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  • July 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm #584189 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 27
    Joined: 10/28/2012
    Location: Pennsylvania
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    I wear corrective contact lenses and notice that once I start shooting out past 40 yards, my eyes concentrate on the target and the pin becomes very blurry. I noticed that tru-glo makes lenses for the ends of sights? What are possible ways to eliminate this if any? Should I get a sight that sticks out further from the riser?

    Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you

    July 15, 2013 at 9:25 am #584207 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    One thing you might do is make an appointment to have your eyes checked if this has changed for you. Another thing is the size of your pins might be too small. I have always been told you can not see both the pins and the target clearly at the same time. At longer distances that should become more apparent.
    July 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm #584247 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 64
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    Location: Ohio
    If you were my age I’d say don’t worry – it’s normal lol, but at 24 it’s mostly likely not aging eyes.
    Time to see the Dr. in either case. When I had that problem, I used a Specialty Archery Peep and Verifier. Worked great.

    Not unusual for eyesight to change. BTW – even though my eye dr is a target shooter (gun) he had never heard of the Specialty Verifier so don’t expect your eye doc to give you any help on that. His advise was to try it and let him know how it worked LOL (which I did). I also took the SA peep and my bow sight so he could see how it worked.

    Prob with the peep is that it’s hard to know which verifer you need. Keystone Country store suggests ordering 2 or 3 powers and try them – return the ones that don’t work for you. SA has a chart based on reading glasses to help on their web site.

    Happy shooting!

    Foot note – my right eye now has a lense implant and I can see great from arms length and beyond. Little fuzzy past 50 yards but much better than before.

    July 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm #584256 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 55
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    OMG…is this a problem we can relate to at our age Mark and blackdog?? Or what? LOL!

    It came time after one of my birthdays the pins started to blur. Almost making what is best described as a smashed figure eight as I looked down range through my sight pins.
    So, I had to do exactly what has been said.  In fact, I think it was Mark and Blackdog I chatted with about Thier first suggestion of a eye exam would be a great idea of course.
    I used the next size larger pin on my spot hogg for the hunting setup.
    For my 3D setup i also use a Specialty Archery varifier setup as Blackdog suggests.
    I would suggest that you first try the next larger pin size and see if that settles your issue.
    You will probably need to go with the Varifier Lens setup. But if you can use the larger pin to resolve this issue  it will be better for your hunting setup.
    The Verifier Lens setup is a great thing…..but you can have issues in the rain and cold foggy mornings while out hunting.

    Good luck, let us know how it goes.


    The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind............Fred Bear
    July 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm #584322 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 27
    Joined: 10/28/2012
    Location: Pennsylvania
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    Thanks everyone, I’ll give these ideas a whirl!
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