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Shooting eyewear help pls.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by charleslee, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. charleslee

    charleslee Member

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    A friend needs advice re same:Well I have prescription glasses now that are progressive and the viewing
    area of both segments of the lenses (near sighted far sighted) are
    relatively small, so whenever you are in the in between section my vision is
    blurred. You know when you put your cheek on the stock. Does that ever
    happen to you? Optimal would be a prescription pair of safety style shooing
    glasses (maybe yellow tint) that have a small bifocal and a larger for the
    nearsighted long vision. I will check around too.
     
  2. XD 45acp

    XD 45acp Member

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    This Dr. made my shooting glasses, he does alot of Trapshooters;

    Dr. Frank Rively
    PO box 454
    Chinchilla, Pa. 18410
    570-587-4283

    He is a Deot Hy-wyd dealer too.
     
  3. SunnySlopes

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    I'm having some special made lenses as we speak. The lenses (both sides) are corrected for the long range prescription. But the spot on the lens which I look through to see the front sight has the equivalent of a "golfer's segment." This "golfer's segment" is a circle which is corrected for the distance to the front sight, and is located on the lens for my master eye in the upper corner. I shoot pistols w/the Weaver stance and that's where I look through the lens.

    This is a golfer's lens. Imagine the circle (segment) in the upper corner instead of the bottom.

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    Tell your friend to discuss it with his optician.
     
  4. Lex Luthier

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    I almost started a thread on this very subject. Just got progressive bifocals for my birthday and haven't aimed at anything yet. I would imagine a fellow could adapt to about anything.
     
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    I had a pair of safety glasses with the prescription adjusted for the range from my front pistol to my front rifle sight. Worked rather nicely.
     
  6. SunnySlopes

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    I wear progressives. The distance to the front sight of the gun falls in the "mid range" prescription. The mid range prescription is in the center and the middle of the lens. There is considerable distortion at the extreme edge of the lens and necessitates holding your head at an awkward and uncomfortable angle to see the sight.

    It just doesn't work for me, hence the reason I'm having the glasses made like I described. I'll post on how they work.
     
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    Here's something which fits standard Genesis XC safety glasses (disposable, around $12, different colored lenses available) -

    http://www.safetyed.org/search.aspx?find=genesis+xc

    I am having these made up with my bifocal prescription, which I had set for "handgun front sight" distance at the far end of the close vision zone.

    I believe the insert is a good alternative to prescription safety glasses. The outer lens has the ANSI rating, so the insert can be glass or polycarbonite to save weight. Also, the outer lens is easily replaced if it gets scratched up.
     
  8. charleslee

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    Shooting eyewear tips

    Thank you very much for your excellent advice-I'll pass it on to my OH buddy & let you know how he makes out.
     
  9. slazar16

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    Shooting glasses recommendation

    For the shooting glasses I would recommend Decot Shooting glasses. These guys know what they are doing when it comes to Shooting eye-wear (considering its all they do) and they have options to fit most budgets. I would give one of their dealers a call. The one I use is on eBay. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Decot-Hy-Wy...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item1c2072018e)
    His phone number is 602.903.5029 and will consult you based on your specific shooting needs, be it front sight clarification to simply varying lighting conditions.
     
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