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Shooting without prescription glasses

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by riceboy72, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Member

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    Andrew, I buy the common stick-on reading lenses from OPTX. I cut a little dot (larger than a BB and smaller than a 9mm ;) ) to place on the inside, upper left corner of my right glasses lens. It has taken me about 20 years to go through my first pair and start on my second. The dot tends to come off when you hand your glasses to the tech at the optometrist.

    http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/bf34.html
    http://blog.optx2020.com/114/5-ways-to-use-stick-on-lenses

    Now, you will need to know the approximate diopter of your prescription. Then buy the nearest stronger to cut and fit. Talk to your eye-guy for further advice. Mine let me bring my rifle and pistol into the shop and did some trials with his trial lenses. The biggest problem we had with that was when the two women came over to look at the Hawken I'd brought in.

    I've pictures around someplace. I'll look and see if I can find them to post.

    Pops

    That little dot of magnification in the upper corner of your vision will bug you for a bit, but I've never had anybody tell me it took more than a day to forget about it.
     
  2. Andrew Leigh

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    Awesome, will check it out.
     
  3. JTHunter

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    Considering I can't read newsprint at 6" because I'm so near-sighted, I can't see the targets.
    I've had bifocals - they didn't work for me. I went back to single vision lenses on this prescription and, if I need to read some fine print, I just lift them up and use my bare eyes.
    When I'm at the computer, I use an old prescription that is about 1 diopter weaker and hang some of those cheap "reading glasses" on the front that lets me see the screen quite well. If I need to look at something over 2-3' away, I just look over the tops of the readers and through the upper portion of the regular glasses.
     
  4. hardheart

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    Which is why shooting with your eyes closed is a great idea.
     
  5. otasan56

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    I have prescription shooting glasses (impact resistant).
     
  6. Iramo94

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    This reminds me of a poem often attributed to an epitaph on a grave somewhere.

     
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