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I was at the shooting range the other day sighting in two rifles and checking out my new Sandpiper. Besides having the wind buffeting my crappy little tripod, I was having some focusing issues on the target and was wondering if it was attributed to my progressive lens eyeglasses - sometimes I might be looking through the top of my glasses, other times in the middle.

I've already decided to get a different set of glasses for hunting since they're also Transition lens and get really dark in daylight whether the sun shines or not.  Just wondering if I would benefit looking through my spotting scope better with a fixed power eyeglass rather than progressive lens?  Thanks. 
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Oh yes, it does make a difference. Some idiotic sales person did saddle me once with a pair of those glasses. I hated them from the very second i put them on my nose. I went to my car, got the spotting scope out in the parking lot, and i could see a difference for the worse. Lines were bent, edges or certain areas were out of focus - with or without the spotting scope. I refused to pay for them, considering that i told them to just copy my old glasses.  
If you need bifocals, get the ones that have a cut in the lower 1/3 of the lens. I found that top of the line Nikon lenses offer me the best view and the least distortion and field curvature. They are pretty well priced as well. And stay away from Lenscrafters. They have very low quality standards and their employees are just like those of Best Buy: a bunch of uneducated, ignorant, and arrogant morons.


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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

If you need bifocals, get the ones that have a cut in the lower 1/3 of the lens. 
 
Or better yet, you could get one pair for reading and one pair for driving and other stuff. In general, you would see better with either of these than by combining them in just one pair.
 
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I wear progressive lenses. Early on I had problems with scopes but not with binos. Now that I have been wearing them for three years, I have adjusted to them and focus issues are pretty much gone with scopes.
I would not be without them. I have had traditional bi-focal glasses and separate reading glasses and I will never go back.


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