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    Shooting with glasses

    I wear no line trifocals. That's anything less than an arms length is blurry and anything past 5 yards starts to get blurry.
    I like scopes 1/2 my guns have scopes but i also like iron sights. So far I've had best results when i take my glasses off. Lining up a blurry notch with a blurry post and a fuzzy bullseye isn't hard but i can't brag about being crack shot like i used too.
    Any tips or hints?
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    talk to your optometrist, tell him where you want your focus to be and get some single plane glasses for just shooting, trifocals will drive you nuts when trying to shoot, mine stay in the truck.

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    I don't wear my bifocals when hunting. I use regular prescription glasses in yellow and peep sights, it works for me. BTW I'll be 81 next month.
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    I use progressive lenses. A peep site helps when eyes get older.
    Using it correctly ignore the rear site, you only concentrate on the front sight? It will naturally center in the peep. Put the front sight on target and your set,boom flop.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trackerbuddy View Post
    I wear no line trifocals. That's anything less than an arms length is blurry and anything past 5 yards starts to get blurry.
    I like scopes 1/2 my guns have scopes but i also like iron sights. So far I've had best results when i take my glasses off. Lining up a blurry notch with a blurry post and a fuzzy bullseye isn't hard but i can't brag about being crack shot like i used too.
    Any tips or hints?
    Last edited by Ojaileveraction; 06-21-2019 at 08:10 PM.
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    I never use glasses when shooting.
    Way too much of a chance for injury if one is broken.
    I always leave the beer in the can or use those red plastic cups.
    Stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaine View Post
    I never use glasses when shooting.
    Way too much of a chance for injury if one is broken.
    I always leave the beer in the can or use those red plastic cups.
    Stay safe!

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    I wear progressive glasses. Sometimes it's a challenge to see everything at the same time. It very challenging to shoot open sights and sometimes a nightmare with optics! Problems I've ran into is setting optics focus so I can properly see the reticle and objects then also the eye relief adds to it.
    I've just learned to adjust my head position and with an optic set the focus so I'm looking through the top part (far vision) of my lens seems to work for me.
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    Well here is another short story to possibly consider. Used to consider myself a great shot (scoped bolt guns) ‘til I got addicted to leverguns, breech loaders & reloading. That was a few years ago (when I was 70) & hanging around w/shooters that use only period type sights & cast bullets for sihoulettes & dingers out to 1000 yds. Humbling experience as I found myself not the great shot I thought I was.

    Finally to the point. I always just used “cheaters” for reading. However after making my very best effort to improve my marksmanship skills, I began to narrow down to find my greatest challenge in shooting was my vision that was preventing me from consistent sight pictures, particularly a long ranges 400 & + yds. Remembered that I did have a slight corrected lens for one eye that was not reading but distance. Went back to eye doctor to get a written shooting glasses prescription. W/that I went to the local Costco vision cntr & they made up a couple sets of shooting glasses (chose a couple different color lenses) for not too much $.

    Did it solve all my problems...I wish. Definitely helped but I still have to accept the fact I have 79 year-old eyes. Hope this helped.
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    Not just seeing the sights. Being able to identify the target clearly.

    Oh, and thanks for the idea Blaine. I just invented the 'stock cup holder'.

    Out in the woods on a hot day, rifle in hand. Thirsty, we all need to keep hydrated. How about the TranterUK patented stock cup holder. Keeping that cold beer where it needs to be, attached to your firearm. Just send $500.00 to my address and we will have one on its way, sometime soon. You know it makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkfrnt View Post
    talk to your optometrist, tell him where you want your focus to be and get some single plane glasses for just shooting, trifocals will drive you nuts when trying to shoot, mine stay in the truck.
    Be sure to wear safety goggles over you prescription glasses. It only takes ONE "accident" to injure an eye or your eyes permanently. Yep, they're a pain, but don't risk your vision for convenience. Wearing glasses and safety glasses is something you can get use too.
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