Shooting with or without prescription glasses?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by kirbinster, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. kirbinster

    kirbinster New Member

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    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?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     

  3. kirbinster

    kirbinster New Member

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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.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Then I would go with Safety glasses.

    But never shoot without eye protection.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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

    Jagermeister New Member

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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.
     
  7. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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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.
     
  8. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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

    kirbinster New Member

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

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