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What is your favorite brand? Do you buy the more expensive, or do you go the ZZ Top route lol?
I've always bought the Ray Bans, but some of these new company's are makeing some
pretty good stuff. Does anyone here know what our troops are using in the sand box?
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been using out of a box of grey tint safety glasses
i bought from the first-aid supply lady some years back.
i'm on the last pair now and i really don't know what
i'll do when these puke.
i do know i for sure won't be paying what a lot of folks
shell out for sunglasses.
these were a bit less than $1.50 a pair buying by the
box like i did.
i've worked with some folks that thought nothing of
plunking down a c-note for sunglasses that flew off
riding down the highway or got lost in the lake or
in the gulf.

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been using out of a box of grey tint safety glasses
i bought from the first-aid supply lady some years back.
i'm on the last pair now and i really don't know what
i'll do when these puke.
i do know i for sure won't be paying what a lot of folks
shell out for sunglasses.
these were a bit less than $1.50 a pair buying by the
box like i did.
i've worked with some folks that thought nothing of
plunking down a c-note for sunglasses that flew off
riding down the highway or got lost in the lake or
in the gulf.
I've done that myself Ranger, both of them lol.
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I saw a cartoon once. What,would a young dog think about its owner who was all of a sudden wearing a pair of sunglasses?
Dogs like to look at eyes." OMG they are giants, and sometimes their eyes grow big and black!!
It's only sunglasses doggie lol.
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What is your favorite brand? Do you buy the more expensive, or do you go the ZZ Top route lol?
I've always bought the Ray Bans, but some of these new company's are makeing some
pretty good stuff. Does anyone here know what our troops are using in the sand box?
The currently issued brand of glasses for the regular Army are ESS, though they have issued Oakley and Wiley-X as well. In our unit, we curently issue Oakley as the Special Operations Eye Protection (SOEP) glasses which come with smoke, clear and laser protection lenses. I think they picked Oakley because they, Oakley, also provides corrective lenses too. The model of frames change but it's mostly a version of the M-Frame, though vendors always try and change it to get more sales (old lenses won't work with new frames). I own Oakleys, ESS, Wiley-X and even have a set of Gargoyles from back in the 90s. My favorite range glasses are the current M-frames which feature flat ear pieces so they will fit well under your hearing protection. The only thing I have not tested is to see if they are also polarized for fishing (glare), but since these are for flight I would think so.

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Maybe 25 years ago, a pawn shop was carrying Protective Optics (now Wiley X) safety glasses. They were about $20 a pair and my brother and I started wearing them. Then for some reason, they got popular and their prices jumped to $70-80 a pair. I had to drop them then. I then discovered less expensive safety glasses that were typically made for industry.



Had been buying the nice looking safety glasses for years. Could get a box of 10 for less than $3 each. Loose them or scratch them, throw away and grab another. Always had both shaded and clear depending on the situation. Just started needing reading glasses, sort of, not real bad yet. So I found some safety glasses with readers on the bottom that I like. Got both tinted and clear. Keep a pair of clear ones on the reloading bench inside and the work bench in the shop. They are a big more expensive, seems like they were almost $6 a pair for the tinted and a bit cheaper for the clear.


They have some safety glasses that look an awful like the expensive glasses such as Oakleys at 1/12 the price.


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The currently issued brand of glasses for the regular Army are ESS, though they have issued Oakley and Wiley-X as well. In our unit, we curently issue Oakley as the Special Operations Eye Protection (SOEP) glasses which come with smoke, clear and laser protection lenses. I think they picked Oakley because they, Oakley, also provides corrective lenses too. The model of frames change but it's mostly a version of the M-Frame, though vendors always try and change it to get more sales (old lenses won't work with new frames). I own Oakleys, ESS, Wiley-X and even have a set of Gargoyles from back in the 90s. My favorite range glasses are the current M-frames which feature flat ear pieces so they will fit well under your hearing protection. The only thing I have not tested is to see if they are also polarized for fishing (glare), but since these are for flight I would think so.
Ahhh! There you go, I still have a pair of Wiley-X from when I used to ride. They fit like a pair of goggles.
Gargoyles and Oakley? I didn't know they made those anymore.
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Mine are provided through the VA and are the same prescription as my regular glasses and I can choose the shade of tint and frames that I wont but I have to pay for them but only 25 dollars but the regular glasses are free.

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Mine are provided through the VA and are the same prescription as my regular glasses and I can choose the shade of tint and frames that I wont but I have to pay for them but only 25 dollars but the regular glasses are free.

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Mine are a for an astigmatism. VA never could seem to get that right.
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I don't wear prescription sunglasses but I have had really good luck with Jackson-Nemesis safety glasses and have been using them for years. They hold up well and don't cost an arm and a leg.





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