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Conceding Blindness


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^^^  I struggle with that daily, working myself right into the ground.  >:(

Pre-spring has to suck at ANY bike shop. I don't envy that at all.

We had crazy weather today. Clouds came in and out all day. 65 degrees for most of it, although it spiked in the 70's for a short minute. I've been getting a lot of riding in.

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Dude...eye doctor is a well spent visit.

I just got my first glasses a couple of years ago.  By the time I find them I'll need a different prescription.

Seriously though, my Dad avoided any doctor like the plague, to include eye doctors.  Pretty sure he couldn't read much anymore, as he had magnifying glasses and flashlights all over the place when he died.  He complained about a space heater we gave him not having operating instructions...which were printed on the front of it in 1/8" high letters.

Get polycarbonate lenses, so they can double as your shooting glasses.


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Get polycarbonate lenses, so they can double as your shooting glasses.


Polycarbonate lenses are great for impact resistance but some people have trouble with them due to more aberrations induced by the lens material.  Trivex is an alternative lens material that provides better optical qualities with an equal impact resistance.

This is from allaboutvision.com

Polycarbonate vs. Trivex Lenses: A Quick Comparison

Here is a brief comparison of polycarbonate and Trivex lenses to help you decide which lenses might be best for you:

    Thickness: Polycarbonate has a higher index of refraction than Trivex (1.58 vs. 1.53), so polycarbonate lenses are about 10 percent thinner than Trivex lenses.

    Weight: Trivex has a lower specific gravity than polycarbonate, making Trivex lenses about 10 percent lighter than polycarbonate lenses.

    Optical Clarity (central): Trivex lenses have less internal stress and may produce sharper central vision than polycarbonate lenses.

    Optical Clarity (peripheral): Trivex lenses have a higher Abbe value and may produce sharper peripheral vision with less chromatic aberration than polycarbonate lenses.

    Impact Resistance: Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses have comparable impact resistance.

    UV Protection: Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses both block 100 percent of the sun's UV rays without the need for special UV-blocking lens coatings.

    Availability: Polycarbonate lenses are available in a wider variety of lens designs (e.g., progressive lenses and other multifocals) than Trivex lenses.

    Cost: The cost of polycarbonate and Trivex lenses can vary considerably, but many optical stores charge more for Trivex lenses than polycarbonate lenses.

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thank god i got great vision still, i remember as a kid my old man reading the news paper with his arms fully extented so he could see the print. he finally went in when his arms got to short. i worry about my hearing. im 31 and "deaf" i have a hard time hearing when there is alot or back ground noise and there is always ringing in my ears. i know i should wear muffs when im in the compressor rooms for work but i never remember too.......im going to end up like my grandpa......HUH!?!

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I got my first perscription in 2011. And then Solyndra bought everyone who wanted them some perscription safety glasses and many many different frames to choose. I'd say mine were worth $400, lenses and frames. I recieved mine a week before the company shut down... FUCKING IDIOTS!!!!


But that is where all your tax money went. They spent like a stupid woman with a American Express.


Mine are now my Shootin' glasses hail.gif

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