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#3033851 - 11/15/12 04:51 AM late afternoon eye sight......
Bottom Hunter
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Boy, i remember a time when I could see a gnat on a squirrels backside in the dark ......now, once the sun gets low, in the woods, I can't make out much , just enough to know it's a deer....I have to carry binoculars to just make out what the deer is, even inside 50 yards sometimes.

I wear contacts, but even then I'm constantly trying to focus on something.

Anyone else have this issue .......?
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#3033866 - 11/15/12 05:30 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Roost 1
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I have same problem maybe not as bad as you but dr said it has to do with contrast.
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#3033932 - 11/15/12 06:33 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: Roost 1]
mcwallace
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I have to wear glasses and I have the same problem.
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#3033936 - 11/15/12 06:37 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: mcwallace]
BigD_625
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I've never had good vision at dark. Have a buddy that has unreal night sight. He got laser surgery and got rid of his contacts. He can't see as good now in the dark.
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#3034030 - 11/15/12 08:00 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter

Anyone else have this issue .......?


Yup. Unfortunately, it's called "getting old"! I wear progressive bifocals on a daily basis, although my distance vision isn't that bad. Considering progressive bifocals can really screw up your vision through a scope (depending on how you are looking through your glasses), I don't wear glasses while hunting. And that means sometimes I have to use binoculars to see antler characteristics at any type of distance or in low light. It also means I stop hunting earlier in the evening. I used to hunt until dark-thirty. Now I give it up if I know I wouldn't be able to see antler characteristics close-up with the naked eye, which means I'm ending my hunting about 10-15 minutes earlier than I used to.
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#3034035 - 11/15/12 08:03 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: BSK]
Dbllunger
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Yep, I have to stop hunting about 10-15 min before legal shootin' hours end these days...getting old
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#3034041 - 11/15/12 08:10 AM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: Dbllunger]
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 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
Yep, I have to stop hunting about 10-15 min before legal shootin' hours end these days...getting old


And it sucks too!

Let me repeat, getting old sucks! ;\)

But I guess it's better than the alternative...

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#3034617 - 11/15/12 12:19 PM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: BSK]
TNGunhunter
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I wear my yellow lensed shooting glasses when I'm in woods. Helps brighten things up.
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#3034644 - 11/15/12 12:29 PM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: TNGunhunter]
RKenney
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I have the same problem in low light conditions too. I also have a problem at mid morning to early afternoon on sunny days with all the reflections off the tree limbs. BSK is right, getting old does suck!
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#3034649 - 11/15/12 12:32 PM Re: late afternoon eye sight...... [Re: RKenney]
htnseymour
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I bought some polarized oakleys with interchangeable lenses for fishing and tried them out for hunting. Makes a big difference in low light and sunny conditions. Frames will cost you $115-120 but the lenses are only $30-40 a set.
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