4 years of contacts and same in contact solution. My aviator glasses are from the 1980s. I just fix them every time they break. Old script but they work good enough for me.

I'd suggest getting a lot of lenses and solution - no rub cleaners will let the contacts last longer.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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As age is creeping up on me,and the eyesight is starting to fail me,along with my memory,
I have 5 to 8 pair of reading glasses everywhere.
I just have to go in search of them.The range from 1.25 to 1.75.
So I might have some to spare for trading.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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stuff every orifice with glasses and magnifiers, they weigh nothing



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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I dunno about brands etc, but I would certainly get durable glasses with plastic lenses and make sure to extra pairs stashed away both at home and in your vehicle.
Contact lens wearers are going to have to join the rest of us geeks I suppose,
Good question.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:25 AM
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I wear glasses but the Rx hasn't changes hardly any in the last 15 years.

I have the $300 glasses from the eye doctor (insurance paid 90% of) and I also have about 5 pair I bought from
a web site called "$39 eye glass.com" and they are the same quality about as the high dollar glasses. I have been wearing a pair or the cheapies for 2 years now with no problems. If you get the ones that tint in the sun their like $79. Still cheap enough. Stock up on a few pairs.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by rebeldog
im sure, hopefully that this is a new one.

what type of "portholes" for shtf/bugout should one procure. thi is for someone like me, who wears contacts. And don't mention surgery as im too wimpy to have it. with my luck it either won't get me to 20/20 or it'll get worse.

my parameters are extremely durable, clarity, and hopefully ballistic protection. please include brands and anyone who has used prescription types before are desired.

typical over ear types vs. google type?
tinted vs. clear vs. photo senstive (change in sunlight)?
difference in ballistic level related to real world use, comfort etc..?
any other aspects like brand x aren't comfortable, brand x are flimsy, etc

i know obtaining contact in post shtf will be impossible. And normal glasses usually break.


Army-issue specs from when I was in the forces. They are heavy-duty.
Joe 90 spec. you might say.

They are thick, bakerlite plastic things that grip very well so they won't fall off my face easily.
I've had photo-sensitive (chromo) lenses installed and they are good in ultra-bright sunlight.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:04 AM
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Here you go

Sports Glasses

I use them all the time when I go into the bush...

Semper



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by ParaZep

Originally posted by rebeldog
And don't mention surgery as im too wimpy to have it.


Darn, I was gonna say get your eyes lasered. I'd say most glasses arn't made to last, these days. They make them brake easily so you go back and buy more the next year!

Be wary of the laser deal.
I know a friend who had it done and his night-time vision deteriorated not long after...



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:17 AM
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Ever heard of something called 'the bates method'? It's a method where you can become 20/20 because bad eyesight (unless diabetes or some other illness) is just bad habbit.

Problem is though the guy who invented the method couldn't write very well so it's confusing but an ebook which he wrote around 100 years ago is below, there are other places too go to for info too but you'll have too do some googling for that.
Ebook



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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I'm blind as a bat without my glasses.

My prescription is awful but it hasnt changed noticeably in years.

I've considered prescription athletic goggles for shtf.

Something like this: www.sporteyes.com...
Or this: www.wileyx.com...

Unless I get hit with some degenerative disease I should probably make it a good decade before the prescription is too weak to be effective.

Or I'll just walk everywhere peering down the scope of a rifle.

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:01 AM
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Excellent thread, OP. I wish I could convince my wife to simply have a 2nd pair of eye glasses, she is blind without them. Every time she is away on holiday or business I hope for the best. It bothers me she cannot see the common sense in being prepared with emergency lenses.

I'm lucky that I can get away with dollar store glasses because my diopter is so mild. I've found that the dollar store type glasses are the same that you pay 19-29.00 for in a pharmacy or Wal-Mort, so be thrifty and save, the level of quality is still there.

I would hate to see the SHTF because I wonder what will happen to the many 'day walkers' I see where I live that are otherwise invisible in the community. There are a few folks in my area that walk incredible distances to pick up a few things at the supermarket. These people are doing busy work for lack of better things to do. I've seen enough to know I don't want to see them without their medication.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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BC glasses, marines use them in boot camp, they are industructable, but theres a reason they call them BC glasses though, and its not basic training, its birth control



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