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Thread: Can you compose better with your left eye?

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    pendennis's Avatar
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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    I've been left handed, but right eye dominant for years. My right eye was dominant to the point that I switched shooting rifle and pistol to right hand; that is, until just over four years ago. At that time I had cataract surgery, and had to make a choice for my replacement lens prescription. I also have severe astigmatism, requiring the insertion of a toric lens. My surgeon would not put in equal power lenses. He insisted that one be slightly myopic. So, I chose the left eye for the slight myopia. It changed my dominance. I'm now left eye dominant. I don't have short enough vision to use my right eye for pistol targets. I've now resorted to shooting pistol left handed, since the sights are much more clear.

    It also changed the way I look at the ground glass. I now mask the right eye, since I can see the ground glass much more clearly with the left eye, and no lens correction. I do use +1.5 diopter lenses for reading, but I see my ground glass, and even the view finder on cameras much better with my left eye; and I don't close my right eye.

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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    This is an old, but interesting thread. Many moons ago, in the 1960s, while in the military service, I learned that everyone has a focussing eye. Our shooting instructor went through each one of the recruits and made us focus the M1 and observed us. I did shoot closing my left eye, so, my dominante eye was the right. Again, and the reason I am compelled to write now, is that I read the previous post. I was recently operated of cataract in the left eye. I do not have astigmatism, and I chose the sharpest lens. I can see absolutely everything with the left eye, even the ground glass without dark cloth. I am just waiting a year to have the right eye operated to be a complete bionic vision guy.
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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    Right handed, left eye dominant which is good because my right eye is developing a cataract. I wonder how far that has to progress before insurance will agree good something about it?
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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    That’s the beauty of large format. Under the dark cloth you can use BOTH eyes.

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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    Stupid me. I thought you used your brain more than the eyes !

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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    creative always works...

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