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Post by Lammy1000 on 11/26/2019, 6:14 pm

For a right eyed dominant shooter would you recommend the right side lens be adjusted for front sight distance and left lens for distance? The occluder would be in use during the shot to avoid eye strain with both eyes open looking through dissimilar lens strengths.

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Post by John Dervis on 11/26/2019, 7:28 pm

That would work out.  I have been experimenting with a clip on, flip down reading glasses type thing that is focused on the front sight.  I mask off the other lens with a piece of scotch tape where I would be looking when shooting but the area around is still corrected.  This comes in handy when looking at close up stuff in the box or on the bench.  I need reading glasses now for most things.  I did start the process of getting a physician's prescription for shooting but never did get the glasses made although I intend to this coming season.  One hiccup I discovered is when my doc gave me that prescription, he wrote both lenses to be the same correction and nobody would make the left lens anything but what the prescription said.  So my word of advice there would be to make sure he writes it the way you want it if the left will be different.

Good luck.
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Post by orpheoet on 11/26/2019, 7:50 pm

I'm also experimenting with a flip down +.50 lens for shooting irons. Early results are promising. I wear my regular glasses when shooting with a dot and put the flip down lens on them for irons. Takes some getting used to as far as being disoriented with the +.50 lens down when NOT shooting and any smudges on either lens pretty much negates any benefit so caution is needed when flipping up and down.


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Post by farmboy on 11/27/2019, 8:14 am

orpheoet wrote:I'm also experimenting with a flip down +.50 lens for shooting irons. 

What/who's product and where did you purchase
Thanks
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Post by Wobbley on 11/27/2019, 10:36 am

Mine are set at Right eye: Distance +.75 diopter ; Left eye: +2 diopter for reading, scoring etc.
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Post by orpheoet on 11/27/2019, 1:07 pm

farmboy wrote:
orpheoet wrote:I'm also experimenting with a flip down +.50 lens for shooting irons. 

What/who's product and where did you purchase
Thanks
https://shootingsight.com/product/clip-on-flip-lens/
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Post by Axehandle on 11/28/2019, 10:08 am

My prescription for my 67 year old eyes turns out to be trifocals.  While not tuned for the front sight I find that the middle lense works best for front sight focal length.   The bad is that to see the front sight through it I must hold my head at an odd angle.  This is NOT what you want for a 270 round match.       I'm betting the true prescription for the front sight focal length will be a 4th.  May have a dedicated set of shooting glasses made next month.  I'll have them made for a single focal length for both eyes.  They won't be for driving, reading, or working on guns.  

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Post by Wes Lorenz on 11/28/2019, 2:29 pm

My normal glasses are trifocals which don't work well for iron sights.

So, I took my iron sight pistols to my eye Dr, who specializes in sports vision performance enhancement.

He made glasses that are ground on the top half for the distance of my eye to the front sight to allow for an upright posture and the lower half is ground for reading and scoring.

I just look over the top of the frame when walking to the targets.

These renewed my interest in shooting irons again.


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Post by Lammy1000 on 11/29/2019, 6:10 am

Wes Lorenz wrote:My normal glasses are trifocals which don't work well for iron sights.

So, I took my iron sight pistols to my eye Dr, who specializes in sports vision performance enhancement.

He made glasses that are ground on the top half for the distance of my eye to the front sight to allow for an upright posture and the lower half is ground for reading and scoring.

I just look over the top of the frame when walking to the targets.

These renewed my interest in shooting irons again.
Are both the left and right lenses ground the same way?  Do you use an occluder over the non-dominant eye?

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Post by Wes Lorenz on 11/30/2019, 6:01 pm

Lammy1000 wrote:Are both the left and right lenses ground the same way?  Do you use an occluder over the non-dominant eye?
Both lenses are ground the same. I shoot irons with both eyes open and don't use an occluder.

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Post by Toz35m on 12/1/2019, 12:46 pm

For me my distance is okay but needs minor correction and also astigmatism.  Need help for reading or seeing things clearly at the bench.

I use a pair of Knobloch shooing glasses and have a lens ground for my right eye for distance this way the dot is nice an crisp.  When I shoot irons I add a second lens to stack them so the pair provide a clear front sight.  To this I add an adjustable iris so I can clear up the target a little.  I found the 2 lenses make the target too blurry and found it hard to get a consistent sight picture using a sub 6 hold.  This setup for me makes is quick and easy o switch back and forth between iron and dot and I do not have to swap out a lens.  Also when my eyes change I only need to change one lens.

Then I use an occluder for my non-aiming eye.  I tried to put a lens on the left so I could see my pistol and other item on my bench clear but that did not work so I pull out the readers when I need to see something clearly.
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