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Thread: Laser Eye Surgery and shooting

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    Question Laser Eye Surgery and shooting

    A French friend of mine had laser eye surgery and now can't shoot properly as his master right eye has been adapted for close vision, and he doesn't fancy shooting left handed . I am fed up with taking glasses on and off when spying and shooting rabbits etc, and all trhe other boring aspects of age and am wondering about being lasered myself. Has anybody any bad experience of this from a rifle or from a shotgun shooting point of view? Advice gratefully received. Todhunter

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    I've not had any done personally, I am lucky in my eyesight is fine, But my Mrs had hers done about 6 years ago. She was a shooter before hand and she is adamant it has improved her shooting (Certainly made it easier) - she shoots Rifle and competitive clays. She had both her eyes done at the same time.

    Mike

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    Th

    I wear glasses and considered laser surgery myself some years ago so I asked a friend of my wife's who was a Registrar at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She said if it were her she wouldn't have the op. i'm still wearing glasses.

    Frank

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    I know a few consultant opthalmic surgeons and none of them have had it done. I think if it were me I would go down the one day soft contact lens route. They are very comfortable, there is no cleaning involved and you can always take spares in your pocket. No problems with rain etc. Also I find my vision is better than wearing glasses, even though in theory the correction is the same.

    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todhunter View Post
    A French friend of mine had laser eye surgery and now can't shoot properly as his master right eye has been adapted for close vision, and he doesn't fancy shooting left handed . I am fed up with taking glasses on and off when spying and shooting rabbits etc, and all trhe other boring aspects of age and am wondering about being lasered myself. Has anybody any bad experience of this from a rifle or from a shotgun shooting point of view? Advice gratefully received. Todhunter
    had it done a couple of years ago, all fine and tickety boo do a search on john from yorkshireroestalking he's just had it done and theres a giant thread on it
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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    I talked to an opthalmic consultant who recommended dailies, which I have used for years with no problems. Good bit is being able to carry a couple of spares in case of mud splashes etc......

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    I went for contacts last year and i'm 60, best thing i've done regarding shooting/stalking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todhunter View Post
    A French friend of mine had laser eye surgery and now can't shoot properly as his master right eye has been adapted for close vision, and he doesn't fancy shooting left handed . I am fed up with taking glasses on and off when spying and shooting rabbits etc, and all trhe other boring aspects of age and am wondering about being lasered myself. Has anybody any bad experience of this from a rifle or from a shotgun shooting point of view? Advice gratefully received. Todhunter
    not being funny, but why the hell did he have his right eye adapted for close vision? usually the reason for laser eye surgery is to correct short sightedness, not create it ? was it corrective surgery or retina repair surgery?
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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    Quote Originally Posted by newkid View Post
    I talked to an opthalmic consultant who recommended dailies, which I have used for years with no problems. Good bit is being able to carry a couple of spares in case of mud splashes etc......
    did that for 20+ years before going the laser route, wish I had had the nerve to do it years ago!
    "Politicians must be allowed to panic. They need activity. It is their substitute for achievement"
    "'The matter is under consideration' means we have lost the file. 'The matter is under active consideration' means we are trying to find the file."

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    My Dad had an eye problem and ended up in a specialist hospital in Oxford. He was talking to the consultants there about laser surgery. Their response was "if you lose an arm or a leg you can get a good replacement.......but as for eyes I'd stick with glasses"

    I have worn contacts for years and still do!

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