Shooting Glasses?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by yotefever, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. when hunting

    0 vote(s)
  2. when at the range

  3. any time I'm shooting

  4. Don't wear any

  1. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2006
    I was noticing pics of guys shooting and hunting without eye protection. So I thought I would start a poll and see what most are doing.
    Since I started shooting silhouettes I got into the good habit of wearing them whenever I am shooting. It has saved my eyes from getting poked when getting to my calling spot in the dark, just can't see those branches without a light.
    So what are you all doing???

  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Not only do I wear them when I am shooting. I insist that everyone in attendance wear them as well. I recently gave a demonstration at a local range, 2 of the spectators did not have glasses, I asked the audience if they had any extra's and in a couple minutes everyone was protected.

    I was shooting steel targets during the demonstration and I didn't want anyone to be the victim of an unfortunate (albeit rare) accident.


  3. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I wear eyes and ears (sometimes double ears) when shooting at the range, and now since the rifle has a brake, when shooting during hunting as well (providing there is enough time). I wear glasses for all practice sessions, and when walking in the woods in the dark. I don't wear glasses normally, so it's something that I should do.
  4. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    I took a toe nail to the eye when I was 12 in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. I had to wear an eye patch for a whole summer. Made me really respect my eyes.
    Now I am a right lens color for right light junky. Always looking for the right contrast.
    For me it is safety and fun to find the right glasses.

    "You know it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye."
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    I try to always wear glasses when shooting and most of the time when hunting. If I don't have them on it's because I had a brain fart and left them somewhere. I hate walking through the woods in the dark and getting poked in the face. I will usually have them on when shooting my bow as well-if any of you have ever had a bow come apart on you then you understand. Now-a-days the Army makes you wear them whenever you are "In the field" so I'm used to it. In Iraq some units made their guys wear them every time they went outside. We kinda poked at them about it. That is until I had one of my guys accidentally flick a cigarette cherry in my eye and I couldn't see out of it for a week. I looked like this;).

    It's all fun and games till someone gets an eye poked out...then it's just fun.:rolleyes:
  6. archdlx

    archdlx Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Then there's those of us who have to wear glasses. As we have to have proper safety glasses in the oilfield, it's just as easy to wear them all the time. Just add the side shields before shooting.
  7. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    I know the importance of wearing safety glasses but never think much about it because I wear prescription glasses and they're suppose to work as safety glasses. I try to tell every one else to wear them when shooting and get frustrated if for some reason I forget and see someone shooting without them.
  8. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Since it's generally sunny here, I'm wearing glasses most of the time anyway. I have times when I don't wear them, but it's pretty rare and usually only when conditions are unfavorable......fogging, low light (unless I have my clear ones), etc.
  9. WizardM

    WizardM Active Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    I had been shooting for many years, but never really though about wearing eye protections. I had few close encounters when I was walking in the woods, branches almost poked my eyes.

    I'm going to buy a shooting glasses and start to wear them whenever I go to the shooting range or hunting. :)
  10. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I always wear them at the range but never while hunting. I guess I should wear them all the time.

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    I always use prescription glasses, and have been saved many times by them, not only in the field, also in the operating room!!!
    For big game hunting and rifle shooting I use my regular prescription glasses. For upland game hunting and while using the shotgun I use specially designed shooting glasses. I used to shoot IPSC pistol competition, and wearing protection glasses was obligatory, which was a good way of getting used to shoot all the time with glasses.
    It is better to prevent than to say should have done it!!!:)
  12. Magnumdude

    Magnumdude Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2002
    I wore prescription glasses for 43 years. At age 47 I had the refractive laser surgery done. My vision, at approximately 4 feet and out, is 20-10. It's in close that I lack the ability to focus clearly (an age thing doncha know). I've been looking for one of the opthomologists who are shooters who make prescription shooting glasses. What I really need are bi-focal shooting glasses. I just need a small portion of the lens that is a +2 so I can focus on the front sight. When I adjust scopes and binoculars now, I rarely move the diopter adjustment - it depends on the glass.

    Anyone know of a eye-doc who is also a shooter? I've seen one advertised on the boards every couple of years.
  13. Smoke

    Smoke Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    I am an eye doc and a shooter. I would recommend wearing shooting glasses everytime you shoot. It's not worth the risk of damaging or loosing an eye. Personally, I think the protection that prescription glasses provide is adequate but definitely not optimal. For those of you who are middle aged shooters and need bifocals for near vision, there are no lenses that can give you the best of both worlds (clear distance and near vision).
  14. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2006
    I use the Decot Hy-Wyd shooting glasses, I just change the lens with a corrective one for shooting standing where I hold the handgun closer and with the help of a adj Merrit peep I stick on my glasses, I can see the rear site ;-)