Prescription shooting glasses ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TampaBaySean, May 29, 2012.

  1. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    I am officially old . Just got my new glasses and was wondering if there was a manufacturer that made prescription shooting glasses . I haven't compared shooting with and without the glasses but I know I will shoot better with my glasses on but they do not provide much protection .

    Any thoughts or experience with this ?
     
  2. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

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    I have a local eye doctor who i gave my suglasses to and he just sent them off and had my polarized lenses made into lenses with my prescrption in them. I would die down here without them. I see no reason they couldnt do the same with your favorite shooters.
     

  3. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    Yeah it's a pain in the ass having to swap them out . A freckle was also found on my eye which can be cancerous so sunglasses are really important . I think I'll get an ex pair of oakleys and then look into the ex shooters. There are a few links on google .
     
  4. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

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    They can do it. I even have bifocals in my Arnetts!
     
  5. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    I'm gonna call Oakley and see if I can get my prescription glasses done in impact resistant lenses . Kill 2 birds with 1 stone
     
  6. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    It actually depends on your prescription and the frame that you chose to put these into. Due to Oakley's commitment to optically matching and distortion free lenses, there are limitations on the Rx that they can manufacture. I know some who fall outside the oakley range but have lenses custom cut to fit their favorite oakley frame. oakley doesn't do it because the strength of the prescription causes distortion levels in the lens that are outside of oakley's "qc" requirements.

    I happen to be an oakley collector and get asked this question a lot.

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  7. Hollen

    Hollen New Member

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    Check out Wiley X.

    http://www.wileyx.com/index.aspx

    They can make you some glasses with your prescription. And they also have transition lenses. So you just need one pair for both indoors and out. And they have some awsome styles so you can where them all the time.
     
  8. bigben

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    At work they give us RX safety glasses. I usually wear them when I shoot. I have seen several options in Walmart eye center. Just my 0.02

    EDIT: My RX glasses are 3M
     
  9. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    I figured the Oakleys would be RX , Sun , and shooting glasses .
     
  10. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Wiley x offers impact protection, sun protection, and prescription. Some models even have a gasket to seal the frame against the face to keep out dust and wind. And they are more affordable than Oakley.
     
  11. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Personally, I would touch wileyx with a ten foot pole anymore. Not after this:
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    Impact damage after a loaded 10 round mag fell 1 ft onto the glasses. I may have just gotten a bum pair, but no way i'm trusting my vision To that brand anymore. Besides, having worn many different brands of optics back to back, there is noticeable differences in clarity between the oakley lenses and the wileyx lenses. And as a bonus, oakley lenses are still made in the USA and all the sport frames and titanium frames are still made in the US as well (as are Wileyx).

    Just a thought.

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  12. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Walmart lenses are normal polycarbonate and not ANsI z87.1 rated (unless specified ) like your 3m glasses are. Oakley lenses use a patented formulation of polycarbonate that no other manufacturers use in the production of sunglasses lenses. Each lens is optically matched to the other lens via a clarity test so distortion is kept at a minimum. They do the same for RX and they have a partnership with "transitions" so they do those as well.


    I have several buddies that swear by the 3m glasses they get from work. For the price, they're a heck of a deal and work extremely well.

    Hth
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  13. Hollen

    Hollen New Member

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    Wooooow!!! That sucks man!!!

    I have a pair of wileyx revolver and I've step on them and nothing happened.

    I like Oakley also just Did think they had rx prescription glasses.
     
  14. Just wondering if you had tried contacting the manufacturer? I'd like to think they'd stand behind their product and make things right for you.
     
  15. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    These are the Wiley x that I know.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-DuStfU1ms[/ame]
    I wear Wiley all the time. Never had an issue. They are ANSI rated witch means they will withstand a 1lbs weight dropped from 50in and a 1/4 inch steel ball at 200 mph...
     
  16. By any chance have you thought about contacts? I am far sighted and I wear contacts 24/7 and never have a problem with them while shooting at the indoor place I go to. I personally don't feel my contacts when they are in, its like they are not even there. I have the Air Optix night & day soft breathable contacts. I then wear these glasses with no problems: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...me-clear-smoke-amber-orange-and-copper-lenses

    Without my contacts I am not even going to try to fire a gun cause I can't even see to drive without them. I can make out objects but that is about it.
     
  17. Appreciate hearing positive feedback on Wiley X's. Really impressive video demonstrating their product durability.

    All I was wondering was had Wiley X been contacted by the poster who had a loaded 10 round magazine fall one foot and break a pair of their ANSI rated glasses in half. Was curious to know if the company stood behind their product and replaced the glasses for the poster, as something was apparently wrong with the pair he had.
     
  18. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Unfortunately, I never got around to contacting the company. It's been several years now and no longer worth my time As I am exclusively Oakley for eye protection.

    Had I contacted them right away, I'm sure they would have made me whole again. They are a top notch company with a good product. I have several buddies in the military that use WileyX and have never had an issue. Like I stated, personally I would never recommend them based on my breakage and the differences in optical clarity. Strength is one thing, but coupling that with superior optics that allow you to wear the protection all day without eye fatigue is another.

    As with all things, YMMV. Just trying to give you enough info to make and informed decision.

    For your viewing pleasure:
    http://www.oakley.com/store/products/men/sunglasses/prescription

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUoV-NqruDc&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDtazhqy0xs&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOPmUg5wRfE&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]. I can personally attest to the strength of the x-metal titanium sunglasses. I got into a head on car crash, both cars going over 60 mph (each). The glasses took the impact of the airbag. When they loaded me into the meat wagon, I asked the EMT to get them from the car for me. They were perfectly fine.

    And for your reading pleasure:
    https://secure.usstandardissue.com/Page.cfm?id=5

    http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=44034

    https://secure.usstandardissue.com/File_Repository/Eyewear_Test_Results.pdf

    http://rubensmenswear.com/pages/photographs/oakley/lens clarity/lens clarity.htm

    gee, can you tell I get passionate when it comes
    To eye protection? :rolleyes:

    Dave
     
  19. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker New Member

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    I just use my regular Ray Bans for when I'm shooting. Also soemthing to consider is to use ear muffs that still seal out noise when your wearing glasses. My first pair of muffs didn't but my newer Husqvarnas do.
     
  20. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member


    I tried contacts. I fall asleep in them , forget to put them in lol . I am going to call Oakley and Wiley X and compare prices. Ive been wearing Oakley and Revo glasses for years so Im a little biased