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Loss of Vision in my dominant eye

This is a discussion on Loss of Vision in my dominant eye within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I believe I would be googling "sudden unexplained vision loss" and doing some serious reading/research and preparing my questions for my neuro opthalmic doctor. If ...

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    I believe I would be googling "sudden unexplained vision loss" and doing some serious reading/research and preparing my questions for my neuro opthalmic doctor. If I didn't get satisfactory answers to ALL my questions, I'd be looking for the "best" specialist available. JMO

    I can't speak for the sighting adjustments necessary based on the loss of vision in one eye. I will however say that I am right handed/left eye dominant, and also can successfully sight with my right eye, when closing my left.

    The post by Claude Clay was spot on as to adjusting initially. You will eventually develop the ability to get on target without worrying about stance (if you train, train, train)..JMO

    Good luck in gaining some resolve on your sight problem.
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    I understand your what your going through. In the early 70's I was in my early teens and had to have cataract surgery on my right eye. Cataract surgery then sure wasn't what it is now. While the surgery went OK overall I did due to some complications lose some vision in my right eye. I can not to this day see well enough out of it to shoot at any range what so ever, I just can't see the sights. No way I'd drive with my right eye only short of a zombie apocalypse. Getting back to my point, I just learned to move my right hand further to the left and cocked my head so my left eye lined up better. I can shoot left handed but it just feels awkward and I don't do it just for fun. Long guns of course I had to just learn to shoot lefty. I've been doing it this way for so long that it feels unnatural to bring a long gun up to my right shoulder now. Humans are very adaptable I'm sure you'll be able to adapt and do well. I would suggest using a .22 LR or something cheap to shoot while your getting the hang of it though. I hope your vision comes back soon, and I think if they couldn't find the reason for it I might be looking for some other opinions soon.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles.

    Have you tried a laser? You would be able to keep your current shooting methods.

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    dont want to use a laser at first, you need to be able to shoot cross eye dominant first before adding a laser. If that laser dies and its all you used to shoot with, your up a creek without a paddle, long guns will be shot left handed, handguns can be shot and carried strong side with weak eye to aim
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerman2003 View Post
    Ok so let me start with a little background info on me so it will better help the question(s) i will be asking.

    Im 25 been shooting since I was 7/8. Im an avid hunter and target shooter and I CCW. I woke up three weeks ago and had about 80% of my vision in my right eye and then by lunch it was completely gone. I went to the doctor and they sent me straight to the er to get an MRI done to check for brain tumor and MS. both of those came back clear so noone knows why I lost vision but none the less its gone.

    So now that you know my situation here are my questions.

    1) since I can no longer use my right eye would i be able to keep my right handed grip only using my left eye?

    2) Will I need to switch all of my gear over to a left handed set up if I cant keep my right handed grip.

    3) anyone else have this same kind of illness and how did you cope with it?

    Thanks for all the info
    I'd check with another eye specialist. Can't be no reason........
    Last edited by hamlet; May 9th, 2011 at 04:10 AM.

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    I had thought bout a laser but didnt want to use it as a crutch. So instead I went to shoot the other day with my dad and i was pleasently surprised at how easy it was to switch eyes. I still have to get used to not coming up right eyed but I think i did it and did it well for the first time.

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    Nice shooting and still hoping you get your sight back.
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    thanks as of now I still have no more vision in my right eye. I go back to the speacialist on the 18th and we will talk further then about what my options are. Hope there is something else I can do, if not i will be looking for a new job that will accomadate me, as I cant be around heavy machines.
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    I am right eye dominant and shoot right handed. I am somewhat ambidextrous as I can shoot left handed pretty well. I have used my left I to shoot right handed several times at the range and honestly, sometimes I shoot better. I don't know why. For what it is worth, I think you would have no problems adapting. Unfortunately, I cannot shoot with both eyes open as I see 2 front sights when I try.
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    I am right-handed and left eye dominant, yet my vision in my left eye is not as good as that in my right eye. When I target shoot with my 22, just using the sights, I cannot shoot as well using my left eye simply because my sight in that eye is not as good as my right eye. I use my right eye and do not find it to be a problem for accurate shooting. I believe, as some have said, that practice can make you accomodate physical imperfections and allow your body to adjust and do the right thing.

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