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So i used to ask anyone who looked like they had a good set of eyes to read the instructions, the prints , etc etc

Then i got my first set of spectacles, which i trashed in about a weeks time

so i bought those cheapo ones from the hardware store, comes in this small metal case that one can slip in the side pocket of carpenter jeans

trashed them, and IN their case at that too....:( , i'm good for a pair every other week when i'm busy

any help for the hopeless?

~C(large font please, thx)S~
 

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I have been wearing contacts for over 20 years and love contacts . In the last year to get the contacts right for distance I can't see crap up close . I am seriously considering LASIK .
 

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Dollar store readers. Drug store readers.

Skip the chart. Grab a bottle of aspirin or something like that and try and read the instructions on it. When you can do that - buy em.

^^ Been doing that for years.

Just spent a grand on customs, - not worth a ****. I use the dollar store ones.
 

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I have worn glasses since I turned 40, I wear them all the time unless I am sleeping. I get the heavy duty safety glasses.

My brother gets the drug store brand and has maybe 10 pairs, he leaves them all around.
 

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as (everyone) said, you're in good company cs. my wife picks me up 3 packs from the dollar store every month. I lose em, I smash em, they fall apart, etc etc. A few years ago I bought the high dollar safety 600v rated prescription ones and lost em in a month. gave up. it's dollar store for me. one pair in a couple tool bags, a couple in the truck, some at home, etc.
 

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Get a strap and hang them on your neck when not in use. I see a lot of guys do this with safety glasses.
:no:I did that!:mad:

When I eat something all the crumbs land right on the glasses

When I sweat, the part of the strap that goes on the earpiece comes off

And the "straw that broke the camels back" ....
I was crawling under a house, the whole length of the house, and when I went to put on my glasses, they were packed with mud, twisted, and one lens popped out!:censored:
 

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Did you get your eyes checked? Seems logicial enough, they can see other things going on, you know...
 

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Wearing a $200 pair of titanium framed ones and like others have said, no better than the drug store cheapos. I'll borrow the customers, counter guys, its all good.
 

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I use Foster Grants readers. 3 for $15.00 at Target. Keep them on a leash around your neck. They hold up pretty good, but I still keep spares around just in case.
 

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So i used to ask anyone who looked like they had a good set of eyes to read the instructions, the prints , etc etc

Then i got my first set of spectacles, which i trashed in about a weeks time

so i bought those cheapo ones from the hardware store, comes in this small metal case that one can slip in the side pocket of carpenter jeans

trashed them, and IN their case at that too....:( , i'm good for a pair every other week when i'm busy

any help for the hopeless?

~C(large font please, thx)S~
My cheap ass 2.75 reading glasses sit in my shirt pocket and I keep a spare set in the truck because I will break them,usually during a fist fight with a GC..:eek::laughing:
 

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I need glasses for reading, and other up-close tasks we do every day. Splicing in j-boxes above ceilings where it's dark is a prime example.

The bi-focal ones work for reading ,when you are looking downwards. But what to do when your neck is craned backwards, looking up? I have actually resorted to flipping my cheater safety glasses upside down .

Two companies I know of make dual segment cheater safety glasses. The bi-focal is at both top and bottoms of the lenses. 3M and Jackson safety make them. I buy three or four pair at a time, can usually keep a set relatively scratch free for about 2 mos. by washing with soap and water, NOT using packaged towelletes to simply smear sheetrock dust all over and destroy the lenses. I do this maybe 3 times a day, treat them with Fog-Tech each time.

I want my eyes back, might have Lasik done in a year or two.
 

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:no:I did that!:mad:

When I eat something all the crumbs land right on the glasses

When I sweat, the part of the strap that goes on the earpiece comes off

And the "straw that broke the camels back" ....
I was crawling under a house, the whole length of the house, and when I went to put on my glasses, they were packed with mud, twisted, and one lens popped out!:censored:
:laughing::laughing:

I hate glasses...:no:
 
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