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I've reached the point in my life to where I can't see $h*t up close. So I have to wear readers +2.0 my question is what do you guys put on your eye glasses to keep the dust off? Is there anything out there that will repel the dust?
 

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Well, when I'm ripping on my RAS I use a face shield. That keeps the dust off my readers - of course it just builds up on the face shield.

I've just resigned myself to having dust/grime/oil/etc. build up to the point where it begins to interfere with the functionality of my readers - then clean them off. If there is some sort of coating that will allow the dust to be easily blown off, sign me up for a case of it.
 

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I'm in the same situation as Steve. The biggest problem is if you end up with polycarbonate lenses. Even with the "scratch resistant" coatings, I can trash a pair in less than a year.
 

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That's what I was afraid of, nothing to do but just keep wiping them off. I guess I was hoping there was something out there that would repel the dust. Hey, maybe that could be my next project find some solution that repels sawdust from glasses, I could make millions!
 

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Just come up from my shop and had the wife read this post for me...

Never needed glasses till the age of 45... I'm grateful life has thrown me a few more challenges. When my grand daughter asked me why I was so old - I told her it's because I'm lucky! Age keeps throwing challenges at us and we will never resolve. We simply need to learn to live with them.
 

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Try working outside on a hot sunny day and you not only have dust to deal with but dust mixed with sweat. :thumbdown:

Be happy that you can still clean your glasses and keep a clean rag close by.
 

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Actually there is something that will help. The dust is attracted by static electricity; that can be reduced or eliminated by a simple method: dryer sheets. Get a used one ( a new one makes a real mess) and rub your lenses with it. I keep a box in the shop just for that purpose. A plug for my employer when I had a day job: Bounce or Downy sheets :laughing:. This works for your face shield as well. Give it a try and see how it works for you......
 
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This brings back a little life history that's actually funny even as aggravating as eye glasses can be.

Keep in mind about how many times per day a little dust or specks on the lens requires cleaning at present. A few years into the future how many times a day is cleaning required. We seem to learn to look through or around those pesky particles as the chronograph progresses.
 

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Frequent cleaning, thou I will try Fred's suggestion of the used dryer sheets. :) I use the bifocal safety glasses because they are much cheaper to replace if they get scratched. :)
 
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