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Post by kayakingsteve on 12/23/2018, 4:50 pm

Anyone used a red dot that doesn't give them any distortion?

I know it's not the recommended way to shoot, but I like keeping both eyes open with an optic. I've tried a cheap one that doesn't distort so works great with both eyes open. Bought a Vortex Crossfire and it has some distortion so with both eyes open I see a double image using it...

Am I nuts or has anyone else noticed this with some optics? Any recommendations for distortion free?

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Post by 285wannab on 12/23/2018, 5:16 pm

You might want to try a small piece of Scotch tape on one side of your shooting glasses.  Probable won't take long to get used to it.  And it would help with the double vision.

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Post by kayakingsteve on 12/23/2018, 5:23 pm

285: I have a set of glasses with a blacked out lens, I just honestly prefer shooting with both eyes open. Doesn't impact my scores any when I test it...

Can't do it with distortion though in the optic.

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Post by r.tornello on 12/23/2018, 5:24 pm

DOCTER RED DOT and Champion Shooting glasses.

Or I practice both eye shooting for the just in case of it. But for competition look on Champions Choice for different products.
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Post by Slodad on 12/23/2018, 5:41 pm

Do you shoot with corrective lenses in your glasses, or wear contacts? I noticed that when using a red dot sight with my monovison (left lens distance, right lens closer) contacts, I perceive significant flair with my right (dominant) eye, but a nice crisp dot with the left.  When I wear bifocal glasses, the dot is crisp with both eyes. So, the problem, for me at least, is with my vision correction, not the sight.

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Post by r.tornello on 12/23/2018, 5:48 pm

I am nearly bind w/o glasses. And sometimes I get a bit of a flare. I practice w/the flare and sometimes I play with head position. I'm old too so Iron even with plus or minus really doesn't make it.

I work it out and can figure out the real center. I'm not in the olympics so I deal with it. It's not the answer you might be looking for but....

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Post by messenger on 12/23/2018, 6:37 pm

I use a product called Eye Pal. They are basically black stick on vinyl discs about the size of a dime with about a 3/32" hole in the center. They are reusable. I have them positioned on my glasses so that with both eyes open it appears I am looking out one hole. Because of my astigmatism red dots look like a comet. With the Eye Pal the dot is perfectly round. They are also great for open sights. They cost about $25. I never leave home without them.

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Post by 285wannab on 12/23/2018, 6:54 pm

kayakingsteve wrote:285: I have a set of glasses with a blacked out lens, I just honestly prefer shooting with both eyes open. Doesn't impact my scores any when I test it...

Can't do it with distortion though in the optic.
I would not like having a whole side blackened out.  If you use a real small piece of tape just to block out your red dot it is just like shooting with both eyes open.  Try it and then decide.  I also use an Eyepal like Messenger mentioned.  It helps clear up the sight picture for me and a plus is my head is always in the same spot.

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Post by kayakingsteve on 12/23/2018, 8:16 pm

Appreciate the advice.

The cheapy Tasco I have has no distortion and it's super relaxing to shoot with it with both eyes open. I'd like to find a nicer quality optic with no distortion.

I don't have a dominant eye in testing and am lucky enough to have good vision now, no glasses needed, so it's annoying having the distortion on the Vortex create a double image.

I do all my other shooting iron sight or otherwise with both eyes open so would like to do that with bullseye too. (although I will cover my left eye since I'm a righty when shooting iron sights with bullseye, but it doesn't seem to matter)

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Post by 285wannab on 12/24/2018, 9:23 am

kayakingsteve wrote:Appreciate the advice.

The cheapy Tasco I have has no distortion and it's super relaxing to shoot with it with both eyes open. I'd like to find a nicer quality optic with no distortion.

I don't have a dominant eye in testing and am lucky enough to have good vision now, no glasses needed, so it's annoying having the distortion on the Vortex create a double image.

I do all my other shooting iron sight or otherwise with both eyes open so would like to do that with bullseye too. (although I will cover my left eye since I'm a righty when shooting iron sights with bullseye, but it doesn't seem to matter)
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