• Jefferson State Airrifles
  • Air Gun Web - Expert Airgun Reviews
  • Hajimoto Productions
  • Airgun Angie - Backyard Shooting
  • Nielsen Specialty Ammo
  • Dynamic Air Rifles
  • FX Airguns
  • DonnyFL - When silence is a priority
  • Airgun Archery Fun
  • Pyramyd Air
  • Saber Tactical
  • New England Airgun
  • Umarex Airguns
  • Contact us
  • Utah Airguns
  • SEKHMET Airgun Accessories
  • Freedom Gun Targets
  • Evanix Airguns at Airgun Pro Shop
Jefferson State Airrifles
Air Gun Web - Expert Airgun Reviews
Hajimoto Productions
Airgun Angie - Backyard Shooting
Nielsen Specialty Ammo
Dynamic Air Rifles
FX Airguns
DonnyFL - When silence is a priority
Airgun Archery Fun
Pyramyd Air
Saber Tactical
New England Airgun
Umarex Airguns
Contact us
Utah Airguns
SEKHMET Airgun Accessories
Freedom Gun Targets
Evanix Airguns at Airgun Pro Shop


Author Topic: Glasses broke/blurry reticle  (Read 144 times))

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« on: June 19, 2021, 01:47:40 PM »
So is there any way around it. I have stigmatism and I can't clearly see the reticle without the glasses. Am pretty sure am not the only one in this boat.
  • USA, TX, Dallas

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2021, 01:56:33 PM »
So is there any way around it. I have stigmatism and I can't clearly see the reticle without the glasses. Am pretty sure am not the only one in this boat.


I have severe astigmatism, but I don't use prescription spectacles when peering thru a scope.

I do adjust the ocular.

Admittedly, I lose a bit of definition sans my graded eyewear, but I find it cumbersome to wear it whilst shooting, finding it somehow visually disconcerting.

  • Abq., NM, USA

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2021, 02:07:51 PM »
I also have 4 signature eyeglasses to suit my wardrobe and a beater one.

I get my prescription lenses from the Philippines (have my eyes examined here), as they are so much cheaper.

I only use French-made Crizal brand multicoated lenses.

Price comparison:

$30 - $35  in the PI vs close to $300 in the US.

Sorry for the OT, but this topic reminds me to have my eyes checked again  ;D

  • Abq., NM, USA

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 02:19:24 PM »
I too find it a little bothersome peeping through a scope with 4 eyes. Especially with glares and smudges. I tried adjusting the ocular and its either a clear reticle and blurry target or vice - versa.
  • USA, TX, Dallas

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2021, 02:23:15 PM »
I too find it a little bothersome peeping through a scope with 4 eyes. Especially with glares and smudges. I tried adjusting the ocular and its either a clear reticle and blurry target or vice - versa.


I know what you mean, Mr. Other Rick  ;D

It does not affect my groupings though and never have.
  • Abq., NM, USA

Offline Back_Roads

  • I Got A 10 Pump BB Gun :) BB Guns Got Much More Complicated :)
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 8559
  • 1st Edition Crosman 760 Pump Master
    • Back_Roads Airgunning
  • Real Name: James Seiler
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 03:18:24 PM »
 Many scopes under $50 I need to take my glasses off to see a clear picture, and then only if I adjust the ocular to my naked eye. I t must have something to do with where the lenses focusses to my eye.
 As seen is this video I did with a cheap gun and scope combo.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2021, 03:21:50 PM by Back_Roads »
  • Wisconsin Collins ;Hunters Paradise; Theres a Sign in town to prove it :)
(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3hMPAjvTtuu7DoNzBZzuKQ?view_as=subscriber
 Below is a collection of helpful airgun videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLASJo4rBxMImx-kNnbppkIBV86G5Yentf

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2021, 07:19:46 PM »
I too find it a little bothersome peeping through a scope with 4 eyes. Especially with glares and smudges. I tried adjusting the ocular and its either a clear reticle and blurry target or vice - versa.


I know what you mean, Mr. Other Rick  ;D

It does not affect my groupings though and never have.

Lol Nice,!  You might just be a better shooter then me.!  :D ( if he can do it , I can do it) voice in my head lol.
  • USA, TX, Dallas

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2021, 07:23:53 PM »
Many scopes under $50 I need to take my glasses off to see a clear picture, and then only if I adjust the ocular to my naked eye. I t must have something to do with where the lenses focusses to my eye.
 As seen is this video I did with a cheap gun and scope combo.


So much for a 500$ scope that doesn't adjust to my eyes well .  :o haha when you realize you still got the glasses on. & the glare is worse in my glasses then your head on the video..  ;)
  • USA, TX, Dallas

Online Oldgringo

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 4393
  • Real Name: Greg
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2021, 05:16:49 PM »
I also have 4 signature eyeglasses to suit my wardrobe and a beater one.

I get my prescription lenses from the Philippines (have my eyes examined here), as they are so much cheaper.

I only use French-made Crizal brand multicoated lenses.

Price comparison:

$30 - $35  in the PI vs close to $300 in the US.

