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Old 07-16-2017, 6:50 PM
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Default Please post your experience with your RX shooting glasses

I am in the market for new shooting glasses. My current glasses are 7 years old and are NYX with interchangeable lens.

Does anyone have any experience with Wiley X? Link to one style below:

Thanks in advance,
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:16 AM
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Before I underwent lasik I wore quarter inch thick Decot glasses very popular with trap shooters and they have a wide variety of tinted interchangeable lenses.
Now I wear a very mild prescription just enough to sharpen the front sight since my dominant eye was lasiked for distance (opposite of what a shooter needs).
I use Tactical RX they can send you a wide variety of frames to try out and they specialize in grinding large curving shooting lenses.

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Old 07-17-2017, 10:48 AM
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I have a set of ESS glasses with an RX insert that I can swap between the various colored lenses. It has worked well for me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:30 AM
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Take a look at Rudy Project. They make some great stuff.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:54 AM
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ESS and Wiley are probably the best bang for buck for clip on style.
Oakley and Rudy Project can build the RX into the curvature of the lenses. But they cost much more.
I have 5 pairs of ESS glasses and goggles.
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Old 07-17-2017, 7:51 PM
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Wiley RX inserts IMO are not very well designed. My wife and I use Rudy Project with RX inserts. If your prescription is very stable then the in-lens works great, but I had to abandon that approach when the vision in my right eye tanked. I now shoot steel challenge with my left eye focused at 24"; I close my right eye due to poor vision in that eye.
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Old 07-17-2017, 7:56 PM
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Default Rudy Project!!!

Love Rudy Project! Rydon seems to be the most common style for shooters.
i worked with my Doc to get a mild reading RX for my dominant eye and then he just tightened up my vision a small bit for the other eye (slight Astigmatism). Love the Photochromic Clear to Laser Red lens.

If you catch it at the right time, Rudy Project will be 1/2 off on RX glasses. Get on their mailing list to get a heads up. Get a current RX from your eye doc. I have a .5 diopter for my shooting eye(left)... that's a very mild reading RX. I actually have a very cool doc, and brought in a couple of guns to work out the details and try different prescriptions.

I too had Lasik surgery and would never go back to how it was before!!!
I'm also right handed, left eye dominant (called cross dominant). It actually benefits me for mulitgun since I can shoot irons with my left eye, and the scope with the right. A bit of tape in just the right spot on the left lens makes shooting the shotgun pretty easy. My right eye will never be quite as quick with acquiring targets as my left... but there are plenty of other things that need work before that hold me back much.... but it is a good excuse!!!

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Old 07-19-2017, 12:36 AM
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I get transition lens so I don't worry about sun or cloud. I also get the ANSI poly carbonate lenses. Oh, and anti-scratch.

So I just wear my regular old glasses shooting.
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Old 07-19-2017, 6:23 AM
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I did the ole dominant eye focus front sight and other eye distance. Works well for me. Transition lens. I went to my eye doctor for the frames and everything. It was easier. Luckily my eyes haven't changed much in two years so I haven't had to buy new ones yet.

I just have to put them on 5 to 10 minutes before I shoot to adjust.
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Old 07-24-2017, 9:38 PM
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Have wileyx PT-1 (glasses) and Nerve (goggles), they both use the same proprietary insert and I have a lot of problems with them fogging and smearing from getting squished into my face.

I think the Nerve is designed for someone with a smaller rounder face than I have, so it doesn't quite line up correctly.
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Old 07-25-2017, 5:05 AM
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I have Decot glasses, 0.75 on the dominant eye so I can see the sights and clear on the other eye (have 2/20 distance vision).
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:46 AM
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Ive heard good things about Rudy Project rydons. Paid about ~$260-$270 total for Rydon and adapter with my prescription insert. Cant wait for them to arrive.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:00 AM
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not perfect as I'd hoped.
I could focus more on the sights but the target was not as clear.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:00 PM
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ESS, great price, been using them for over 12 years.
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