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!!
 

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.....
 

Philward

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I have a cataract forming in right eye that makes things look s little cloudy. Dr says to wait till it gets worse before removing. They always want to wait till your 80 before doing that stuff, baffles me. Why should I live with crappy vision until less than 10 years till I die and then fix eyesight?
 

Rockwell

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Poor eyesight is one of the benefits of getting older, seems my eyes recently changed almost like a flip of a switch. Haven't nailed it down yet but have an appointment set, wondering if my new glasses are the actual issue as I didn't seem to have an issue seeing a fairly clear pin until that change. At 62 and having had catratc surgery 15+ years ago, I recently heard rumors of my right eye maybe be getting a bit cloudy after my last visit to my eye specialist.
 

FEENIX

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Ahh, the golden years. A decade ago, I only had LASIK done on my left eye (monovision). I could have both of them done, but I would need reading glasses if I do. I spend 7-9 hours in front of a computer at work every day, so I opted not to have the right eye done. My problem is I am left-eye dominant but right-handed. I use contact lenses for the archery season. I also had the cataract removed from my left eye 2 years ago. My right eye also shows some cataracts, but it is not bad enough for surgery.
 

Old rooster

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FEENIX is it possible to train your eye to change it's dominance to the right?
My brother was left handed but right eye dominant but died before we could try it.
Just wonder if it's possible?
 

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