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Offline Ghostbuster123

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Buying Glasses for Basic
« on: November 09, 2018, 22:26:56 »
I have read the forums about glasses vs contacts in basic and it sounds like glasses are best, except for rainy days. My question is did you scratch or destroy glasses? I was looking into getting a couple pairs of cheap frames and something to keep them from falling off. Too bad they don't make cable temples any more lol.

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Re: Buying Glasses for Basic
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 22:41:22 »
I have read the forums about glasses vs contacts in basic and it sounds like glasses are best, except for rainy days. My question is did you scratch or destroy glasses? I was looking into getting a couple pairs of cheap frames and something to keep them from falling off. Too bad they don't make cable temples any more lol.

When you get to basic, you’ll have a certain day very early on dedicated to all things optometrist-related. (Exams, glasses, etc.) If you wear glasses already, make sure you have your prescription with you if something needs to be addressed—staff will ask for it. If something happens to your glasses during training they can usually be repaired quickly...unless something has changed since I was there.
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Re: Buying Glasses for Basic
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 22:59:02 »
Thanks 😊

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Re: Buying Glasses for Basic
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 07:48:57 »
My question is did you scratch or destroy glasses?

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The following documents are required on arrival:

b.eyeglass prescriptions
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school-joining-instructions.page#annex-b

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Re: Buying Glasses for Basic
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 22:07:39 »
Temples here.
Application began approx 2010
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Re: Buying Glasses for Basic
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 22:10:13 »
Cables.

https://www.framesdirect.com/savile-row-18kt-beaufort-half-covered-cable-temples-eyeglasses?color=485232

There are many to choose from.

If you are like me and insist on cables,and wear / break them often, you may wish to try my idea of using a guitar "A" string , or possibly a "E" cut and soldered.

A guitar string is as comfortable  as anything I've ever tried.












« Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 22:19:56 by commander-cb »
Application began approx 2010
Cfat passed
Current first choice  00135
Second. 00136
Third. Avn structures