Better Sight to Win the Fight: SSP Eyewear Top Focal Premier Kit
SSP Eyewear’s Top Focal kit lets you pick the magnification that you need and puts the magnification on the upper part of the lens where you need it for shooting.
I wear glasses for reading and at the range with just my normal shooting glasses the front sight on my firearm was hard to keep in focus. I tried my reading glasses under my shooting glasses, but it was not working out, very awkward and uncomfortable.
I was introduced to a new concept in shooting glasses, SSP Eyewear and their Top Focal kit with the magnification on the upper part of the lens. With this kit you can pick the magnification that you need. The SSP website offers a video on how to properly select the magnification that you will need.
Luckily, I just had my eye appointment and was able to consult with the doctor on the proper magnification that I would need. Magnification is offered in +1.00, +1.25, +1.50, +1.75, +2.00, +2.25, +2.50 and +3.00 so just about everything that you would need magnification wise is covered.
I opted for the SSP Top Focal Premier Kit which comes with a full set of lenses with bifocal magnification at the top of the lens and a full set of plain lenses without magnification, so you can use the upper bifocal lens on one eye and leave the other lens clear.
This is a great feature as you can use the top focal magnification lens on both eyes or just on the dominant eye and use a standard lens on the other eye. The use of the top focal magnification has really helped to improve my shooting. Front sight is clearly visible now and a second follow up shot is possible now to stay on target.
The SSP Eyewear Top Focal Premier kit includes a very nice carry case, glasses with a set of clear lenses installed with the upper magnification and 2 regular lenses, 4 amber colored lenses, 2 plain and 2 with the upper magnification, 4 dark lenses, 2 plain and 2 with the upper magnification and a cleaning cloth.
Changing out the lenses is a very simple procedure; the lenses are made of unbreakable polycarbonate so you won’t break them while removing or installing. Please check out their website. www.sspeyewear.com
Here is the information on the SSP Eyewear Top Focal Premier Kit.
Top Focal® Premier Kit This kit includes everything you need to view your sights & the target in every light condition.
- Shatterproof lenses
- 100% UVA/UVB protection
- NVR-fog technology + venting
- Comfortable rubber ear and nose pads
- Interchangeable lenses for dynamic light management
- Includes full set of upper magnification bifocals and zero magnification
- Exceeds ANSI Z87.1+2015 safety standards
Story and photos by John P. DeBeasso Jr.