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I have recently started shooting on a regular basis again and are having trouble with eyesight. With a service rifle I think I will be okay with a bifocal. I use the unmagnified part of the lens and have no problem with front site/ target alignment. When position shooting it requires movement of the cheek weld and is causing some problems. I might just go with non-prescription shooting glasses here.
With a scope I am encountering even bigger problems. The progressive lenses I have are causing a problem because the sweet spot for no magnification is smaller than the bifocal. On the other hand the fact that the magnified area wraps around and up the edges allows more movement of my head from different shooting positions. This was okay for hunting because I rolled the eye cups down on the binoculars and the transition from them to the small GPS screen/map and riflescope was worth the trade off.
With the binocular I adjust the focus for the no magnification part my glasses. When I go to the scope I need to adjust my lens so that it remains in focus. The question I have is do you think I should re-focus the eyepieces on my scopes to use the larger part of a bifocal lens with no magnification? What are you benchrest and tactical shooters doing that wear glasses? I am 20/10 vision, and my arms have gotten shorter with age.


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this maybe a dumb question but what happens if you take your glasses off when using a scope when shooting on the bench??
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That is a good question. When I don't use a prescription eye glass all of my eye pieces are out of focus now. My target shooting is with hunting rifles and I really need the bifocal/progressive glasses in the field. Yesterday, shooting was very frustrating. I know I can shoot at the range with straight glasses, I will have to readjust eye piece focus on every one of my guns, though. For example, I did re-focus the scope on my daytime coyote rifle on this range trip. I shot a fine group using straight glasses. I guess the biggest problem is field use where I can either put on reading glasses every time I look at a map or the GPS, or use bifocals an adjust my cheek weld to suit. Maybe bifocals with a much smaller reading area will work, what do you think?
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i 'm not much help, i wear contacts, but i always remeber my dad and my grand pa always took there glasses off to shoot at the range
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You are right, I might have to drop some coin on some new safety glasses with smaller bifocals for the reading part. I have seen that there are stick on bifocals that might be trimmed down to work on the shooting glasses.
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