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I quite shooting due to double vision. After seeing 5 different doctors at the VA and going through 3 sets of new glasses we finally figured what was wrong. I needed Prism put in my eye glasses. Just wanted to let you guys know in case you have the same problem.
 

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1st doctor said give her a call if double vision continues. 2nd doctor told me I have to get use to the new glasses. 3rd doctor told me I was having mini strokes. 4th doctor told me I would have to see a specialist. and I would have to continue driving with one eye closed. 5 th doctor finally figured out I needed prism put in my glasses. They put a temporary plastic prism in my right lens and it took away the double vision. Waiting for my new glasses. All Va doctors
 

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I have that problem after reading. If I read for very long my eyes lock onto near vision and I see a double
image at distance. It usually takes a couple of hours to clear up.
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Glad you got it figured out.
That had to be frustrating, especially when they were telling you different thing and to live with it.
Keep that 5th Doctor. Sound like a good diagnostician.
Now get back to shooting and have fun.
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earl:
quit using the VA system for everything because its free! when my double vision first occured about 12 years ago; i went to my regular optomerist. he told me at that time what would probably correct the problem. that being prisim lens'. that corrected the double vision. didn't have to go thru 5 doctors to find what is a common and eaisly fixed issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Be sure and have your eyes checked yearly. The prism requirements may change.
Also, have your ophthalmologist check the prism requirement at a angle from straight ahead where you will be looking when shooting. Slightly left for right handed shooter. Requirement could be quite different and that is the difficulty with prism correction. Your prism requirement to fuse(perceive a single image) may be very different depending on where you are looking. On the other hand, you may be able to fuse over a fairly large range of angles with the same prism correction. It just can't hurt to check.

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