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Post by javaduke on Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:47 pm

Yesterday I saw one of our shooters wearing an interesting clip-on lenses device. It had two small round lenses on a shaft that would clip onto the eyeglasses temple shaft, and could be adjusted so that it is centered over the pupil. Not sure if I described it properly. Does anyone know who made those?

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Post by DA/SA on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:04 pm

One example

http://www.champchoice.com/store/main.aspx?p=categoryBody&c=OPEYCH

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Post by javaduke on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:07 pm

Yes, I know about these glasses, this is not what I saw yesterday. This is an entire glasses system (which may be not a bad option), what I saw was just a small lens in a holder similar to the Champ Choice lens holder, but sitting on a shaft that clipped on to regular prescription glasses frame temple.

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Post by Wobbley on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:31 pm

What you probably saw was something like this.Looking for a clip-on lenses 57c10c10

The one shown here has two lenses and are much more powerful than needed.

There was a company that sold them with diopter suitable for pistol shooting called ClearSight. I don’t think they’re still in business.
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Post by javaduke on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Yes, exactly! Ah, so that's ClearSight, I just saw that someone else is looking for the parts at the Commercial forum.
Wow, looks like all business that were making cool stuff for shooters are out of business...very sad...

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Post by WesG on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:55 pm

Looks like a watchmakers loop. I think they call them a 'loop', anyway.

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Post by javaduke on Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:59 pm

WesG wrote:Looks like a watchmakers loop. I think they call them a 'loop', anyway.
Bingo! http://www.ofrei.com/page383.html
I suppose lens holders can be replaced or different lenses made to fit these.

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Post by CR10X on Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:01 pm

That picture is not a ClearSight.
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Post by shootingsight on Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:21 pm

I make single lenses that are a clip-on that clip on to the top of your glasses.  These were very well received at Camp Perry.  Typically, pistol shooters, shooting irons, will want to add _0.75 to their distance prescription glasses.

Flip Lenses

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Post by Mike38 on Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:04 pm

shootingsight wrote:I make single lenses that are a clip-on that clip on to the top of your glasses.  These were very well received at Camp Perry.  Typically, pistol shooters, shooting irons, will want to add _0.75 to their distance prescription glasses.

Flip Lenses

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Hi Art. By chance, could you make a lens system like in my attached image, with a +0.75 lens on the right side, and a white blinder or 0.0 lens on the left? Reason I ask, I like being able to flip up both simultaneously instead of independently. OR.... do you know of a place that I can buy the clip on flip up readers as in my attached image in +0.75? The only ones I can find are +1.0. Thanks.
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Post by xmastershooter on Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Wobbley wrote:

There was a company that sold them with diopter suitable for pistol shooting called ClearSight.  I don’t think they’re still in business.
That is correct.  A little background:  Tillman Eddy and I discussed the finer points in doing a refraction many, many years ago because he found that many shooters had prescriptions that were, at best, poorly done.  I concurred.  Tillman developed ClearsighT around 1980 and sold over 10,000 units within the next 20 years. His loupe included interchangeable lenses of different powers.  When dot scopes became more popular than the use of iron sights, sales of ClearsighT disappeared along with his loupe supplier.  Being a past bullseye shooter, he had a very good understanding of our shooters' needs.

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Post by james r chapman on Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:48 pm

Somebody was selling a single lense system at Perry this year. I don’t recall the name
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Post by shootingsight on Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 pm

That was me at Camp Perry with the clip on lenses.  They are ophthalmic quality lenses that I size and drill to fit on a little flip attachment.  I can do the loupe option as well, but I found that the lenses didn't tend to stay in place because either the clip wasn't tight, or the frames were too small, and you could not move it side to side easily, so I walked away from that design and came up with a flip system instead.

