Monday, September 20, 2010

New farm visual technology...

No kidding - this is the hottest new tool on our farm this fall:

Safety Sunglasses with lower lens magnification

Functional safety sunglasses are now fashionable and comfortable with a sleek wraparound design. Not only do they look cool (less laughs from fellow co-workers or the kids at home), the wrap-around design completely covers the eyes for greater protection. Lower lens provides magnification for those of us with well-used eyes (available in four diopters – the higher the number, the greater the magnification). Distortion-free, polycarbonate lenses are hard-coated to protect against scratches. Tinted gray, these safety glasses sunglasses block 99.9% of UVA rays and 82% of UVB rays. Transparent gray frame is made of durable polycarbonate. Soft polymer nosepiece keeps glasses in place.
I am a big believer in safety glasses, and now I can read my Kindle between loads on the grain cart without fumbling with reading glasses.  I bought two pair, and Jan immediately grabbed the second set.

Take care of your eyes - it's a beautiful world out there.


Tim said...

And your ears. Spent most of my life on the farm and around loud machinery. Am now 53 years old wearing hearing aids. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Tim. Too many years sitting on a tractor without a cab listening to a blasting radio, the noisy engine and a screaming transmission under load. Massey Ferguson had the worst transmission noise the way one sat straddle over the chassis. And now decades later I seem to be saying "Pardon me", "Excuse me" a lot and I suspect I only hear about half of what is going on around me. The kids just smirk knowing that the old man can't hear very well. And then there's the tinitus every morning.