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  • 08-01-2014 2:00am
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    Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ tedl90


    Hi im looking for help as I play airsoft and wear glasses

    What would be the best mask/goggles to wear when playing

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,876 ✭✭✭ Foxhole Norman


    I'm in the same situation and at the moment I'm using JT goggles that I took out of one of my older masks. Works perfectly over glasses and there is little to no fogging up. I have bought a new pair of shooting glasses off of AirsoftEire as I way prefer to wear glasses than goggles, these are the ones I bought: http://www.airsofteire.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=216&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=1727&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&vmcchk=1&Itemid=26

    I also bought an attachment that clips onto the glasses that can hold prescription lenses and I'm in the process of having them fitted. I should have them by tomorrow or Thursday and will be trying them out on Friday night.

    The insert are not yet on the website but you can order them over phone or email.


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ tedl90


    I'm in the same situation and at the moment I'm using JT goggles that I took out of one of my older masks. Works perfectly over glasses and there is little to no fogging up. I have bought a new pair of shooting glasses off of AirsoftEire as I way prefer to wear glasses than goggles, these are the ones I bought: http://www.airsofteire.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=216&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=1727&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&vmcchk=1&Itemid=26

    I also bought an attachment that clips onto the glasses that can hold prescription lenses and I'm in the process of having them fitted. I should have them by tomorrow or Thursday and will be trying them out on Friday night.

    The insert are not yet on the website but you can order them over phone or email.

    Thanks for the info but the site I play at mostly require full eye cover no gaps any help would be grate


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,483 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    tedl90 wrote: »
    Thanks for the info but the site I play at mostly require full eye cover no gaps any help would be grate

    Your looking for Rx inserts they can be fitted to shooting glasses or full seal goggles that allow you to fit prescription lenses to

    Langley , Virginia



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,130 ✭✭✭✭ Lemming


    ESS have Rx inserts available for both their glasses & goggles; and they've a decent enough selection of both types of eye-protection to pick from.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 523 ✭✭✭ ShRT


    If you want to keep wearing your glasses and do it on the cheap, you can use a mesh mask. The issue with goggles is fogging which is exacerbated by the wearing of glassess underneath so a mesh mask can be a good way to go.

    Having said that, i used to use Bolle X800 which sort of worked. If you glasses are not too wide at the hinges you may have better luck. They were grand at the start of a session but because it wasn't a perfect fit, they would start to push the glasses into the bridge of the nose and got quite painful after a while

    I then swapped to using Bolle X1000 OTG. They are designed to be worn over glasses and I find them great. I did have a small issue with fogging occasionally but that was solved by taking away some mesh that was at the top of the goggles. I have used them outdoors and indoors with no issue. I got them from eHobbyAsia about a year ago for roughly €45.


  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ tedl90


    ShRT wrote: »
    If you want to keep wearing your glasses and do it on the cheap, you can use a mesh mask. The issue with goggles is fogging which is exacerbated by the wearing of glassess underneath so a mesh mask can be a good way to go.

    Having said that, i used to use Bolle X800 which sort of worked. If you glasses are not too wide at the hinges you may have better luck. They were grand at the start of a session but because it wasn't a perfect fit, they would start to push the glasses into the bridge of the nose and got quite painful after a while

    I then swapped to using Bolle X1000 OTG. They are designed to be worn over glasses and I find them great. I did have a small issue with fogging occasionally but that was solved by taking away some mesh that was at the top of the goggles. I have used them outdoors and indoors with no issue. I got them from eHobbyAsia about a year ago for roughly €45.

    Thanks very help full ill look in to it


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ Zen 2nd


    Have you looked into getting contact lenses? Saves a lot of hassle. You can buy the dsiposable ones and only use them when you need them so they can last a long time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ FizzyCola


    Zen 2nd wrote: »
    Have you looked into getting contact lenses? Saves a lot of hassle. You can buy the dsiposable ones and only use them when you need them so they can last a long time.

    I did this.

    I got a box of lenses and they have lasted me about 2 yrs and I still have a few left. The only issue I have with them is getting them in and out can be a bit tricky at times as I dont wear them everyday.

    Just make sure to take them out when you get home as soon as you can because if you have them in all day your eyes can dry out and makes getting the lenses out very hard and sore.

    I have Bolle x800 and a pair of mesh goggles and using contacts allows me to pick and choose as opposed to sticking with one type of goggles for use with glasses.

    I did have a lense fall out before but it was fine as I was just leaving at the time but thats another thing to consider if your eyesight is pretty bad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ Zen 2nd


    Aye, I buy eye drops that I can use with my contact lenses and that keeps your eyes from drying up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,913 T4RGET


    I had to start wearing glasses about 2 years into already playing airsoft. Didn't think much of it until one day I just found it hard to spot targets. Got contact lenses about 14 months ago and still have loads left. I use them only for airsoft so they last ages. My advice is just get them, it saves you worrying about what eye pro to get and it's really handy for driving home :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,876 ✭✭✭ Foxhole Norman


    After getting my lenses back from being installed today. Must say I'm very impressed with the vision, I'll no longer have to wear bulky masks or goggles.


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