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Old 02-19-2013, 9:53 AM
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Default I need new Rx shooting glasses

Hi,

My Rx shooting glasses are 5 years old now and its high time for new ones. I'm looking for an eye doctor in the Modesto area who is a shooter or at least understands what we need and why.

Also if you have another solution I'm open to it.

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I was about to give up shooting cause could not see the front sight with my progressive lens glasses. I found this link and order a pair. they work great.. check it out.
http://www.sportglasses.com/Default.asp
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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I used Decot glasses for many years trapshooting and I used them for pistol as well, until my close friend took a ricochet in his Decot lens. The lens shattered into many sharp pieces, luckily he didn't get any in his eyes. He called Decot and was told that the lenses are "only shatter resistant". They do use Zeiss glass for their lenses, so the vision is pretty darn good. I still use them for trap, but I won't for pistol. I use the wrap around safety glasses (with the appropriate safety certifications) with prescription inserts. Not nearly as clear as Decot's, but I'll give that up for safety. Besides, Decots are getting pretty darn expensive.
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Tagged for answer..

Also curious if anyone knows the answer for a doc in Ventura Area.

Bad astigmatism in right eye, my shooting eye.
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I started using ESS Crossbows with Rx inserts, due to having great experience with their Striker and Profile TurboFan goggles previously. The shields are interchangeable (comes with clear and tinted gray, other colors are optional), and they are ANSI rated for ballastics protection.
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go to walmart.

They are carring WileyX glasses
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For Rx glasses you get the right eye corrected to front sight distance and the left eye to infinity. Mike Dalton put me on to that 15 years ago.
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For Rx glasses you get the right eye corrected to front sight distance and the left eye to infinity. Mike Dalton put me on to that 15 years ago.
This is what I did as well. ESS system for me also.

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Old 02-22-2013, 8:22 PM
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if you're willing to make the drive, I'd seriously recommend Dr. Norman Wong in San Francisco. He's a bullseye shooter and he does shooting RX's for international/olympic shooters and local bullseye shooters.

Otherwise, give your local Optometrist this print out:
http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/.../eyeguide.html
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I like the ESS, with inserts. Been using them for 10 years.
Great value for the $.
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I believe the Wiley-X Valor is able to accept rx lenses. Not sure if it's a prescription holder or that you can get an actual smoke/clear/rust lens as a prescription. I'm looking to switch to contacts so I don't have to keep buying holders.

https://www.patriotoutfitters.com/sc...ction=sp!42229
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I don't have any leads for a doctor, but I buy my safety glasses at

rx-safety.com
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Keith, both XX2i and Rudy Project are the choice of the best shooters in the sport. You can get corrective lens or inserts. Take a look at their website. If you use the discount code "pistol" you will get 30% off.
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Try Zenni.com

I had glasses made with my prescription with .5 diopter added.
38$ delivered.
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Look at www.safevision.net. I have not purchased but spoke to them today and plan to do so soon.
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Ok I called Dr Wong. 195.00 for the exam!! Is that correct??? Is this guy worth it??
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Ok I called Dr Wong. 195.00 for the exam!! Is that correct??? Is this guy worth it??
Dr Wong was featured in the NRA Shooting Sports USA magazine awhile back.

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...ooters-vision/
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Another vote for ESS. I have the Crossbow frames and use them with a prescription insert. I have mine set up in monovision--the scrip for my dominant eye is set at my front sight (which is the same as my computer distance) and the non-dominant eye is set with my distance scrip.

I am very happy with the setup. I had never used monovision lenses before and was able to adjust within the first hour of use.

I got a second pair of the Crossbow frames and prescription nose bridge very inexpensively, so I put a clear lens on one frame and a dark tint on the other. I can swap the prescription insert from frame to frame much faster and more cleanly than changing out the protection lens. It isn't difficult to change the protection lens but I always end up smudging or dropping it. Much easier to just keep two pairs of the front end ready to go.
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