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Old 07-08-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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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? or

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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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