So I've been shooting my M1A for about a year now with a scope due to my ageing eyes. I took the scope off a month ago or so and have been using the iron sights and of course the eyesight problem is a bit worse than a year ago. So I started searching the web for a solution to this problem of aged eyes and possibly found a solution.
After speaking with a couple of sight manufattures I found nothing is made for the M1A service rifle. I then called Springfield Armory and they directed me to Fulton Armory. I spoke with Chuck there and he said to get one of their hooded apertures and then get in touch with Bob Jones sights.
They make these little lenses that go into these hooded apertures that can correct vision problems involving the post or target. In my case I need a better post so a positive correction or a (+) lens is needed. (So far I only need reading glasses)
My reading glasses are an old script so I'll be going to eye doctor to check if I need a new lens script or not and then order this little diopter like lens to go into a hooded aperture for my M1A.
I'm having positive thoughts here and will be as happy as a pig in you know what if this works
Anyone here have any experience with this type of system?