glasses question

world000

Newbie
hi i dont "wear" glasses normally but i have to when driving etc and am short sighted a bit but am fine for normal activities.

anyway, what is the procedure for my weapons training? would i be wearing glasses while on the target range etc?


thank you.
 

Joe90

Badgeman
I was also in your sort of situation. I don't wear glasses normally but wear them when i'm watching tv or reading. I thought this would cause a problem and might need to wear glasses for Raleigh.

However, when I had my eye test for medical, they said i'm only very very slightly short sighted and that I wouldn't need glasses for Raleigh.
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
world000 said:
hi i dont "wear" glasses normally but i have to when driving etc and am short sighted a bit but am fine for normal activities.

anyway, what is the procedure for my weapons training? would i be wearing glasses while on the target range etc?


thank you.
Glasses are fine to use on the range. Occasionally they can cause a problem if you are very hot as they can steam up a inopportune moments!

Very small-framed glasses can be a problem because in various firing positions you won't be able to look through the middle of the lens, and if the glasses are too small you'll have the frame getting in the way.

Generally not a problem.
 

world000

Newbie
JonnoJonno said:
world000 said:
hi i dont "wear" glasses normally but i have to when driving etc and am short sighted a bit but am fine for normal activities.

anyway, what is the procedure for my weapons training? would i be wearing glasses while on the target range etc?


thank you.
Glasses are fine to use on the range. Occasionally they can cause a problem if you are very hot as they can steam up a inopportune moments!

Very small-framed glasses can be a problem because in various firing positions you won't be able to look through the middle of the lens, and if the glasses are too small you'll have the frame getting in the way.

Generally not a problem.
thank you sir :)
 

ladyluck

Midshipman
I was told by the doctor doing my medical that the navy dont like contact lenses and prefer you to wear your glasses.. is this generally true? I wear contacts every day and hate my glasses because they feel so restrictive for sports and make my field of vision seem so much more limited than with contacts..i'd hate to have to permanently switch to glasses :S

Anyone know how the continuous wear lenses are viewed by the RN.. ie the lenses that you dont need solutions for, you just wear them all day and sleep in them, then replace them every month.

Cheers, LL
 

scouse

War Hero
ladyluck said:
I was told by the doctor doing my medical that the navy dont like contact lenses and prefer you to wear your glasses.. is this generally true? I wear contacts every day and hate my glasses because they feel so restrictive for sports and make my field of vision seem so much more limited than with contacts..i'd hate to have to permanently switch to glasses :S

Anyone know how the continuous wear lenses are viewed by the RN.. ie the lenses that you dont need solutions for, you just wear them all day and sleep in them, then replace them every month.

Cheers, LL
here is the RN opticians :lol: http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/kmc086(1).jpg
 

Topstop

War Hero
ladyluck said:
I was told by the doctor doing my medical that the navy dont like contact lenses and prefer you to wear your glasses.. is this generally true? I wear contacts every day and hate my glasses because they feel so restrictive for sports and make my field of vision seem so much more limited than with contacts..i'd hate to have to permanently switch to glasses :S

Anyone know how the continuous wear lenses are viewed by the RN.. ie the lenses that you dont need solutions for, you just wear them all day and sleep in them, then replace them every month.

Cheers, LL
Used to wear them in the 80`s when they first came out, told me I shouldnt wear em at sea (Boats) wore em anyway never had any bother. Once out of basic shouldnt be a problem, DONT wear em on fire fighting course in a real fire take em out as soon as poss.
 

captainobvious

Lantern Swinger
Contact lenses have now been cleared for use in the firefighting sims at Phoenix Topstop, so it appears that contact lenses plus EDBA is go!
 

Topstop

War Hero
captainobvious said:
Contact lenses have now been cleared for use in the firefighting sims at Phoenix Topstop, so it appears that contact lenses plus EDBA is go!
Cheers, my info 20 years out of date :(
 
Scouse

here is the RN opticians :lol:

http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/kmc086(1).jpg
Scouse, nice Eye Chart in your picture, reminds me of one candidate who was asked if he could read this particular chart:


W I E C Z
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C Z E P A N S K I



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