|Dick H||09/08/2019 14:43:31|
|67 forum posts|
Following on from the article on "Lathework for Beginners" and the safety aspects thereof, in the latest edition (Model Engineers' Workshop 284) I was recently pleased to note that you can now get bifocal safety glasses in the normal strengths for not too much money.
|not done it yet||09/08/2019 15:09:28|
|3247 forum posts|
Question might be: How many, who require bifocals, have ‘normal’ strength prescriptions. One simple lens per eye is easy. Combining 2 different prescriptions for each eye is rather hopeful for them being anything like simple.
Please enlighten us on what you consider as ‘not too much money’ (compared to a simple prescription).
I used to have toughened lenses for laboratory work, but prefer over-glasses (cheap to replace when scratched) for where hot metal and abrasive grinding grit might be airborne.
A long time ago, I had plastic safety prescription glasses supplied by my employer. They would soon fall off due to the heat! Hope they are better these days.
|Dick H||09/08/2019 15:31:07|
|67 forum posts|
Around the 12-15 Euro mark. As to a "simple prescription" try Germany, (100 Euro +) for anything. I tend to use simple over-glasses and a variety of off the peg reading glasses in the workshop but the availabilty of safety glasses with bifocal sections caught my attention. I take the point with regard to those whose eyes differ markedly. sorry, just trying to be helpful.
|Nick Clarke 3||09/08/2019 15:34:01|
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As a varifocal wearer I find it easier and also cheaper to wear a full face shield when necessary. While safety glasses will protect your eyes, in my experience their lenses (or a face shield) can still be marked by a flying object - but the face shield is far cheaper to replace.
I look like Dan Dare from the Eagle in my face shield - so that may be either a disadvantage or selling point, depending upon your age.
|jimmy b||09/08/2019 16:17:04|
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I use varifocal safety glasses every day. I have no idea of the cost, as work pay.......
|not done it yet||09/08/2019 17:20:18|
|3247 forum posts|
No need to be sorry. I was just interested in the cost and then rambled on with what I do.
At 12 - 15 Euro mark, they are likely very good value IF the prescription fits. I’m a tight wad when it comes to paying out money. I don’t skimp on ppe but costs can vary widely. I like to reimburse a relative or friend, for a pack of safety specs, or a visor, etc, to take advantage of industrial rates.
|Tim Chambers||09/08/2019 17:21:51|
|82 forum posts|
I have a pair of Uvex varifocal safety specs from Vision Express "That'll be £450 please." Still I wouldn't be without them, the main concern was looking up from the work to look across the workshop to find tools,etc.
|Brian G||09/08/2019 17:35:39|
|557 forum posts|
My varifocal safety glasses cost £186 two years ago from safetyspecs.co.uk . This was broken down into £60 for the frames (Cat offered the largest lenses, which I think important for varifocals), £80 for varifocal lenses, £10 for the hard coating, £5 for delivery and £31 for the taxman.
I thought that (other than the tax) this was pretty good.
|115 forum posts|
I use these. **LINK**
Cheap as chips !
|Alan Waddington 2||09/08/2019 20:37:41|
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|Mike Lightfoot||09/08/2019 20:44:30|
|76 forum posts|
I also use varifocal safety specs from spec savers £250 ish but wouldnt be without them
|2208 forum posts|
I use bifocal safety glasses bought from one of the high street opticians, can’t remember which one. They were over £200 as I remember.
|1109 forum posts|
I use my normal varifocal glasses and a face shield, as Nick says, much cheaper and it protects the hole of my face.
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