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    One of my fire instructors said that there are some type of glasses that you can use that are prescriptions that will work with a mask. They arent the clip-in kind. These have a flat strap and can also be used as safety glasses?

    Anyone ever heard of these or know where I can get them. Also, how much do they cost.


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    I have seen such glasses on another depts. personnel, I would assume its something that is available through the mask manufacturer because it was a mounted set on the nose cone inside the mask. If I see the guy again I'll ask, but I am pretty sure it was something that is made through the mask manufacturer.

    Found this through a quick google search.

    http://forums.firehouse.com/archive/...p/t-29376.html

    http://www.scotthealthsafety.com/Ame.../eyeglass.aspx

    http://www.msafire.com/catalog/product607.html
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    I've seen firefighters try to utilize the thin rubber-strap military issued glasses, designed for work under a military gas-mask. While they can often demonstrate a seal with these, I've cautioned tham that thet are not NIOSH rated for use with an CBA, and are likely not "legal". I have a set of pop-ins, for when I'm not wearing my contacts.
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    See my reply in the other (double) thread the OP created. I mentioned that the US Military no longer approves of the rubber strap glasses (for 5 or 7 years now) for use with C/B masks such as the M-40. Even they have gone over to inserts which do not penetrate the face seal.
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    I use the ones made by SCOTT in my AV2000. Our dept issues the frames which are made of hard plastic and we have to pay for the lens. My lens cost $140 and took me 8 places until I found someone who could get them. Don't bother with the big chain eye glasses stores, go to the small mom and pop type and they should be able to hook you up. Check with the company that manufactures the pack you use. Here is the SCOTT link:

    http://www.scotthealthsafety.com/Ame.../eyeglass.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemedic 61 View Post
    Don't bother with the big chain eye glasses stores, go to the small mom and pop type and they should be able to hook you up.
    Anyone who makes industrial safety eyewear can make the lenses.
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