LMBSGV wrote:I always carry a spare pair of eyeglasses since I’m so nearsighted (20-200+ in each eye). I would be in rather dire straits if mine broke. I think I could manage to follow a trail without glasses, but off-trail travel would probably result in a serious accident. I’ve never had to use the spare though one time I thought I might when one of the lenses popped out as I was hiking. Immediately I stopped, got down on my knees and found the lens by the side of the trail. I used the tweezers on the Swiss Army knife to retighten the screw on the glasses frame so the lens wouldn’t pop out again.
I carry prescription eyeglasses as well as a spare. I'm also nearsighted. I also keep a 3rd backup pair in the truck.
A few years ago, I was at Puppet. I sometimes take off my glasses to tie on lures. Guess I was tired because I set my glasses down on the ground rather than on the daypack. The knot was problematic, and my back hurt from throwing lures all morning, so I stood up mid-knot and turned a bit, and there was an odd crunch. Stepped right on them and it broke at the screw.
My back-ups were bifocals, so i spent a good deal of time readjusting to why my legs suddenly appeared shorter. It took a couple hours to get used to it. Even if not needed, the spares come along.