1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Eye problems

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by hoofty43, Jul 14, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hoofty43

    hoofty43 TS Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    28
    I ware trifocal perscription glasses. So, when I look down the barrel I can see the target very clear by looking thru the upper part of the lens, however the front bead is fuzzy looking and not clear. Would a lazer sight help? Please don't say you don't need the bead. Any helpfull ideas?
     
  2. Mike Michalski

    Mike Michalski Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    637
    Location:
    Troy Michigan
    OK, I won't say it. Focus on the target.
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,226
    Location:
    Mesquite, Nevada
    Why not a set of shooting lens for distance? Regardless of vision at barrel/bead distance, the bead would show up in the peripheral vision. Even if it was "fuzzy", you'd be able to tell it just passed the clay, no? Hap
     
  4. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,673
    The bead is supposed to look fuzzy. If it doesn't, you've got a serious eye problem, because a normal person shouldn't be able to focus on something 30 inches away and 30 yards away at the same time.
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,481
    Trifocals are eyeglasses where the lenses have 3 regions to correct for distance, intermediate (arm's length), and near vision.

    They are mostly used by people with advanced presbyopia who have been prescribed 2 diopters or more of reading addition. The intermediate addition is normally half the reading addition.

    So, for someone with a distance prescription of -4 diopters and a reading addition of +3, the reading portion of their trifocals would have a net power of -1, and the intermediate segment would be -2.5 diopters.

    Trifocal lenses are made in similar styles to bifocals, but with an additional segment for intermediate vision above the reading section. A common style is the 7x28 flat-top or D-shaped segment, 28 mm wide, with a 7 mm high intermediate segment. Larger intermediate segments are available, and are particularly useful for people who spend a lot of time using computers.

    Trifocals are becoming rarer as more people choose to wear progressive lenses.

    Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifocal"
     
  6. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,959
    Your trying to do something you can't. Get an appointment With Doc Rively and have your eyes examined. Frank's Phone is 570 313 7176 Don't call him unless your serious about shooting better. He will probably be at a shoot near you some time this year.
    Joe Goldberg
     
  7. hoofty43

    hoofty43 TS Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    28
    I do have shooting glasses for distance and with those it is worse than my clear reading glasses. There are times when I swing past a target that I don't see the bead with my peripheral vision. I have very little sight picture as I am a one eyed shooter. I was thinking of a bigger bead like my 870 I can see that bead well, but on the 32 inch BT 99 is the problem. I am rocking on the fence of a higher rib or a laser sight bead. When I was younger I didn't have this problem. Thanks for all your helpfull comments.
     
  8. 100after9

    100after9 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    422
    I agree with Joe talk to doc not only can he help you with your problem being a shooter he understands what you want as a shooter!!!
     
  9. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,398
    If you mean fiber optic sight bead, you are trading a fuzzy bead for a fuzzy spot of light. Taking gun fitter's advice and seeing an eye doctor who knows about shooting shotguns at clay targets is the real ticket. We are all different but both my near and far vision require corrections and I shoot with single vision corrective lenses but use progressives for everything else. If I were to try and shoot an iron sighted rifle, I would have to get progressive lenses in my shooting glasses. But a shotgun is not aimed at clay targets. It is just pointed. So I don't really care if if that bead is clear or fuzzy. I will point out that changing to a real large bead will change the POI of your shotgun.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.