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Recently had cataract surgery on right eye, went back for check up with Doctor and now have 20/15 in the right eye. Scheduled to go back on April 7 for left eye procedure. I'll be 74 in March and it's a safe bet that those of you in late 50's or early 60's have the problem and quick eye check up will tell you, should have them checked out. Operation is a snap, takes something less than 30 minutes and painless. Just a suggestion.
 

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I add a clip on pinhole device to my shooting glasses that increases the depth of focus.
Yes. THere are two elements to creating a good sight picture.

First, you want your eye to focus at a point that represents the average between focus on the target and focus on the sight. This will have the effect of centralizing your depth of field. You accomplish this by adjusting the lens power.

Second, you want your depth of field to be as big as possible. You accomplish this by using an aperture which is smaller than the pupil of your eye.

The aperture sight on the Garand was one of the factors that made it the greatest battle implement ever devised. Neither the German Mausers, nor the Japanese Arisakas had this feature, they all used V-notch sights, so the shooter's eye did not get the depth of field advantage.
 

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Legally blind[can't drive no depth perception]since 19 months old. What helps me shoot better: Pistol: Old SWAT team trick: Black out the rear sights and acrylic paint the front sight post. I shoot much better now. For rifles, improved irons help me a lot, too. Hope this helps!
 

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I've added stick on readers on my shooting glasses to help with aiming. You can place these where you want on your glasses (I put them on the top of the right lens) and it helps to focus on the front sight.

Just my $.02 on something that has helped me.
 

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I own a set of shooters glasses with the diopter at the top of the lens---Love them for pistol, (first time I have seen my front sight clearly in years)---but it does take practice to aim through the top of your glasses.
 

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I've added stick on readers on my shooting glasses to help with aiming. You can place these where you want on your glasses (I put them on the top of the right lens) and it helps to focus on the front sight.

Just my $.02 on something that has helped me.
I'm gonna have to check these bad boys out!
 

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Problem is that most glasses to help you read are too strong to use for shooting. 'Reading glasses' range from about +1.25 diopters to +3.00 diopters. And yes, around +1.00 diopters will give you a very nice front sight, but it brings your focus in so close you lose the target. The entire basis of shooting vision that is different from reading correction that doctors understand is that you want to use the average of the correction for the target and the sight, so your depth of field is centered between the two, hence the correct solution of +0.50 for most rifles. This moves your focal point closer to, but not all the way, to the front sight, but also leaves some of your focus on the target.
 

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Problem is that most glasses to help you read are too strong to use for shooting. 'Reading glasses' range from about +1.25 diopters to +3.00 diopters. And yes, around +1.00 diopters will give you a very nice front sight, but it brings your focus in so close you lose the target. The entire basis of shooting vision that is different from reading correction that doctors understand is that you want to use the average of the correction for the target and the sight, so your depth of field is centered between the two, hence the correct solution of +0.50 for most rifles. This moves your focal point closer to, but not all the way, to the front sight, but also leaves some of your focus on the target.
Makes sense. I use +1.5 to +2.0 glasses for reading, so to use them shooting irons does exactly what you say...the target is fuzzy. My solution is to not use any correction and have a less fuzzy target. If using a very slight correction is the answer, where can I find +.50 shooting glasses?
 

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I sell them. I worked with a safety glasses company and had +0.50 for rifle and +0.75 for pistol made.

To be clear, you want to add +0.50 or +0.75 to any distance prescription you have. If you have 20/20, you are good to go, and only need the +0.50 or +0.75, but if you do have a distance correction, even mild, you want to do the math and get custom lenses.
 

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I can see very good out to target but front sight is not clear Bob Jones .50 glasses fixed the front sight issue and the target is still clear. He has information on his website.
 

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Makes sense. I use +1.5 to +2.0 glasses for reading, so to use them shooting irons does exactly what you say...the target is fuzzy. My solution is to not use any correction and have a less fuzzy target. If using a very slight correction is the answer, where can I find +.50 shooting glasses?
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I sell them. I worked with a safety glasses company and had +0.50 for rifle and +0.75 for pistol made.

To be clear, you want to add +0.50 or +0.75 to any distance prescription you have. If you have 20/20, you are good to go, and only need the +0.50 or +0.75, but if you do have a distance correction, even mild, you want to do the math and get custom lenses.
Just ordered two pair. +.50 and +.75. Thanks for your help!
 
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