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Scotch tape on left lens

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jlesley, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. jlesley

    jlesley TS Member

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    For those of you who use tape on your left lens - have you ever had problems with feeling dizzy/nauseous when you first tried it? I tried it yesterday and had to take it off after the first round because I felt really ill. Is this something that will possible get better over time? I'm going to try black tape next..... Thanks.. Jill
     
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    Sounds like it may be a bit too much tape or in wrong location!!
     
  3. Unknown1

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    Yes, it may take your brain some time to get used to the change in visual input. I sometimes get that same sensation if the optometrist messes up the specifications of new eyeglass lenses.

    Will you get over it? I don't know. Does the same thing happen if you close the eye? It may be the difference in focus between you two eyes that is causing the problem.

    MK
     
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    I read somewhere that solid color (electric) tape/dot is better than translucent tape/dot. Off eye will strain to see through translucent.
     
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    <I>"Jill, If you put the tape in the right place you will be able to see straight ahead with nothing blocking your vision but when you put your head down to shoot the tape will block about the first 4 or 5 inches of your barrel."</I>

    This is not true for everyone. Whether it's true for you will depend on how much you have to turn/dip your head to get the proper sight picture when you mount the gun. I use a 3/4" dot that obscures the vision in my off eye even when I'm not shooting. I have to tip my head back to see under it. Just position the tape where you need it and it will be the way it will be.

    MK
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Jill,

    I encountered the same thing when doing the T&E with the tape. After struggling for a year or so, I have found what works for me (key word is me).

    I use the dots that I purchased from Field & Clays and a EasyHit target sight. The combination of the two works for me. The only other problem I have had with a occluded lens is when it rains. My dominant eye will take back over due to the rain on my shooting eye. In this case the only that I have found to work is to completely close the offending eye and suffer through the round.

    Good luck.

    Curt
     
  7. jdsfarms

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    I use the same basic setup as Curt except I use a barrel blinder and an off white bead instead of an easy hit sight for me the colored sight caused me to focus on the bead too much.It took about 500 rounds to get used to it but now I don't even notice it and yes it caused some equilibrium problems at first but be patient it will pass.Jerry
     
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    I went to Office Max and bought .. translucent colored dots that work fine for me... use the different colors on the different lens' did take a few rounds to get used to them
    Tom
     
  9. eightbore

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    The poster who recommended wearing the dot around the house may have something there. I have a friend who takes his Viagra even when his wife is out of town. He claims it helps him get used to the excess weight out front. Same principle.
     
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