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Old 03-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default 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?



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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.



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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.

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Then I would go with Safety glasses.

But never shoot without eye protection.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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



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