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    Repair to reading glasses

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    My friend, Jim, told me a couple of years ago, that he had never broken a pair of spectacles. (Heís my age and has similar interests). I break mine with depressing frequency.
    The weak point on these, which iíve had about three months, is the bridge. Insurance covers the other pair, broken in the same place.
    Since I need them in the workshop anyway, I thought I might as well glue them into a pair of safety glasses!

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    Pretty ingenious I must say. Good job!!

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Safety Reading Glasses to our Miscellaneous category,
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    I'm on the fence; have started not wearing eyeglasses in shop, just safety specs. None of the commercial safety frames suit me in fit or cost; Philip Davies solution sure does!
    Though I'd be tempted to remove one pair of temples, not having so many ears...
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    A few years before I left the workforce, my eyesight improved to the point I did not need glasses but still had to have safety glasses and the cheaters. I did a lot of work overhead in electrical cabinets and machine repair so I had a problem. I was talking to an electrical contractor about that and he suggested I look at Grainger supply as we did a lot of business with them anyway. I found these, bifocal readers. These are called double D which is readers top and bottom and clear in the middle. I still use them when welding or grinding even though I need glasses now again but do not have prescription safety glasses. These are available in various diopter and different style frames for only about $20.Repair to reading glasses-20190107_160831.jpg
    Only need a couple ears, but missing ears you could just tie a string to the end of each one and drape across the top of head.
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    I never break my glasses at the nose bridge but I am always breaking the arms off. This solution should help me because the arms on safety glasses are usually fixed more substantially. Thanks for the idea.

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    My friend, Jim, told me a couple of years ago, that he had never broken a pair of spectacles. (He’s my age and has similar interests). I break mine with depressing frequency.
    The weak point on these, which i’ve had about three months, is the bridge. Insurance covers the other pair, broken in the same place.
    Since I need them in the workshop anyway, I thought I might as well glue them into a pair of safety glasses!
    Good idea, I'll have to remember that one

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    Spectacles rarely fall off if one has four ears, but I’ve broken these glasses already and have had to re-glue them. (Hot melt). Meanwhile I have lost the lens from another pair, and without my glasses, I cannot find it in the detritus on the workshop floor.

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    You need to stop head butting things, seriously though I find a sweaty environment makes them tend to slip forward and down the nose, really annoying if working on floors etc. In the end I fixed that by drilling two small holes in the earpieces and threading though a loose length of cloth covered elastic.

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    My friend, Jim, told me a couple of years ago, that he had never broken a pair of spectacles. (He’s my age and has similar interests). I break mine with depressing frequency.
    The weak point on these, which i’ve had about three months, is the bridge. Insurance covers the other pair, broken in the same place.
    Since I need them in the workshop anyway, I thought I might as well glue them into a pair of safety glasses!
    I had staff working in parks mtce & when I returned to vehicle one day there was a brand new pair of safety glasses with a bullit hole through a lens: these real glass ones were expensive to supply staff so asked how? No response! I reintroduced a one pair per person per 3 months. No more silly buggers & I introduced cheaper plastic lens safety lenses to boot. I had previously had a guy who wouldn't clean them,(so sat on them every couple of days, to get a new pair as the bridge was broken. fixed him up with 3 months or take out of pay!


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