H.L. Bouton Flex Sideshields Review
What Are Side Shields? Sideshields are usually clear, see through plastic slip-on shields that add an extra level of safety to existing safety glasses. They cover and protect the side or lateral area of the eyes.
Slip-On Sideshields are designed to fit all types of eyewear, making them ideal for visitors and temporary workers. They provide a quick and inexpensive way to ensure lateral eye protection.
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One Pair Slip On Sideshields
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If you shoot and wear prescription glasses these sideshields offer good lateral eye protection. The are inexpensive and easy to install. I should have had these years ago. I purchased them after I learned more about the hazards of ricochets at the range.
Sideshields Installation Instructions
Weave the temple end of you eye glass frames though the sideshield as shown in picture.
Slide the sideshield along the frame to the front.
Push all the way forward. Pull leading edge of sideshield over lens of glasses.
Why Do You Need Sideshields For Shooting?
Recently I was at the indoor range when a shooter was injured by a ricochet bullet. It hit him just above his left eye and it drew a little bit of blood. He was wearing eye and ear protection and war participating in a training class. It wasn't too serious and after 5 minutes of first aid (band aid) the victim was back shooting again. That got me to thinking. I wear prescription glasses at the range. What if that would have happened to me and I had turned my head slightly. I would have no lateral or side protection for my eyes. After doing some research and looking into how common ricochets are at the shooting range, I decided I needed some. Sideshields for my glasses seemed to be the answer.
First Range Use Of Sideshields
I shot with my new sideshileds for the first time yesterday. They worked great. When I first put them on I did notice that my lateral (side) vision was a little more restricted but after a minute that became un-noticeable. I became use to them very quickly. There was no noticeable weight increase to my glasses. I think all shooters that wear prescription glasses should use sideshields. Note - The only problem that I have encountered with using sideshields is that when the glasses are folded up for storage or carrying in your range bag the sideshields stick out of the ends of the glasses like wings adding to their overall length. This makes them unsuitable for carrying in an eyeglass case.
| ||Folded sideshields extend the overall length of eye glasses making them too long to fit into eyeglass cases. |
H.L. Bouton Flex Sideshields Product Information
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H.L. Bouton Flex Sideshields Clear Pair
by H.L. Bouton Company
4.3 out of 5 stars
Slip-On Sideshields are designed to fit all types of eyewear, making them ideal for visitors and temporary workers. They provide a quick and inexpensive way to ensure lateral eye protection. Standard pack (99700) (Pack of 10). Blocks 100% UV radiation. Meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact. Standard pack (99705) (pack of 20).
Item Weight: 8 ounces
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number: 99705
Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)
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