View Full Version : Help with Pool Playing Glasses (Spectacles)

01-21-2004, 10:41 PM
HI guys, i need to buy some presciption spectacles to play pool. Can anyone give me any weblinks to some good ones ?


01-21-2004, 11:12 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote bigbro6060:</font><hr> HI guys, i need to buy some presciption spectacles to play pool. Can anyone give me any weblinks to some good ones ?

cheers <hr /></blockquote>

www.sportglasses.com (http://www.sportglasses.com)

01-22-2004, 06:05 AM
Here is a couple more web links.---&gt; rxxshooting (http://www.rxshootingglasses.com/.)
snooker specs (http://www.snookerspecs.com/snookerspecs/)

01-22-2004, 06:16 AM
Good morning:

Check out DeCot sport glasses, 800-528-1901

I have a pair and they are excellent.

Dr. D.


01-22-2004, 07:20 AM
Howard Vickery sells the same model glasses he wears (Pro Billiard Eyewear). PM me and I'll send you his number.

Here's a shot of his glasses.



01-22-2004, 07:54 AM
I bought the Decot sport glasses a couple years back and they work fine. Nice to have the adjustable height lens but I wish I'd gotten them with my lineless bifocal so I could see the menu etc where I'm playing.

01-23-2004, 01:59 PM
Well I've been playing with glasses now for 10 yrs and here's my experience with them. Originally I had a pair of glasses with larger frames, so that I was never looking over the top of the frames.I had the glasses made so that my vision would be the same for about 15 feet.These glasses were annoying when looking across the room and the glare from the lights on other tables was also annoying with these glasses.I alway's had perfect vision and when my eye's started changing due to age it took about 3 or 4 yrs before my eyesight stopped changing. Now I do have the spectacles that you mentioned, but recommend that you see an optometrist and get yourself some good glasses. I now use glasses with progressive lenses in them and glare coating and highly recommend these for old farts like myself.

01-23-2004, 04:33 PM
cheers guys for the info!

now i've found the Decot site, what exact model do you guys have ?



01-23-2004, 04:55 PM

Decot is about a fairway wood from my house. lol I use the 67 standard model. Be sure you know your prescription. Mine are set for best vision at appx 10 feet. Yes the other side of the room is a tad blurry but it works for pool which was my concern. I still have not completely adjusted to wearing glasses but it is getting better.

I don't know how large your face is but the larger frames could be better in some cases. The lens size should be larger as I recall. I had to get use to tilting my head up slightly on long shots.


01-23-2004, 05:33 PM
I buy my glasses from "The Dollar Store". Look for a pair of big wire rims. I just check the vision for about 10-12 ft, until I find a pair I like. Works for me. You can't beat the price. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

01-24-2004, 01:04 PM

01-24-2004, 02:55 PM
I would love to get laser surgery on my eyes, they tell me I'm the perfect candidate but I just don't have the dough.
Always wondered if it would help my game not having to look through these goggles on my nose.

01-25-2004, 11:44 AM
I just ordered some and they recommended the international size frame for pool. I can't really comment until I get them. I played worse as soon as I got glasses, then didn't play much. I hope the Decots can help me see like I did before I got the glasses. I tried to spend all my time in college at the pool hall rather than reading, but I still ended up in glasses. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

01-26-2004, 05:59 AM
cheers guys, they definitely aren't that cheap