Q I am a fairly new shooter. I really don’t like glasses so I had Lasik eye surgery to correct my vision – now I read with my left eye and use my right eye for distance. I am right-handed and right eye-dominant – since the surgery I can’t hit a thing! Should I try to keep both eyes open or shut my left when I shoot? What should I try to focus on? Thanks for your help.
Nina Cole, Eastbourne
A Monovision surgery (one eye for distance, one eye for near) is a handy option for sufficiently motivated people to cope in everyday situations without glasses. However, it is not an ideal treatment for people actively involved in sport as it will affect your binocular vision – your depth perception.
If, up until the surgery, you were shooting with two eyes, you will essentially have to relearn to shoot monocularly. This is not a bad thing, as there are some excellent “one eyed” shooters, however, a distance correction in the left eye, either as a contact lens or a prescription lens in your shooting glasses, will help you pick up where you left off. Also, as you will only need one lens, it will cost you half as much! Ed Lyons