I know there are some great people 3D printing visor frames or making magnetic attachments for visors to attach to loupes etc. I salute these people creating new advancements in this difficult time.
Just thought I would share another simple option people might want to consider even if it is just as a temporary solution if they do not have access to the other solutions mentioned above.
I first showed this quite a few years ago discussing how I modified my loupes frame to accept a visor. I have recently tested the same setup on safety glasses and found it worked very well.
It simply uses basic crocodile/alligator clips and a few cable ties.
If you are wanting to go the extra mile then you can also add the eyelets for extra security (From a craft or fabric shop) and electrical tape and to smooth the slightly sharp edges you often find on many visors but it works pretty well without them just with the clips. These safety glasses are ones I have at home for gardening etc, originally sourced from toolstation, and the crocodile clips can be sourced from amazon.
Caveat is that you obviously need to follow whatever the current best advice is. If you are given the option of better sealing goggles rather than glasses or a visor that covers over your forehead then they are probably superior to this.
If you want full details here is my original post:
Ps in the original post when I talk about masks not being effective I was referring to FRSMs not FFP3 respirators.
Hey everyone. Hope you are all well.
I thought I would share a couple of podcasts that I have found useful/interesting over the last few days. This situation has been changing so rapidly but it certainly looks like it is going to be ongoing for some time yet so I think it makes sense to understand what is putting us in this situation and how we can best cope with it.
The first podcast is by Paula Pant explaining that she has had a mild-moderate case of COVID-19 and her experiences over the last 2 weeks. It seems like some people get barely any symptoms while others become incredibly poorly with it but hearing first hand what it felt like for someone who didn’t need hospitalisation was very interesting. Her podcast about financial matters and critical thinking is one I listen to regularly and I highly recommend.
I was already very much in the camp of strict social distancing but this account talking about what it felt like as well as her challenges in getting medical advice and a COVID test has helped to galvanise my position. If anyone out there is unsure about why it is so important to follow the advice we are being given to try to slow down the spread of this bizarre new virus I urge you to listen to this: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/afford-anything/id1079598542?i=1000470340889
The second podcast I am sharing today is looking at this new way of living in isolation and giving some really sensible practical advice about how to make it work well for you. This covers ways to work effectively from home (could be relevant both for students in the coming months as well as for those who are suddenly finding that their commute has reduced to a few metres from the kitchen to the living room) as well as ways to stay healthy, build good habits in relation to social media and the news and also how to stay connected with local communities and loved ones. This is the first podcast by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness who are the authors of Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. If any part of this podcast resonates with you then I would highly recommend you listen to Peak Performance as it will really help you to build on these foundations. It is a book I have both read and listened to repeatedly over the last few years. You can find my review of that book here: https://www.drchrisharper.co.uk/blog/revisiting-peak-performance
And here is their first podcast:
If you have found any other really good blog posts, articles or podcasts that you think are worth sharing I would love to hear about them.
And above all please stay home and stay safe.
Dr Chris Harper