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kirbinster 03-04-2013 08:02 PM

Shooting with or without prescription glasses?
For those of you who wear glasses for distance, I was wondering if you wear them or not when you are shooting your handgun. I have been wearing mine but am thinking maybe it would be better not to. I noticed today that with them on I could not get a really clear focus on the front sight. I can with them off, but then the target, especially as I move it further away, is not very sharp. I know you want to focus on the front sight, so I am thinking maybe just safety glasses would be a better option?

danf_fl 03-04-2013 08:07 PM

If your prescripts do not get the front sight clear, why not get them corrected?

I have a set of trifocals for everyday use, and a special set of bi-focals with the near area enlarged. They work great on the compter and the firing range.

kirbinster 03-04-2013 08:46 PM

Well I only use the glasses for driving, otherwise I never wear them. I can see fine close up without them, but when I have them on they do tend to degrade my close up vision. I don't need correction for up close, just need to not have the long correction.

danf_fl 03-04-2013 09:00 PM

Then I would go with Safety glasses.

But never shoot without eye protection.

HOSSFLY 03-04-2013 09:02 PM

Been nearsighted & wearing glasses since i was 12 & shooting with the same -

Jagermeister 03-04-2013 09:06 PM

I have a friend who once told me he shoots at the middle of the big black blob while only wearing safety glasses. Geez..I think it is better to wear a white jacket when shooting with him.

JWagner 03-04-2013 09:53 PM

I had a special pair of glasses made that have good focus at arm's length (no pun intended). They were made back when I had a job that involved a lot of bench work and computer use. These were single vision. And they worked quite well for shooting, too.

DFlynt 03-04-2013 10:16 PM

If I didn't wear my glasses when shooting, no one on the range would be safe! :eek:

kirbinster 03-05-2013 03:36 AM

So the consensus seems to be that I should just close my eyes and shoot :D

Guess I will give it a try with plain safety glasses next time.

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