Wear Glasses, Asking Noob Question

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Doc3402, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    As the thread title hints, I am a newbie to scopes. I had one once about 30 years ago, but it came with the rifle and my eyes were much younger.

    Here's the problem. With my eyes the way they are now I am barely able to see a handgun's front sight with my street glasses. I am thinking seriously about buying a .22 WMR for target and varmint use, but I don't know if I'll be able to see the crosshairs in the scope.

    The question: Are there reasonably priced scopes out there with a diopter adjustment that I can use to compensate for my vision?

    I can't tell you what kind of rifle yet. Until I find out if I will be able to use a scope I am holding off on buying anything, but it will be a bolt action something or other.

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, there are- what is your vision problem, and how bad? There ARE limits of adjustment on scopes.
     

  3. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    I am very nearsighted, bu i have never encountered any problems with any of my scopes with or without my glasses.

    the scope's magnification seems to correct any visual deficiences.
     
  4. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I have a wife that is legally blind and one son that is close to it. My wife can damn near out shoot me with my 22.

    Head to a gun shop, explain your concern to the man behind the counter, and ask to look through near everything they have till you find what looks best.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    What He Said.
     
  6. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I'm becoming farsighted in my right eye, which is also my dominant eye. At this stage it is correctable without using the bottom of Coke bottles for lenses.

    My left has a wicked astigmatism and is also becoming more farsighted, but I'm guessing that shouldn't be a factor for the scope question.
     
  7. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Good advice. If you don't mind my asking, is there a certain style of scope that works best for your wife and son? At this point I'm guessing I should be easy to correct for, but the rate of advance on my farsightedness is supposedly faster than normal. I would like to spend the money once and get something that will last through the changes. Thanks
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've been nearsighted about 50yrs & can't wear contacts-
    About all i can tell you is that some scopes i can with no problem with them on--Some i have to remove them-- Something to do with quality of scope? I've never really thought about it -
     
  9. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    I cant wear contacts e ither ,to drunk to put em in, always pokin my eye
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I been shot, cut, beat dam near to death but try to put something even close to my eye & another fight starts right then :eek: :p