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Old October 27, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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I think I'm going to switch eyes for pistol

I'm extremely nearsighted (corrected with contacts), righthanded and left eye dominant. My eye doctor has given me slightly different prescriptions in each eye, such that my long distance vision is best with my left (dominant) eye, but my close and intermediate distance vision is better with my right (trying to fight the inevitable outward movement of what is a comfortable reading distance). I have noted that my right eye vision is sharper at arms' length than my left (although it's my non-dominant eye), so I am thinking I should learn to shoot 25 and 50 yard targets using my right eye.

Agree? Disagree? Why or why not?
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Old October 27, 2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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I agree. It takes work, but your brain can adjust to switching dominate eyes.
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Old October 27, 2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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Have you considered custom prescribed shooting glasses? I don't wear glasses, but have often read about BE shooters getting prescriptions specifically for pistol shooting.

Here's an optometrist who specializes in prescriptions for shooters -
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Old October 27, 2010, 11:59 PM   #4
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For my old eyes, I have found that "Last Year's" reading glasses are pretty good for me....
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Old November 5, 2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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Me too

I am right handed left eye dominate too. I use my left eye when shooting hand guns and right eye with rifles. They do make specail contact now that are by focal . Might be your best bet. But it's not a prblem to use your right eye. In match shooting just close one eye.
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Old November 5, 2010, 06:43 PM   #6
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One word, lasik. Went from "can't find the soap in the shower" to shooting 1/2" groups. If you're past 35, it's the best $2k you ever spend.
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