Which size frame should I buy?
Decot offers various different models of frames in multiple sizes to assure a proper fit for all of our shooters. Your approximate height, weight, hat size, copy of your current prescription, and PD (pupil distance) are some of the tools that our expert Opticians will use in order to assist you with selecting the most appropriate size frame for your individual needs. Below is a basic fit chart. We review all online orders before proceeding with processing them in order to verify you have selected the appropriate frame size. If you are still unsure, please give us a call before placing your order.
|64: Small/Female/Jr Shooter||64: Standard Male/Female/ Jr Shooter||61: Standard Fits Most Adult Men|
|67: Standard Fits Most Adult Men||68: Extra Large||63: Extra Large|
|69: Extra Large|
What colors should I choose?
Proper color selection varies upon your specific needs, application, environment, and your sensitivity to light. A perfect solution for one person may not be the best option for another. That being said, there are some “best practices” for a wide range of shooters. We have crafted multiple packages of lens colors, found here, that are tailored to meet the needs of different disciplines of shooting. These packages of lenses have been selected to meet the lighting conditions, background color, and target presentation needs of the average shooter. In addition to those packages, we offer 50 different shades of colors to choose from. For a more detailed look at our lens colors please visit our full lens color guide here. With so many options to choose from, selecting the proper lens color and shade can become a bit overwhelming. Our expert Opticians are here to guide you in the process and are always available to help.
I’m just buying lenses. Do I need to send my frame to you?
The simple answer is maybe. If you are a plano lens wearer then no, we will not need your frame in order to supply you with new lenses so long as you know what frame style and size you own. If you are buying lenses for a competitors frame we recommend you mail them in to assure a proper fit. Some prescriptions however will require that you mail us your frames for us to install your new lenses. Any lens orders that have a heavy prescription, ones with prism values of 1.00 or greater, and lens orders with cylinder values over +/- 2.00 are all examples where your frames will more than likely need to be sent in when ordering new lenses. This is so we can guarantee the proper alignment, fitment, and accuracy of the prescription. Sending you frame in also gives us a chance to clean and service your frame. Sending your frames in after years of wearing gives us the chance to clean the frames and replace parts like the nose pads, brow bar, or ear huggers if they are in need of it.
What size shooting glasses do I have?
First we need to know if you have our Hy-Wyd style, Revel style, or the International frame that we formerly imported from Australia. If it is the Hy-Wyd or Revel, the frame will have only two prongs, one on either side of the lens that secures each lens in place. If the frame has a bar that runs horizontally behind the frame front and keeps the frame spaced away from the face you have a Hy-Wyd Style frame. At this point take one of the lenses out of the frame and flip it over so that you are looking at the backside of the lens like you are looking thru it. Lay your measuring device across the lens horizontally so that it rides just below the notches that the frame slips into. Then, measure from the outer edge of the lens, just below the notch, to the other edge of the lens. If you have the small Hy-Wyd you should get a measurement of 2 1/2″ of 64mm, the medium size is 2 5/8″ or 67mm, and the large is 2 3/4″ or 69mm.
If your frame is a Revel style there will not be the brow bar that sets behind the top of frame and spaces the frame from the face. Measure a lens from this frame just as described above for the Hy-Wyd style. If you have the smaller size Revel it will measure 2 ½” or 64mm and if it is the larger size Revel it will measure 2 11/16 68mm. If your frame has 3 prongs that retains each lens, one on either side that slip in to a notch as well as one at the top of the lens that simply folds over the edge of the lens, then you have the International frame and there is no need to measure the lens as this frame was only ever available in one size. If you find that you require further assistance please feel free to contact us at 1-800-528-1901. We look forward to assisting you with your shooting eyewear needs in the near future.
What frame style should I purchase?
The recommended frame style is mostly based on the intended use of the glasses. Certain style of shooting and higher prescription strengths may dictate our recommendations. Most modern clays shooters have adopted a fairly upright shooting stance, with minimal lean forward, and slight lowering of the chin so that the cheek rests on the stock. For most Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays shooting our Classic Hy-Wyd and Revel style of frames are perfectly suited. Our unique design affords the shooter with a high (“Hy”) standing frame ensuring that you will not see the frames while down on the gun. Compared to other glasses our lenses are larger, but spaced apart ever so slightly at the nasal area as to offer you a wide (“Wyd”) uninterrupted field of vision when shooting. In order to eliminating smudging and fogging around the forehead and nasal area, our frames are spaced off of the face and our interchangeable lenses sit out in front of frame.
Our Classic Hy-Wyd frame with Hy-Lo adjustable bridge is designed for only one purpose in mind. That purpose is to allow the wearer to raise the overall stance of the glasses to a higher stance on the face than any of our other style can achieve. This higher stance is needed for those clays shooters that have a more forward leaning stance, ones that tend to tuck the chin further into their chest, which results in a much higher glance through the glasses. This higher glance can result in the wearer actually encountering the top of your glasses in their line of sight when down on the gun. By slightly squeezing the base of the bridge piece together and pulling down on the bridge the wearer can raise the glasses anywhere from 1mm to 1/2”. This Hy-Lo bridge option has been adapted for use in other sports like shooting rifle in the prone position or off a bench rest. We have also find it appropriate for use for prescription wearers that play billiards.
