For those of you with less than perfect vision, how do you plan on maintaining or producing spectacles after the big shit? Kebab can't be removed if you can't see.
Also, any recommendations for SHTF glasses? Can you still buy BCGs onlines?
I worked at a similar place and got a pair of "sport" style safety glasses
They look fucking retarded but are flexible, and iso rated
I love taking them to the range
Hoping to get a similar job soon (Hooray funemployment!) So I can update my script
If you do t have such a job, then I suggest you invest in a pair when you're old enough- eyes change with age, but slow down/stop changing afterm 25 (ish)
Are they expensive? I've got tuition to pay, boss.
I'm looking at corrective surgery, not specifically for SHTF because I don't worry a long term scenario, but if that were to ever happen I'd probably die before I'd have issues with eye sight again.
I've been worrying about this.
I just have multiple pairs of my old prescriptions that I can still basically see with. Next pair is definitely going to be a sturdy frame, possibly aluminum.
My contact lenses pretty much last forever, but finding enough solution to keep them fresh would be a problem..
tl;dr I need lasik.
Are contact lenses allowed after basic? Being innawoods with contacts doesn't seem any more uncomfortable than with glasses. Can't think of any reason for contacts to be barred besides irratant under lens.
If you walked into a backdraft then you're a pretty unobservant person. Thus you're not suited for fighting fire, even in a volunteer capacity. And you'll probably walk right into an ambush in SHTF.
These guys get it, prescription safety glasses are the way to go.
You can also get inserts for Oakley/ESS frames, or if you want to piss off your CO on throwback Thursday get wayfarers.
After basic: Yeah, when you're not in the field and if it isn't retarded like bright red or patterned or some shit like that.
During basic: Hell to the naw, it would be way too much of a hassle, and they'll melt to your eyes if you wear them in the gas chamber.
When it comes to operating, do what the pros do.
>Your immediately blind until you remove the irritated lens, and then now you can't see.
More importantly removing and inserting lens requires time, comfortable environment and very fine motor skills. What is often is compatible with combat and combat-like situations. In case of damaging/losing/spoiling main pair equipping spare pare of glasses is order of magnitude easier than fiddling with lens.
Get it in another country that isn't a third world shithole and get no documentation with you and never bring it up, renew your driver's license with the updated information and apply after 6 months for your eyes to fully heal.
I work in a chem lab. Prescription safety glasses are typically something you have to specially order. They run anywhere from 40 to 250 dollars depending on where you get them and your insurance/workplace policy.
(my eyes are about the same as yours, Aetna covers that shit like a pro)
You've no choice but to get a pair through your optometrist. Probably at least two to three pairs if not more. I'd recommend pinnacle lenses if you can afford them.
>2 pairs for BOB
>pair for car
I can imagine one pair lasting at least 5 years if not more without too many accidents. Anyone know if one can replace broken screws on safety glasses?
Hey I've got an idea, it's called don't be born with inferior eyesight because it is our most important trait.
Can't wait for you to die first.
>20/20 master race
The gender fluid, pansexual, non judgemental Obama military of 2016
I don't know what service you're in but I get these metal Mike Vinig/Dugan type specs. Very rapey, but functional
You're a liar. DOD, DON, USAF all only allow 2x civ glasses + 1x BCG + 1x inserts every YEAR. You can get a new set of BCG's, but only if you need more than that. And that's every 6 months, or it comes out of pocket.
I wear contacts now, but I've been in for 8 years and have been collecting my free glasses anyway. I wore contacts in Afghanistan and Iraq and at the NTC. Never had an issue, always kept an extra set of BCG's in my kit, and had several on the COP, or truck.
>For those of you with less than perfect vision, how do you plan on maintaining or producing spectacles after the big shit?
Building up contact lenses and glasses. Plan on getting PRK in the next couple of years anyway.
>I can't see shit day or night
>Hey correct your vision nigger
>No thanks, I value my not being able to see shit too much
That's you. My night vision is literally no worse than it was before the procedure.
this. vision insurance is usually dirt cheap and buying glasses is dirt cheap with it. Just make sure you find out what you are covered for before you buy (they should be able to tell you at the counter).
>decline all the fancy shit they want to do to the lenses, most of it is not covered and it will make you lenses cost a fuckton
If you just buy the basic stuff and have insurance you should walk out for less than $50.
I just don't shove enough dicks in my eye to get any benefit from PRK.
I will freely admit it would have been the better option for me if I had as much semen flowing over my eyes on a daily basis as you do.
>he said while being at least 60lbs overweight
Alright then smartass. How about you're going along minding your own business and suddenly something explodes or catches on fire near you, and you are knocked to the ground or otherwise it takes you a minute to recover and get out of the area.
Congratulations, there is a good chance your contacts just melted onto your eyes, in which case this is SHTF and you are now semi-permanently fucked because no doctors/medical facility.
This. I'll wear them in garrison but typically not in the field or definitely not when deployed.
One grain of sand will completely fuck up your day, you may not have a chance to take them out or lose your eye drops, in which case they will dry out on you.
Deployment would be a terrible idea because you have to wear safety glasses anyway, and if you get hit with an IED or have fire near you, those things could get melted onto your eyes. Not the biggest threat, but just something else to worry about.
All in all I don't give a shit about how I look with glasses on around other soldiers, so its easier to just wear glasses. I'll take them off and put on contacts when I get off duty.
If you had said "Directly to the eye" you might have a leg to stand on. Maybe.
But the head overall? I call BS. If you hit someone in the head that goddamn hard, they have other problems. Like not being alive anymore.
Just hope that in the next few years this come out
I don't even have vision problems and I would get this shit
>6'3 230lbs 11% body fat
>state champion wrestler
>help train MMA and other fag grapple gym rats
>blind as a one eyed mole
Point whoever I grab is dying. Protip, just throw elderly in my way and book it over the sound of bones breaking like bubble wrap