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Aging eyes

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:26 pm
by usvet1971
Any tips on being able to focus on target and on the sights when using pistols? I have always kept both eyes open when shooting. Right now the sights are a blur when aiming. Thought about laser sights.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:57 pm
by JustBen
I have a similar problem. What I have done is paint my front sights bright orange and my rear sights white.

This helps tremendously whether you have declining vision or not. Secondly I have trifocal glasses that have no lines. I guess they call them blended. That works pretty well to be able to see distance and close up. Not perfect, but it does work better than not having them.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:38 pm
by usvet1971
Thank you, I will try that. Have you used Brightsights products? I guess it's easy to remove and change colors. I too have progressive lens, but it's almost time for a replacement. Thanks again.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:45 pm
by JustBen
Yes. The paint from them is very good. Just clean off your sights with alcohol or something that does not leave a residue and then paint them. If you have tritium sights just paint around the tritium dot. Always have your front sights a different color than your rear ones.

Best of luck.