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prescription shooting glasses

I sure would like to have some prescription glasses I don't have to wear protection over to shoot at the range. Does anyone have suggestions?
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I don't know about any specific prescription shooting glasses available. I might suggest a pair of wraparound sunglass frames with a very light tint on some prescription lenses.

Talk to your optician and tell him what application you want the glasses for, he can probably walk you through what you need.

Before I went to contacts I did all my shooting either with my prescription sunglasses by day, or my regular prescription glasses by night. I've never had any range demand anything in particular beyond my prescription glasses. BTW, most prescription glasses lenses these days are polycarbonate or an analog.....which is what you make lenses for safety glasses out of anyway.
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A prescription shot glass? Okay... works for me!

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I don't think they would ever let me back at the range if I brought your shot glass TA.

I was more thinking on the lines of something like these...





Doing some research, never even thought how you could have your prescription adjusted for specific ranges.
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The Army issues prescription inserts for its APEL ballistic eye protection.

http://www.peosoldier.army.mil/equipment/eyewear/

It looks like ESS will even let you buy the prescription lenses from them

http://www.esseyepro.com/U-Rx-Insert_191_detail.html
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Doing some research, never even thought how you could have your prescription adjusted for specific ranges.
They are adjusted for the distance from your eye to the front sight, not target distances. You should be focusing on the front sight when you shoot. The rear and the target should be blurry but the front sight should be sharp.
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Thanks johns624, but I want to see the target I am shooting at however I also understand what you are pointing out.
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They are adjusted for the distance from your eye to the front sight, not target distances. You should be focusing on the front sight when you shoot. The rear and the target should be blurry but the front sight should be sharp.
A blurry target? That would make for fantastic battle gear! Oops, just shot a friendly...........
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A blurry target? That would make for fantastic battle gear! Oops, just shot a friendly...........
Yep, that's the way to shoot. You want a sharp front sight. That's why aperture sights and optics are superior to regular open sights. Using open sights, you have to constantly change your focus between the front and rear sights, plus the target. With peep sights, you look through (not at) the rear sight. That cuts it down to two different focuses. An optic puts everything in the same focal plane. When the gun goes off, you want your focus on the front sight.
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Yep, that's the way to shoot. You want a sharp front sight. That's why aperture sights and optics are superior to regular open sights. Using open sights, you have to constantly change your focus between the front and rear sights, plus the target. With peep sights, you look through (not at) the rear sight. That cuts it down to two different focuses. An optic puts everything in the same focal plane. When the gun goes off, you want your focus on the front sight.
You need a pair of glasses that can also allow to positively identify your target prior to taking aim. Bifocals would be the way to go.
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You identify the target before you aim at it. You know, the whole "never point a gun at anything you don't want to destroy" thing.
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