Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

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Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Heliduck » Mon Jan 10 2022, 07:05

I've been googling this for days, & I'm buggered if I can find anywhere that sells the "lookover" type reading glasses. I can find thousands of "half lens" type, but not the type which are low slung with the frame which sits in the normal position on your nose but the lens is under your eye so you need to tilt your head back to see through them. I only need it to see fine details in the cockpit/ipad, & my normal reading glasses balancing on the tip of my nose is getting annoying. I can't even load a picture for reference as I can't find one, if anyone can give me a hint where to look online I'll sing your praises from the hilltops.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Gunga Din » Mon Jan 10 2022, 09:52

Don't they sell them in petrol servos?
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby 3rdtimelucky » Mon Jan 10 2022, 21:04

Just get varifocal lens in aviator frame. Mine are reading lower, faded to zero (dash) then faded to distance. Tinted top to clear on the reading prescription. $800 but works.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby skypig » Mon Jan 10 2022, 21:16

I’ve had great success with “Safety Glasses”, that have “magnifiers*” in the bottom. Sound like they would do what you want.
I cut part of the ear bit off for more comfort under the headset.
Approx $15 from safety stores.

*1x, 1.5x, etc
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Heliduck » Mon Jan 10 2022, 21:21

Gunga Din wrote:Don't they sell them in petrol servos?

That’s what I thought! I’ve been all over town but nada.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Heliduck » Mon Jan 10 2022, 21:24

3rdtimelucky wrote:Just get varifocal lens in aviator frame. Mine are reading lower, faded to zero (dash) then faded to distance. Tinted top to clear on the reading prescription. $800 but works.


They sound like good goggles, but I don’t need any correction beyond the length of my arm & I don’t wear sunnies. Bloody grey hair, I could see fine until I started getting it :wink:
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Heliduck » Mon Jan 10 2022, 21:26

skypig wrote:I’ve had great success with “Safety Glasses”, that have “magnifiers*” in the bottom. Sound like they would do what you want.
I cut part of the ear bit off for more comfort under the headset.
Approx $15 from safety stores.

*1x, 1.5x, etc


You might be into something there, I’ve got a few of those in my toolbox so when I get home in a few weeks I’ll get the Drexel out & have a go at making my own.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Skeeter » Tue Jan 11 2022, 08:54

Is this what you are looking for?

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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Heliduck » Tue Jan 11 2022, 20:51

Skeeter wrote:Is this what you are looking for?

Amazon Link

Amazon Search

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Thanks for the link Skeeter, but that’s not the type. I’m after the style with the nose section quite a bit higher than the lens. I’ve seen old school wood workers etc with them on tv but buggered if I can find any.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby Roundhill150 » Tue Jan 11 2022, 21:43

Perhaps more than lookovers required, Those things are for sale everywhere.
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Re: Help needed to find "lookover" type reading glasses

Postby hand in pants » Wed Jan 12 2022, 01:39

Go to an optometrist or somewhere like spec savers and tell them what you want. I’ve got the type I think you’re talking about. Had them for years. Went to spec savers and had them focused out to about where the instrument panel is instead of for reading. Perfect for flying. Actually made an amazing difference to flying at night as well as during the day.
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