Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Safety Glasses Poll

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wankerjake, Mar 25, 2010.

?

How Often Do You Wear Safety Glasses?

Poll closed Apr 24, 2010.
  1. Always

    278 vote(s)
    64.4%
  2. Most of the time

    71 vote(s)
    16.4%
  3. Sometimes, if I'm required to

    53 vote(s)
    12.3%
  4. Never or almost never

    30 vote(s)
    6.9%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. wankerjake

    wankerjake Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,889
    Location:
    Flagstaff AZ
    Just curious as to how many THR shooters wear safety glasses and to what extent. The thought came about due to this thread: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=513620

    I bet the absence of safety glasses is more common than the OP thinks. I voted sometimes, when the range requires me too. I generally don't when shooting out in the boonies.
     
  2. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,604
    I wear them everytime I shoot, partly because I need glasses to see the target!:D

    But seriosly, I really like seeing, losing an eye or both would really suck for the rest of my life. I could live without a finger or two, or not hearing so well, but eye's are important!
     
  3. lexjj

    lexjj Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I would be equally interested in knowing what color glasses people use.

    I almost always use the yellow colored ones, but I went to a different range (with different lighting) last week and found that clear glasses were working better for me.
     
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    12,705
    Location:
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    I not only wear them, pretty much all of the time I'm out and about I wear my Wiley-x sunglass/goggles. It's not a bad idea to always have your eyes protected to some degree.
     
  5. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,365
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    A fool and his eyesight are soon parted... Sorry but you're just waiting for a Darwinism award for failing to wear eyeprotection when using machinery/guns/powertools/saws, etc.
     
  6. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    12,705
    Location:
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    I special order the darkest lenses possible, gray-3. Really dark glasses aren't as popular as they used to be, but that's how I like them.
     
  7. Miked7762

    Miked7762 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    397
    How would you consider prescription safety glasses in this case? I wear mine pretty much 100% of the time when I'm awake, but rarely have the side shields installed. Would that be considered wearing eye protection? (OSHA says no for the most part.)
     
  8. wrs840

    wrs840 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,921
    Location:
    Brushy Mts, NC, growing feed-crops.
    I wear glasses anyway, so they're on when I shoot, and they're "impact resistant"... I put on big safety over-glasses when I'm shooting something unfamiliar to me. Always clear lenses. Always ear protection too, usually just foam plugs.

    Les
     
  9. wankerjake

    wankerjake Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,889
    Location:
    Flagstaff AZ
    I take it he voted always...

    Good for you bro, no need to be condescending.
     
  10. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,696
    I dunno...


    I never wore them, and, unless an indoor Range requires it, it would simply never occur to me to do.


    Left to my own devices, I do not wear them for anything other than Sand Blasting.
     
  11. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,375
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    I wear PPE's (safety glasses) 10hrs a day, so it's natural for me to wear em at the range too
     
  12. Wingnut13

    Wingnut13 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Southern NH
    No question when shooting, they are always there. I just use Home Depot $6 Z87+ rated glasses. I use them for everything.
     
  13. denfoote

    denfoote Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,622
    Location:
    Near the border of occupied Azlan and Mexico.
    My prescription lenses are shatter resistant plastic and I have removable side shields.
     
  14. N003k

    N003k Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    692
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Whenever I shoot, I wear them. The only possible downside is if they don't fit well, the upside is potentially saving my eyes... I really can't think of any good reason not to wear them given how easy it is to get them and what the benefit might end up being.
     
  15. Dookie

    Dookie Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    577
    Location:
    Spokane
    When testing a new gun I do. But my old bolts I don't. Besides, I primarily shoot rimfire.
    Hearing protection, always.
     
  16. Gryffydd

    Gryffydd Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,781
    Location:
    W. Washington
    I'm not sure how to vote on this one. I don't wear "Safety Glasses" per se, but I do always wear my prescription glasses which have Phoenix lenses which are pretty tough. They don't have giant lenses, but they cover my eyeballs pretty well.
     
  17. Boba Fett

    Boba Fett Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Texas ~ Join the NRA & TSRA
    I always wear them. But mine are pretty much like wearing a pair of sunglasses. The reason I always wear them is because eyes aren't easily replaceable and high velocity objects have strange abilities (like coming back to the shooter or sending pieces of whatever it hit back at the shooter).

    I have the ESS ICE:
    [​IMG]

    Which can supposedly take a shotgun blast. Not that I want to field test that claim.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. springfield30-06

    springfield30-06 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    387
    Location:
    NY
    I wear them most of the time. I do not wear them when hunting but I do wear them about 95% of the time when target shooting. The last time I went shooting though I forgot to put them on and didn't even realize it until I was all done and noticed that they were still in my range bag.
     
  19. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    Brandon, Florida
    See WRS840 above.

    Acrylic glasses always on, big safety glasses over if I don't know and trust a gun. Foam earplugs every time--ear muffs mash my ears on the arms of my glasses uncomfortably.
     
  20. Calibre44

    Calibre44 Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    654
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I wear glasses anyway but use safety glasses when shooting Black Powder Pistols - saw a spent cap fly off a gun once and imbed itself into a guys cheek ... could have been his eye.
     
  21. j-easy

    j-easy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    223
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I always have something covering my eyes, usually sunglasses (wiley x) or prescription eyeglasses but occasionally I put on regular clear safety glasses.
     
  22. nicholst55

    nicholst55 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Location:
    37*55'N, 127*04'E
    Always when shooting; also whenever I'm working with anything more dangerous than a piece of paper. I mean, soldiers wear them in combat now. Granted, they have many other things to worry about than their rifle or ammo causing eye injuries, but I think you get my point.
     
  23. devildog4329

    devildog4329 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    291
    Location:
    Falling Waters WV.-Mountain Momma
    I have a set of Oakley M frames that i wear all day everyday. I have had them for 4 years. They were issued to my unit before we deployed and i have not taken them off since.
     
  24. hammerklavier

    hammerklavier Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    837
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I wear glasses so I don't wear safety glasses as much. Right now, I'm having trouble finding a new pair that will fit over glasses. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  25. RugerBob

    RugerBob Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    702
    Location:
    southern maine
    If I didn't wear script glasses since the sixth grade, I would probly never wear them. But the ones I wear are impact resistant as can be as per $. Need my glasses for distance.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page