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Opinions or personal experience w Rx inserts

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mike G, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. Mike G

    Mike G Member

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    It's time to update my prescription again and was curious with the recent flood of Rx inserts for shooting glasses what anyone's experience (good or bad)has been. Obviously the concept seems great and the thought of not having to keep buying three or four color lenses every time my prescription chances excites my pocketbook but does the concept work in the real world out on the trap line? Thanks for the feedback.

    Mike
     
  2. cunninmp

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    Hi Mike,
    I got the Randolf Engineering Sporter from Tom at Texas Optical.

    Then had my local optical do the Rx lenses for the 57mm frame

    size. My Rx is real strong and I normally use progressive bifocals.

    She suggested I stick with that because I'm used to them. You'll hear that

    most recommend against that but it works for me. So now I have Rx and

    four colors to go along with them, one of them being the CMT. The birds really

    show up well with them. In the future if my Rx changes it'll cost me

    $180.00 for new lenses, would only be $120.00 if I didn't need the bifocal.

    Colored lenses will be good forever.

    Hope this helps you make a decision.

    Mike Cunningham

    Groveland, CA ATA Life Vet
     
  3. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    I have Randolph XLW's. I don't think any RX insert system will ever be as good as RX built into the lenses, but only for this reason. When I mount my gun I can see the frames or lense edges, but once my eyes travel out to the target I don't see anything different than I would with RX lenses. I have learned to ignore seeing the edges of the lenses during setup because I know once my eyes go to work I'll see only the target. They are a lot of bang for the buck.
     
  4. cunninmp

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    Mike,

    Forgot to mention that because of my Rx I could not get the "insert"

    style of glasses. I'm -5 in one eye and -6 in the other. No way they

    could grind for my eyes. Thats why I had to go with the Sporter.

    The 57mm eye size also cut alot of weight off of the lenses. The larger

    size would have made them very thick and heavy.

    I am very pleased with how they came out. Tom was very helpful and he had

    them to me in 2 days. He also told me if I didn't like the CMT's I could

    send them back for a refund. I guess they don't work for everyone.

    Mike C.
     
  5. twoatloweight

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    For years I used Rx Decots w/4-5 colors and bought new lenses whenever my Rx changed.Post cataract surgery I went to Rudy Project Rydon shooting glasses w/Rx insert.Best move I've made!
     
  6. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    I have the NYX Sports glasses with the RX insert. Colored lenses and extra frames are inexpensive and the system works really well for me. The insert is so close to the eye I feel I am always looking through the RX portion.
     
  7. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    Like cunninmp, I use the Ranger Sporter with clip on lens. I have a much weaker prescription but I also opted for the progressive bifocals which work great for me.

    Wayne at Morgan optical just set me up with a new set of lenses for my new prescription.......very clear with Trivex for lens material. Wayne always has time to discuss your specific vision needs. I wouldn't deal with anyone else after my experience. I use yellow, vermillion, & CMT for colored clip ons & those colors cover my needs very well for trap & sporting clays.
     
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