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Offline indianalongbowshooter

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recurves and glasses
« on: February 25, 2004, 03:34:00 PM »
Any of you guys w/glasses have a hard time getting a good anchor wearing glasses, everytime I come to anchor like I need to the string pushes my glasses up even when I tilt the bow way to the side, its about to drive me nuts because it breaks my concentration on the spot Im shooting at. About the only solution I can think of is either get contacts or shoot 3 fingers under and I dont really care for that.
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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2004, 03:50:00 PM »
I have that problem, too. There was a thread not too long ago about that very thing, and one of the recommendations was to get smaller glasses, the smaller the better. haven't had the chance to try it yet, but I will. (Don't really want to look like a hippie, but whatcha gonna do?)  :confused:
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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2004, 03:53:00 PM »
I've always shot with glasses. I shoot split finger. Never had a problem. My glasses are not small.
Any chance your tilting your head forward, thus moving the glasses into your finger?
I have many friends who shoot wearing glasses.
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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2004, 09:04:00 PM »
I wear large frame tri-focals.  Can't shoot with them so I go small frame single lense (long range)for shooting.  Can't keep score or track game without changing but at least I can shoot  :bigsmyl:    :bigsmyl:  ....Van
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Offline lcoast

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2004, 09:05:00 PM »
I also shoot split finger and wear glasses. Have not had a problem with the string touching them. I wear pilot style and they are pretty big. Where do you anchor?

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Offline indianalongbowshooter

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2004, 09:11:00 PM »
I anchor w/tip of middle finger in corner of mouth usually sometimes I switch to index in corner but still same results, might be leanining my head into the string.
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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2004, 12:08:00 PM »
I bought smaller long distance glasses and anchor with my index finger on my cheek bone. The higher I anchor the better I shoot. :)
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Offline Tom P

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2004, 12:14:00 PM »
I to had this problem until I went to smaller framed glasses and now the problem is gone. You might want to give it a try. I would love to go to contacts but have some problems with my eye's making them not cost effective.

Good luck with you shooting.

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Offline stykshooter

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2004, 12:43:00 PM »
I've have this problem and have gone to the small frames but still hits the glass.

Offline Ron Dodge

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2004, 05:57:00 PM »
Tried shooting with glasses, but had to go pick them up each time I shot.  I think the manner in which I draw and anchor is part of the problem. I draw past the corner of my mouth to the middle of my jaw bending my head into the string placing the arrow under my eye (even thought I don't see the arrow).  :bigsmyl:

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2004, 11:44:00 PM »
I posted about this a few months ago. But my problem was that I was looking at the nose peice with my strong eye.. And every now and then I'ld hit my glasses. Finally I've learned to face the alittle more towards the target. which costs me some draw length. But better that then not seeing clearly what I'm shooting at.
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Offline Pahaska

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2004, 11:14:00 AM »
When I buy glasses I try on many frames. I pick the one that fits close to my face and tends to curve around my face a little bit. Through the years I have developed the feel for proper fit. The first pair of glasses I ever had were jerked off my face with the first shot and they landed about 10 feet out on the dirt. If your optical shop will allow, take your bow with you when you purchase and try drawing it while wearing different frames. To heck with what the optical shop thinks about your strange request.
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Offline Dan Worden

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2004, 11:25:00 AM »
I'm at a loss when I read these type threads.  :confused:   I've worn glasses since I was about 10 and have never had an issue shooting a bow. For a good 20 years I wore B&L LG Aviator frames.(think pilot or old cop glasses) They are some of the largest out there.

I guess at some point I'm going to have to pay close attention to see what I do. Maybe it's just a learned thing because I've always had glasses.

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2004, 12:03:00 PM »
my experience parralels Dan's, had glasses since childhood, shot with no trouble (except for string wax on the lens of one set ) UNTIL I started wearing bifocals, then trifocals. But my problem is not from contact but that the trifocals only focus straight ahead and i lose  because the point i'm concentrating on blurs out as i draw the bow . had to go back to single vision for shooting. only problem is when i forget to bring my "shooting" glasses and have to shoot in the multis
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Offline jerry womble

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2004, 01:46:00 PM »
Dean, I started wearing glasses full time last year and didn't
have any problems. It sounds like you're leaning into the string and bringing it into your face. Try keeping your head and neck straight and draw the string back to your face instead of leaning in to meet it. I think that you will find that this will also increase your draw length. I hope that this helps you.

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Offline indianalongbowshooter

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Re: recurves and glasses
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2004, 03:28:00 PM »
Well I dont know what the problem is as I have med. size frames and I just went out side and shot some making sure that I kept my head up and the string still hits my glasses and moves them. Just so you know Im not a rookie with the glasses Ive been wearing them for 33 yrs.Im planning on getting contacts so I know that will solve the problem. I do have a tendency to lean my head forward but that makes it worse, keeping my head straight just lessens it a little but they still move and distort my sight picture. Thanks for all the help. DEAN
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