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where do you guys buy your shooting glasses and do they really help. most of the better shooters seem to wear them if not all of them. i did a quick look around the webz but could only seem to find them in the 3-7 hundred dollar range. i don't like buying cheap but i was figuring 200 would get me a top quality pair. i can't see paying more than that for glasses. what colors work best for you guys. thanks ben
 

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I am new to trap shooting. I am 57 years old and wear progressive bifocals in my everyday glasses. Not crazy about the progessives. I don't care for the distortion at the edges. I got some good advice on this website and contacted Wayne at Morgan Optical. Wayne is very knowledgeable. Because I wear bifocals I did not want a wrap frame or lens because of possible distortion. I got the sporter frame with the small round bifocal in the bottom of the lens. The quality of the glasses and customer service is excellent. Delivery was fast! I got the clip on shades in purple and the HD lens. Very happy with the purchase. I paid 400.00 for everything. Well worth it in my opinion! Give him a call and see what he can offer. You won't be dissapointed. Dominick
 

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We need more info inorder to answer your question. Are perscription lenses needed? What is your distance perscription? Do you wear contacts? HMB
 

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Then you can save a bunch of money by buying a used pair of Hy Wyd Decots on line. You can buy the frames and add more lenses later. HMB
 

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Another vote for Morgan Optical. I don't wear prescription lenses but they are still very helpful in helping you select the right lenses for the right shooting conditions and backgrounds.

I also bought some very nice custom colored lenses from L&M Lenses. Very nice people and will make any color for any frame you need.
 

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I have found that Harold and Wayne Morgan are very inventive folks. I mentioned in a column that my aging eyes could no longer bring my handgun sights into clear focus without using lenses so strong that the bullseye targets looked like blurry, fuzzy footballs standing on end. They told me they thought they could make lenses for me that would bring both items into focus and while I thought that was imnpossible, I gave them the information they wanted - current glasses Rx, distance at which I usually shot and so forth. Several months later, I have range glasses that actually do bring both objects into about 95% clear focus!

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Ed,

You can use your distance lens and place an adjustable aperture on your glasses. You can bring both objects into focus by adjusting the aperture hole. HMB
 

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I have been using decot hy wide for a little over thirty years.A great product along with great customer service.

Fifteen two and a pair is four

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Call Steve Maltzahn (641)782-8464. He has a lens that adjusts auto for
the light conditions. Should be less that $200.
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HMB, a shooting buddy showed me that trick years ago but for some reason, it doesn't work as well for me as it does for others. The sights appear to be "hairy" and I can't determine where the sight itself ends and the "hair" starts. I have a weird eye problem - Post Vitreous Detachment - that has screwed up my trapshooting, too.

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www.csmcspecials.com I have a friend buy a set of shooting glasses from this company and he said they were very good for the price. $155.00 for frames, 10 or 12 sets for lens and carrying case.

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I bought a pair of Calabria sunglasses that fit over my new progressive prescription glasses. Non breakable polycarbonate. $12.99 online at Speert.com. They fit perfect and I see the target as well as I did with my shooting glasses.
 

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Like anything else, you get what you pay for...

I've been working with Wayne @ Morgan Optical for almost 15 years. You pay a going rate for a top quality frame from Randolph Engineering with a great guarantee and for no extra dough, you get top-quality service at the time of sale and thereafter - what is that worth?!... it's priceless.

Dozens of my guys have bought frame sets from Morgan and Randolph... Rangers, XLWs, Sporters, and now the Edges... plano and Rx...

Great product and support coupled with fair pricing and years of expertise...

Don't be pennywise and pound foolish...

Respectfully offered,

Jay Spitz
 

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I find all those mentioned too big for my tastes and my rx. I use the "rudy project" interchangeble frame and lenses with an rx adaptor.

If you buy, search for coupons for up 20% off. A frame, 4 lenses, and the rx adapter with rx lenses plus shipping was abour $240.
 

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I wasn't joking about my 12.99 Calabria fitover sunglasses. (well, maybe joking a little) I have been using the NYX glasses with a prescription insert for
about 7 years - after wearing Decots for years before that.

I'm still using them but I wanted to get a prescription insert with progressive lens, and they want $300 for that. I got the cheap sunglasses to wear over my regular glasses as a backup in case I didn't have my shooting glasses with me.

Except for looking "dorky" (more than usual) they actually work better
than my shooting glasses. I'll still use my NYX, but I can just as well
use my regular glasses with the Calabria over them.

Sure makes more sense than paying $700 for those stupid looking Pilla's!
Now, if I can just get Leo and Harlan to start wearing them..
 
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