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EYE PROBLEMS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nsrailroad, Jul 29, 2009.

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  1. nsrailroad

    nsrailroad Member

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    I've noticed I'm note seeing the tagets as I should, I normaly shoot with regular shooting glasses, The other day I used my regular glasses, the targets seemed closer , but couldn't hit crap. Just had my eyes cheched in Jan, they recomended progresive lens.the only problem I know your eyes chang alot due to diabetes. That seems to be in control now. I didn't get to see my regular doctor who is a shooter. Probally should cancelled, or going back to see him. Any help what to do and type of lenses ?
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    Railroad
     
  2. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    Single vision lenses are best for shooting. Depending on where you are looking with the gun mounted, progressives can distort your vision. Diabetes can effect many things besides vision, be sure to monitor it closely.

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    When visiting either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, it is best if he/she knows the position of your head with your gun mounted. That information is necessary to establish the locaation of the lenses' - especially if they have considerable correction.

    Rollin
     
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    NSRailroad....

    Quick question... Are you newly diagnosed with diabetes, or was it out of control and is now normalized? If your sugars were highly elevated, and you are now into a period of better control.... You could have some big eyesight issues. It was explained to me that the eye lenses are slow or late to change with the osmotic potential of the eye lens cells... This will likely come back to "normal" if you control your sugars. May take a month or two... If the bifocal need is new, it could be related to your sugars normalizing as well.... You may not need them later, if you keep your A1C in check.... During this time targets will be more of an orange blur than a disc, and impossible to focus on. Again, this could be temporary, and fixed with good maintenance of the disease....

    Good luck....
    LWL
     
  5. nsrailroad

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    Diabetes 15 years, Also I take eye vitamins again to see if it going to help, haven't take in the last year because I quit shooting. Also the DR said I need to have eye lid surgery due to weight loss, I don't think this is any of the daylight problems.I been using Remington shooting glasses but don't know if a better quality glasses would help, ( curved vs straight lens).I use my eye drops each mornig before I shoot, alergies.
    Railroad
     
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    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I had some major changes in my vision after being put on Prednisone...the worst part is that it messed up perfect 20/15 vision that had been very stable for over 7 years after Lasix
     
  7. Chip Pitcairn

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    The way I understand it when sugars are high the lens in the eye is constantly changing. For me I could get my refraction, Rx, checked one day and adjust until it was perfect and the next day I would need a new prescription.
    When your sugars get under control it takes several weeks for your eyes to stabilize. Just one more reason to keep diabetes under control.
     
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