I've not done a double lens solution like you requested, but I can probably do that.  How 'bout I do it first, then we can talk.  I'll just aim for a mid-range PD, in the 60-70mm range

Email me in about a week to make sure I didn't forget.  I'll try first with the blinder side is cut from a milk jug.  If you want a 0.0 lens, I'd need to charge an extra $40, but if we go the milk jug route, it'll be like $1.69, or whatever a quart of milk costs :-) .... unless you can think of some other easy source for frosted plastic.... or maybe I have a scrap lens.  I guess power or surface scratches don't matter since you'll be covering it with Scotch tape anyways.

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Post by Wobbley on Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:45 pm

shootingsight wrote:That was me at Camp Perry with the clip on lenses.  They are ophthalmic quality lenses that I size and drill to fit on a little flip attachment.  I can do the loupe option as well, but I found that the lenses didn't tend to stay in place because either the clip wasn't tight, or the frames were too small, and you could not move it side to side easily, so I walked away from that design and came up with a flip system instead.

I've not done a double lens solution like you requested, but I can probably do that.  How 'bout I do it first, then we can talk.  I'll just aim for a mid-range PD, in the 60-70mm range

Email me in about a week to make sure I didn't forget.  I'll try first with the blinder side is cut from a milk jug.  If you want a 0.0 lens, I'd need to charge an extra $40, but if we go the milk jug route, it'll be like $1.69, or whatever a quart of milk costs :-) .... unless you can think of some other easy source for frosted plastic.... or maybe I have a scrap lens.  I guess power or surface scratches don't matter since you'll be covering it with Scotch tape anyways.

Maybe something like this. Translucent Polycarbonate?.

https://www.eplastics.com/lumen-xt-lw3-polycarbonate-sheet
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Post by james r chapman on Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 pm

Wobbley wrote:

Maybe something like this.  Translucent Polycarbonate?.

https://www.eplastics.com/lumen-xt-lw3-polycarbonate-sheet
$186!! that's a lot of lenses to break even!!
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Post by shootingsight on Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am

No, it's $186 BEFORE I put on my markup :-)

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Post by Mike38 on Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:36 am

shootingsight wrote:That was me at Camp Perry with the clip on lenses.  They are ophthalmic quality lenses that I size and drill to fit on a little flip attachment.  I can do the loupe option as well, but I found that the lenses didn't tend to stay in place because either the clip wasn't tight, or the frames were too small, and you could not move it side to side easily, so I walked away from that design and came up with a flip system instead.

I've not done a double lens solution like you requested, but I can probably do that.  How 'bout I do it first, then we can talk.  I'll just aim for a mid-range PD, in the 60-70mm range

Email me in about a week to make sure I didn't forget.  I'll try first with the blinder side is cut from a milk jug.  If you want a 0.0 lens, I'd need to charge an extra $40, but if we go the milk jug route, it'll be like $1.69, or whatever a quart of milk costs :-) .... unless you can think of some other easy source for frosted plastic.... or maybe I have a scrap lens.  I guess power or surface scratches don't matter since you'll be covering it with Scotch tape anyways.

The milk jug thing should work, I guess? Or if you have a +0.75 lens that was scratched or some kind of imperfection that would make it basically useless, that would be best. If you could, make it with the larger diameter lenses. Not only do I need +0.75, I also have to add an EyePal.
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Post by Wobbley on Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:00 pm

shootingsight wrote:No, it's $186 BEFORE I put on my markup :-)

That’s for a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet....they will cut it down for you
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Post by shootingsight on Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:13 pm

LOL.  Of course they will, but you still have to buy the whole sheet.  You can't just get a 6" x 6" piece.

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Post by Wobbley on Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:26 pm

How about this then.., a square foot for $7.

https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/plastic/0-0625-plastic-sheet-acetal-natural/pid/6759
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Post by shootingsight on Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:18 pm

Here is what I came up with - you got lucky, I had a scrap lens that had been miscut, but ended up fitting, so it is +0.75 on both sides.

$60 with free delivery, if you want it.

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Post by shootingsight on Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:18 pm

You can either put tape on the lens, or if you prefer, I can sandblast it.

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Post by Mike38 on Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:26 pm

Art, I sent a PM. Thanks.
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