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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby tk1700 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:25 am

I've had bifocals for many years, both lined and progressive. I prefer the progressive and after a short learning period can shoot well with them. My wife and I have ordered from Zenni quite a bit and are happy with their service and products. My current everyday wear progressives are 2 years old and still holding up. I think the frames were $6.95, the total cost for progressive photo chromatic lenses was under $100. I have an eye appt tomorrow and will be ordering new glasses from them again if I get a new prescription.

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Lynyrd » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:55 am

I shoot a 1MOA red dot sight on my AR. And I shoot it frequently. I can hit most anything I want to out to 300 yds with my red dot and no magnification. I keep my AR on my mule while riding around the property (not the kind that eats hay) and very often shoot hogs, coyotes, snakes and beaver with it.

Even though I'm just over 60 now, :oops: , my vision is still very sharp at distance. But, I'm finding the need to have reading glasses laying around everywhere I might need them for close up work. Not just reading, but welding and working in the shop. I have trouble reading the sizes on sockets and wrenches with some reading glasses. A few months ago I began to think that the 1MOA dot was getting bigger and throwing me off when shooting. I thought something was going bad on my sight, but after a while I figured out it was just my bad eyesight close up that was blurring the dot.

I can't see worth a hoot at 100 yds wearing reading glasses, and the red dot is blurry without them. I would love to find a solution for this, but I need to see both the dot and the target at the same time through the sight. I really don't want to switch to a scope, but I may have to. Any suggestions?
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Liberty » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:45 am

I use a low power scout style scope mounted forward. It allows for two eyes focused down range. For me this is the best of both worlds
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby striker55 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:54 am

The upside is retirement, I'm so glad I don't have to go to work.


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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby charliee » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:29 am

''Getting older sucks''... but that beats the heck out of the alternative.

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 am

charliee wrote:''Getting older sucks''... but that beats the heck out of the alternative.


That is my understanding as well.

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Sidro » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:45 pm

It does suck, however each day I give thanks that I am looking at the grass and not the roots.

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby tomtexan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:32 pm

Sidro wrote:It does suck, however each day I give thanks that I am looking at the grass and not the roots.

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Keith B » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:05 pm

You will more than likely love them. My wife has worn monovision contacts for about 40 years and would not change for anything.

I went to multifocal contacts this past year and have great results. Multifocal are kind of like progressive bifocals, but on the contacts they are made like the rings on a target. The center is for distance, the next ring for midrange, and then the outer ring is for close up. I like these better than my progressive bifocal glasses because I can see close looking up, to the side or down. Work really well with all of my gun sights, compound bow or crossbow. :thumbs2:
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby AndyC » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:44 pm

Glasses ordered from Zenni - added the photochromatic option (because I almost always shoot outdoors) plus clip-on sunglasses. $61 total - we'll see what happens in 7-10 days.
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Topbuilder » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:11 am

Lynyrd wrote:I shoot a 1MOA red dot sight on my AR. And I shoot it frequently. I can hit most anything I want to out to 300 yds with my red dot and no magnification. I keep my AR on my mule while riding around the property (not the kind that eats hay) and very often shoot hogs, coyotes, snakes and beaver with it.

Even though I'm just over 60 now, :oops: , my vision is still very sharp at distance. But, I'm finding the need to have reading glasses laying around everywhere I might need them for close up work. Not just reading, but welding and working in the shop. I have trouble reading the sizes on sockets and wrenches with some reading glasses. A few months ago I began to think that the 1MOA dot was getting bigger and throwing me off when shooting. I thought something was going bad on my sight, but after a while I figured out it was just my bad eyesight close up that was blurring the dot.

I can't see worth a hoot at 100 yds wearing reading glasses, and the red dot is blurry without them. I would love to find a solution for this, but I need to see both the dot and the target at the same time through the sight. I really don't want to switch to a scope, but I may have to. Any suggestions?


You might try a different red dot. Or possibly you are viewing yours wrong? My 1 mill EOtech solves this exact problem since the dot is perceived to be projected at the target.
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby AndyC » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:32 pm

Wow - these glasses seem to work just fine.

Got home, collected the specs from the mailbox and put them on; I can see the front sight clearly superimposed onto the tree about 50 yards away and can see the detail in the bark at the same time. I'll shoot them tomorrow and see how they perform live :)
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Pawpaw » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:23 pm

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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby AndyC » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:43 am

Friday was a bust for shooting and today I'm meant to take a couple to the range - but they've been arguing and everything is apparently on hold *grumble*

Anyway, the reason for my delight with these glasses is... even for people with good eyesight and no specs, imagine if you could see the target AND your sights in focus at the same time :cool:
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Re: Getting older sucks

Postby Take Down Sicko » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:33 pm

When you get old everything shrinks...I always say


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