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I wanted to start a thread for prescription eye protection options. I currently use my normal eyeglasses but I know this is dangerous and I'm looking for a better option. My top choice at the moment is the ESS ICE System + Rx insert. This runs about $115 + maybe $50 for the corrective lenses, although vision insurance will usually cover the Rx lenses.

ESS Goggles - Protective Goggles - Ballistic Goggles - Eye Protection

The pros of this system are that you have the interchangeable protective lens colors/options while only having to have 1 set of Rx lenses. Also the simplicity of the actual Rx lens will help keep cost down. What I DON'T like about this option is having to view through two separate lenses although I haven't actually tried it.

Can anyone who uses the ICE system comment and I'd love some other options (w/ links and prices) as well. Thanks.
 

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Oakley has a huge selection available with prescription lenses. Prices vary depending on the style and the prescription. If you're a public safety type, you're eligible for a discount on selected styles.
 

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I currently use my normal eyeglasses but I know this is dangerous and I'm looking for a better option.
This is dangerous? I was told that polycarbonate prescription glasses are just as effective as shooting glasses, assuming you wear eyeglasses that provide decent coverage. I usually shoot with my prescription sunglasses which wrap around my face and cover my eyes from that direction as well as the front.
 

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This is dangerous? I was told that polycarbonate prescription glasses are just as effective as shooting glasses, assuming you wear eyeglasses that provide decent coverage.
That would certainly open up a lot more options. My regular glasses do not provide enough coverage but a regular pair of eyeglasses with better coverage could at least do double duty as a backup pair if I lose or break my regular ones.
 

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Mine do (provide good coverage) but then I've never been a fan of the smallish eyeglasses. I like to be able to have the full range of eye movements without having to adjust my glasses to see properly.
 
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