Custom Almost Lens shooting bifocal in Clear. Rudy Project Rydon Tactical frame.

Almost Lens FAQ’s

One of our most popular lenses is our Almost Lens, an inverted shooting bifocal intended to help crisp up your front sights if you’re no longer seeing them as clearly as you’d like. On one hand this lens is a very simple premise and not something that we really invented. On the other hand, we’ve found a way to innovate and customize a stagnant, existing idea. Genius, we say! In any case, here are a few answers to the questions we receive most frequently regarding the Almost Lens:

– It’s a custom placement, so we’d send you a frame (or a few if you want to try some on for fit and style) and you’d mark it and send it back to us. We’d include a marking kit for you to use, which is a piece of cake.

– It’s a lined bifocal, and the general placement is above your eye, both of which help make sight/target acquisition quick and easy. There’s no more tilting your head back to access the lower portion of your lens, and the lined bifocal gives a large field of view for your near vision so you no longer have to seek out the sweet spot in your progressive.

– We take your given reading prescription and adjust it for the distance from your eye to your front sights. We’ll ask you for this distance measurement, in inches, and we’ll make the accommodation on our end. If you have multiple barrel lengths/sight distances, either take the average or prioritize one of your guns. There’s a few inch margin here so two inches won’t make a difference.

– What else…Most folks go with it only in their dominant eye, but some people put it in both eyes and others do one eye with the shooting bifocal above their eye and in the other eye they put a traditional lined bifocal.

– To order, the best way is to give us a call with your prescription handy. We can talk you through some frame options and get some choices sent out to you for marking.

Almost Lens inverted shooting bifocal in the Numa Point Ballistic frame.

Almost Lens inverted shooting bifocal in the Numa Point Ballistic frame.

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  1. Hello,
    I’m interested in getting a pair of numa glasses, but don’t know which frame would fit me best, I haven’t been able to find anyone in tow who carries numa optics. Also what is your standard cost for clear prescription lenses?

    Thank you for your time,
    Jerry

    • Hi Jerry,

      I hear you on not knowing which ones will fit best. This is why we have no problem sending a few out so you can try them on and see which one feels best on your face. If you’d like to do so, just give a call to our shop and we can get them sent out to you. We just take a refundable deposit against the frame values (it’s the only way we get them back).

      As far as prescription lens costs, a clear lens starts at $209.

      Thanks again.
      Be in touch with any further questions.

  2. You have what I am looking for… I think.
    My eyes have been checked and all is fine except that I am over 60 now and need cheaters to read and do fine work close up. Seeing the sights on my guns has become a increasing problem as well.
    I have determine that for my shooting that a 1.00 to 1.25 diopter does clear up my sight picture.
    The problem has been the combo of safety and 1.XX diopter does not work do to the fact that the mag area is to small and at the bottom of the lens requiring the head tilt you mention. This is no good for shooting.
    So, if you can help me with this please let me know. I would be a customer for 2 pair of safety glass, one clear and one for outdoor with tint and UVA/UVB protection.
    Thanks
    Paul

    • Thanks for your note.

      It sounds like we can make exactly what you’re looking for. As far as the head tilt by having the magnification down low, we fix it by putting it up top, above the eye. With regards to bifocal size, we use a full 28 mm bifocal, and sometimes can even go larger.

      We have lots of ANSI z87 safety frames, if you require them to be safety-rated, as well.

      From here, I’d want to take a look at your prescription and know what you’re working with. We’d also want to get a few frames sent out to you for marking, and so you can try them on to see which one fits best.

      Thanks again.

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