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    Shooting blind ??

    My close up vision is starting to go. After about 15 or 20 shots at the range, the sights on my pistols start to blur. I tried putting trijicon noght sights on my Glock, but, that hasn't helped. Today, I wore my reading glasses at the range, and while the sights were as crisp as could be, the target was a blur.

    I know that there have to be sights on the market for someone who regularly needs glasses only to read.

    Any recommendations?? If so, please post a link if at all possible.

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    Thanks. Those look interesting. But what about my self defense gun? Are there any sighting systems designed for people who need reading glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Webb View Post
    Thanks. Those look interesting. But what about my self defense gun? Are there any sighting systems designed for people who need reading glasses?
    Yes. It's called a LASER, often written as laser (it's an acronym, after all...).

    Changing your sights will not change how blurry you see them. Instead, you have to change how you see. The adjustable diaphrams work well for range use. For regular use, you will need to find an optometrist or opthalmologist who knows about vision correction for shooters and have them make you a set of glasses corrected for the front sight. Not all of them specialize in this kind of thing, but some are very good at it.

    Something else to explore are the new handgun sights that do not use the tradional post/notch setup. Perhaps some of these will be easier to distinguish while slightly blurred.

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    It is very easy for your eye Dr. to prescribe glasses that focus on your front sight. I have a pair. They are fine for shooting at the range but will not work in my case for driving or general walk around purposes.

    Tell him how far past your trigger finger the front sight will be then take a shooting position and let him measure to the desired focal point. Some will let you take your gun in for absolute measurement some will not. Ask ahead of time.


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    Get a set of reading glasses that are milder (weaker) than you need for reading.
    Those should let you focus on the front and still see the target. The target will NOT be crystal clear.

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