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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 07:14 #13533

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First post in a new forum is always an honour - and a risk. ;) I been lurking and learning for a few weeks now on a number of forums. As you may imagine, I am overflowing with questions. I've learned that disparaging choice of caliber, choice of pistol and whining about long drives, are all bad ideas. My first question on this board is about Rx shooting glasses.

  • Is ANSI standard acceptable or is CSA required?
  • Preferred tint (if any)
  • Features to look for
  • Favored suppliers (and avoids

Just as an intro that may be relevant, no handgun shooting in 38 years (and that was all bullseye). Rocky Rod and Gun Club. Hoping for Black Badge either at or before Taber in November. Interests - safety - IPSC.

Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 11:54 #13534

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Hey Rob!

Contact Dr. David Cote in Edmonton... I don't have his number handy but a quick Google should get you his digits. He's the man around these parts for helping guys get RX eye pro. He's an IPSC / handgun (and everything else) shooter and an awesome resource for this stuff...

Dave.
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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 12:54 #13535

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I have very bad eyesight and chose to wear the "Rudy Project" (Rydon Shooting model) glasses for IPSC. My Rx lenses slot into the frame and sit behind the separate protective lenses. It's a matter of personal choice, of course, as to which brand to go with, but as you asked for features and preferred tint:

My glasses came with 5 different tints that can easily be snapped in and out of the frame depending on daylight. I have used the clear lenses for indoors and all of the other tints for the varying degress of sunlight during a match weekend. I can't wear contact lenses so I need a frame that can accomodate the swappping in and out of various tints rather than having one or two sets of frames with fixed tints. I'm very happy with this choice.

Walter, who is as blind as me, wears (I think) Rudy Project glasses with a single monochromatic lens (it darkens/lightens in grey tones automatically according to the intensity of the daylight). He is very happy with those. I'm tempted by these, so maybe next time.

Expense is another consideration. Because of our Rx, mine and Walter's are expensive.

As you're probably aware, there are many options, so feel free to approach any of us who you see stumbling into trees and walls at a match to see what Rx glasses we wear. We'll be happy to squint at you and show you what we have (if we can see you, that is)!
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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 13:36 #13536

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Dr. Barry Nolt also sells prescription shooting glasses.
10405 Jasper Ave
Edmonton AB T5J 3N4
Phone: 780-423-2177 or Toll free 1-800-661-6794
Fax: 780-420-6626
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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 14:00 #13537

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We carry the DAA line of shooting glasses and they come with an insert that you take and get prescription lenses put in and they as well fit inside of the lenses which are interchangeable depending on conditions.

You can check them out on the DAA website or our website.

www.a-zone.ca
www.doublealpha.biz

Thanks, Jim
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Shooting Glasses 10 Sep 2015 18:00 #13541

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The one thing to make sure of is that if you use an insert is that the insert sits in line with the frame and the "sunglasses" flip down in front. IF the "sunglasses" sit in line with the frame and the insert sits behind the frame they will probably touch your check and if they do that they will fog up on you! trying to shot through foggy glasses is this side of impossible.
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Shooting Glasses 11 Sep 2015 09:19 #13550

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I used the DAA with inserts for a year or two. Too many pieces to assemble and clean for me.

I went to Costco and got my left lens to focus at distance, my right lens to focus at my front sight (which is coincidently where my finger nail is when my arm is stretched out), with antireflective coating and Transitions (darken in bright light automatically). Other than the 15 min to get used to them when you first put them on, they are great!
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Shooting Glasses 11 Sep 2015 14:46 #13551

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Thank you all for the great advice. Aside from the great contacts, I gleaned (Edmonton is a three hour drive, but may well be worth it for 'specialist' advice), a few things really stuck out.

First off, I accept that my shooting bag will soon look like the top left drawer in the kitchen - full of stuff scattered in disarray much of which I don't even recognize. A 12 piece kit for shooting glasses would likely not suit my 'freeform' storage system.

Second, my biggest complaint about safety glasses - mostly from the shop - is fogging, which makes them something between worthless and hazardous.

Winchester3030, I thought you were nuts, but in an unrelated conversation at work today, one of the women in our office brought up that she does the exact same thing - for everyday office use. I'm really strong right dominant, so I have a few reservations about my ability to even use my left, but I'm only 63 so maybe as I mature I'll get better at it. ;)

Last thing is the transitions idea. I wrote off transitions a long time ago, because they don't darken in the car (Uv doesn't penetrate the windshield), but I don't anticipate doing much shooting from inside the car :ohmy: so that's an awesome idea.

Looking forward to meeting some of you.

Rob!
Last Edit: 11 Sep 2015 14:50 by Rob!.
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