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    Nice AAR!

    Can you explain a bit about your vision aha moment? I have astigmatism and progressive lenses that are not awesome for focusing on front sight quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diveski11 View Post
    Nice AAR!

    Can you explain a bit about your vision aha moment? I have astigmatism and progressive lenses that are not awesome for focusing on front sight quickly.
    Sure. I am cross dominant. Very cross dominant. Very right handed, too old to change at this point. I have pretty good distance vision (Lasik at 40, will be 60 this year) but I require readers to see anything up close; computer screens, tape measure, front sight, etc.

    I have been trying progressive contact lens, monovision, blurring out the left lens to force my right eye to become dominant, added reader magnification to the right eye as well as a host of other ideas. I have been working on this for over 2 years now. When I should have been practicing.

    I told this to John to see if maybe I should throw in the towel and just go red dot. He said that needing a 2.0 X reader is not a big deal. And he said being cross dominant is no big deal with pistol either. "just adjust a little". When I mentioned that it is obvious when I do that that I am cross dominant, his response was "so what?"

    So I am going to go back to using my left eye, cheating my stance a little, put some top focal magnification in that lens, leave the right lens clear so that I have the use of that eye and get on with practicing.

    Not only did it help me from a practical way, it helped me to gain some confidence that I still have enough to carry on and try to learn how to do this sport/activity.

    My experience with progressive contacts was that they didn't work. Neither did trying to go monovision. My vision was all sorts of screwed up when I did that. I'm not sure if progressive glasses are better but I think I would try top focal magnification bi-focals if I was to wear glasses. As I understand the progression of progressive lens provide a fairly narrow band of correction. I would think it would be difficult in a dynamic situation where one was trying to move at speed. I would be willing to lose some correction at the middle distances to have the front sight sharp and regular binocular vision when looking straight through the lens.
    Anything is possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by diveski11 View Post
    Nice AAR!

    Can you explain a bit about your vision aha moment? I have astigmatism and progressive lenses that are not awesome for focusing on front sight quickly.
    Call me some time and I'll discuss this with you.

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