Choosing Glasses for Trap Shooting
Trap shooting is very competitive. When you compete, you make sure that you have high tech equipment, the right attire to be comfortable, and lots of practice. If you’ve never thought about your eyewear when you’re competing, it’s time to get serious about the correct glasses that meet your needs during different conditions. Learn about how different color lenses work to improve your shooting.
Much like the lens of a camera, your eye needs as much light as possible to make the best shot. However, you don’t want to squint. When you choose the right eyewear, it lets in the light and maximizes your ability to see properly. It’s recommended that you have larger lenses than you might normally wear, because you don’t want to peer through the edge of the lens.
Shooting early in the morning or in the evening, you should aim for amber or pale yellow lenses. This gives you more contrast in low light conditions or when the sky is overcast. An orange lens blocks the haziness of the blue light rays, clarifying your shot.
When you’re shooting into a noisy background, such as a glade of trees, a purple or vermillion (red) lens dulls the greens of the trees, and it highlights the orange color of the pigeon. Dark purple lenses are ideal when you’re shooting against a snowy background or bright blue sky and water.
Smoke and gray are the most common colors for lenses. These lenses are great for all-weather use, because they block glare but don’t change color perception. Gray is a neutral color that allows you to see all the colors as they are. Clear lenses don’t offer any enhancement when shooting besides protecting your eyes, but they are the most effective lenses for nighttime shots.
As noted, you want large frames that hold large lenses. However, you also want the frames and lenses to be comfortable when wearing them. Adjustable frames offer more fitting options so that you get a custom fit. The nose piece is another key part of the comfort of your glasses. They can be made of either a soft plastic or rubber. Choose the one that feels the most comfortable on your nose. Some frames come with interchangeable lenses, so that you only need one set of frames but have options for different types of conditions.
The most important aspect of the glasses is the lens material. Make sure that you get polycarbonate lenses which are bulletproof. True shooting glasses are certified to the American National Standards Institute. Protect your eyes when shooting with the right eyewear. To learn more about choosing trap shooting eyewear in Vista, click here.
Jessica is an experienced eye care specialist. You can find her thoughts at storify blog.
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