Sights for "older" eyes...

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    I have shooting glasses for the range. Right eye is my reading diopter of 1.75, gets front sight in good clear focus. Left eye is distance diopter of 1.25. Slight yellow tint in the glasses. They work great with any sight I have, mostly red fiber optic. I've had the glasses for 4 years and I am over 60.
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    Yep y'all, been there done that.

    Helen Keller would get better IDPA scores than I do at this juncture. I can't get use to bi-focals and shooting with them really throws me off.

    Recently I had XS Big Dot sights installed on one of my .45's. Unfortunately, I haven't shot it yet to see if there's any improvement. If so, I'll take out a large bank loan and install them on most my handguns.

    If IDPA allowed laser sights, I would probably go with that.
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    I just picked up a G19 and had HD sights put on. Haven't shot with them yet, but I think I'll like them. Any comments would be appreciated.

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    I have XS Big Dot sights on Glock subcompact 27/33 and really like them for fast sight acquisition at close range (6 -7 yards).
    If you can't focus on the XS Big Dot then it's time for new glasses, contacts, laser surgery, something...
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    laser grips? Do you wear glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdpG19 View Post
    Guns have sites, haven't been able to see mine in years. Next time I get new glasses I'm going to get tri-focals. Tried them once before but didn't like them, now I've got to have them.
    Have to ask, have you tried "progressive" lenses? They might work better for you than tri-focals.
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    I wear computer glasses at the range and in competition use TFO sights on my XD. For my carry guns switched to XS big dot sights. Soon I will have a cornea transplant and I hope that will fix the problem but in the meantime this works.
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    Whatever you normally wear (or don't wear) for vision correction is the state you should be in for practice at the range. Train as you will fight - with or without vision correction depending on your personal situation.

    Also, it's not necessary to have perfect sight alignment when the fight is up close and personal. I tend to index using the top of the slide at short ranges. This facilitates a quick and accurate first shot.
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