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10-26-09, 10:39 PM #1
I PROMISE Marines, I used the search on this.
Im stuck with BCG's in bootcamp.
After that I will be wearing my contacts but most likely civilian glasses(still looking around and gunna buy.)
-My question is, are ballistic sunglasses prescription AND shades? I heard somewhere they were. If not I was curious if they have some neat looking military glasses that you can purchase? And when can I purchase ballistic or any others?
I don't want to be stuck with BCG's throughout my 4 years of service(IF I CAN BECOME ONE OF THE FEW), I want to look sharp on video, pictures, for family and friends if you can understand.
10-26-09, 10:45 PM #2
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS
Articles that may be worn while in uniform include inconspicuous wrist watches and rings. Sunglasses may be worn on leave, liberty, and in garrison but not in formation with troops, unless the need to wear sunglasses has been certified by medical authorities. When authorized for wear in formations, sunglass lenses will be of standard green or dark green shade or may be the type commonly referred to as "photosensitive." Sunglasses that do not have "photosensitive" lenses will not be worn indoors. Eyeglasses/sunglasses, when worn, will be conservative in appearance. Eccentric or conspicuous eyepieces are prohibited. Chains, bands, or ribbons will not be attached to eyeglasses; however, eyeglass restraints are authorized for safety purposes, but must be of conservative style/design. (IGMC)
10-26-09, 10:50 PM #3
So are the Ballistic Sunglasses prescription and help with your vision and are also sunglasses no, mam?
10-26-09, 10:53 PM #4
Oh, and forgot to add, you can look sharp without the fancy ballistic glasses on your face.
For now, worry about getting thru boot camp.
10-26-09, 10:54 PM #5
Simply curious if the fancy ballistic glasses improve my vision. I am blind as a bat.
10-26-09, 10:55 PM #6
I've never even heard of ballistic glasses until now. From what I've read on them so far, they provide superior eye protection when in hostile environments.
If and when you make it thru boot camp, MCT/SOI training and your MOS school, and you arrive at your first duty station, you'll have to check with your command on that, I can't answer that for you.
10-26-09, 11:01 PM #7
10-26-09, 11:04 PM #8
10-26-09, 11:09 PM #9
Yes, i wear safety (ballistic) polymer corrective progressive tri-focal lenses everyday working but they are "git dark" (transitional) lenses not sunglasses and there is peripheral distortion as opossed to plastic or glass lenses. So far glass is still the best for optimal correction, but not protection
10-26-09, 11:13 PM #10
10-26-09, 11:20 PM #11
Yes its my personal prescription from an eye doctor who examined my eyes. No they're not black they are clear indoors and they get dark with varying degrees of sunlight, more like a dark gray at the most. In fact the glass transitionals are reffered to as "photo gray"
10-26-09, 11:24 PM #12
ONE LAST question I promise lol. You can wear them wherever? Out in combat? In the office, barracks, whereever your at, Marine? Its allowed correct?
10-26-09, 11:26 PM #13
Ok, now I have a question. SlingerDun, do you wear these ballistic glasses all the time, or just for your job in the Marine Corps? They look like they are made out of plastic, that's why I ask.
10-26-09, 11:39 PM #14
Yes, No, Sometimes, Maybe and No! I also wears a pirate patch for 1 hour most everynight alternating eyeballs on the 1/2 .. as recommened by the "See Clearly Method" vision improvement program
10-27-09, 12:38 AM #15
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- Jul 2007
Marines wear sunglasses all the time in uniform..I'm in Hawaii though. as long as there "tactical" I.E black,green,brown and don't have mirrored lenses (even then that's something people usually look past)
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