Just a quick question.

#1
Hi all I just wanted to make sure.

I believe that you can still join the Infantry when you wear glasses aslong as you pass an eye test.
Is this true?

Regards
 
#2
I know people in the infantry that wear glasses. So I guess it'd be a yes.
 
#4
Yes, but you have to cam-up the frames on exercise or in action.
 
#7
Haha

I should of frased my question slightly better.

For example would you have to take the glasses of and then the gas mask on in a very short amount of time or is there room to fit the glasses underneath?
 
#8
I know you can get a different respirator for glasses wearers, not sure exactly how they differ though, but there is some system in place.
 
#10
On a serious note ..............

In my day - inside tha gasmask, there were littlle holes above the nosepiece. If you wore specs you got issued a pair of specs - to your prescription - with forward-facing pins that coressponded with the holes - you fitted the specs in the holes that made them fit your fizzog best.

Previous to that there were what we called 'compo specs' - glasses with very very thin arms - so's they'd not break the seal of mask to face.

When I left you could get prescription glass built in to your gas mask - no specs required.
 
#11
The respirator now comes with an attachment that is worn inside; seperately issued lenses get fixed in this, then when the call comes you rip off your glasses, and chuck the ressi on. The lenses are removable if your eyesight changes and you need a new prescription.
 
#13
Timble said:
The respirator now comes with an attachment that is worn inside; seperately issued lenses get fixed in this, then when the call comes you rip off your glasses, and chuck the ressi on. The lenses are removable if your eyesight changes and you need a new prescription.[/quote]

Since when?
 
#15
techy08 said:
They are removable by a CBRN instructor or the stores. They have to be in order to fit them in the original place.[/quote]

I think you will find there are 2 types of lenses.

Plano - for the personel who don't need glasses.

Corrective - To allow space for people to wear glasses inside the resperator.

And if any storeman started f*cking around with resperators I would gouge his eyes out with a blunt ladel (Being that I am a CBRN instructor).
 
#17
heidtheba said:
techy08 said:
They are removable by a CBRN instructor or the stores. They have to be in order to fit them in the original place.[/quote]

I think you will find there are 2 types of lenses.

Plano - for the personel who don't need glasses.

Corrective - To allow space for people to wear glasses inside the resperator.

And if any storeman started f*cking around with resperators I would gouge his eyes out with a blunt ladel (Being that I am a CBRN instructor).
That is quite clear is it not? :wink:
 
#18
Let me clear this up

If you wear specs then your ressy will have extra lenses fitted inside on two rubber "O" shaped rings, these lenses are not a permanent part of the ressy and can be removed for cleaning or if you go blind(er)

The EYEPIECES on a 20/20 sighted persons ressy are curved
On a blind bastards ressy they are flat

The eyepieces are not ground to any prescription

Therefore (shuffles paper and harrumphs) when you mask up you will have to get used to getting your specs off smartish. Or do what I do and remove them before the lesson.

In real life ( heaven forbid) I dont think I'd be needing my specs anyway and would quite happily drop them on t'floor
 

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