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Eye Prescription question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by kolb, Mar 2, 2008.

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  1. kolb

    kolb TS Member

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    Can a person have his eyes tested for a longer distance than the standard distance that is used during a regular eye exam??? The targets get more blurred for me as they travel. Maybe it is just old age. Does anyone know of an optometrist out there that specializes in problems like this??
     
  2. mad frank

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    This is a good question. I too would like to know more.
    Frank M
     
  3. W.P.T.

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    You might want to explain your problem with your Eye Doctor as they can all make changes that will help you ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. ramorton

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    Have your Optometrist set your glasses up for distance only in your shooting glasses. This is the only way I can see handicap targets. I wear trifocal for regular driving and normal use. The other thing is your shooting lenses will cost less. I use Allen Lehman, he specializes in shooter's frames and lenses. Hope this helps, Roy
     
  5. kolb

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    Does anyone know how an optometrist comes up with a distance prescription.
     
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    They measure your visual acuity at 20'. For some people, me included, that is not "perfect" for infinity focus. If you have your eyes tested at a mall, have the doc put lenses in the try glasses and look across the mall. Then try the next step up or down to see if it makes any difference to you. Since the lighting in a mall is relatively dim compared to sunlight, your pupils will be more open and differences will be magnified.

    I'll give you another tip. DO NOT have your eyes examined at a facility that uses mirrors to fold the optical path. The are never front surface mirrors, and the do skew the results. You want nothing but air between the projector and the screen.
     
  7. Mike G

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    Does anyone have contact information for Allen Lehman. I have heard lots of reference and good comments but can't find a website, which I find odd this day and age. Thanks.

    Mike
     
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    Allen Lehman Optical: 690 S.Glendun Pl., Dewey, AZ 86327
    800-255-0205, 928-632-0069, fax 928--632-0049 I have talked to him on a cell, but have no idea of the #.
     
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    Allen Lehman phone #---800-255-0205. Very knowledgeable and helpful guy. Give him a call. Steve
     
  10. miketmx

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    I had the same experience with distance prescription as ZZT. The local optometrist used the 20 feet distance and his RX was wrong. I had All American shooter Dr. Laura Winkel from WA redo my vision test and I read posters on the Spokane Gun Club wall from 80 feet away and her RX works for me.
     
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    Kolb....Unloader had it right! contact Frank Rively near Tunkhannock,Pa. He's a personal friend of mine but he's the best. He was teamed up with Harlon Campbell for awhile running shooting schools. He goes to many of the big state shoots with his mobile exam/home. His phone no. is 570-587-4283. TomB
     
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    Frank will likely be at the Silver Dollar shoots for the remainder of the Winter!!
     
  13. zzt

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    Kola, I'm going to weigh in here again.

    Getting a good eye exam is only part of the equation. There are many docs who do an outstanding job. Frank Rively is one of them.

    The next step is getting measured for your glasses and picking colors. I can tell you from experience that if the bridge of your nose is not PERFECTLY centered between your eyes, you are going to be unhappy with what you get from most, including Frank Rively.

    If your nose is asmetrical or has been broken, you want someone with a machine that measures the distance from the bridge of your nose to EACH eye, and records those distances. THEN you want make sure whoever makes your lenses doesn't just add the two numbers up and average. That is what Post 4 Optics did. That's what Rively did, even though he has a broken nose and should know better.

    After $600 in lenses, I finally found Mike Lavalee of L&M Lenses. He goes to all the major Northeast shoots. His number is 802-527-0764. IMO, your best option is to take your prescription to him, or better yet, have him examine you at a shoot. He has every color imaginable, from all sources, and all frames. He has his lenses made from CR-39 optical grade plastic by Lehman Optical. They are perfect. They are good enough for me, and that is really saying something. I cannot say the same about any of the lenses I got from the other shooting docs.
     
  14. kolb

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    I just want to thank everyone for the help. I've been try to call Dr. Frank Rively but they don't return the calls. I see where he is spending the winter at Silver Dollar so that explains it. I'm going to give Lehman Optical a call. Thanks again
     
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    Good morning "klob" - Your question regarding eye performance for tracking a target moving at some 45 MPH is a very good one. EYES are such an important piece of your shooting equipment (they are your target seeking radar). Usually the shooter goes someone who concentrates a perscription, and perhaps, color.

    There are about five excellent Sports Vision Doctors in the country and almost all professional athletes go to these folks because tracking and clarity is so very important to the Baseball Batter, Tennis Player, Basketball shooter, Golfer and, yes us, the Trapshooter. Almost all the suggestions above concentrate on perscription and forget tracking strength and performance. Depending on where you live go to a first class Sports Vision Doctor (an example is Doctor Sue Low (sp?) who Phil Kinner uses in his area). These folks work with athletes of all ages. Frank and Allen are excellent at what they offer but there is so much more. Remember, that your eyes and how they relay information to your brain in those tracking miliseconds is crutial to the shooter.

    I wish you good shooting.

    Bruce Maxwell
     
  16. kolb

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    Is there a sport vision doctor located in the midwest. I'm located in Ne. In the above thread, Bruce Maxwell says there are about five of them across the country. My optometrist is of no help.
     
  17. Richard Marshall JR.

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    Kolb,

    Go see Dr. Todd Pfeil at EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln,NE. I have been using him fro the last 3-4 years and he knows his stuff.

    Richard Marshall Jr.
     
  18. omahasportingsupply

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    Good information. Thanks
     
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    I too thank all of you for this info. I turned 42 on monday and have to go get my new glasses friday (bi-focal for the 1st time).

    John D.
     
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