GUN Corrective Contact crew

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  1. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    So I recently got contacts (I'm near sighted) and I've been having a lot of problems focusing on the front sight when shooting handguns. Previously, I just had worn safety glasses when I shoot and I could pick up my front sight immediately with both eyes open.

    Am I pretty much screwed or should I get something like Big Dots and hope that helps?
     
  2. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Give it some time to get used to them or if its been a while you might try a different brand.
     
  3. sleepyhead

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    Could be a couple of things, if you're nearing 40ish you could be becoming a presbyope. If not then there is a distinct possibility that your doctor over minus'ed you when refracting you.

    All in all I'd give it a few days, there is a bit of a rebound affect if you're used to your old prescription. If in a couple of days you're still noticing you're having a greater problem going from distance to near then it might be the Rx.
     
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    I wear contacts. I'm actually half blind. To be honest I really don't use the sights that much I just use the force (aka sight picture 2). Seriously is your vision blurry when you focus on the front sight or are you is it more like eyestrain.

    When I go in for my contact or glasses I bring in a training gun. I asked my optometrist about it and he had no problem. I admit it's actually a airsoft gun but it's got iron sights on it. The optometrist has me focus on the front sight when I'm looking though the lens thing. I've got a different focal point than most people but that's a different story.
     
  5. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    When I'm holding up the handgun, I find myself unable to focus on the front sight right away like I can without glasses or contacts.

    Usually I can pick it up after about a second but that's pretty weak. I think because my left eye is worse, my dominant right eye let me pick it up really quick when I'm not wearing corrective lenses. I've got a friend who's an optometrist and has his SOT, I may give him a call and see if he can recommend me something or schedule me an appointment. I have a feeling I'm just going to have to practice more and learn to focus faster, we'll see how it goes when I shoot action rifle tomorrow.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. yar1182

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    OK so it maybe that you were really shooting with one eye before and now you are shooting with two eyes now that your vision is corrected. It is just a training thing. Your going to have to teach your brain to shoot two eyes open now that your actually able to use your non dominant eye.

    Going to have to do the repetitions.
     
  7. Floyd91

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    I went through pretty much the same thing after having lasik surgery. Before that I had worn contacts for about 10 years. It's been about a year since the surgery and I think It's finally gone and I'm back to focusing instantly.
     
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    I want to get corrective surgery. I'm really concerned because my focal point is different. I went to a specialist that specializes in sports medicine. He said the surgery would correct that but there would be a learning process while I relearn all the muscle memory that I use for shooting. That scared the shit out of me. It's not like I won't be able to shoot, it just won't be instintive as what I'm used to seeing will be different and trigger finger will have to wait on brain, which is slow.
     
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    The difference surprised the shit out of me. It was almost as bad as when I first started wearing contacts when I was playing paintball competitively when I was in high school.
     
  10. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I have contacts too and I've always had issues shooting well with them in.
    If they're not drying up, they've got something in them; and if they don't have something in them, they move around - causing you to lose focus.
    Fuck em. I wear my glasses when I shoot. I'm just biding my time until I can afford Lasik surgery.
     
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    Give yourself a couple months to get used to contacts, they took some time for me.
     
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    My vision is 20/2800
    But it is corrected to 20/15 with contacts.

    I love them. I have been wearing them for over 15 years and will never consider corrective surgery. I have no problems with contacts, so I guess I'm lucky.
     

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