Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Haz Eyes. Again.

My shooting glasses have a prescription insert that is set up with my normal distance lens over the left eye, and the right lens is adjusted to focus on the front sight. I've used this setup for a couple of years and have been very happy with it. However, I've been subconsciously aware for some time that I needed a new prescription, but the last few weeks it moved to my conscious level so I made an appointment with my Optometrist. Aging eyes confirmed, I ordered new everyday glasses, as well as new lenses for my shooting glasses. I picked them all up last Wednesday. As I attempted to attach the new Rx inserts into the glass the frames snapped at the bridge, leaving me with this:

I immediately went to the the ESS website, only to find out the inserts were on backorder. I also noticed that the stock photo of the insert looked different then the product I bought in 2012. I was fortunately able to order the insert from a third-party supplier. The replacement frame arrived a few days later and, sure enough, the lens shape was different. So now I was in the position of having brand new, unused lenses, that didn't fit the new Rx frame. On top of that, when holding the loose lens in front of my right eye, it didn't seem like the adjustment was quite right.

Tuesday morning I spoke with my eye doctor and we confirmed a further adjustment was needed on the closeup lens. A couple hours later I was surprised to get a call that the glasses were ready. The lenses I had ordered were not in stock, so the Optician had upgraded the lenses at no charge, so I didn't have to wait of the lenses to be ordered. "I know you're anxious to get out shooting," she told me.

A week ago I didn't know when I'd get out shooting again. I did indeed miss a couple opportunities in the interim. However, thanks to super service at my doctor's office, I'm ready to hit the range again. Now I just need to find the time to do that.

And, I think I'll be ordering a spare set of glasses, just in case.

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