Shooting glasses

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Flyfishtom, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. Flyfishtom

    Flyfishtom Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    East Central Florida
    Do you know of a company that sells shooting glasses where the dominate eye lense has magnification and the other lense does not? My tired old eyes are having trouble focusing on the front site so I removed the left lense on an old pair of cheap reading glasses and that sure did the trick. I have only used the glasses for dry fire practice at home so we'll find out if this is a receipe for a headache.
  2. langenc

    langenc Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Id bet your optician can make a 'blank' lense to fill up the frame.
  3. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Member

    Oct 11, 2003
    A session with your optometrist might be in order. I'd explain the problem and the result of your experiment, then ask for an examination and advice based on its results. That way you'll know for sure whether you've identified the problem and the solution. Where tired old eyes are concerned, it would be awful to risk masking something significant with a temporary fix.
  4. Old Dog

    Old Dog Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Staying away from CHAZ, er CHOP
    I picked up some of these stick-on magnifying lenses and have been experimenting with 'em on my shooting glasses. You can find them by the reading glasses in Wal-Mart, Walgreen's, Rite-Aid, etc., from about 5.99 to 9.99. Come in packs of two lenses w/instructions, they're little half-moon shaped lenses you can place anywhere on the inside of regular glasses (plastic or glass lens) or protective eyewear. Unfortunately, I've been able to find them only in magnification of 1.5 and 2.0.
  5. JimmyN

    JimmyN Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    I have been using these for a while, and really like them.
    The Optx come in different lens sizes, and powers, from 100 to 300.

    I only use one lens, a 125, on the right side, my dominant aiming eye. And instead of putting it on the bottom of my shooting glasses I prefer to stick it on the left inside edge, midway up. That way I don't have to tilt my head back when aiming, just a slight rotation to the right puts the lens in the center of my front sight view, and the left eye still has unobstructed distance vision.

    I was at WalMart or somewhere that had a reading glass display. So I stood back the right distance from the chart to simulate where my front sight would be, then tried each of the magnification powers to see which one worked best at that distance. Once I determined that 125 was the best correction I ordered a set of the Optx lenses.

  6. strostro

    strostro Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I finally broke down and bought some prescription shooting glasses from OpticsPlanet. Service was FAST--had them within a week and the prescription was right on.

    Here are the links to the two parts I bought:

    This is the adapter that fits into the glasses linked below. You provide your prescription info. http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-action-sport-vigilante-parole-rx-sos-adapter-cr-39-clear-lens.html

    The glasses themselves--you can choose from different lens packages. http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-actionsport-vigilante.html
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