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Hi there Fraternity.
This is just a short post advertising message targeting the members who like me hate it when your faculties start to dimmish somewhat as time and age creep over the horizon and steel those precious abilities from you, increment by increment.

Well, if that last paragraph doesn’t cheer you up what will.

Ok so not going to dwell on all the many inadequacies my good wife informs me I have as according to her I don’t have enough time left to write them all down,
So, I am dealing with only one, and that is my ability to see what is in front of me, literally. Now my long sight is fantastic with no problems whatsoever, but put a Dewalt manual in front of me and I am Knackered.

I first found my eyesight fail me at the tender age of 45 and fought it tooth and nail until I retired and at which time my good wife dragged me down to a glasses quack who tortured me for over an hour and eventually handed me a detailed description and prescription of all my eyesight failings.

I was then dragged over to the empty your wallet section and a designer pair of spectacles was thrust upon my proboscis to which my audience all cooed and awed and told me how sophisticated I looked

I chanced a look into the mirror and all the sophistication drained away as I noted the price tag hanging down from my right ear. I surmised at this point the designer must be a multi-millionaire by now.

So, as I left said shop with the answer to my impairment clutched in my sweaty hands, I thought about the tools I could have bought but not be able to see with the money.
As it happened the glasses did not see the month out before I broke them and they ended up in a man drawer. So, what next.

Well, I ended up buying a load of cheap reading glasses and planting them about the house as I cannot for the life of me find them when I place them down, and I now just replace them as they break.

Concerned that my eyes would eventually suffer I visited my doctor on another matter and asked him as to what I had done and he admitted he went down the same route as me and hasn’t noticed any difference. So, the doctor says its ok, good enough for me.

Now the next dilemma was the workshop which is definitely not the fountain of youth for the body, but definitely is for the mind.

Over the years I have tried umpteen methods of improving my eyesight in the workshop, some useless, some deadly and some with measured success, I have tried safety glasses with and without prescription, over glasses, shields and so on, but never that euphoria moment when body and mind comes together and agrees this is the solution, until now.

Which is the reason I am writing this post as it may also be a solution for someone.

Up until now my prescription safety glasses have to continually be used and set aside repeatedly due to one feature, i.e., the depth of field. Now in reading glasses that is not a problem as you are usually at a set distance from your face, but in a workbench situation while standing up your field of vision is much greater, subsequently requiring the constant on/off.

So where is this leading you may ask, well after many years of wearing my ears down I decided to take a chance on these safety glasses.
voltX Vision Safety glasses which I purchased from Amazon. They make two versions of this and I do not know who the Crystal Version Stacks up, I think it is just a different colour but not sure.

So why am I extolling the virtues of these particular units. Its all about the depth of field. I have had them about two weeks and I used them continually on my last post the tidy storage and I never had them off my face. Especially working at the bench. They covered all the 6ft bench without any problems and they allow you to walk about with them on without any blurring.

They are a good fit, never tiring and a decent price. Don’t know the longevity of them, time will tell.
Based on my experience with them I am going to purchase another pair for the house as they are better than my reading glasses.

So that’s it lads and lasses

Colin

Looking to the future somewhere in Scotland
 

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