Does anyone have any experience using Scott Pak's prescription eyeglass insert for your face mask? Considering getting a pair for our AV-2000 masks. The mask won't seal up around my face when I wear the glasses after i take my contacts out for the evening.
Not sure of the mask number but we got the NXG2's when they first came out, and everyone got their own mask. The inserts I have are like a thick black military spec that has a piece that slided over a notch on the nose piece inside the mask. If i haven't got my contacts in they work awesome, and I leave them in when stored. As its alot easier to get them out then it is to try to put them back on when there is a call. I'll see if i can get some pics of them.
Over the years, I have seen several personnel wear the insert type glasses. I had a Captain that swore by them. He also used the AV-2000 mask. A little pricey as I recall, but effective. They were not fashionable, but again, they were effective.
Bigger question, will your department provide them? The department I used to work for, would not provide them for their personnel. The department I work for now, does. There is no policy for or against, we just err on the side of caution and try to provide for a safe working environment for everyone.
We are a small volunteer FD. Cover 35 sq. miles & approx. 1600 population. Our department will not provide them. We don't have too many fire runs that require the air packs, but when we do need them, i want to be able to put my pack on and go without being blind without my glasses at night.