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Old 11-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Anyone had lasik and has it changed your shooting?

Thinking of getting it done and was wondering if anyone else has had it done. I need it to see far away. I am about the age when I will need reading glasses my dr says so I might get one eye near and one far. The far eye is my dominate eye if I do end up needing reading glass how will that change my sight picture.

So has anyone had this or thought of doing it.

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Thinking of getting it done and was wondering if anyone else has had it done. I need it to see far away. I am about the age when I will need reading glasses my dr says so I might get one eye near and one far. The far eye is my dominate eye if I do end up needing reading glass how will that change my sight picture.

So has anyone had this or thought of doing it.

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I had LASIK done in 06 and haven't had any problems with it when it comes to shooting. After all, you need a clear front sight when shooting not a clear target down range. Only issues I have had with LASIK is seeing at night. Lights are a tad brighter than they were before and I see halos around lights. I say go for it! I don't miss the hassle of putting in contacts and my vision is 20/15 in both of my eyes. Not too bad for having a NAVY doc conduct my surgery.


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I'm so glad you included the last part, I'm having mine done at portsmouth a week from Monday...

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I had mine done about 12-15 years ago. Improved my shotgun shooting. I am more sensitive to light so I always wear sunglasses when outside. Best thing I ever done. My wife had hers done about 8 years ago and my oldest boy had his done about a years ago.
A good prep for SHTF.
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so I might get one eye near and one far.
Think carefully about that. You might lose your ability to see depth of field, i.e. to judge distances.
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My stepdad had much the same experience as silverado. One thing though, he couldn't shoot worth a darn before, and he still can't.
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Thinking of getting it done and was wondering if anyone else has had it done. I need it to see far away. I am about the age when I will need reading glasses my dr says so I might get one eye near and one far. The far eye is my dominate eye if I do end up needing reading glass how will that change my sight picture.

So has anyone had this or thought of doing it.

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Thinking of having it done myself, I am the opposite of you, I can't see the front sights on a hand gun clearly and the bifocal shooting glasses are annoying as h&ll.

One thing I did see in my research though, if you are active duty or reserve status there are restrictions and limitations as well as FAA restrictions. If applicable, be sure and clear any type of eye surgery with your respective branch especially if you are in Special Forces or Aviation.
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I tried the near far thing with glasses and it did not work. I had the glasses changed after 2 days. You are not going to be able to do that with lasik. I came close to falling down a set of metal stairs and then there was trying to work on a computer screen. Your eyes are supposed to work together and be additive. With the near far they are working against each other and subtractive.
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I'm 66 years old and have good sight near and far, but I have trouble seeing at night while driving.
I'm considering having it done but after reading this, I might abstain.
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I'm 66 years old and have good sight near and far, but I have trouble seeing at night while driving.
I'm 75 years old. About fifteen years ago I realized I couldn't see at night. Turned out I had cataracts. It was explained to me that cataracts act as a light filter and lessen the amount of light that passes through the lens. After surgery my night vision was restored, as well as my far vision. (The artificial lens they install has a prescription.) I only have to wear reading glasses. Didn't solve my problem with pistol sights. Blurry as h***! Comes with age, they say.


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