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Speaking of Old Eyes and Iron Sights

Old 09-06-2016, 09:10 PM
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I'm having cataract surgery on my left eye next week, and on the right eye a month later. Will I be back in business with respect to iron sights?
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:55 PM
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Don't know. My vision is just crappy at close like reading. My distance vision is still better than average. After about 4 feet everything is clear as a bell. I know my Aunt in law had cataract surgery several years ago and the old broad can see better than I can now! Can hear better too!! And she's 95!!
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:27 AM
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It could be VERY close. There's no guarantee you'll see perfect. However they got me so close, I can pass a drivers test without any corrective lens. Still, its not perfect and I still need a -1.25 lens, although I can see open sights fairly well.

Your life is about to change for the better. You'll notice colors and how bright white is again.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:50 AM
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Van, good luck with the surgery! It may help you see the target better, but no guarantee it will help you shoot better!! LOL
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:20 AM
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It may help you see the target better, but no guarantee it will help you shoot better!! LOL
Ed, you may have identified the real issue.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:00 AM
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Whether or not one can see iron sights is dependent on the shape of the plastic replacement lens. The replacement lens determines the distance at which one can see sharply. I made it clear to my Doctor, that i wanted to be able to see best, far far away, so he installed lenses that satisfied my wish. Sitting here at the computer, and typing this, i am wearing reading glasses; i cannot see clearly, this close, without help.

These days i can see targets just fine, but cannot focus on the front sight. My solution is to use a 1X scope, which places both the target, and the cross hair in the same plane; optical infinity.










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Old 09-07-2016, 08:12 AM
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I had both eyes done about two years ago. I too insisted on being able to see long distance. They corrected my eyes to the point that I too can pass a drivers test without glasses, but as stated I wear a 1.75 magnification dollar store reading glasses when at the computer. Without glasses I am actually better then 20/20 in one eye. The other is just a but off.

As for the shooting part. You will see the target wonderful. The sights you might find just a hair blurry when you focus out there. But you will get used to it. And you will really see a benefit when shooting with a scope.
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:28 PM
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Good luck with the surgery Semi. I hope it all works out.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:33 PM
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I had it about 3 years ago and love it!!! No more glasses or contacts..

I did open up the rear sights on my flinters but other than that everything is ok...

Good Luck!!!
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:11 PM
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Left eye done yesterday. Easy-peasy. Post-op follow up about an hour ago - 20/20 and crystal clear. I can't believe the difference in brightness and sharpness between the left and right eye. The right eye scheduled for mid-October. Can't wait.

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