Cross eye dominance skeet trap shooting

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  1. JimDV

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    I have that problem on Low 2,Low 3 and low 8. I am right eye dominant and right handed. I have tried the tape and those stick on eye patches, but they cause me to try to peek over the top of them. Lately I have been closing my left eye and it seems to work. Is this a common thing as one ages?
     
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    Tape or patch works the best for me. If you can peek over it it's either too small or not positioned properly(probably this). I'm left eye dominant RH shooter. Shot 1 eye for years and switched to patch. Big improvement. Tried all the barrel gizmos and they don't work for me.
     
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    Cross modulation happens to me when I’m tired or fatigued. Happens more on trap than skeet to me but happens on skeet too

    might try moving your hold points out if only to slow things down and give your eyes a fighting chance. Also before you call for the bird take a second for your eyes to focus at the distance you will first see the target clearly.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was the only one. Had cataract surgery without a vision problem. just about 1 year later had laser surgery both eyes to clear up cloudy lens. I shoot right hand, always been a 2 eyed shooter & just when I was shooting fairly well I started to miss every low house from 1, 2, 3 & 8. I didn't know how to handle it until I met a fairly competent skeet shooter & he said he had the same problem & corrected it with a dot. So I tried the dot, NG. I went back to him & he showed me how to position the dot. His advise worked for me, so here it is. Mount the gun, your left arm where you normally position it on the forearm, then raise your left thumb. Position the dot right at the left side of your thumb, no space, it may take 2 dots like for me. It took about 100 rounds to get used to the dots, but this worked for me & brought me out of my skeet shooting misery.
     
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    Crossfire fin works for me, you should try it
     
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    Good idea, will try, THX
     
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    I am left eye dominant and shoot one eye right handed skeet. The only times I force two eyes open is on high 2 and low 6 because those appear to be the fastest targets. One eye works for me if I use well established hold points.
     
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    I have several questions after reading your post. Sorry for so many

    1. I'm getting ready to have cataract surgery so what type of lenses did they put in?

    2. Are you shooting with both eyes open with the dots? I'm left eye dominate and always closed the left eye because I'm right handed. Shooting with both eyes open was just a waste of ammo for me.

    3. Exactly why was the laser surgery needed? Everyone I have spoken with that had cataract surgery raves about it.

    Thanks
     
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    1. Standard lenses, my son is a Doctor & is friends with Eye Surgeon & he did not recommend any of the alternatives lenses. Eye Doctor said although i have a slight stigmatism stay with standard lenses. On the surgery issue I went with scalpel incision on top & sonic to cut around. I think if u check the laser cut for cataracts is totally unnecessary, to me only very special cases need laser cut, so weight your options.
    2. Now shooting with both eyes open with (2) dots over left eye. I don't like closing my left eye, so the dots do good enough for me. After surgery my vision came out 20/20 left eye & 20/25 right eye, & I am right handed.
    3. Some folks get a cloud over their lenses. I got mine about 1 year after the lenses were implanted. I was very concerned as everything was a big blur & it happened quickly, 1st the 1 eye & about 10 days later the other eye. The surgeon has a laser that is used for this treatment. It takes about 15 seconds per eye. He lasers holes in the cloud that has formed over the lens, from those holes the cloud just breaks down & washes away with eye drops. Surgeon said will never need it done again. Good luck hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks 25. It can get confusing because of at least 5 types of lenses.

    One more question and you would have to do some open sight pistol shooting, if you do
    Can you see both sights and the target with your new eyes?
    Thanks
     
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    Don't shoot pistol. Scoped rifle 100 to 200 yds has improved quite dramatically. Using 100 yd target at 100 yards I can see each shot using 9 power on the scope. I reload rifle ammo & after the cataract surgery really got into precision rifle shooting. I have found it to be quite a self rewarding experience.
     
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    At 100 yds I use a spotting scope for the 5.56 holes. I am looking forward to the cataracts being removed early next year.
     
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    ^^what he said
     
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    Haven't found the need for a spotting scope at 100 yds & have shot my 22-250 & holes r quite clear. I don't really know why u would wait for the surgery. It takes away from your quality of life, that's all ins has to hear.
     
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    I have an appointment in a few weeks to set it up with the Surgeon, I was waiting for the colder weather.
     

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