RMR02 Review for Shooters with Vision Problems
I am not promoting any particular gun or sight. I hope this review might help someone with similar problems as mine. Not that I have any problems.
I bought an M&P9c a few months ago. Installed the full APEX Kit and Trigger. Love it. However, I am 65 in good shape and health but have had a slight muscle tremor since my 20's. Has not gotten worse but will never have to worry about being in competition. My first problem was getting use to shooting with a slight movement.
Second, I have an ear disease called Meneire's Disease. Certain things can trigger it and give me vertigo. I have not had vertigo for over 15 years. This is not age related because I got it at about age 40.
Third problem was that my close up vision and my distance vision are not perfect. Not real bad but not perfect. Like a lot of shooters if I focus on the sight at the front of the barrel the rear sight is not in focus and the further the target the more out of focus the target is. I talked to Decot about prescription glasses and they recommended Bifocals that were reversed with the bifocal on the top. That did not excite me at all.
So I went to the local FOP Range outdoors and tried shooting with my prescription sunglasses that are set up for distance vision which I use mostly for driving. Boy was that fun. After one mag of 12 I took the glasses off and the world started moving on me. I closed my eyes for a few minutes and everything settled down.
My boss said he had friends that had that problem when they used predcription glasses that had a lot of curvature to them which mine do. I went to my Optometrist and he did not think that was the problem. He thought it was from wearing glasses designed to focus at a distance and I was using them to focus at inches away at the front sight. Then when I took the glasses off my eyes were telling my brain things were not normal. My wife's been telling me that for years.
I thought I was in good health until I reread the above. Now I am really depressed. I know this is long but may help someone.
I read somewhere, I think Massad Ayoob, said with a Red Dot Sight you visually fixed on the target and let the dot fall in place.
So I had an RMR02 with Suppressor Sights installed and got it back last Saturday. I have been to the range twice. I shot 4 mags of 12 the first outing and 10 mags of 12 yesterday.
I wore my Prescription Sunglasses, designed for distance vision, both outings. I never had a problem with vertigo at all.
I also was able to see the target, because of the prescription, and had no trouble with the dot falling in line for aiming.
And this is with a prescription that is 9 years old. I just got a new prescritption but did not want to order new lenses until I got everything worked out. I was also trying not to order multiple pairs of glasses.
Now I am going to have new distance vision lenses made with the proper material for shooting. This way I can still wear them in the daytime as regular sunglasses and also shoot with them. This has worked so well in my case that I bought a 45c a week ago and am going to set it up exactly the same way.
Good luck to anyone with any of the above problems.