Thread: I Have Glasses

  1. #1
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    Mar 2008

    Question I Have Glasses

    Hello all. I am in the process of preparing my journey to firefighter. and so far things are going well. however...What are my sight/optical options?
    I am currently a soldier who can see 20/20 corrected, pass my land nav. and rifle qualifying tests with no issue, yet I am wondering If i am going to get all the way down the road and be denied due to my glasses.

    Anybody have suggestions, Professional advice, etc...?

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Southwest USA


    As per NFPA 1582

    20/40 corrected with contact lenses or glasses. 20/100 uncorrected but Successful soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected standard.

    Hope this helps!
    Career/Volunteer, We are all professionals!

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Schenectady, NY


    I wouldn't say the lense kit for the Scott mask is pricey. They are only $25 pluss the cost of the lens. You only need a script so that you can see what you are doing. I wear bi-focals but just have a single vision lens in my mask. I dont use them to read the paper and it is very short term use.
    Stephen J Bourassa
    Latham FD (NY)
    member since 1969
    challenge competitor since 1993

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