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Over the last  2-3 weeks my form has dropped right off and that got me really frustrated.  I then realised that I had changed my specs, I put my old ones on for this last weekend and my form returned and I even got a PB at a local shoot so I am really pleased.

Both the prescriptions are supposed to be the same but obviously have a different affect on my eyesight when shooting.

Hopefully I can carry on using the older glasses which were very expensive lenses, the repalcement ones where from SpecSavers and bought for emergency use in case my main glassed were damaged.

Not saying SpecSavers are rubbish but it got me thinking that not all lenses that are meant to be the same are the same, if you get my drift. Food for thought.

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Will Hewland
24 minutes ago, AW13 said:

Over the last  2-3 weeks my form has dropped right off and that got me really frustrated.  I then realised that I had changed my specs, I put my old ones on for this last weekend and my form returned and I even got a PB at a local shoot so I am really pleased.

Both the prescriptions are supposed to be the same but obviously have a different affect on my eyesight when shooting.

Hopefully I can carry on using the older glasses which were very expensive lenses, the repalcement ones where from SpecSavers and bought for emergency use in case my main glassed were damaged.

Not saying SpecSavers are rubbish but it got me thinking that not all lenses that are meant to be the same are the same, if you get my drift. Food for thought.

Weird isn’t it. I find Specsavers to be fantastic for me. I’ve used various others, including Pilla prescriptions and they are never as good.

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Salopian

A very emotive subject and can be a money pit . Take care of your eyes , if in doubt get multiple opinions from specialists .

I know of someone who spent literally a small fortune on a consultation and Pilla's , but got sorted out properly by Specsavers.

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donna

I had the same thing last week, during The Dragon charity shoot I found on left - right targets I was seeing double/treble clays all lined up behind each other!  Very confusing and it had been going on for a few weeks!!  I took my shooting glasses off and put my ordinary prescription ones on and it was all ok.  I have Rangers with inserts but my ordinary and inserts were all done at same time but my inserts were done in USA and sent over.  I got to think were the inserts done correctly?  Took them down to Boots opticians who checked them and they were correct.  He then looked at my shooting glasses and told me the frames had bent slightly when I’ve changed the coloured lenses so it was throwing it all out.  Got home, Phil bent them back into shape and hey presto I can see again.  In the meantime I’d ordered the new blank inserts to be done but at least I have them for when I need to get them done again.

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AW13

I know what you mean by a bent pair of specs. I have frameless specs which are varifocal [a whole different subject!] and I spent about £800 on the lenses so the field distortion as you move your eyes is smooth and not blurred. The Specsavers are their top of range varifocals but have more of a central lens focus, I think I use the edge of the lenses more than I realised, especially when 'picking up the clays' before full focus is achieved.

I bent them slight back into alignment last weekend, so a similar issue. I'm always frightened of breaking them!

I'd love to go back to contact lenses but I truly hate the lack of close/reading vision when I wear them. The challenges of getting a tad older I suppose

 

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Sian

specsavers gave Tony the wrong prescription not once but twice!!

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westley
5 hours ago, Sian said:

specsavers gave Tony the wrong prescription not once but twice!!

Are you sure it was not ONCE,  but it gave him double vision.  Reading these threads makes me glad that I had Laser Treatment all those years ago, it means that I can use the tinted cycling glasses from Aldi.  Have to say the lycra took a bit of getting used to though  !

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Salopian

Westley ,

 You raise a good point , do all the cyclists, triathlon runners , Olympians , Skiers ALL go to Ed Lyons and buy Pilla's?

My safety glasses cost me £60 from B&Q but I got a free lawn mower thrown in.

Currently struggling with my shooting form , but my coach tells me I will improve once I have completed my 'body art'  . Just got to have one arm finished off , both legs and a bit around my kneck. Just had a Hunt scene completed, Horses & Hounds down my back and you can just see Charlie Fox's tail as he goes 'to Earth'.😃

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salop sniper

Work pay for our eye tests at Spec-Savers so I went there once...... After the lack of service I went else were and when I found that Spec-Savers prescription was wrong it sealed it for me. I pay for my own eye tests now and use an independent glasses provider with their own labs etc and optician. My farther also received terrible service at Spec-savers so he also wont use them again.

I would be curious to see what the actual difference would be with a test and prescription from Ed but sadly I simply cant justify the cost to find out and I doubt there would be a cash back offer either if I wasn't happy !

The only viable route I can see for me to explore is to buy a pair of second hand Pilla and get the insert thing and ask my glasses guy to glaze them with my prescription for me. 

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westley

I can not see my way to using Specsavers again either.

49 minutes ago, salop sniper said:

 

The only viable route I can see for me to explore is to buy a pair of second hand Pilla and get the insert thing and ask my glasses guy to glaze them with my prescription for me. 

