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    looking for some kind of protection for my eyes so I can wear my glasses

    I have a little problem. The welding goggles don't fit over my glasses. So I have to take my glasses off before I do any brazing. This is very bad for me because I like to focus on what I am doing. Is there anybody out there that knows were you can pick up a set of goggles that would fit over my glasses?

    Thanks Mike Frye AKA Frye Bikes

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    Mike- Are you welding (throwing sparks) or brazing? If brazing then consider simple sun glasses clip ons for your perscription glasses. Also some brazing/glass blowing glasses are available in a reading magnification style. This is what I use. IIRC Phillips Safety is where i sourced mine. Andy.

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    order a second set of prescription glasses that do fit?

    there are stick on clear vinyl bifocal lenses.. you put them on wet, ... water, they stay afterthe water evaps.

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    THESE GOGGLES are made specifically to fit over Rx eyewear.
    - Stan

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    if you are torch welding or brazing, you can use fitover Ace #3 or Ace #2 lampmaker glasses. I have some #5 welding glasses that fit on top of my glasses. I also have reading glasses to use under my fitovers
    Randonneuring -- it's touring for people that aren't smart enough to stop for the night.
    It's a wonderful sport when you can make up for a lack of ability with a lack of sleep

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    I really recommend this unit

    Special Lens Headgear

    https://www.tinmantech.com/html/eye_protection.php

    The rig fits around your crown, and when you want to raise the goggles, you just pull them straight out, and pivot them up off your glasses. The side tubes telescope, which makes it easy to get them out over something, while in good control.

    Cheap too.

    For glasses the best might be a face shield:

    https://www.tinmantech.com/html/face_shield.php

    These are available in shield format with protective lenses. And of course it is theoretically possible to use a welding hood, or auto dark, which could be the ultimate.

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    Most welding stores will have a wide variety of choices. Many for over your rx eye glasses.

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    anyone that hasn't used a didymium or Ace lens for brazing will be surprised at how much of an improvement it is. I bought the ACE 202 on this page I suppose it would be better to get the IR3 version, but that does add quite a bit to the price. I use number 5 welding glasses for gas welding because IR is an issue. I think it's possible to find discount coupons for the site that I linked if you look around
    Randonneuring -- it's touring for people that aren't smart enough to stop for the night.
    It's a wonderful sport when you can make up for a lack of ability with a lack of sleep

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