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NOVA 07-08-2011 08:58 PM

Bifocal shooting glasses
 
I'm tired of going to the range and constantly swapping reading glasses with safety glasses

Web search reveals several brands of bifocal shooting glasses and I'm not sure what brand or style is best. They come in clear, yellow and shaded. Magnification 1.5 to 3.0 - I figure the same rating as on a pair of reading glasses you get from a drugstore...

Does anyone use bifocal glasses and can tell me what they like about their brand? :eek: or :cool:

Jpyle 07-08-2011 09:13 PM

I have seen prescription safety glasses for shooting and safety reading glasses made for construction site and such. I would imagine bifocals would be available from Lenscrafters but you would need a prescription and deep pockets. One option would be a pair of those glasses with half a lens that sit on your nose and allows you to look over the top for longer distance. I picked up a pair at Walmart for about ten bucks and they fit under my safety glasses. I can focus on the sights and see normally as well. Takes some getting used to but beats swapping.

moonpie 07-08-2011 09:24 PM

i just told the eye doctor to use shatter-proof lenses on my trifocals

Gatoragn 07-09-2011 04:52 PM

Bifocal Safety Glasses
 
I wear these at work but also have some for personal use.

Olympic 30-06 BiFocal Safety Reading Glasses Omark Safety Equipment

Swiftyjuan 07-09-2011 05:42 PM

I have several pairs from different manufacturers, and they are great! I buy mine from Safety Glasses USA, and I also use them while driving. They are inexpensive (<$20), and stand up to a lot of abuse.

NOVA 07-11-2011 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Swiftyjuan (Post 537791)
I have several pairs from different manufacturers, and they are great! I buy mine from Safety Glasses USA, and I also use them while driving. They are inexpensive (<$20), and stand up to a lot of abuse.

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central, WI
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I wear these at work but also have some for personal use.

Olympic 30-06 BiFocal Safety Reading Glasses Omark Safety Equipment



Great web sites! So many to choose from. Thanks guys!

neilage66 07-11-2011 07:34 PM

seeing is believing
 
Got my first progressive lenses last month at the age of 45.

They are safety glasses that I wear at work and for everyday use including shooting.

It took a few weeks to get used to the progressive lenses but my shooting scores improved (AQT) with the updated prescription and I don't even notice the *bi-focals* when shooting rifle or pistol - scope or irons.

Doc3402 08-09-2011 08:08 PM

I have bifocal shooting glasses, but the were made to my prescription by an optometrist. My distance cut was too long to see the sights, and my reading cut was too short to get a good picture. I opted for a clear pair with distance for driving and the same bifocal cut as my computer glasses. It worked like a dream. The only problem is that I have to look over the glasses when I log into the range.

NOVA 08-09-2011 10:02 PM

Well I got me two pair of bifocal glasses, clear and tinted - they were OK but last time I went to the range it was back to just wearing my drugstore reading glasses. Sights in focus, targets past 15 feet - not in focus. Next thing I'm going to try is really low power / magnification reading glasses, like 1.0 I'll figure it out sooner or later, thanks everyone!

Jpyle 08-10-2011 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by NOVA (Post 559320)
Well I got me two pair of bifocal glasses, clear and tinted - they were OK but last time I went to the range it was back to just wearing my drugstore reading glasses. Sights in focus, targets past 15 feet - not in focus. Next thing I'm going to try is really low power / magnification reading glasses, like 1.0 I'll figure it out sooner or later, thanks everyone!

just my .02 but sight in focus, blurry target when you are on the trigger is where you want to be. Ordered a couple pair of the bi-focal safety glasses...thanks for the link Gator..


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