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If love some zeiss but how do you go about the fit of them? You normally have a measurement of where your pupil is with normal specs. Is this the same with those?

You just send a copy of your prescription. The complete lens is to this so no need for pupil position.I like them because you do not have the frames in your peripheral vision like normal glasses.

If love some zeiss but how do you go about the fit of them? You normally have a measurement of where your pupil is with normal specs. Is this the same with those?

You just send a copy of your prescription. The complete lens is to this so no need for pupil position.I like them because you do not have the frames in your peripheral vision like normal glasses.

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In my experience any Optician will supply you prescription shooting glasses in a choice of tints (if required).

I will say that I tried all the usual high street opticians and most did not do any kind of sports glasses the best they could offer me was sunglasses.these were not wrap around.perhaps it is different now.but I will stick with zeiss. Atb

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Oakley labs do prescription lens for your Oakley frames supposed to be rather good too.

 

Decot aren't safety lens unless you pay extra for them.

 

Indeed.

 

I have prescription lenses in my oakley wrapped sunglasses. They work a treat as sunglasses, and I've been known to wear them in the hide too. Expensive however - 300 notes. Saying that, I usually end up paying around the 300 quid mark for ordinary specs... sigh.

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You just send a copy of your prescription. The complete lens is to this so no need for pupil position.I like them because you do not have the frames in your peripheral vision like normal glasses.

 

Definitely not correct. Pupil distance is VERY important. If its where I think you have bought them from, I've just returned mine for a refund. My PD was some 3mm out and made me feel sick wearing them. The average PD is around the 62-64mm range and a move of 1mm +/- is not usually noticed. I am certainly no expert, found this out the hard way....Don't forget your buying Ziess frames not lenses.

Good luck with yours, hope they are ok

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Definitely not correct. Pupil distance is VERY important. If its where I think you have bought them from, I've just returned mine for a refund. My PD was some 3mm out and made me feel sick wearing them. The average PD is around the 62-64mm range and a move of 1mm +/- is not usually noticed. I am certainly no expert, found this out the hard way....Don't forget your buying Ziess frames not lenses.

Good luck with yours, hope they are ok

I have used them for a few years now never had a problem.in fact I had a couple of pairs of everyday glasses done at the tesco opticians and these had to go back a couple of times as things looked blurred.also the frames are adjustable so your pupils can be centre.but as with everything if you cannot find a supplier local where you can go for fittings then mail order can be the only option.and if there is as you found a problem then I am sure they will do the best they can to overcome this for you.atb

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I thought they would be great but much prefer contacts and a wraparound.

I know he is not in Lancs, but Ed Lyons is the one to get in touch with, he spent quite a bit of time helping me out, great guy. There are a few options out there. Randolph sports do a very nice set XLW, which I'm sure Ed would be more than happy to send a sample pair out. These what I call the 'double lens' type, prescription lens sits behind the actual shield. The prescription part of the frame can be taken to specsavers and done by them if you wish. The Zeiss frames are also quite good and a single lens, I just didn't get on with them due to the prescription side being incorrect from the beginning.

If you want a wrapaorund, you will not find one with a single lens.

 

You can find Ed on the Shoot Clay forum or PM me for his direct email

 

Gary

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Problem i found with shooting glasses was that most were not really protective and needed to change the whole lot for a change in prescription or lense damage.

Some get on well with contacts and their choice of protective lenses, it doesn't work for me. I use ESS with the insert,, which is a rimless style so it does not show whereas the solid rim inserts make it like looking thro a tunnel.

I did discover that as the prescription gets strongerit is more difficult too keep it 'flat' behind the lenses and it distorts round the sides very easily, especially if it is not perfectly centered ..

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A few years ago I had a pair of prescription glasses made for pistol shooting . They were made by spec savers and I had the glasses made with a fixed focal length so that I could concentrate on the fore sight . The glasses were brilliant and my scores went up . I am sure spec savers will be able to make up a pair of shooting glasses .

Harnser

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Specsavers do shooting glasses, with a tilting lens, so that you are looking out of the centre of the lens.

 

They did me a pair of yellow tint at half the price of my previous set and flung in a pair of matching dark tinted glasses.

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I too recommend Mr Lyons. Best shooting and sports vision specialist about IMHO. I paid for the consultation so I had someone to guide me through the maze of options. Not being able to wear cheap contact lenses plus having more than one sight issue to fix meant that I needed someone to say "Okay, with all these issues you can choose between X, Y and Z". I then got to test X, Y and Z to find what was right for me. They ain't pretty, but neither am I and goddamn! I love my shooting glasses. The fact that they are proper safety eye protection is really important to me.The fact that my shooting took a real leap forward once I could see properly was worth the money.

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I use Top Gun Premier Plus safety glasses with varifocal lenses. One local optician wouldn't make/fit the lenses, another did without question.

 

These work perfectly for me. I had been told that varifocals couldn't be used for shooting, fortunately I didn't heed that advice.

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Definitely not correct. Pupil distance is VERY important. If its where I think you have bought them from, I've just returned mine for a refund. My PD was some 3mm out and made me feel sick wearing them. The average PD is around the 62-64mm range and a move of 1mm +/- is not usually noticed. I am certainly no expert, found this out the hard way....Don't forget your buying Ziess frames not lenses.

Good luck with yours, hope they are ok

 

 

took a bit of finding but I have found my prescription that I sent a copy off to them for my last pair.the optician had put the pupil settings on there.maybe yours did not have this information which is why you had problems.just a thought.

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maybe yours did not have this information which is why you had problems.just a thought.

Sadly not. Gave them my PD of 68mm. After a few hours of wearing them around the house, they made me feel a bit disorientated and my eyes ached. Took them to specsavers, they said they could only get a measurement of 62mm. I took them for a second opinion to a more specialised optician, and they could only get a maximum of 64mm. Needless to say that when I returned them, they got a reading of 66mm, still 2mm out

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Well managed to get sorted in the end.

Got the rudy project hunting/shooting 5 lens set with an rx prescription insert.

 

I had the rx insert re-glazed by online company ciliary blue for £32. Asda/Specsavers etc wanted £70+!!!

I can definitely recommend ciliary blue very impressed especially with a weeks turned around.

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