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A couple weeks ago many of you helped me develop a strategy for visual focus prior to calling for the bird. Now please do me a favor and tell me how much benefit you got when you first started using prescription shooting glasses (instead of your regular Rx glasses/sunglasses):

1) IMMEDIATE, SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT (consistently better scores)

2) SLIGHT, BUT DEFINITELY MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT (better scores)

3) NO IMPROVEMENT OR TOO LITTLE TO BE CERTAIN (it would be no big deal if you had to compete without them)

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Gary
 

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Gary...It helped me find my way to the Silver Dollar from the Tampa Airport....
 

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Settle down, Funnypants - this is a serious thread!

-Gary

PS: Did you happen to see my trophy while you were down there?



 

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I'm near sighted so Rx lenses do wonders for me, experiment with colors everybody perceives color differently. Good Luck----Ross Puls
 

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Any of you shooters that are one eyed shooters...just have the prescription put in the eye that you keep open ...Even if you shoot with a patch you will only need one lens Rx....

Hey Gary...that trophy looks like the one I won in Mi....
 

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I have cataracts and they limit the brightness of the sunny day, but my fave Decot is clear prescription. Medium target orange sometimes, but clear should be good for a lot of shooters.
 

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Gary, it's the frame design allowing the shooter to look into an area of the frame not usually offered with regular frames that give the most benefit, all else being equal. Certian lense color(s) offer other benefits, depending upon personal preference. Since eye protection is required anyway, it's in the best spirit of trap shooting to spend as much as possible on any shooting related accessory.

Best....mike
 

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Fred has the best explanation yet. Also like it was posted above just because one color works for one person doesn't mean it works for another.

Two Dogs....Having only one eye I can tell you that having the RX on only one eye might not be the answer. The weights of the two different lenses will sag the glasses to one side. Even with my regular glasses the prescription is the same in both lenses.
 

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I reviewed this question and thought process with my eye care doctor and his optician. I wear a nicely fitted clear lens', and occasionally use a Clip-on lens tinted yellow for dark cloudy days. I never received any benefit personally from a lot of differant shaded lens colorations. Although many shooters place a lot of money into shaded optics. Good Lord made us all a little differant!!
 

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When I went to CLEAR lens shooting glasses with ANTI GLARE coating I found the perfect glasses for myself in all conditions. When it's really bright I wear a hat. No hats unless it's really needed, the more light the better to see the birds. Bill
 

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But that's the thing, Jeff - I feel like I can see just fine with my regular prescription glasses & clip-on sunglasses. So I'm trying to determine whether the Rx shooting glasses will make much difference, and understand why.

Slayer mantioned anti-glare. If I don't ever recall glare being a problem with my regular glasses, does that mean I don't need this option? And what about polarized? One could easily spend over $500 with all the options and a few colors so I'm trying to eliminate what I don't need.

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Why don't you try the Autumn Gold from Morgan Optical with your distance correction. That's not to hard to figure out is it? It just might be your next 200 straight. Not that expensive
 
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