My Glasses had the same goldfish bowl effect on Telic, i've trawled through the ESS website and have found out the WIRE frame insert for the ICE only goes upto correction +/- 6, whereas the Nylon insert goes to +/- 11, as im off on herrick next year i want this sorted.I've got a problem with mine, The prescription insert works perfectly when not in the frame, but as it clips in it bends slightly and alters the angle of the lenses causing a severe goldfish bowl view of the world. I've been to the opticians and he wrote up a comment on the '79 to state this, but the uk lens makers insisted they are right as the prescription is correct (which it is when measured out of the frame) and they are unable to fix this problem? I'm extremely miffed as at last we have prescription sun specs but due to a really minor issue I can't wear mine! I'm tempted to get the insert made privately but resent paying out for this. Anyone know of a helpful, knowledgeable person who can help with this?
This is indeed unusual as it is not the lense that is becoming more concaved or convex in theory it should not alter your vision significantly, however you have stated it has, so I would suggest you go to your medical officer and explain your problem to him, although he will not be able to fix it, by going to see him you have gone through the appropriate channel of getting it fixed. If the MO agrees it is detrimental to your vision, he can write a note which can be put on your P file, you can then pay for them to be adjusted privately and claim it back on JPA. I would suggest that the best course of action would be to have the insert re-made in a malable metal so that you can adjust the angle yourself once the lenses are fitted. I am not sure who could remake it for you and would consider that a remake may affect the ballistic protection the the glasses provide.
yea mate dewalt and oakley make a ballistic pair for civie's for the building tradeputteesinmyhands said:My eyes must be bad - I can't see the picture.kitmonster said:Get the QM to order the unfortunately named 'Vice RX Kit. NSN 8465 99 318 7191. This contains the dummy lenses and the 2 clips which make the same set of corrective lenses fit into either one of the protective eyewear. Picture below.....Don't wait for them to arrive.
Are these available to everybody?
Can these be obtained civvy-wise? I could do with some for work.
A quick pinch of the nose piece drops the corrective lenses from the rest of the glasses then both can be easily wiped clean.mudblood said:Has anyone else had an issue with these glasses on the range? If you get them wet or they mist up they're impossible to clean with a quick wipe as you invariably need to get between the lenses and the main visor. Any attemp to "Get in there" normally ends up with the arms popping of, smaring lenses and ending up with a pile of plastic in my hands.
Take a copy of your prescription to RTMC (and your receipt for your eye test - claim that one back) hand them in: Glasses, lenses and resi lenses turn up a few weeks later at the address you gave.Apologies for resurrecting but I was wondering if the ESS eyewear quoted in this thread are still current issue?
Being TA, I pretty much came to the decision it would be easier to get the Rx insert sorted myself (my local optician was very accomodating price wise) so when I do deploy on ops, I've already got the right inserts for the issue specs and goggles. However, if it's likely that the model or supplier is likely to change in the near future (i.e. next year or two) there probably isn't much point.