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Old October 5, 2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Special glasses for scope use by old eyes??

My eyes are 70 years old and certainly not what they used to be. I now wear variable-focus lenses that seem to vary huge amounts for every couple of mm's I move my eyes. Ridiculous!!

The problem I'm having now is I can't seem to find a single point of eye placement when looking through my scope that gives me a clear picture. And if I move my head slightly, the image goes from clearer to fuzzy and back...

I just tried using my teeny reading glasses and things were a lot better.

Is there anyone who worries about special glasses just for shooting??? Do I have to wear my usual glasses when hunting and then frantically change when a shooting situation comes up??

I believe Beth Truman said, "Getting old isn't for sissies"... She was right!
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Old October 5, 2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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What's not in focus, the reticle or target?
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Old October 5, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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What's not in focus, the reticle or target?
The target. The reticle is fine. The scope is a Swarovski 3-12 50 and is almost certainly not the problem...
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Old October 5, 2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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I feel your pain.
Progressive lenses in eyeglasses are supposed to offer almost unlimited clear sight for the wearer no matter what the distance. Head position is important. It can be very annoying when trying to use a scope. I have opted to wear plain bi focal lenses. Upper portion with correction for distance, lower portion for reading.
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Old October 5, 2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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I think I'll go to Walmart and get some reading glasses (larger than my current, peer-over-the-top reading glasses) and give them a try. The good thing about Walmart is I can keep taking them back until I find a glass strength that works best.

I could take my rifle to Walmart and aim it around the store whilst trying different glasses but that might have some unintended consequences...
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