Keeping up with your glasses

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Blog entry by poospleasures posted 07-11-2015 11:32 PM 1641 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to use reading glasses for many tasks in the shop. I do not wear them except for close up stuff or if the area is a little dark, they were always somewhere out of reach as all my shirts do not have pockets. Now the idea. Use two rare earth magnets one inside and one out side located about where the pocket would be. These will hold your glasses very securely and will catch and hold them if you just get them close. Of course the stems or other parts must be metal which will attract a magnet. You have to check out this requirement when you buy new ones. I had five pairs around the house and shop and two of them had metal while the others did not. These are not expensive glasses usually less than 10.00. Make sure you ask your doctor about safety if you have some kind of an implant. Hope this helps make your day go a little smoother.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 12:20 AM

Cool idea Vern. I’d be careful w/that magnet so close to your heart… I don’t know if it would affect it in any way, but, I’ve seen magnetic bracelets that are supposed to help w/your blood flow or something, but, if magnets are bad for electronics, they might do something crazy to your heart. ??? I don’t know. Just was my first thought buddy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 03:46 AM

Great idea Vern, and less expensive than my long-time favorite Clic glasses . They hang around your neck until you need them, then come apart at the bridge, which has 2 RE magnets, so you can put them on your face. Unfortunately, they run $30+ per pair and I’ve gotten chintzy about buying them over the last year. Might try your approach instead!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 03:48 AM

I say if it works go for it. Nothing like having to look for your glasses constantly.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-12-2015 04:06 AM

I’ve been using these for years and really like them

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#5 posted 07-12-2015 02:51 PM

Implants may be affected by this, but the magnetic flux decreases greatly only a small distance from the magnet. Such a localized field, with little relative motion with respect to the the heart (it is essentially stationary on your chest) should not have a deleterious affect on the heart dipole.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 07-13-2015 12:16 AM

Cool idea – problem is that I would need my glasses to find the magnets

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#7 posted 07-13-2015 01:33 PM

I recently bought a pair of safety glasses from Lee Valley that are great for people who need reading glasses. Do a ‘search’ on the Lee Valley site for “Bifocal Safety Glasses”. The top part of the lens is clear and the bottom part has magnifying reading lens. They are only $18.50.

I use them all the time when I am in the shop.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#8 posted 07-13-2015 01:55 PM

Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. Have tried several of these ideas and the little magnet on the shirt just works best for me. And yes Dick is sure is hell to get old. C-ya

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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