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3 years 27 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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Well I finally went and had some made. I have a problem with light and my eyes constantly refocusing when shooting. It is a side affect of the medications they have me on to stop rejection of a Liver I received 3 years ago. A couple of people mentioned getting Glasses made which could help with this. Being me I ignored them and it and just shot as I learned and depended upon Muscle Memory, Point Shooting and trained skill to het me through. I did well with this for the whole time and never thought I would change. My wife and I went down to Opti-Vision the other day and I had my eyes rechecked again. Every time they lower or change my med's it affects my vision. So my wife mentioned to the Optometrist that I might want shooting glasses made up. He asked and I said I didn't need them but while I was speaking he turned the dials on the thing they put in your face and you look through.

He held up a pen in front of me and asked how it looked. I told him fine and then he asked me to look at the chart behind him and read any line. I did this and while I did this I looked at the pen now and then and noticed that everything was totally clear.

I now have Prescription Shooting Glasses. My Dominate Eye is just Glass and my non-dominate is set to my prescribed distance.

Now when I shoot I see my rear sight, front sight and target clearly where as before I only could see the sights or the target.

If your having problems with your vision and have heard of having Glasses made in this manner but are not sure if it is worth it, then you really should do it. I picked up my targets and sights much faster and my follow up shots are also faster with solid hits.

Nothing ego about this comment, but I shoot pretty good and I definitely saw improvement the first time on the range with these Glasses on.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 27 weeks ago, 11:08 AM

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nice

what is your "prescribed distance"? Is that the distance to the sights or target?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 27 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

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The only difference between my regular Glasses and the shooting glasses is the Dominate eye is plane glass. Which allows my dominate eye to focus on my sights and my weak eye to focus on the target at any distance and then your mind balances the two out into one clear picture.

I did notice that wearing them for more than 4 hours did end up making me feel as if I was experiencing Motion Sickness from what people describe it as. But that was my bad, should have taken them off when I wasn't shooting. It causes issues when you have people walking around or other things moving around constantly because you tend to look around more often instead of focusing on just your sights and target.

Another thing, not everyone will work with the Dominate eye being the clear glass. Some people will have to have the weak eye clear. They will test it so you can make sure which works best for you.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 27 weeks ago, 12:14 PM

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sounds great

I should check in to it.I shoot with my left eye am right handed so my rifle is in left hand works good to work the rifle just odd and need to get back to it.

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3 years 27 weeks ago, 12:40 PM

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So it doesn't matter what distance you target is at, correct?

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 27 weeks ago, 2:54 PM

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It is a clear picture from in front of your nose as far out as you can psychically see.

Allowing each eye to work on the closer objects focal plane and farthest focal plane with your brain being tricked into blending them into a clear image is surprisingly functional. That is one of the things that was holding me back from spending the money trying something I couldn't really see working all that well. But it does.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 27 weeks ago, 10:32 AM

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Took 5th and 3rd on the two courses.

30 A, 3 C and I'll be dipped 3 no shoots.. LOL

I found out that when transitioning I have to (do it correctly) keep my eyes on the target and move the sights into my field of view. If I attempt to cut corners (and do it wrong) by keeping the sites in view and moving to the target it causes a momentary shift in what you see. Cause my first 3 rounds to hit left by an inch into the no shoot on the first run.

Second run though went smooth, which translates into fast. 18 rounds, 18 A's 16 seconds. The last 6 shots added about 4 seconds because of my pausing before each shot, 1 round each in 6 plates. Still going to take a bit, but they made a big difference in my times because I wasn't having to search for where my shots hit looking to see if any follow ups where needed.

Really can not say just how much I am a believer now about having these made and using them.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 12:54 PM

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ditto

I wear rx lenses daily, and although I no longer wear specific rx glasses for comps, they can make a huge difference in shooting ability and comfort.

Dave Watson at TEES got me clued into ways to help with rx shooting glasses, eye dominance and other issues a long while back and it helped me reach my potential.

Look into Revision and Oakley...both companies can do rx lens inserts in goggles and many of their frames; they can also incorporate rx sections into standard lenses in their 'non-tactical' stuff.

I went with Revision, and my range glasses + entry goggles both work great.

3 years 26 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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I'll have to definitely check into them. I need goggles and was looking at a set at Vision works but was not all that impressed with the strap attachment in the least.

It is a bit odd at first, but it really is making a huge difference with not having to hang that partial second looking to make sure of a hit or not on long shots.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 26 weeks ago, 1:09 PM

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con grads on taking 5 or better ther eis a gun show in tampa next weekend june 4 and they might have a strap you need glasses,rifle,gun. I got my glasses from vision not happy but been a year so need to think of where I want to go for my glasses.

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3 years 26 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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Revision

I got a pair of the Revision Fan Goggles....tiny little quiet fan ventilates the upper front of the goggles; makes a difference in hot/humid climes.

The focal distance on any Rx insert can take getting used to, since the lenses are closer to your eyes. As soon as I save up the $$ I'm gonna try a pair of Oakleys with the Rx in the main/standard lens.

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