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    Need help with a problem. I wear monovision contact lenses. That means my right eye sees distances and my left eye sees close-up (reading distance.) I'm right handed and right eye dominant. So if I close my left eye, my right eye can see the target clearly, but my sights are fuzzy. If I close my right eye, I can see my sights but the target us fuzzy. If I keep both eyes open - well, that just doesn't work. Anyone else have to deal with this and what do you do to help?

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    mono-vision

    Isn't that what corrective lenses are for? Do they not work?

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    I would explain the problem to your eye doctor and see if you can get something other than mono-vision corrective lenses. It seems that a bifocal lens would work better for you, but hey, I'm not an eye doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    Isn't that what corrective lenses are for? Do they not work?
    You are right in one way but I wear no line bifocals and I have the same problem. If I try to get the sights in focus the target is fuzzy and vise-versa. This is and can be a problem. I assume that you either do not wear glasses or do not need bifocals. If you do then perhaps you could tell us what and how you handle this problem. Please do not think I am trying to pick a fight. I think there are many like me who have this problem.

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    I use Uvex bi-focal safety glasses at the range. They are available online and in some vision centers.

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    Work on point shooting and look into high visibility sights.
    Guns.??? What Guns???

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    Isn't that what corrective lenses are for? Do they not work?
    You are right in one way but I wear no line bifocals and I have the same problem. If I try to get the sights in focus the target is fuzzy and vise-versa. This is and can be a problem. I assume that you either do not wear glasses or do not need bifocals. If you do then perhaps you could tell us what and how you handle this problem. Please do not think I am trying to pick a fight. I think there are many like me who have this problem.
    No not at all I was just asking because I've never worn glasses. But when you say you focus on the sights and the target gets blurry, that's not because you have bad eyes, that's just because that's how the human eye works. Your eyes can't focus at two separate distances at the same time. That's why we teach to focus on the front sight and leave the target blurry in the background. If you focus on the target instead of the sights your eye naturally induces parallax and you'll end up hitting everything but the target. You'll literally shoot in a circle around the target.

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    Thanks kalamity that may be a good idea. I have thought of that and also lasers. But I really do not want to depend on a battery. I have not got any night sights as yet.

    That is how I have worked at shooting jcreek. But it does present a bigger problem as the distance to target increases. There was a time I could shoot with open sights at a target at 100 yards and do well. But those days are memories now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    You are right in one way but I wear no line bifocals and I have the same problem. If I try to get the sights in focus the target is fuzzy and vise-versa. This is and can be a problem. I assume that you either do not wear glasses or do not need bifocals. If you do then perhaps you could tell us what and how you handle this problem. Please do not think I am trying to pick a fight. I think there are many like me who have this problem.
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    Target is supposed to be fuzzy. Front sight should be what you are focused on. The human eye cannot focus in two separate planes (depths of field) at the same time, no matter what kind of corrective lenses you wear.

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    If you are going to close one eye then the dominate eye should stay open.hopefully that is the eye that has the target fuzzy and a good focus on your sights.to find the dominate eye, point your gun, or since you have a finger handy point at a word on your computer screen with both eyes open and close one eye.the dominate eye is still lookinig at the same word and the other eye when closed is looking at several words over.

    After getting schooled by my brother who could shoot my gun better than me i learned i was using my right eye because i was right handed.but my left eye was the one to keep open.and when the shtf and you have both eyes open it will be close to how you practice.i am sure there are plenty who practice with both eyes open but i swear i start going crosseyed.

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