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    Training for Bump In the Night with bad eyes?

    Split off from another thread, I thought it might be worth opening a discussion of how our eyeglass/contacts wearers roll on Bump In The Night scenarios when you may not have time to put lenses in/glasses on.

    In my case, my glasses almost never leave my face and I just sleep on back/side, but that's because my Rx is so strong that without my glasses I might as well just have empty sockets for eyes combined with a round-the-clock schedule--I cannot recommend this practice as a good idea for anyone, it's just the least bad from a range of bad options I've found for my particular situation. I also try to keep at least one pair of my previous prescription stashed as a "better than nothing."

    How do you guys address this When Seconds Count matter in your own lives, and how do you train for the possibility that your correctives may not make it when someone crashes your slumberparty?
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    Laser/light combo is what I used before I got corrective laser surgery. The modern solution appears to be to use the RDS now, though I don't recall how well that worked for me when I still had to use corrective lenses.

    Alternatively, surgically correct your vision or wear contacts overnight. If your vision is really that bad, you'd need some way to properly target discriminate anyway, and not much you can do on that front with just training.
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    I would say, Diamondback, switch to contacts.

    They don't have to be taken out every night. When it's time to be taking them out, do one at a time. One one night, the other the next. You're never without vision that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViniVidivici View Post
    I would say, Diamondback, switch to contacts.

    They don't have to be taken out every night. When it's time to be taking them out, do one at a time. One one night, the other the next. You're never without vision that way.
    To be honest, my intention here was to open a general discussion and compare notes, not request advice for my specific case.

    Unfortunately one of the reasons I'm forced into glasses (hence the "least bad of bad choices" comment) is that with my eyes contacts are not an option--among other things, when it comes to that little puff of air for the glaucoma screening, my optometrist used to have to tape my eyes open like a torture scene in a horror movie. I should note that this is a woman I've known and trusted for many years ever since we were classmates together and knowing that I'm a shooter, she always specially adjusts the Rx for my left lens around the needs of iron sights. My last consult I didn't look like a good candidate for surgery.

    Re "round the clock," it also helps that I'm on an overnight work schedule since my main client is in Europe--sleep for about 90 minutes, get through the telecon, another sleep cycle, wake up and grab the laptop for some datacrunching, and by third round of siesta the Old One's off her webexes and the live-in care demands of the new day start. Pretty much one or the other of us in the house is awake and semialert at all times.
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    It sounds like you could do with an early warning system. A couple IR motion detectors around your house. The chime of the base unit will give you time for goggles and guns before you’re hearing broken glass or a mule kick to the door.

    I have these around my property. Nobody gets close to my house without my knowing.

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    Keep your glasses on bedside table in exactly the same place every night so that the first thing you do when you get up is put on your glasses. I know it sounds simple, but if you need glasses you need glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed L. View Post
    Keep your glasses on bedside table in exactly the same place every night so that the first thing you do when you get up is put on your glasses. I know it sounds simple, but if you need glasses you need glasses.
    Absolutely solid advice also. SAME place, EVERY time.

    Inkslinger's early warning setup makes alot of sense too.

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    I keep spare glasses most places I keep ammo... Luckily my prescription has barely changed over the years so there are plenty of spares.

    Even better with RDS I can still put red blobs on human blobs at home distances

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    I keep my glasses right next to me on the nightstand as I take my contacts out every night..gun is RDS and weaponlight equipped as well. I need a bright front sight like the Ameriglo ringed tritium to see a front sight within reason, astigmatisms not helping either..

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    I second the early warning system, but if you can go old school that is what I would do get a dog.

    The dog will give you more than enough time to put on your glasses and grab a gun.

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