Vision issues

zeeman

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Long term archer age 66. I wear transitional bifocals and can only clean up my sight pins with a verifier in the peep. Target is quite out of focus. Do not have a solution to this aggravating issue! Only want to hunt not a competition shooter. Need a solution or I might have to give it up? I got over my rotator cuff issue and now this arises!!
 

26Reload

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Go have eye surgery...cataracts...or lisik(?)......
My Mom was in her late 80's when she had cataracts removed...perfect vision..wore corrective glasses all her life...
 

GDKinCO

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for handgun shooting, I had my eye doc fit me with upside down transitional lenses, so distance correction at the bottom, and close up correction at the top. She set the length of focus to match the distance to my front sight. Not sure if this would be applicable for archery or not ... it would depend on what part of the lens you look through after you hit your anchor point.
 

HSmithTX

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As I get older it seems my arms have gotten shorter, I can't hold things far enough away to see them very good. If I set them down and back up where it's clear it gets too small to see......

When I was shooting competition with handguns I experimented a lot with trying to get better vision both close for the front sight and farther for the targets, my optometrist fitted me with contacts that cleared the front sight up in one eye and the targets in the other eye. It was strange at first, and it was strange later too LOL, but it in fact did what she said it would do. I couldn't get used to it and dropped it.

The first thing I would advise you to do is get with your optometrist and see what they can recommend for you. A bow isn't as easy to bring in to the office as a handgun discreetly but bow cases generally don't worry people much. There might be something that they can do for your glasses to get enough clarity in the pins and the critter when combined with the clarifier/verifier in your peep. It didn't work for me but every situation is different and hopefully it works for you.

The second thing I would advise you to do is look at a magnified scope lens for your bow. I know you didn't say you needed or desired magnification but the combination might work. Used with a clarifier in the peep you can probably dial in both the pin and the animal. It isn't cheap, maybe take the info to the to the optometrist and see if they can help you pick out what optic you need in the peep and the lens? Lancaster Archery is where I get most of my stuff, they have a good selection of peeps that take lenses and scopes that take lenses. Most of this gear is oriented to the target archer but works well for hunters too. You can call Lancaster and speak to a real person too, if they don't personally use the gear you are asking about there is someone there that they can get on the line with you or have call you back.

Personally I let the pin fade or fuzz out some and float with a medium hard target focus, enough to be able to watch the level and the pin but more focus on the target and it works well for me. Thinking about it I don't think I have ever seen the pin and target in clear focus at the same time even when I was in my early 20's shooting 3D tournaments all the time. Maybe that is why I prefer a single pin mover type sight much more than multi pin.....
 

Old rooster

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Glad to hear it softtail103.I marked it on my calendar but forgot what was supposed to happen on that date!
Is there a surgery for memory?
 
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