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I got a script from my eye doc today for some glasses to try out for shooting since my old eyes just ain't what they used to be but I am having a very hard time finding a place to fill the prescription. I live in the communist state of NJ, In the southern part which seems to be even worse for anything gun related. What do you guys do?
 

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Where i went, They made my glasses at their lab. The doc prescribed glasses where the focal point started at my sight distance. I use my glasses for shooting only.
 

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Well, I go to Costco, I am on a fixed income so I can't afford the high end places with their own labs!

Fixetfred, Kidding? Um, about what? Missing something here.
 

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I think you were asking where you can get glasses made. You have a prescription in hand but didn't know where to go.

Anywhere and everywhere except in Jersey then its everywhere and anywhere.
 

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Okay I had my fun now let's get serious. Costco makes good glasses at a decent price. I've got some from there before. I got a pair of polarized Transitions that darken in the car so they weren't the cheapest. Great for driving and fishing though.

If you want inexpensive try Zenni. They make decent glasses at more reasonable prices.

Forgot to add they have a mirror finish and they look good.
 

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Ok, I am the brand new guy here and the last thing I want to do is get off on the wrong foot! I think we have a failure to communicate what I mean here. I do get my regular glasses at Costco and I just ordered a pair of transitions with the anti glare and all that today for 260.00. BUT, The optician told me they do NOT have safety glasses nor would they do the inserts that come in the better shooting glasses. So yes, I could get another pair of regular glasses with my shooting prescription but they would NOT be approved shooting glasses. I am thinking what I am going to do is get a pair of glasses like you suggest in sunglasses and then get the over the glasses type of shooting glasses, the problem with that idea is you can never get a good seal with the muffs that way and I cannot wear ear plugs.
 

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Safety glasses are made of polycarbonate. They may not sell safety or shooting glasses but getting polycarbonate gets you the same impact resistant properties. If they are dedicated shooting glasses you may want to get oversize (the biggest you can find for coverage) and get a yellow tint to enhance contrast.
 

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Mine are bifocal, plus I am pretty sure they need to be measured before they are fit into the frames so that everything lines up with the line of sight. I think I am just going to go with the poly glasses, I doubt they have the yellow though but I will check.
 

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If you got "shooting" glasses they are similar to "computer" glasses and you can get them in any focal length you want. Ideally you want to focus on the front sight so single vision in that distance will work well.
 

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You are right but, I do need to see the target downrange. Seeing the sight but not seeing where the sight is pointing and pulling the trigger would NOT be a good thing!!!!!! Pistol at 50 yards is not a problem but I am a long range, open sight shooter so I need to see 300 yards plus be able to focus on the sight. Hence the bifocals. I will probably also experiment with removing the left lens since I can see 300 without glasses in the left eye and I do shoot with both eyes open. If that method works I will have them replace the left lens with a clear lens.
 

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Oh, It says my subscription to this thread has been removed. I guess I wore out my welcome on my first thread. Oh well. I will try to check in tomorrow ans see if I can find the thread and see if it is still here. Or if I am even still here. LOL.
 

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I thought you were looking seriously, for shooting glasses with a scrip - call Tom at Tx Shooter's Optical and get some Randolph Engineering Rangers; you can select from any number of shooting colored lenses - both scrip and regular. I use a medium purple colored lens for serious shooting.

If you just want sunglasses, use Zenni, at least for single vision. I found Zenni's bi-focals to not be that great, but the distance scrip sunglasses are very nice.
 

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Oh, It says my subscription to this thread has been removed. I guess I wore out my welcome on my first thread. Oh well. I will try to check in tomorrow ans see if I can find the thread and see if it is still here. Or if I am even still here. LOL.
Greetings and Salutations

Your thread is still here and visible.

I just checked. You are still here. There are no restrictions on your membership here.
 

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What's this a revolving door thread now? My heads spinning and im sober! :crazy:
 

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As to glasses. 'Shooting glasses' are made of polycarbonate. The vast majority of glasses made today are polycarbonate, even bifocals, trifocals and multifocals.

You have the script. Go shopping.
 

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It is looking like the last few posts are not reading the posts before them. I am looking for bifocal shooting glasses. I have worn glasses long enough to know you cannot just order bifocals online without getting measured for fit. I cannot use single vision glasses since I have to see the front sight. I am 66 years old and my vision is not what it was 50 years ago. I wear progressive bifocals all the time but they do not focus 28 inches out which is where my front sights average at. I am not trying to get smart here but some people do not seem to be reading the entire thread and while I really appreciate the input it is not practical for a guy in N J to order bifocals from Texas. Unless there is something new about fitting glasses I don't know about? I am open to all viable suggestions. Key word being "Viable". AND Affordable!!!!!! I just looked at the Randolph site and 275.00 to start and NO prescription. I just paid less than that for fully loaded progressives from Costco!
 

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I guess it depends on what your eyesight is worth. One can get Rangers with a scrip or a scrip insert. I shoot shotgun so I do not worry about looking at the front site. Your eyes cannot focus near and far at the same time so, for strictly shooting purposes, decide what is important - near or far - and go accordingly.
Buy once, cry once; get quality as you only get two eyes and there are no replacements. And mine did not cost $250. I bought regular set with 3 colored lenses and then went to scrip lenses form contacts and got one lens. The scrip lenses were $110; I sold the colored lenses to offset that cost. Like ANY glasses maker, their profit is in the frames, so no joy there.
 

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I think mine the focal point starts at 18 inches. I had my son measure where the rear sight starts on my rifles from my eyes. Until we found the shortest one. Then i passed that info onto my eye doc.
 
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