In all my years and yes, I admit I've been guilty at times, I've seen many shooters at the range and at their own range, shooting without shooting glasses. We sometimes take safety a little light, which we shouldn't. Even minor changes not related to a safety issue, may be considered minor or non-significant. That may not be the case..... I'm sitting here typing, when I'd like to be shooting but, that's not going to happen for at least a couple months. Now I'd like to say that I'm not shooting because of an injury. That said, I'm writing to remind shooters to wear the proper safety equipment when shooting and, also to remind shooters of other problems, one which I've experienced. A long story short, seven weeks ago I noticed what appeared to be a black dot, resting on my right cheek, obviously with my right eye. My shoot'n eye. It was late on a Saturday, called my regular eye doctor who told me to immediately go to the ER. After I was seen by a specialist, I was told that I needed to have surgery as soon as it could be setup (Just Great!). Problem was that the retina had detached and I had a rather large tear in the retina. Fortunately I didn't hesitate and the tear didn't enlarge. Had it, it could have torn to the center of my vision, which would have made me center vision blind from surgery. The surgery went well and seven weeks later, the surgeon states everything is going perfect and healing well. However it did significantly change my vision prescription. So here I set reading different posts, different web sites and unable to do ANY shooting. I was given strict orders of, "NO SHOOTING OF A FIREARM OF ANY KIND", no lifting and all the other expected. Instead of being out back on my range shoot'n the muzz as usual this time of year, I'm laid up for at least another two months. Point being......... It may not just be an injury or accident that could prevent your shooting or, even end it. I highly suggest that with any changes in your vision, you should IMMEDIATELY seek medical attention. One never knows how serious it may or may not be but, it should be checked immediately. Wear your safety shooting glasses when shooting, always. I'm praying that doctor is right and in a couple months I can start shooting again, being able to see clearly from my eye.