No problems using a EoTech with my astigmatism.
Vortex Strikefire II has been working fine for me, with severe astigmatism in my dominant eye. Ringing 1/3 size torso steel at 100 yds all day long with both eyes open. With a bit of searching, it can be had for around $150 with mount included. It can be a red or green dot, and I find that the green seems quicker for me to pick up in bright conditions.
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I don't have astigmatism and I had this issue, turned out that I was slightly near sighted, now with my glasses on the dot is clear and round, even on the cheap red dots.
I fight this....
astigmatism contacts are weighted to get correct orientation. sometimes as the eyes dry out, or you just blink, they change orientation. that changes how I see the dot considerably. I've seen as much as a 2moa change in POI. I chased the zero for a while until I realized what was going on. I can still make solid hits to 200 which is all I really cared about w/ my SBR, but it has me thinking about going to a 1-4. I really like the light weight and durability of the T1, so I'm putting up with it...
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All my guns wear scopes because of my astigmatism. I can get by with a dot if I have to. Looks like a starburst or a big hazy red spider web. Eotech really sucked for me.
I have yet to find a decent prism with a reticle I liked. Will look into the spitfire. Also wanted to look through an ACOG or an illuminated scope.
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It's crazy how different things look to different people. Astigmatism is a cornea shape caused problem and we're all different. My EOTech looks really good to me. I don't know what was done differently in the new Sig red dot but that dot looks pretty good to me as well. I'd like to hear what you other astigmatism brothers think of that one.
I have a slight astigmatism in my right eye. Had LASIK a few years ago. Corrected the vision but not the astigmatism. I used to have a Vortex Sparc AR and the dot was fuzzy. I now have a Spitfire AR and really like it. The reticle has a 140 MOA outer ring, a 44 MOA inner ring, and a 3 MOA dot in the center. I find it very clear. The only issue is that when I tried to zero it with the red reticle on an orange and white target I couldn't see the center dot. Easily fixed by switching to green. I like the Spitfire so much I just got a second for another rifle. The new one isn't the AR version.
As others said turning down the brightness makes the star effect go away.
If you are blinking and the contact is rolling then you need to find a new eye Dr., Correct astigmatism contacts do not roll when you blink. Acuvue Oasis is the ONLY contact that will work for me.