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Old 01-24-2012, 10:55 PM
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as i get older, my eyesight isn't what it was when i was 20. I can see the pins fine, but the diamond mark on my block is blurred. I don't wear glasses. I shot yesterday and my group was a little squirrely. Whats everybody else doing for this?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:01 PM
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Go get your eyes checked...sounds like you need glasses. I noticed that the deer would see my glasses so i now wear contacts when I hunt. I thought that maybe the deer would catch a reflexion from the lenses.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:50 AM
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Age 53 with the same problem. Eyes are not that bad but there is a difference at distance and bad up close. I wear a contact in my left eye some times. If I have both in the pins are just a blurr. Shooting with both eyes open (left eye contact) helps if you are used to it. I hope some one has an answer for this!
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:38 AM
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I have always used some type of sight enhancement for distance...but a couple years ago noticed that this made it harder for me to see things up close. So, here are my choices,

1. Wear glasses for distance and wear them on top of my head when I read.

2. Wear 2 contacts and be able to see really good far away but not be able to read anything up close.

3. Wear 1 contact in my right eye and use that eye for distance and nothing in my left eye and use that eye for reading.

So, what I do is wear 2 contacts when hunting and really streatch my arms out far to read any texts that may come in.

Otherwise, I wear my glasses. I was never able to really get into the one contact idea.

I hate getting old.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:49 AM
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I have this problem and I wear glasses. I can never get focused on everything at once and it drives me CRAZY!!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:00 PM
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Shoot instinctive... both eyes open and look where you want to hit.
High-tech archery is way too complicated.
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Shoot instinctive... both eyes open and look where you want to hit.
High-tech archery is way too complicated.

I agree and this is how I adapted.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:21 PM
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I would add that I am usually shooting in the evening by the time get home chores done and practice while cooking steaks on grill. Low light and blurr with a twist in my peep sight. Usually fight for the last few shots to be able to see the target. I finally noticed if I left both eyes focused in a binocular fashion on the target Line the pine up and hits the target.

Too hot done here to shoot in the summer sun.
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An anchor sight or no peep and shooting with both eyes open helps. Takes a while to get comfortable with the change, but is worth a try.
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I shoot the largest peep I can find, but the best thing I did was switch to a single pin sight. It really made a difference for me. I shot a multi pin sight for about 30 years. I now shoot a HHA single pin and love it.
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