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Prescription shooting glasses

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I was recently in Beaverton Vision World, and they had a collection of sports and safety glasses that they claimed were suitable for shooting (I specifically asked about shooting). I didn’t like any of the designs though, and didn’t wind up ordering any. I imagine that if one found a good pair online, they could put prescription lenses in them. That might be something worth inquiring about (I didn’t think to ask at the time).
 

KKG

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Once you get your eyes checked, just take the Rd to Costco and they will make you some fine Eye Crutches for a decent price.
 
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Thanks for the replies. What I've heard that some optometrists do is rearrange the prescription in the lenses so your important viewing area is in a better area of the lense for sight and target acquisition.
 

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With I-1639 in WA I've kept some of my hobbies to myself and told the optometrist that I work with a table saw and chop saw that has a Lazer -Line in my shop. I feel It's none of their business what I do with them and want no mention of "that" in my medical record. :(
 
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My optometrist at Walmart is a gal I've known since high school, and while she's not a shooter herself she's given me a lot of pointers about prescription eyepro--try asking your local Wally's Vision Center about polycarbonate lenses. (My prescription actually REQUIRES PC's because it's the only material they can do super-high-index lenses in.)
 
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Why settle on local supplies and their available styles? You can send your prescription into many reputable safety glass manufacturers and they will hook you.

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One down side I see is not being able to try them on. I don’t know how many I have to try on in the store before deciding on something. Maybe you have to order several at a time and hope one pair sits well, and send the rest back.
 

robertvarner

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My optometrist at Walmart is a gal I've known since high school, and while she's not a shooter herself she's given me a lot of pointers about prescription eyepro--try asking your local Wally's Vision Center about polycarbonate lenses. (My prescription actually REQUIRES PC's because it's the only material they can do super-high-index lenses in.)
And if you have even a slight astigmatism like I do that determines what materials they can use. No cheapy plastic can make that correction.

I made the mistake of buying some inexpensive sporting glasses that were advertised as being "polarized" which I was told could help with an astigmatism using a red dot. It turned out to be just a pair of plastic colored lenses that don't work at all. Returning them in eBay is a pain.


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I told my optometrist at Kaiser I needed glasses for handgun shooting that allowed me to focus on the front sight when it is arm's length away and she fixed me up. I picked frames with large lenses so they also serve as eye protection. I keep those glasses in my range bag and use them when I shoot handguns. I have a separate set of glasses in my range bag for rifle shooting made with BJones frames.
 

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I found dedicated shooting glasses to be too expensive, so I opted for trifocal lenses in my everyday prescription glasses. The middle focal point is set at arm's length which gives me the perfect sight picture for handgun shooting.

I have some expensive frames that I've been using for over two decades and just swap out the lenses when my prescription changes. I spend a lot of time on the computer at my desk and cooking so the mid-range trifocal works for these tasks too.

I buy inexpensive safety glasses designed to fit over prescription glasses in clear and amber tint for the lighting conditions I deal with outside. I keep these in my range bag so I don't have to hunt for them.
 

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Pretty sure that @etrain16 knows of one and if I remember correctly she is very attractive. Not that it matters!:D
My eye Dr. knows I shoot and has worked with my on my lenses. Even suggested when it comes time for new lenses, that I should consider bringing in a rifle with a scope so they can help provide lenses that will line up properly with line of sight on the scope. I don't know if many eye Dr.s would be okay with that.

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Dr. Bruce is the head guy there. Mine is Dr. Julia

And yeah, @11Charlie she's okay to look at ;)
 

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