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Eye problems & glasses

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    Eye problems & glasses

    Since I'm around the half century mark my eyes are getting worse. I need bifocals for up close vision. I find that to see my sights accurately I have to tilt my head upwards to focus through my bifocals. I have thought about getting glasses with the magnification added at the top of the lens so I don't have to tilt my head. Does anyone else have this problem and how did you solve this problem? Thanks
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    I've heard of people doing this. I wear trifocals but frankly I don't think moving the close reading lens to the top would help me at all and would certainly complicate all my non shooting activities.

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    My close up vision is not that hot, but my distance is great. So, I'm wearing "bifocal" contact lenses. They seem to work pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scgunlover1 View Post
    Since I'm around the half century mark my eyes are getting worse. I need bifocals for up close vision. I find that to see my sights accurately I have to tilt my head upwards to focus through my bifocals. I have thought about getting glasses with the magnification added at the top of the lens so I don't have to tilt my head. Does anyone else have this problem and how did you solve this problem? Thanks
    my safety glasses has this for work..... being an electrican its a pain to tilt ones head back to look up to do work on something.

    now my everyday, no....... but a buddy of mine has upper and lower bifocals.
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    Check out progressives, the ones without the lines, they work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Check out progressives, the ones without the lines, they work for me.
    forgot that rstickle........ yes the progressives, others dont notice
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    A friend of mine in a similar situation wears reading glasses when shooting (full glasses, not the little half moon ones). You're supposed to be focused on the front sight anyway, so it doesn't really matter if stuff further away is blurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Check out progressives, the ones without the lines, they work for me.
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    XS Big Dots may be a non-lens solution. I'm very astigmatic, but still able to pick up the Standard dot w/o glasses. Kinda important to me...

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    I had a pair of the "upside down" bifocals made up for me with the close vision on top. Works like a charm. The targets fuzzier than before but the front site is nice and sharp and no craning my neck.

    Also you can, uh, er, hmm, what were we talking about?
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    I have worn trifocals for many years. I just look through the top, and although not as clear as I wish, it is what I do and think that unless one were in competition it is a mistake to do something in practice that you could not do on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryM View Post
    I have worn trifocals for many years. I just look through the top, and although not as clear as I wish, it is what I do and think that unless one were in competition it is a mistake to do something in practice that you could not do on the street.
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    I'm 55 and have been fighting the same issue for a while. I practice more of a "point & shoot" method just using the front sight, which is still slightly out of focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    I had a pair of the "upside down" bifocals made up for me with the close vision on top. Works like a charm. The targets fuzzier than before but the front site is nice and sharp and no craning my neck.

    Also you can, uh, er, hmm, what were we talking about?
    That's my problem. The front sight was fuzzy without looking through my bifocals. I'm glad this helped you. I hope to get this same thing done soon to my glasses. Thanks for all the replies.
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    A laser is always one viable option for people with your exact vision problem since with the laser you do not focus on the firearm or the sights at all.
    Your eyes only focus out on the threat.

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