Well, I don't think that any other optic can get knocked around and beat the crap out of and still keep on ticking like an AimPoint. It really is amazing how much abuse they can sustain and still hold a "0" - that is a proved fact.
In my desire to get back to the original OP posting I need to stick to my guns with regard to him having a vision related problem - and the EOTech possibly being a better choice/solution for that reason.
Let me say also that a "used" AimPoint can be a very good deal if you can find one because very little ever seems to go wrong or bad with them and even the earlier AimPoints are incredibly well constructed and great optically.
I would also suggest that if folks decide on an EOTech then get the latest AKA most recent production because they are really pretty sweet.