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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed is Life View Post
    Aeropresses are awesome.
    That was a shot at me. Mine had an explosive decompression the other day and burned the sh*t out of my hand.

    "Eye dominance" is a non-issue for me; I've always been able to switch which eye I'm using, with both eyes open, with no effort. I dunno why, and I can't teach it, but it's always been that way.

    My distance vision has been going downhill for a while; should probably have that addressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post

    "Eye dominance" is a non-issue for me; I've always been able to switch which eye I'm using, with both eyes open, with no effort. I dunno why, and I can't teach it, but it's always been that way.
    I'm jealous. I suppose that doesn't qualify as a super power, but it's definitely a kinda cool power.
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  3. #13
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    Transitioning to left I always have to squint to pick up the right dot. It’s always been like that for me.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    I'm jealous. I suppose that doesn't qualify as a super power, but it's definitely a kinda cool power.
    It’s not always a good thing; mine switched on their own until I figured it out. Now if I turn my head slightly away from the line of sight the closest eye takes over automatically, or I can blink the off eye to force it. I can switch if I think about it but it’s much faster to fix it “mechanically.” The big down side is reflexive sighted fire may take an additional split second for me while my brain does the hokey pokey sometimes.

  5. #15
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    I'm in the middle of this process myself. Most likely due to six years spent in the Mojave Desert doing flight testing.

    WRT selection of a replacement lens, my doc steered me toward a monofocal lens. The multifocal lenses feed two images to the eye...and hope the brain can make sense of them. The one accomodative lens on the market he called "the gift that keeps giving" due to stabilization issues.

    I had the first surgery done on the left eye in March. Initially good...then settled in at 1.25 diopters of farsightedness. About 20/40 vision. I let it settle for several months, which you must do before correction of problems, then went back. They implanted a piggyback lens Monday morning. Which is also settling in, but should get me close. We'll figure out what to do after that...most likely LASIK to fine-tune things to 20/20 or better. It's rather vexing...with glasses, I was getting down to 20/15, but the difference between apparent sizes of objects was wrecking my depth perception.

    Right eye will be sooner, rather than later. Which I am not looking forward to, as that's my sighting eye...and while my Glocks have RDS, my competition guns (which load from the front end) do not. One of the big advantages of an RDS. I figure that after surgery, it'll take several months to get the glasses situation straight. Probably a dedicated pair of reading glasses, plus a specialized shooting lens for my Knobloch frames.

    A bit of advice - if you want a top-quality shooting prescription, I highly recommend www.customsightpicture.com. Dr. Alan Toler is NRA Distinguished in both rifle and pistol, he came up with this system so you could tweak the correction for your eyes...at your home range. Let me put it like this...I drive two hours each way to get him to do my eyeglasses, as well as my shooting glasses.

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    It's really not that complicated. I took a class with a guy who only had one eye. His brain knew which eye was the dominant eye.

    When I see bullet golfers at the range with their shooting glasses and their pinhole apertures, I wonder how they would do in real life. I hope they can see the target and its surroundings clearly.

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    Rt eye slightly dominant, vision close to the same in both. About 10 yrs ago had cataract surgery, left eye first, right 2 wks later. Never any pain at all. Patch off the next days. Told wife, "damn, I can read the license plates!" on the interstate.

    5 years ago I developed strange noticable symptoms in my left eye on a Friday night. Had I known what it was I'd have gone to ER.
    Monday went to eye doc. Detached retina, really detached. Tuesday appt w/ retina specialist, surgery scheduled for Thursday. Somewhere along the line I was told if you go more than 24-36 hrs between onset of symptoms and surgery you pray for 20/100. I came out with 20/25! Again, never any pain.

    Like putting a sheet back on the bed, retina wasn't in exactly the same place as originally. Eyes didn't see exactly the same spot or focus the same. Interesting. Guardrail on interstate had a weird curve. Doc said, "don't worry, the brain will eventually line things back up. He was right. Rt eye often has what I take as a little mucus as I can blink and clear it. Or just switch to left eye
    I always have my primary weapon; it's right between my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter Ready View Post
    When I see bullet golfers at the range with their shooting glasses and their pinhole apertures, I wonder how they would do in real life. I hope they can see the target and its surroundings clearly.
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