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Questions for eye doctors???????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, Mar 19, 2008.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Going for eye exam next week, In afraid my family genes are showing up, Everyone in my family has glasses. What I need to know is there anything I should mention/ask for the doctor to understand what may be needed for trap shooting? I seem to be haveing a host of issues, clearity being the worst problem and the asbilty to stay focused. seems to be with all distance. I also see what I would best describe as dirt or small hairs in my vision. From reading these may be 'floaters" ???
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Tell your optometrist about your sport and let him know that you want very good distance correction. He will probably try to sell you shooting glasses. Do not let this happen. Get your shooting glasses from a dealer who specializes in shooting glasses. They know how to change to optical center for trap shooting. Good glasses will help you shoot better.

    Do not worry about a few floaters unless you have a lot of them for several days. They are just tissue debris moving around in the fluids of your eye.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. three dram

    three dram TS Member

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    you might mention there is some very good trapshooting Optometry specialists

    I.E.
    DR. Andrew Davidson O.D.
    Tipp Eye centre
    Tipp City OH

    Great family of trapshooters ,excellent Sports Vision Consultant

    I made annual visit on my way to Florida

    I did not hesitate to order three pair of new lenses,because of changes

    I also stressed 27 yd shooting


    three dram
     
  4. Mr Newbius©

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    If it aint to late talk with some of your local shooters in the area. You might be lucky and find an eye doc who is a shooter and will no far more about what you might need than you know what to ask for.

    In my area there is an ophthalmologist who is actually a clay target shooter and a pretty dang good one and knows exactly what a shooter needs both in prescription and in glasses.
     
  5. maltzahn

    maltzahn Active Member

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    I do all of Boyt/Bob Allens Rx lenses for their new line of shooting glasses. Also have the 4th largest US Optic lab in the family. If there is one issue that makes my customers happy, and that is getting the pupil distance exact. Just move your present street glasss around on your face and notice that there is sweet spot on both lenses that you see best through. The optic centers need to be placed on center with pupils compared to the way glasses set on your face. The can be as much as 4mm difference from the center of your nose and the pupil left and right. A previously broken nose, or face not symmetrical. This is the info that makes the difference in centering optics and seeing clearly from both eyes using glasses.

    Most eye pokers will measure the PD and conveniently leave this info off of the prescription. One good way to encourage buying from that clinic. Just ask your doctor to carfully measure PD and write it on the rescript. The most accurate measurements are from an digital reader, but the old fashion way of holding a MM ruler up to your face can be ok. They will give you this info, its part of the Rx. Off setting PD 4 to 6 mm left or right for left or right hand shooting allows for clearer vision while looking down a rib, BUT makes the glasses uncomfortable to ware around all day. This the same issue as raising the optic center to not look through the upper portion of the lenses if crawling the stock. Set the optic center as close as possible to where you require clear vision on the lens for the shooting procedure.

    Maltzie
     
  6. JimmyP

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    I believe vision is the most overlooked problem in the shooting sports. I know a bunch of my shooting buddies can't see well because of their not wanting to wear glasses all the time. So they struggle with cheapies from the drugstore or get others to read the things too small for them. Then they go out and put on a pair of non-prescription glasses and try to shoot well. It would be easier if they could see the target clearly. Find a good eye doctor and then contact someone like Allen Lehman and get a real good pair made for you by someone familiar with the shooting sports. It will surprise you how much better you will see and shoot.
    Just my 2 cents. LOL


    Jimmy
     
  7. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    Jimmy if they were to get prescription glasses what would they now blame there bad shooting on?
     
  8. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Maltzie, please shoot me an email (drop the "x").

    Ed
     
  9. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    among the circle of shooters locally non had any known shooters/eye docs? Thats why I am here.
     
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