I spy with my little eye… A fuzzy reticle?

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    JDShapp
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    After not having replaced my glasses in at least 4 years I finally broke down last week and shuffled into the optometrist. After about 30 minutes of blinding lights, a new eye mapping machine experience, and getting puffs of air shot in my eyes like the blow back from an open breech I got the news I expected. I definitely needed new glasses. As per usual I requested transitions and poly lenses while preparing for the headaches to follow.

    What I didn’t expect was discovering that after a few seconds of gazing into my various scopes that the reticle would turn to fuzz. As luck would have it the focus rings on every one are bottomed out with no relief in sight. If anyone else has experienced this sort of thing I’d love to hear if its just a one off thing or if I’m nearing the point of no return for my pest sniping days?

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    JimNM
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    I suggest you go back to your optometrist, and talk to him about what issues you’re havin. Let him make another set of glasses for you that is set up for your scope.  You may even call ahead, and ask him if you can bring the rifle to him in a case, so he can get a measurement for your focus needs.

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    Hynzie
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    +1 for jimnm do whatever it takes he may even have a few suggestions spend a little time on the interweb you may find similar scenarios good luck pat

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    Trailryder42
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    I agree, talk to the OP, tell them what the problem is.

    Are they single vision lenses, as in, not no line bi, tri or progressive lenses?

    On my no-line progressive lenses, I had them move the progressive field of view all the way to the top of the lens/frame. Usually, they sit you down and measure where your pupils are looking thru your old lenses/glasses as you normally wear them. Then they calculate from that where to put the FOV in the new lenses.

    That placement is too low in the lens for things like shooting sports. In which you have to focus on a reticle or sights because of having to tilt your head back so much to bring the close up range of the progressive FOV into focus.   Having them move that progressive FOV all the way to the top of the lens works much better for the shooting sports.

    And it does not negatively effect everyday sight. I’d rather, and It is much easier/comfortable to tilt my head down a fraction more to bring in focus the distance vision of the progressive FOV than tilt my head back/up to bring in focus the close up FOV as much as you have to with they way the opto places it normally.

    When a glasses wearer is looking thru a scope, with the proper cheek weld hold and all, you’re looking thru the top part of your glasses lens. The closer to that part of the lens your looking thru to get your sight picture that the medium to close up FOV of the progressive range is, the better your reticle/sights will look, while being able to stay in range of what your scopes eyepiece will focus down to to make it clear for you.
     

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    Imold
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    I have no line bifocals and with all my scopes I just remove my glasses when shooting off the bench or standing,I just focus the reticle looking at the blue sky so the reticle is not blurry to my one eye and it’s worked fine for me for years but if I’m walking and shooting I keep my glasses on and it just takes a bit more work to get a good siight pic plus I have to refocus the reticle with my glasses on BUT everyone’s eyes aren’t the same so what works for one person might not work for the next person so it just takes some trial and error to get it right, when I wore contacts it wasn’t as much of a issue but bifocals are a pain…….

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    DeadEyeDill
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    I You had an issue just like this. I got a new perception for my glasses and after my reticle was blurry. 
      It would just take a minute for my eye to adjust and now after awhile its normal again. But when I go to a new scope the same thing happens with the blurry reticle.  

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    JDShapp
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    I’m hoping it is just eye fatigue from adjusting to the new glasses since I don’t seem to have to much of an issue today with the reticle. Instead it’s parallax adjustment that I just can’t seem to get to match up properly. Either way I still have a pair of my old glasses in the truck, and an X-sight I can cheat on my other scopes with until I solve the issue.

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    Goodtogo
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    “Imold”I have no line bifocals and with all my scopes I just remove my glasses when shooting off the bench or standing,I just focus the reticle looking at the blue sky so the reticle is not blurry to my one eye and it’s worked fine for me for years but if I’m walking and shooting I keep my glasses on and it just takes a bit more work to get a good siight pic plus I have to refocus the reticle with my glasses on BUT everyone’s eyes aren’t the same so what works for one person might not work for the next person so it just takes some trial and error to get it right, when I wore contacts it wasn’t as much of a issue but bifocals are a pain…….

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    Same for me I just take off my glasses when using a scope, and adjust my scope to my eye.
     

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    JDShapp
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    I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to me simply having to get use to the new glasses. In daylight the reticle is fine but I have issues finding the sweet spot for parallax. At night with a flashlight I’m guessing I still have a ways to go to get back to where I was. Admittedly the weather and the pain I’ve been experiencing in my hand haven’t allowed for much time to practice.

    Also with my astigmatism and having both eyes over 250 I dread the day I end up with bifocals.

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    Trailryder42
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    “JDShapp”
    Also with my astigmatism and having both eyes over 250 I dread the day I end up with bifocals.
     

    
I think that’s funny, dreading modern bifocals. I was the same. Having had both single vision and the no line bifocal/progressive lenses, now I’ll take no line/progressives any day.

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