Indestructible eyeglasses -- do they exist?personal gear
Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:28 AM
.17 trainees who depend on spectacles may consider having an
indestructible pair as part of their personal survival kit.
Sports goggles are pretty tough, designed to receive impacts, but
Is there truly such a thing as indestructible eyeglasses?
Or are we talking about only as indestructible as the Titanic was virtually unsinkable?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:57 PM
They claim the titanium ones can be bent and twisted and not break.
Throw in a polycarbonate lens and maybe you've got something close to it.
I'm grabbing some of these with clear polycarb lenses for offshore nights to keep the wind and rain out of my eyes.
or you could try these for close fit glasses
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:42 AM
Judge's Law states that..." The more expensive the specs the sooner they will go over the side or under the feet of the biggest gorilla on the boat."
Seriously though after more than 40 years mixing poor eyesight and sailing I've come to the conclusion that cheap sunnies and single use soft contacts are the only way to go. Plus a pair of cheap readers if you're going to have to do close work.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:53 PM
I have had way to many poly-carbonite lens lens fails
I have a sport set that wraps around and is held on with a strap that never moves BUT this style distorts your vision so they do not get much use
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:39 PM
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:27 AM
I played soccer, so every so often I would show up at the B&L place with a pair of glasses with big wads of athletic tape in the corners and another wad of tape holding the bridge together. I eventually got to know the B&L guys by name and we joked about the 'indestructible' frames. Nylon does tend to get a little brittle in the cold.
I guess my point is that 'indestructible' glasses aren't.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:29 AM
I have seen carbon and titanium, etc glasses busted simply by sitting on them on the carseat (carbon= CRACk)) or tossing your briefcase on them (titanium = snap!) No amount of stiffness within the confines of weight you're willing to hang on your nose will be anywhere near enough to withstand even a simple crush.
The most 'indestructable' glasses are flexible plastic.
Flex is the key, and even then no guarantees...
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:48 PM
Try Transitions non polarized lenses. Polarized lenses are a bugger with some instrument displays.
I need prescription glasses and am at the point of needing bifocals to be comfortable. Prescription bifocal anti glare glasses= very expensive so I'm a bit protective. I've tried them all and they still break if you try hard enough. My current pair are Oakley softflex frames, the arms are some kind of rubber and a head strap so they dont fly off. I dont break many on my face, its the switching between sunglasses and regulars and not getting them into a case before some body steps on them or sits something on them for me.