This is a discussion on The advantage of glasses in self-defense within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I now have to wear glasses to see - progressives at that. They've saved me on several occassions - twigs hitting my face in the ...
I now have to wear glasses to see - progressives at that. They've saved me on several occassions - twigs hitting my face in the woods, brass ejected at the range and more. 15 years ago (before wearing glasses) I had a tiny piece of pine bark (perfectly curved) land on my right eye. It happened on the weekend so I had to go to the ER for removal, numbing, etc. Never again!
Here's a suggestion for those who just have to use reading glasses. My neighbor only needs glasses to read. He had 20/20 make him a set of progressive bifocals with the reading Rx on the bottom and straight non-Rx for the rest of the lens. He has his reading specs when needed and full-time eye protection all the time. If I didn't need correction near and far, I'd do what he did.
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Three years ago I had lens implants in both eyes. As a result I was able to stop wearing glasses after 30 years. It was great at first, but I found I was getting all kinds of crud in my eyes. I found wearing sunglasses was the answer so I never go out of the house without them. Mostly Oakleys with bronze polorized lenses or when driving I like the Serengeti Driver Gradient lenses. These work great if you go through a tunnel, just tip your head up a bit and the botton of the lens is almost clear. Also makes it very easy to read the dash.
The Oakleys with the bronze lenses are great for night driving. They damp down the on coming head lights.
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