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getting my first pair of prescription shooting glasses. i wear prism glasses with no-line bi-focals all day, every day. they are a mild script and i used to never shoot with them. could not hit ANYTHING!!!! i started wearing my glasses and i am killing almost every quail i shoot at.

the last thing i need to decide is how to handle the bi-focals.. my question to Rx shooting glass wearers is this - what are your experiences and advice on:

1.do you get the cheaters put in your shooting glasses

2.old-fashioned hard-lined bi-focals

3.progressive no-line bi-focals

4.do you put bifocals only in your non-dominant eye?

thank you very much for your help.


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I just received my first pair of Ranger Rx shooting glasses. I have been shooting with contacts, but recently realized they don't do as well at distances as prescription glasses.

I was too cheap to do progressives and didn't honestly see the need, so I ordered the flat top bifocals. I have not had a chance to test them yet, though.


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I shot with progressives. A little getting used to, but would not change now.

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Flat topped, set low in the lens, to stay out of the way when looking thru the top

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I use no line in everything. It took a little while to get use to them. On shooting glasses I have the correction set lower. First set I was still using part of the progressive near correction part of the lens when I mounted the gun. Think about the rib being in focus near or far as a distraction. I want the end of the gun in decent focus and the bird in clear focus. Solution was to move the edge of the distance vision down several mm's. Now when I mount the gun I can see clearly now. I still miss but that is due to operator error.

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I've been on progressives for 20 years. I shoot just fine with them, but still cannot get the hang of walking through the woods with them on. I have a pair of single visions set on my hi-power script. for real hunting and a pair of low rise flat tops for long reading sessions. Works for me...Geo

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I think bi-focals are fine for clay pigeons, but for hunting, esp in a woods, they suck. I'm not talking progressive lens, but true bi-focals. I wasn't aware of shooting glasses with progressive lens. If they exist, I wouldn't mind trying a pair for hunting, but not bi-focals. Bi-focals make for tough walking from blurry vision and give me a headache, and make me almost dizzy.


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After wearing these Rangers Rx with bifocals for 5 mins, there is no way I would spend a day with them on in the woods. They will work fine for the range, but the distortion is too much to deal with in heavy cover. The bifocal was a FT 28, which ended being bigger than I expected.

I have readers in a pair of nonRx sunglasses that I use all the time with contacts
and I barely notice them except when I need them. Bifocals on top of a Rx lens is a very different creature!


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I use progressives for every day and had I pair of line bifocals made for shooting with the "close" correction set very low. I like the set up very much and do hunt with them.

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I've had standard "line" bifocals for perhaps a decade. Hunt with them, shoot with them, wear them all the time. If you don't wear them all the time, you won't get used to using them as intended, and it will cause you problems.

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