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I am curious about shooters with bi focals. I noticed recently that I can see the sights much better with the lower half but the target is out of focus. But with using top half the sights are a little less focused than I'd like.

How do others find this works out?
 

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The key is focus on the front sight. A lot of competitive bullseye pistol shooters use lenses that are .50-.75 diopter stronger than their distance vision lenses.
 

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I went to the range last weekend for the first time since I switched to Varilux lenses. I could see a much sharper sight picture than with my previous standard bi-focal lenses, and as a result had much better results on target.
 

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I have been happy with Varilux lenses too. It takes awhile to get used to them but now by cocking my head can get a sharp view of the front sight on both rifles and pistols. I now have photosensitive verilux lenses so I keep my glasses where I hardly ever lose them, on my nose.
 

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i wear contacts, but i have two pairs of glasses i wear shooting. i have a pair that are bifocal (which i did not notice when i bought), and a par that are refular lenses. personally, i see no difference between the two when shooting, although when i am reloading, the bifocals do make it more difficult for me to see depth. probably because i don't require bifocals, but to each his own. my step brother swears that the bifocals make it easier for him to reload, and he doesnt require corrective lenses, so go figure?
 
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