OR  you could contact Ed Lyons off here, and have a chat with him. I think that a lot of Forum members have done just that and have nothing but praise for him. I too found him extremely helpful, after having some sight issues.

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Cosmicblue

Specsavers - visited them in Staines-Upon-Thames, said I needed new glasses for reading they were desperate to have the test over and for me to be selecting new frames.   I was suspicious that the motivation was to sell stuff rather than provide sound professional advice, so went and had another eye test @ Boots on the same day.  Guess what - yeah my glasses were fine, no change needed.    I did raise a complaint, politely and respectfully with Specsavers HQ and they never so much as acknowledged it.

Now for Ed Lyons - Ed is a fabulous chap and his two hour eye test is an experience in itself where not only the optical performance of ones eyes both individually and as a 'working pair' is assessed but also the health of each eye and the likely degeneration effects of age are identified.  The test has elements of the Specsavers/Boots test but as you will have gathered is much extended.    

For myself I'm cross-dominant, I knew that before visiting Ed - so have always started with both eyes open, closing the left eye before taking the shot (or run the risk of seeing down the side of the barrel).   Sometimes the target would just look 'weird' and I'd miss.  Ed discovered that when I shut my left eye my brain would take 2-3 seconds to react to the fact that there was no visual data feed before accepting that the right eye is required to step up to the mark.   Ed is a keen shooter in his own right and understands what we need like no normal optician ever could.

The end result for me was two pairs of shooting glasses that provide tremendous visual accuracy, the ability to stop my left eye getting a chance to focus on anything so crucially enabling the right eye to get on with the job unhindered.  My shooting has become more consistent and would be better still if I could concentrate properly for 3 pairs...😂

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Will Hewland

I’m a really fussy sod and I’ve only been to the Maidenhead Specsavers. They are spot on.

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Doctor Lecter

I use spectacles at work and daily Contac's for shooting   both supplied by boots  ,   no complaints   but given a choice  it would be ed lyons    every time  !    

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AW13
9 hours ago, Will Hewland said:

I’m a really fussy sod and I’ve only been to the Maidenhead Specsavers. They are spot on.

Funny thing is my Specsavers are fine for everyday use but not for shooting, I can only guess that the lens focal point is in a different place to my usual glasses. Very frustrating

 

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chippy

Long sightedness that comes with age is an absolute boon for shooting as it stops you looking at the bead (you cannot see it) and makes you concentrate on the clay that you can see.

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Will Hewland
52 minutes ago, chippy said:

Long sightedness that comes with age is an absolute boon for shooting as it stops you looking at the bead (you cannot see it) and makes you concentrate on the clay that you can see.

Just before I went prescription, people used to talk about the bead. I said I wouldn’t notice if there was a Lindt bunny on the muzzle. 

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SIMON-B

My right eye (dominant) has become weak and now I have almost central vision, never needed glasses before for anything and reading this thread has opened a minefield of options. Old age suck's. 78ea68f78002764b6df6f74216f5a1af.jpg

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No Bunny

Oh no!!   I think I've got a small dick!!!  😮🤣

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ARWilliamson

My father generally use prescription glasses for shooting.

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schmokinn
On 9/9/2018 at 6:50 PM, No Bunny said:

Oh no!!   I think I've got a small dick!!!  😮🤣

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westley
12 hours ago, schmokinn said:

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Mine must be small too, I have spent the last 10 hours trying to find my CLICK  !     :oops:

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balltrap
27 minutes ago, westley said:

Mine must be small too, I have spent the last 10 hours trying to find my CLICK  !     :oops:

It's between your legs OLD boy :read:

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Gazz

I have just started shooting and I wear glasses for everyday use.  My current pair are varifocals but find the need to tilt my head to obtain focus on the clay very off putting which results in an inconsistent gun mount.  Has anyone changed to a prescription set of non varifocal lenses for shooting only ?

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AW13

I use varifocals which are very expensive and have a very wide and smoothly graduated focus area to help me focus on shooting. I found an optician that was used to shooters and knew what was needed for them.

I tried Specsavers but they were like looking down a telescope with next to no peripheral focus at all, and that was there most expensive lens.

I also found, at first, that I too tilted my head too much, a proper gun fit sorted out that issue, if you have not had a professional gun fit I would highly recommend you do so.

Hope this helps, but at the end of the day we all have individual differences so what has worked for me may not be the same for you.

 

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V8 90
45 minutes ago, Gazz said:

I have just started shooting and I wear glasses for everyday use.  My current pair are varifocals but find the need to tilt my head to obtain focus on the clay very off putting which results in an inconsistent gun mount.  Has anyone changed to a prescription set of non varifocal lenses for shooting only ?

I wear varifocals daily & switch to single vision glasses for shooting. I have a few pairs of Zeiss shooting glasses in various colours. No problem for me 👍

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