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Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby Matt78665 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:18 am

I am looking for a optical lens lab that will make bifocal shooting glasses that have the "reader" portion at the top of the lens. I have a specially configured Rx from my optometrist that has been created with measurements from my eye to front sight of my Glock. Does anyone one know who can make such lens?

TY in advance for any help
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Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby bblhd672 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:00 am

Charles Cotton talked about this in one of his podcasts. Not sure if you can find the episode by looking at the contents page.
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Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby txtaxman » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:09 am

Matt78665 wrote:I am looking for a optical lens lab that will make bifocal shooting glasses that have the "reader" portion at the top of the lens.

Have you tried your local optical lab?

In 1995 I took my prescription to the shop in our local Wal-Mart. They made them and even tinted the lenses yellow. My eyes were changing pretty quickly in those days, so I had to have new shooting glasses again in a couple of years.

Since then, I have not been shooting as much, so now I simply shoot by looking through the middle lens of my tri-focals.
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Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby SIGFan43 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:27 am

I had bifocals made in the 1990s for close computer work, and I shot my guns with the same glasses. Even today, I just focus on the front sight quickly, which becomes a blur when I focus on the target. I shoot well like that at up to 15 yards.
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Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby RPBrown » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 am

The place that I get my ED glasses from did mine. I have a pair of shooting, safety, and sun glasses each with different tints to them and all can be used as shooting/safety glasses. BTW, I have trifocals.
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Re: Prescription shooting bifocals

Postby 2farnorth » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:02 pm

txtaxman wrote:
Matt78665 wrote:I am looking for a optical lens lab that will make bifocal shooting glasses that have the "reader" portion at the top of the lens.

Have you tried your local optical lab?

In 1995 I took my prescription to the shop in our local Wal-Mart. They made them and even tinted the lenses yellow. My eyes were changing pretty quickly in those days, so I had to have new shooting glasses again in a couple of years.

Since then, I have not been shooting as much, so now I simply shoot by looking through the middle lens of my tri-focals.


This my solution also. It does make me hold my head abit higher than I'm comfortable with but it does work. Any lab should be able to them up the way you. I've watched the Wal-Mart techs set them up to my personAl requirements.
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