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#222003 - 04/20/11 05:41 PM Carrying spare glasses?
TeacherRO Offline
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Does anyone have a solution for (EDC) carrying spare eyeglasses? A hard case, obviously, but beyond that.

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#222006 - 04/20/11 05:51 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
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I keep a spare pair in each of my cars in a hard case. I figure the time they're most critical is in driving.

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#222008 - 04/20/11 06:01 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Does anyone have a solution for (EDC) carrying spare eyeglasses? A hard case, obviously, but beyond that.


I've got so many pairs of drugstore readers hanging around, I'd say it would be difficult to be without! smile
2 pair at work
1 in my vest pocket <<-- this is my goto pair of glasses as they are on my person
2 pair in my vehicle
1 at computer at home
1 at reading chair
2 extra pairs waiting to be repaired

I only have 1 pair in a plastic case, however.

Each is different but I need my glasses for any closeup work. It would be impossible to thread a needle or read the instructions in anything smaller than 10pt without them.

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#222016 - 04/20/11 07:14 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
airballrad Offline
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I keep a spare pair (with sunglass clip-ons) in my EDC bag in a hard case. Very handy if I break my main pair or unexpectedly need cunglasses.

You can also find online outfits that sell prescription glasses for as little as $7 a pair (Google "cheap eyeglasses"), so redundancy could be a viable option too. You just need an up-to-date prescription to send off.
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#222017 - 04/20/11 07:20 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Those $7 ones must be real lady killers. lol.
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#222045 - 04/20/11 11:28 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: Hikin_Jim]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hikin_Jim
Those $7 ones must be real lady killers. lol.


$7 glasses are cost-effective because they double as birth control.

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#222056 - 04/21/11 02:49 AM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
Richlacal Offline
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA
For reading glasses I buy a bunch from the 99cents store,They come in semi-hard plastic cases,all folded up,they ain't pretty or strong but they are Cheap & Effective,& All my packs have them,in various strengths!I think I saw them at the Dollartree also!

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#222078 - 04/21/11 12:52 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
ajax Offline
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Check out Zenni Optical online. Tons of different frames at a fraction of DOC or other retail eyeglass places. My wife got 6 pairs for $30-something.

Not quite the same quality but definitely better than Walgreens.

http://www.zennioptical.com/
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#222080 - 04/21/11 02:11 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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How do you pack them? I've had success in putting a layer of foam inside the hard case to keep them from rattling around/ getting scratched.

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#222097 - 04/21/11 07:45 PM Re: Carrying spare glasses? [Re: TeacherRO]
dchinell Offline
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I've used these for quite some time. They're not as convenient as framed glasses, but they can be stored almost anywhere (e.g. an Altoids tin, your wallet). Since they're flat, there's not much to worry about crushing.

i4u Emergency Reading Glasses

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