Sorry for the OT, but this topic reminds me to have my eyes checked again  ;D

How does one get prescription eyeglasses from the Philippines?   Asking for a friend....
  • Pineywoods of east Texas
Gittin' old beats not gittin' old!

On the map!

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2021, 05:27:11 PM »
I also have 4 signature eyeglasses to suit my wardrobe and a beater one.

I get my prescription lenses from the Philippines (have my eyes examined here), as they are so much cheaper.

I only use French-made Crizal brand multicoated lenses.

Price comparison:

$30 - $35  in the PI vs close to $300 in the US.

Sorry for the OT, but this topic reminds me to have my eyes checked again  ;D

How does one get prescription eyeglasses from the Philippines?   Asking for a friend....


I have friends who go home every now and then, so I just give them money (and the frames for fitment), Mr. Greg.

Bunch of optical shops and optometrists (check up is free for as long as you purchase from them) in the PI it would only take an hour or even less to have new eyeglasses.

Lots of them inside the shopping malls, you know.

My method is to purchase one brand and model of frame with different colors, so that I would only send out a single frame but have multiple lenses made.

I do have my eyes examined here (obviously  ;D),  and I just secure a copy of the prescription.

  • Abq., NM, USA

Online Oldgringo

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 4393
  • Real Name: Greg
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2021, 05:33:09 PM »
Thanks Richard, I was just wondering.  I had Cataract surgery a few years ago and I can get by with over the counter reading glasses for close up stuff.
  • Pineywoods of east Texas
Gittin' old beats not gittin' old!

On the map!

Online Insanity

  • GTA Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • 3D printing guru.
  • Real Name: Matt
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2021, 05:38:56 PM »
I have purchased several pair of glasses off of https://www.zennioptical.com/ and for what I think is very cheap under $40 dollars usually shipped. All you need is your prescription once and if you are like me it never changes so years later I can order glasses with out a new RX. I pay a little more for high index lenses so if I went the cheapest option and selected coke bottle glasses i would save about half for a pair of cheap glasses some cases.
  • Carey OH
Treat others better than you want to be treated.

Offline AKM

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
  • Real Name: John
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2021, 05:50:51 PM »
We glasses wearers need scopes with AO adjustment to adjust to our specs.
Ocular to focus the reticle and Objective to focus the view.
  • San Jose,CA

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2021, 05:57:36 PM »
Mr. Matt, there is a big difference between cheap and expensive lenses when it comes to quality.

Like I have said, I only use Crizal on mine.

I did try a pair of cheap multi-coated ones once, but they turned "oily" after a few months--it was the coating going batty when exposed constantly to UV rays.

My Crizal lenses still look excellent after half a decade, but I do take care of them, using only Essilor lens wipe:




  • Abq., NM, USA

Online Insanity

  • GTA Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • 3D printing guru.
  • Real Name: Matt
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2021, 06:04:51 PM »
I dont argue with you on that I am very tough on my glasses and even the best lenses dont last long for me. Well my last two professions were very tough with harsh chemicals so I really only had a 6month life span anyways. Something about brake cleaner, oils, dirt, stone dust and explosive emulations eat everything but glass.
  • Carey OH
Treat others better than you want to be treated.

Online Rick67

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 3292
  • yes
  • Real Name: Richard
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2021, 06:13:33 PM »
I dont argue with you on that I am very tough on my glasses and even the best lenses dont last long for me. Well my last two professions were very tough with harsh chemicals so I really only had a 6month life span anyways. Something about brake cleaner, oils, dirt, stone dust and explosive emulations eat everything but glass.


Yes, glasses are really superior if not for their weight  ;D

I wore Ray-Bans Aviators with photobrown prescription glass lenses when I was in the 5th grade.

Heavy and cannot be worn the whole day w/o discomfort  :(
  • Abq., NM, USA

Online Insanity

  • GTA Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • 3D printing guru.
  • Real Name: Matt
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2021, 06:16:45 PM »
Comfort is another aspect I no longer do wire frames because the ear and nose pads are the worst. Now full plastic with a full nose bridge and now I find I do not like sprung scales.
  • Carey OH
Treat others better than you want to be treated.

Online Insanity

  • GTA Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 3572
  • 3D printing guru.
  • Real Name: Matt
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2021, 06:19:01 PM »
So is there any way around it. I have stigmatism and I can't clearly see the reticle without the glasses. Am pretty sure am not the only one in this boat.

Well I just realized I am in the same boat and did not answer you directly. I am so near sighted that I cannot adjust to scope to my uncorrected vision I have to wear glasses. The focus wheel is a function that is absolutely useless to me.
  • Carey OH
Treat others better than you want to be treated.

Offline AKM

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 302
  • Real Name: John
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2021, 06:32:59 PM »
Hi Index, either 1.6 or 1.7 glass lenses are great. As light as plastic with the durability of glass.
There are not cheap but I will never go back to plastic. They also have higher clarity then plastic.
It's so nice to be working in the yard and wipe your dirty sweaty glasses with your dirty t shirt and not scratch or harm the lenses.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2021, 06:48:29 PM by AKM »
  • San Jose,CA

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Glasses broke/blurry reticle
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2021, 06:50:49 PM »
I know very little about glasses, thanks for the tip.
  • USA, TX, Dallas