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#6332299 - 06/12/16 12:31 PM Contacts or Glasses
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What do you wear when hunting? Both are a pain to keep up with, I default to glasses as they're harder to lose than a contact, but you don't have to worry about contacts fogging up or getting a smudge. Haven't tried contacts on a hunt yet.

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#6332329 - 06/12/16 12:58 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I've worn glasses for 41 years. If I could some how tolerate something on my eyeball, I'd probably poke my eye with something moving through the brush.

I carry a pair of Rx sunglasses to switch to on sunny days. It's a hassle, but I think they help me spot game.
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#6332350 - 06/12/16 01:11 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Contacts every day. I can switch from welding hood to clear safety glasses, to sun glasses at will. Prescription glasses were a pain. I went to contacts 15 years ago and have not regretted it one bit.
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#6332356 - 06/12/16 01:16 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Wore glasses from 2nd grade until having Lasik done about 18 years ago. I couldn't wear any of the contact models I tried throughout my time needing them. After Lasik, my eyesight went to 20/25 in my left (non-shooting) eye and 20/15 in my right (shooting) eye. I need 'cheaters' to read now, but that's not a big deal. Plenty of cheapo reading glasses for $10 or less.
When shooting at the range or clays, I have shooting glasses with interchangeable lenses.
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#6332752 - 06/12/16 07:31 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Contact in left eye....nothing in right eye....every day working, driving, eating, sleeping, etc....
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#6332882 - 06/12/16 08:27 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Everyone has their way. I have worn glasses since 1962, yes a pain, they scratch (even with scratch resistant, they fog in cold weather with heated body) need bi-focals, thought about the lasik opted no.
It is difficult with not be able to see far away, can't use open sights. It all works out for me.
No comment on contacts never tried them.

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#6333011 - 06/12/16 09:39 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Have had glasses, contacts, and lasik. Glasses were a pain and spooked ducks at times by the glare. Contacts were a pain to put in, but helped. Lasik has been a godsend.

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#6334307 - 06/13/16 10:04 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I don't have a problem with keeping up with contacts... I put them in my eyes and keep them there. Rarely do I lose one. Glasses are nice at times but those times are never when I am shooting a rifle with a scope. When shooting with scopes my line of sight is either at the top edge of my frames or above it so it's always contacts with a scope.
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#6334723 - 06/14/16 11:32 AM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Had worn glasses since I was 18, had Lasick done in 2007. Best thing I had ever done. I have one eye done for distance and one eye done for for reading. Don't have to wear glasses at all now.
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#6335055 - 06/14/16 03:11 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Contacts.
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#6335125 - 06/14/16 04:10 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
I have one eye done for distance and one eye done for for reading.


So how does that work? Do you make up for the differences in how you focus?

I started off with one contact in my left eye only, then after several years progressed to glasses or pair of contacts.

Charlie

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#6335158 - 06/14/16 04:31 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Registered: 01/02/11
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Loc: Houma, LA
Let me start off by saying I'm probably legally blind, I wear glasses to work everyday. Hunting and fishing, contacts all of the time, with my eyes being so bad I totally give up all of my peripheral vision wearing glasses, contacts, not so much.
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#6335176 - 06/14/16 04:47 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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worn glasses for distance but only a slight correction for close to 20 years. Dr. kept telling me my vision wasn't that bad but he is a hunter also and totally understood when I said I can't tell if its a 8 point or a 10 point. I was only 20/22 in one eye and 20/24 in the other, but with corrective lenses I was 20/16 in both. I only wore glasses while driving (to be able to clear the fuzz off street signs) and hunting. This past fall upon my annual exam, he said with age, my eyes were back to 20/20 uncorrected but my arms were too short (needed readers for close up) ... but while hunting this past fall, I noticed that 20/20 without glasses wasn't as good as the 20/16 with glasses I have been accustomed to for years. I will push for corrective lenses again upon my next annual exam.

I never really had any problems wearing glasses while hunting, shooting, etc. but again, only a slight correction. I did get titanium frames that were extremely light and the no line outline (has like a fishing line around the outside edge to hold lenses in frame), so very little blocked vision from the frames.
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#6335180 - 06/14/16 04:50 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Loc: Celina/Weston, TX
I wear glasses every day. I wish I could wear contacts. I've tried on three separate occasions, a couple years apart each time. I just can't do it. My eyes get so irritated by the end of the day, I can hardly see. It's almost like allergies the way my eyes react to contact lenses. Feels like sand in my eyes all the time. Just can't stand it.

So, as bad as I hate it...I wear glasses to be able to see. Sure as heck can't see well without them!

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#6335208 - 06/14/16 05:11 PM Re: Contacts or Glasses [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Registered: 02/25/09
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Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Originally Posted By: GLC
I have one eye done for distance and one eye done for for reading.


So how does that work? Do you make up for the differences in how you focus?

I started off with one contact in my left eye only, then after several years progressed to glasses or pair of contacts.

Charlie


It took me about a month to get used to it. Main problem I had at first was depth perception, like going down steps. It is called mono-vision. After a while the brain adjusts and you are fine. The brain is very flexible and relearns/compensates quick. I never even notice now when I go from up close to longer distances as to which eye is doing what. I could have had it done for best distant vision in both eyes but then I would have to wear reading glasses. This is the best of both worlds and I don't have to wear any glasses. I have zero issues right now with my vision since 2006.
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