Eye Doc for Shooting Glasses

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  1. bowzette

    bowzette New Member

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    I had cataract surgery two years ago and now have 20/20 distance vision. But can't see the front sight without cheaters and then it's hard to see the target. What I have works for pistol but at longer rifle ranges it's a problem. Any doc suggestions who has worked with shooters?
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I can't help with your issue, but in the event others need cheaters to see pistol sights, like I do, I recently found cheater safety glasses on Amazon.
    Just as an FYI.
     
  3. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    pardon my ignorance, but what are cheaters?

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     
  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    When one gets older they typically need help seeing objects up close .
    The cheap drug store variety of glasses are called "cheaters".
     
  5. Byrd666

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    My vision went from great to my arms are too short rather quickly. So what I've got now are bifocals with just a tad bit of adjustment for a bit more than driving distances, my request, and quite a bit of magnification for reading distances, doctor's requirement. I have read various articles where shooters have had semi-bifocal ballistics glasses made with the bifocal part reversed. If I remember right, it was kinda pricey though. And I can't remember if the cost was more for the ballistic lenses or the reversal. Though I would pretty much assume the former.

    Thought I saved those articles, nope. Might try calling your local Eye Doc and see what they can recommend. Even my VA doc. was receptive to the idea but, could't help on my out of pocket cost.
     
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  6. Rusty Gun

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    Same exact problem for me. If someone could solve this they would be my new best friend.
     
  7. Army 1911

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    While I didn't have any eye surgeries, I have a diopter prescribtion lense in my dominate eye for front sight distance (pistol) and clear lens in the other.
     
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    No thread on this subject is complete with referencing the fantastic work of Dr. Norman Wong. I will, however, note two caveats:
    • His advice is best (not exclusively, just best) suited to pure target shooting, i.e. bullseye, and
    • If you follow his advice and provide his guide to your eye doctor, IME the actual chance your doctor will read it and follow it is slim to none.
     
  10. GonzoLonzo

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    Hey Byrd, I got some of those for my wife off of amazon when they had them for $29. She had laser eye surgery and now sees clear at a distance but up close she needs cheaters. She couldn't see her front sight clearly but now she has no problems.
     


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