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Looking for shooting glasses with prescription insert

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by GarySTL, Jun 23, 2008.

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  1. GarySTL

    GarySTL Member

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    I've always shot with just my prescription glasses (polycarbonate lenses). I'd like to get a set of the wrap around type with a prescription insert. I want the prescription insert because I want the interchangeable color lenses.

    I'm mostly shooting pistols if that makes any difference.

    If you have a set, what kind and how do you like them? What lens collor works best?

    Do you have a bifocal insert or single vision. I normally wear a progressive focal length lens for everyday wear.

    I see some sellers offering a bifocal at the top so you have better vision on the front sight.

    Any experiences you'd care to share would be great.
     
  2. cdrt

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    I have a set of Raybans with yellow lenses for Bullseye. The top lens is my trifocal prescription so I can see the front sight. The bottom is my bifocal prescription for changing sights. I also have a second pair with clear lenses that I use at the indoor range at Amarillo. The clear lenses work better than the yellow with the lighting they have in the range. Yellow works well outdoors especially on cloudy days; really makes the black bullseye stand out.

    With a red dot, I use my regular glasses rather than the trifocal lens.
     
  3. 10s&Xs

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    I've been using glasses from NYX Sports. They're the wrap-around style with interchangeable lenses and they have a prescription insert that's bonded to the nosepiece. I use them for bullseye and trap/sporting clays. Mostly I find myself using the colored lenses for shotgun and sticking with the clear for bullseye, both indoors and out. Can't speak to the bifocal aspect, mine are single-vision, but I've been quite happy with the whole setup.
     
  4. AndrewGWU

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    You could go to your local optical shop with your Rx and they can make you a pair with safety thickness poly lens in any type bifocal you would like, be it single vision, progressive, bifocal, trifocal, etc.
    They can also tint them any color and shade you would like.
    There are many safety grade frames available to match your preferences or needs.
     
  5. frankt

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    Optics Planet carries the ESS ICE 2.4 glasses. They come with green,clear and yellow lens, carry case and a neck strap. Add the RX insert and they will run about $70 delivered.

    I had my eye doc adjust my dominant eye to see the front sight clearly but still see the target. The other lens is my regular progressive prescription. I needed an eye exam anyway ($50) and the prescription lens installed cost me $40.

    I have only had them to the range for a practice session and an IDPA match but so far I like them.

    I always wondered what the front sight really looked like.:eek:
     
  6. GarySTL

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    AndrewGWU,

    I've had special order glasses tinted for me in the past, and they worked fine, but they were special purpose (I was flying RC sailplanes at the time). This time I want to be able to change the color. Someone at our Mo State IDPA match had a pair with a snap in set of prescription lenses. Said he got them at Wal Mart, but not which one.

    10s&Xs,

    I saw their web site. How does that work? You order the glasses, then send in your prescription? Did you make an adjustment to your prescription?
     
  7. 10s&Xs

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    Yep. You order the glasses (specify style, lens colors you want, etc.) and send in your prescription. I believe they outsource the manufacturing of the insert, it arrives separately. I didn't need to adjust my prescription, it was from a pretty recent eye exam.

    It wasn't cheap, as I recall. Little over $200 by the time you're done.
     
  8. eflatminor

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    Wiley X

    I like Wiley X best (better than Oakley) for wrap around type glasses. I would avoid the interchangeable lense type as they never seem to stay put, which changes your PD. Decots are good for clay shooting and give the widest field of view but they're not in the wrap around style.

    Colors are easy with pistols as you're not trying to make orange targets pop. Get whatever color suits the typical conditions when you shoot.
     
  9. strostro

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    Check out the Bolle's @ www.opticsplanet.com. I bought the Vigilante glasses with the prescription insert.

    I've been very happy with the glasses and the service from Optics Planet was great.
     
  10. scotty

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    I bought a used pair of Rudy Project Kerosene glasses that came with clear, gray, and orange-brown lenses. They also have prescription frames that clip onto the frame inside the regular lenses. I use the orange lenses most of the time, but this is personal preference.

    I wear contact lenses so I haven't used the prescription frames, but it's a nice feature for future use. The Rx frames are a pince-nez style that clip securely into grooves in the nose piece of the main glasses frame.

    I've been very happy so far. They are comfortable and stay firmly in place in the most heated of USPSA matches.
     
  11. VPJack

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    I use the ESS with insert also, got them for the same reason you talk about the interchangeable color lenses. They work very well and don't cost any thing like some of the others. Only cost me something like $40. to have the inserts made. Plus they are very comfortable which does count.

    Jack
     
  12. Cover Dog

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    Randolph Ranger glasses

    Morgan Optical is the only plce to go. He a trap shooter and i think he is in the hall of fame. They are in N.Y. State. Just google Morgan Optical. you'll love what you get.
     
  13. rondog

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    Does anybody know of a place in the South Denver area to get some good custom shooting glasses? Somebody that knows what they're doing and what shooting glasses need?
     
  14. Sunray

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    All prescription lenses are impact resistant. Asked about it when I got specs. Wrap arounds would be a special, expensive, thing though.
     
  15. Gary Frost

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    ESS, just got mine. I found i've been looking at the wrong front sight
     
  16. The Tourist

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    I have presbiopia, and I wear reading glasses only. However, that's going to change in a week or two.

    Last week I was detailing my bike, and I usually fire it up and drive a few miles around my neighborhood and up onto the highway to burn out the last of the rinse water.

    I usually wear shorts and Teva sandals while polishing. This time I was detailing, and I had my reading glasses on. I didn't want to go find my wrap-arounds, so I slid the glasses down on my nose to peak over, and I pulled out onto the road.

    I was disappointed to see how clear the gauges and dash lights were through reading glasses. It was hard to admit that my prescription had obviously changed.

    The guy who fits our glasses recommended I get their wrap-around sports glasses. He can grind a smooth rendition of bifocals.

    But here's the advice. He also suggested I have the top portion of the lenses ground to 20/15.

    In this fashion I can use them to read, use them to drive and shoot (they're shatter-proof polycarbonates) and he claims they will make distances a tad crisper.

    In a real sense, I will never have to take them off no matter what I am doing. Reading, driving, shooting or the computer.

    I believe they can treated for light-sensitive smoke.

    I get mine in a few weeks, and I can't wait.
     
  17. rwschill

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    Shooting glasses

    I have a pair of Sunbuster glasses with a bifocal insert that sits inside the glasses. I like these and the prescription company is good to work with. I think NYX is the same or very similar.
     
  18. Darth Muffin

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    Another +1 for the ESS glasses here. A friend liked mine so much he now runs a pair too. I'm nearsighted so I didn't have trouble seeing the front sight.

    I've pretty much stuck with the tinted lenses. I have found that the side shafts start to get a little loose on the ESS after changing them back and forth more than a few times.
     
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