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Eye DR and shooting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Kevin Nelson, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. Kevin Nelson

    Kevin Nelson Member

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    When you go to they eye Doc and tell them you want a pair of shooting glasses, what do you tell them? I have heard to make the focal point at 30 yds. Are there any other things they need to be aware off or questions I should ask?
     
  2. hmb

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    You want the optical center of the lens placed above the center of the lens. 3mm is usually about right. HMB
     
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    i would advise you to get your PD (Pupil Distance measurement) and prescription, and buy your glasses from a specialist like Allan Lehman or one of the others who only do shooting glasses.

    Many years ago I bought my first set from Bud Decot, been doing business with Allan ever since.

    Decent shooting glasses are a must if you want to improve your game.

    HM
     
  4. Donm

    Donm Active Member

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    Great advice Halfmile.
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

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    I'm not sure how to interpret halfmiles advice?
     
  6. bonzai272

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    Just ask your eye doc for your prescription info and pupil distance, then call Decot and have them make you some lenses.
     
  7. GoDawgs

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    BigM,
    PD is the measurement between your pupils. This allows the person making your glasses to center the focal point of the lens right in front of your eye.

    Think of it like looking thru a rifle scope. You want to be dead set perfect behind the scope or you get a distorted view.
     
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    PD is only the horizontal distance, you also have to consider the vertical placement of the optical center of the lens. Most trap shooters look through the upper portion of the lens, that's where you need the maximum perscription to be. HMB
     
  9. 100after9

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    Dr Rivley Look him up through the ATA places RX where you look!!!
     
  10. halfmile

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    I have seen a lot of eye doctors that look up the decot style frames in a book and think they can sell you "shooting" glasses.

    Nowadays the computer measures your eyeball and gets you correction perfect, the rest of the exam is glaucoma check, peripheral vision, etc.

    Ask the doc for your numbers including PD and fax to a shooting glasses specialist. He will give you a card with the info on it.

    Glasses guys can advise on which colors are best for the conditions you shoot in.

    HM
     
  11. Jack L. Smith

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    Here is Frank Rively's # - 570-313-7176. I am sure he is not concerned with it being posed here, as he spends a lot on visibility and signs at major shoots.

    I am a customer and so are several other shooters I know.

    Frank is top notch and can do a lot for you remotely, with your prescription, somne emailed pictures and talking with you about your needs.

    I had a pair done recently and I am pleased. Another fellow I shoot with used his new Rively glasses for the first time and shot a 96,(and well centered I may add) one of his best scores YDT.

    js in pa
     
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