That vision thing

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  1. Tom Thomson

    Tom Thomson

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    I have noticed recently that if I linger on the target for too long the cross hairs begin to blur and the whole image gradually darkens as if a cloud passed over the sun. I do wear contacts and wonder if that's the problem. Anyone else experienced this?
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  2. JohnKielly

    JohnKielly Australia, not Austria

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    Been checked for cataracts lately?
     
  3. 6.5creed

    6.5creed Silver $$ Contributor

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    I figured that was part of being over 50
     
  4. Scott Harris

    Scott Harris Gold $$ Contributor

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    To some extent, it happens to anyone staring at something for a long time. I try to keep vision crisp by getting the shot off in a timely fashion or close the eyes briefly to refresh them. Also keep moisturized and protect against wind with wrap around glasses
     
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  5. Keith Glasscock

    Keith Glasscock True believer - Straight 284 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Make sure you are still breathing - sounds similar to the symptoms of holding one's breath.
     
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  6. watercam

    watercam Silver $$ Contributor

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    +1 on breathing. Long slow deep breath, exhale and break shot. Also make sure you take a moment to look at the horizon without looking through rifle or spotting scope once in a while to fight fatigue. Same thing happens when using iron sights.
     
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  7. barefooter56

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    Tom,
    Our eyes are tremendous oxygen hogs . What you are witnessing is caused by lack of oxygen. When this happens. Get off the sights, stare at the grass ( most peoples eyes find the color green relaxing) , breath then get back on the rifle. Working on your cardio can help immensely. Worked for me when I shot PALMA. Those aperture sights were a bear! The better my cardio got the better and longer I could see . Same thing with scopes. Try it !
     
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  8. Tom Thomson

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    Thanks guys. That shrunk my group just a bit and every little bit helps.
    tommyt
     
  9. corsair4360

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    thanks for the suggestions.... I have the same challenge coupled with astigmatism
     

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