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?
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.
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. http://www.specialtyarch.com/faqs/super-ball-peep/verifiers/
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.
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 it..lol. 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.
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