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    Unusual Bifocals.

    Here are some:

    http://theeyewearblog.com/golf-glasses-seriously/

    I don't believe I've ever seen any especially similar.

    Have you?

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    I've heard of folks placing a rounded segmented bifocal in the outer corner but I think this is brilliant...as long as the hinges stay tight and the removable segment doesn't come crashing into your vision (and lens) at an inoppertune time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCspecs View Post
    I've heard of folks placing a rounded segmented bifocal in the outer corner but I think this is brilliant...as long as the hinges stay tight and the removable segment doesn't come crashing into your vision (and lens) at an inoppertune time.
    I think they're clever, too. I have a fair amount of "inventions that never made it" in my collection. This is one of the best.

    I already shared a few of the motoring glasses that tried to eliminate glare before Polaroid lenses were invented. Every manner of shade and visor... It's in an older blog post... The ideas that never caught on are often more interesting than the ones that did.

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    Today, in response to a request from Browman, some Benjamin Franklin bifocals:

    http://theeyewearblog.com/benjamin-f...ooge-or-santa/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moss View Post
    I think they're clever, too. I have a fair amount of "inventions that never made it" in my collection. This is one of the best.

    I already shared a few of the motoring glasses that tried to eliminate glare before Polaroid lenses were invented. Every manner of shade and visor... It's in an older blog post... The ideas that never caught on are often more interesting than the ones that did.

    My memory might be failing me but I seem to recall someone on Optiboard posting a pair of "non-glare" driving glasses that had wire mesh over the lenses- could this be possible or am I just thinking of one of my many nocturnal optical nightmares? Haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCspecs View Post
    My memory might be failing me but I seem to recall someone on Optiboard posting a pair of "non-glare" driving glasses that had wire mesh over the lenses- could this be possible or am I just thinking of one of my many nocturnal optical nightmares? Haha!
    Could be one or the other. Most mesh lenses I've seen were "impact resistant" lenses for stone cutters and such going back to the 19th Century.

    Here's a couple of the weird pre-Polaroid anti-glare spectacles, complete with a patent drawing for one of them:

    http://theeyewearblog.com/could-inno...s-on-the-road/

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    Well today it's on to gas masks.

    http://theeyewearblog.com/july-28th-...of-wwi-part-1/

    Traditionally fitting eyeglasses under them was a problem.

    The first gas masks were really eerie looking. I'm not sure what the Army is currently using. I guess they must be issued.

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    I seen the golfing glasses on Facebook a day or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqui View Post
    I seen the golfing glasses on Facebook a day or two ago.
    I posted them on my page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moss-...02696929749195) and a fair amount of people reposted, I think.

    Today we look at the dilemma faced by WWI soldiers who wore glasses and had to try to fit gas masks over them.

    http://theeyewearblog.com/to-see-or-...nt-wwi-part-2/

    The choice was often to see or to breathe.

    More funky bifocals coming up though.

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