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BrentD, Prof, Chuck H, craigd, DoubleTake, Stanton Hillis
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#619676 09/22/2022 10:40 PM
by gil russell
gil russell
The eye doc (an accomplished Trap and Sporting enthusiast) sez I need prescription shooting glasses. I'm thinking he is right. Lately, I've been using Decot non-prescription shooting glasses. I didn't even understand the need for "shooting glasses" until recently when a friend gave me his old ones. I used Ray Bans, dime store sunglasses, prescription regular glasses--whatever was handy, not really understanding that the field of view was obscured often by the top of the frame. They all kinda worked, maybe not really, but I got by. Now occasionally, I see 2 birds emerge from the High House--have to decide which one is the real one, some other weird stuff. OK so maybe I hoist the white flag, think about laying out maybe $250-300, maybe more for a pair of Decots (they are in Scottsdale, may 3 hours from here).

I'd sure appreciate any thoughts you might have. Thanks, Gil
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by Chuck H
Chuck H
Gil,
When I had my shooting glasses made, the frame fitter (not the Dr), was a shooter. He not only understood that the optical centers had to be spaced per your eye spacing, but also that you don't look straight ahead through glasses when mounted shooting. He had me hold my head and hands as if shooting, then literally used a felt tip pen to mark the lenses for pupil centers where I was viewing through them. For a right hander, it is up and left and opposite for a left handed shooter. This reduces the distortion when in the shooting position.
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by Gunning Bird
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While I'm awfully fond of Granny and Mike Sherman (saw them this past weekend) and own a set of Pillas purchased from them, another option is to call Wayne Morgan at Morgan Optical in NY. Morgan Optical is the largest dealer in the US for RE Ranger shooting glasses. Wayne is a veritable encyclopedia of all things shooting glasses.
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by Ithaca5E
Ithaca5E
If you cannot meet with the provider, it is important that you not only furnish them with the prescription, but also the distance between pupils.
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by Brittany Man
Brittany Man
I would have thought if they were prescription glasses there would have been some indication of that on, or in, the case, or on the glasses themselves. But, having never needed or owned prescription glasses of any kind, I was just making an assumption.[/quote]


A "found" pair of Randolph Rangers & you make the "ASSumption" that they are plano (non corrective) lenses & then bash Randolph Ranger in this & several other posts for having distortion in their lenses. Very poor form Stan! I think you owe Randolph an apology. Hopefully you won't get sued.
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by craigd
craigd
Priceless, we are chastised for not ass-uming that they were in fact, prescription lenses.

Just for my own entertainment, I tried on my Decots earlier today. Head down some, slight right tip down and back, and sure enough there's a sharper area where the birds might be. When I ordered them, the helpful person on the phone explained what they did, but I didn't take it all in. Certainly, in-person would be ideal if the right tech were present, but over the phone and through the mail was very satisfactory, in terms of results.
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by gil russell
gil russell
Stan: That is a GREAT idea. I'm still mulling this over but if/when I make the giant leap, I will definitely do that.
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