I really hate the thought of ditching an old friend and my QR red dot and I have seen ‘interesting times’ together.
It’s an occluded sight i.e. you can’t see through it BUT that lovely 3 MOA dot is now a blur.
So what’s going on? I’ve always been a little long sighted but now wear glasses so that shouldn’t have caused a problem, OR WOULD IT?
It’s got to be that because the other causes of blurriness are staring AT the dot not the target, and unlike battery-powered modern ones, there is no brightness control as too bright a dot also causes distortion. Another reason for not losing my old friend. No batteries, no tritium.
Only what’s Astigmatism?
Astigmatism occurs when the eye is unable to focus light rays to a single point on the retina because the cornea or lens has a different curvature in one direction compared to another. Astigmatism often occurs with other vision conditions such as short or long-sightedness. Astigmatism is usually present from birth, but can sometimes develop as a result of another condition later in life, such as cataracts.
Damn, the eye test mentioned those things!
Can all this be “cured”?
Glasses I already wear and I have been long sighted for ever.
So as for cataracts? Doctor time and a sharp knife I’m thinking.