What lens materials does Decot offer?
We design all of our plano non-prescription lenses out of a premium distortion free shatterproof polycarbonate material. Certain polarized lens options are not available in this material. In prescription lenses we offer a wide variety of lens material options to suit each Rx wearer’s needs. Anywhere from CR-39, Polycarbonate, Hi-Index and Trivex materials are available. We recommend that all of our customers using their glasses for shooting sports stay in the shatterproof polycarbonate or Trivex lens materials for impact reasons since these two materials offer the proper level of protection for your sport. CR-39 and Hi-Index are additional options that only meet basic impact resistance standards and are not shatterproof. They should only be considered as an option based on your level prescription or sensitivities to other materials.
I have a hard time seeing my pistol sights. Can Decot help?
Absolutely! As we get older our eyes need a little help seeing up close. The dreaded bifocal years have arrived. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It happens to nearly everyone. However, when that happens, now we can’t acquire our sights to accurately aim. Bifocals aren’t of much use here. Bifocals are designed for reading up close, not at arm’s length. Depending on the style or sports you are shooting will vary the lens setup that we will recommend. If you are shooting any of the Action or defensive pistol sports, what you need to properly see your sights as well as be able to effectively and safely navigate a course of fire is a prescription modification to you dominant shooting eye only we call a soft focus. This soft focus adjustment allows your sights to come into focus more clearly than your normal distance Rx while at the same time not mitigating your down range clarity. This soft focus option can be combined with the one of our low set shooter’s bifocals if needed for use in seeing anything up close like your phone, scoring, clearing malfunctions, or field stripping your firearm. Quite a bit goes into determining if you are a good fit for this specific setup. Please have a copy of your current prescription and PD measurement handy before calling us to speak with one of our knowledgeable Opticians for further assistance.
I wear progressive lenses. Should I get them in my shooting glasses?
Progressive lenses are an excellent choice for a lot of people in a daily application. However for your shooting glasses they are not. The way progressive lenses work, there is a multifocal corridor imbedded within the lens below the center of the eye. Glancing down allows you to focus on midrange and up close objects. What this setup also does is induces a lot of distortion in the periphery of the lens in order to form the corridor of which you see thru. This can cause obvious problems when utilized in a precision application such as shooting. If you’re tracking a clay target in the air and there is a target image jump due to that distortion you are going to miss your shot. We recommend the use of single vision glasses for most shooters, but bifocals are widely used for those shooters that wear a multifocal for everyday wear.
Does Decot take vision insurance?
Decot Sportglasses would be considered an out-of-network provider for most vision insurance providers. Most plans however reimbursed your prescription order up to your out-of-network benefit. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be eligible for reimbursement for your Decot purchase by providing a receipt to your vision insurance company. We encourage you to contact your provider for specifics with regard to your coverage.
Can I use my Flex Spending, FSA, or HSA account?
Absolutely! Any prescription eyewear or lens order placed through Decot qualifies for your flex spending or health savings account. If you have a credit card associated with these accounts, purchasing from Decot Hy-Wyd is just like any other credit card purchase. Otherwise you will need to purchase your glasses and then submit your receipt for reimbursement.
Are the temples adjustable behind my ear?
Yes! Our temples are constructed out of a high strength coiled spring metal that is then covered in a hypoallergenic rubber coating for a custom, comfortable, and long lasting fit. They are designed to be bent to perfectly conform around the entire radius behind your ear. You can tighten or loosen the fit of your glasses by simply adjusting the curl or curve of the temples. For a tighter fit you would want to shrink the diameter of the curl. Conversely, for a looser fit you would want to open that curl up a bit. Small adjustments at a time are recommended until you reach your desired fit. We highly recommend that you take the glasses to your local optical provider to have these adjustments made by a trained professional.
How do I interchange my lenses?
Decot shooting glasses are all designed with the shooter in mind. As such, we know you will encounter numerous different lighting conditions and backgrounds regularly in your shooting activities. When those variables changes you are best served swapping out your lenses with optimal color choices for those conditions.
To accomplish this task on any of the Decot Hy-Hyd frames styles, first take a firm grip on the lenses with one hand and with the other hand release the spring pressure of the frame by pulling outward on the temple side end of the frame away from the lens. This will allow the prong that rests in the notch retaining the lens to slip out of the notch at which point the lens will pivot downwards on the nasal prong and out of the bottom of the frame. When inserting lenses back into the frame, always place the nasal notch into position first and then rotate the lens up into the temple notch while slightly stretching the frame until the prong slips back into the corresponding notch. Here is a link to a video showing how to swap them out as well.
I don’t like ordering online. Is there any other way to order?
You bet. We are here to help make it easy for you to start enjoying a new pair of Decot Hy-Wyd Sport Glasses. Calling in to place your order will ensure that one of our knowledgeable Opticians will have the opportunity to pair you and your shooting scenario with the best products available. We welcome mail in, fax, and email orders as well. We do travel to certain shooting events and trade shows throughout the year. Visit our Show Schedule page to see if/when we might be at an event near you. We also invite you to visit our showroom and production facility if you happen to be in the Phoenix area. Please visit our Contact Us page for our most up to date contact information.