scopes and wearing glasses

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scopes and wearing glasses

Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm

Recently started wearing glasses (for reading only).

What do other people do? eg: do you wear yours when shooting / looking thru scope or not?

I have not yet tried my new glasses with any of my rifles / scopes, but I will obviously try shooting both with and without my glasses to see which is best, just thought I'd also see what others do...
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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:07 am

When I first got my glasses for reading I kept taking them on and off. It was a right pain in the arris.
I now have varifocals which I’m trying to keep on.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:15 am

I also will be wearing varifocals soon :roll: so it will be a learning curve for me also.
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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:34 am

I have always shot with varifocals on. With the head in place I assume I am always looking thru the same bit of "vari", so although its all clear and in focus to me, it may not be to some one else
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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:40 am

Problem with reading glasses is you can see the pellets and the breech but can't see the rabbit! I use bifocals for shooting despite Specsavers always trying to sell me varifocals. They make me dizzy anyway. In that awkward in-between age around 50 I used half moon readers.
Focussing a scope will be possible with or without lenses but the range finding readout may be different if that is what you use the scope for.

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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:30 pm

I would imagine the less amount of lenses you look through the better .. I wear glasses but I lift them when looking down the scope

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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:37 am

I wear glasses but the other way round, I'm short sighted.
I leave them on, adjust the ocular lens to suit and keep both eyes open

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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:51 pm

Up until now I have worn varifocals for shooting but find it is some times difficult to get the correct sight picture. I have recently orders a pair of bifocals that will have a larger portion of the lens dedicated to distance to see if it makes any difference. I'll let you know how I get on.
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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:22 am

I have to wear reading glasses as required, but have no problems shooting my scoped TX or ProSport without them. I do however have a problem shooting pistols with open/iron sights. I need to wear the specs to get the sights in focus, but then the target is out of focus. I realise, that even with 50/50, something will be blurred, but readers just makes it worse. I'm currently trying an "EyePal" and it seems to be a good compromise. The EyePal system consists of a small plastic patch, with a small hole in it, that adheres to your safety glasses and creates an extended "depth of field". Just like a small aperture in photography.
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Re: scopes and wearing glasses

Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:34 pm

For pistol you need distance prescription +0.5 dioptres or +0.75 at most. Getting Specsavers to make them is the problem as you need the ophthalmologist to make a note on the script. Getting +0.5 ready readers is almost impossible.
The target on 10m and 25m is supposed to be out of focus by the way.
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