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Question glasses for pool - 03-20-2008, 12:29 AM

I have some oversized frames. If I put my distance lenses in those frames, would they be equivalent to the pool glasses advertised?
  
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03-20-2008, 05:01 AM

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I have some oversized frames. If I put my distance lenses in those frames, would they be equivalent to the pool glasses advertised?
No. What you want is to have them adjust your correction for the range of about 2ft to 10 ft -- just enough to cover the length of a pool table. That's not the same as "distance" for me, of course I don't know about you. I had a little trouble getting through to my optomitrist about this, but once he did, my new glasses gave me a much clearer view of the table than I have had for years. The lenses also need to ride higher on your eyes, so you see clearly even when bending over the shot. I actually thought new glasses might help my game. oh well...

By the way, this distance also is great for watching HD TV -- you can actually appreciate the HD!

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03-20-2008, 07:25 AM

The focal point on the lens is different. Normal Glasses would be in the middle area. With pool glasses you use the top of the lens. They have to change this for your pool glasses
  
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03-20-2008, 07:29 AM

Wow, this is news to me. I wear glasses all the time, but I wear particular glasses that cover my whole eye area when I play pool as opposed to the smaller ones that I wear for daily use. I never even thought to have them do such adjustments.

What kind of money did you guys shell out to do this?


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03-20-2008, 07:34 AM

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I have some oversized frames. If I put my distance lenses in those frames, would they be equivalent to the pool glasses advertised?
Check out Dennis Taylors. He was the first persone to start wearing these in Pro Snooker. He said that he would not have wo the World Championship without them. http://www.dennistaylor.co.uk/career.html
  
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03-20-2008, 08:52 AM

I thought they worked like Beer Goggles..... The later it gets, the better the shot looks.

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03-20-2008, 09:33 AM

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I have some oversized frames. If I put my distance lenses in those frames, would they be equivalent to the pool glasses advertised?
Depends on your prescription. How is your vision from ~3 feet to ~14 feet away? If you need correction, then you would do better getting new lenses that are designed to correct over that range.

That's what I did. My local optometrist called Dr. Harrison of Canada... and Harrison shared with my doctor how he designs the lenses so that my local could do the same for me. My pool glasses look exactly like those on Harrison's website... and my local did it for me for ~$95... well below what Harrison charges.

Bottom-line: Have your vision checked. If you need correction below 20 feet (the distance at which "infinity" starts), then get new lenses for your pool glasses... and they should correct for distances between ~3 feet and ~14 feet.
  
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03-20-2008, 01:47 PM

I would like to get a set of glasses that were to my perscription but look like the glasses that the Hanson brothers wear in Slapshot. I bet there would be a ton of players lining up to play.
  
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03-21-2008, 10:13 PM

Thank you all for helping me to make an informed decision.
  
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03-21-2008, 11:09 PM

Here is Dr. Harrison's website. He's a great guy who does LOTS of these glasses. They TOTALLY changed my pool life.

With normal glasses, you are A) looking through the top edge which is somewhat distorted and B) there is an area of peripheral vision that is not corrected at all because you are seeing over the top of the lens.

That creates a sort of dual vision where you are seeing corrected objects on the bottom but blurry objects over the top.

By, in effect, turning the lens blanks upside down, these lenses create what I call a "wall of vision" that is extremely beneficial.

They cost about $175.00 and I think you would be LUCKY to find a local man to duplicate them for much less...as Cigardave was fortunate enough to do.

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03-22-2008, 03:51 AM

I have a pair of shooting glasses from Decot http://www.sportglasses.com/

They have an adjustable bridge so the height can be changed.

I also found that if I use a regular elastic strap on my regular glasses this will raise them and I can use them for pool. It's a lot cheaper than special glasses and it works for me. Plus.. I don't have t carry a pair of glasses in my case.


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03-22-2008, 04:50 AM

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Here is Dr. Harrison's website. He's a great guy who does LOTS of these glasses. They TOTALLY changed my pool life.

With normal glasses, you are A) looking through the top edge which is somewhat distorted and B) there is an area of peripheral vision that is not corrected at all because you are seeing over the top of the lens.

That creates a sort of dual vision where you are seeing corrected objects on the bottom but blurry objects over the top.

By, in effect, turning the lens blanks upside down, these lenses create what I call a "wall of vision" that is extremely beneficial.

They cost about $175.00 and I think you would be LUCKY to find a local man to duplicate them for much less...as Cigardave was fortunate enough to do.

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Here's an idea for those who, like me, just want their lenses to ride higher on the bridge of their nose, thereby lifting the lens up higher, and thus better for pool.

These nose pads are available at Walgreens, and cost 1.99 for a package of 10.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...ku=sku2997164#

For me, one one each side raises my glasses up just enough to see properly.

If I wanted to really raise my glasses higher, I could just add another or perhaps two of them.

After putting a set on my glasses, they are fine for pool.

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Pool Glasses - 03-22-2008, 05:56 AM

Here are some pool glasses at Randy G's Pool School.


www.poolschool.info/poolglasses.htm

They do look promising.


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03-22-2008, 06:50 AM

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Here's an idea for those who, like me, just want their lenses to ride higher on the bridge of their nose, thereby lifting the lens up higher, and thus better for pool.

These nose pads are available at Walgreens, and cost 1.99 for a package of 10.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...ku=sku2997164#

For me, one one each side raises my glasses up just enough to see properly.

If I wanted to really raise my glasses higher, I could just add another or perhaps two of them.

After putting a set on my glasses, they are fine for pool.

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Good Thought!! I've even got some of those to use as emergency replacements for when mine become unscrewed and lost and I'm left with just the wire hook they screw onto.

I'll try this out and maybe I can not only do without my Decot Hy-Wyds but also without the elastic strap holding up my regular glasses.

Thanks for the tip.


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03-22-2008, 06:52 AM

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Here are some pool glasses at Randy G's Pool School.


www.poolschool.info/poolglasses.htm

They do look promising.
Those are the Decot Hy-Wyds with an adjustable bridge so they can be raised up or lowered at will.... and they do a good job.. you never know the glasses frame is there.


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