First off, I am sorry to hear about your problem. If you are able to go to the range without further medical concerns, pick up an eye patch for your right eye, and practice with your normal grip and stance and train your left eye to become dominant.Yakko77 said:I haven't been to the shooting range in months now for medical reasons. :bawling: Well, first I had a shingles infection in my right eye back in late May. Don't ask me how. The docs said it was just one of those things. Why do some people get cancer and some don't? Just bad luck. Since then, I've had 4 surguries for retina separation. Still up in the air if I'll be able to see out of my right eye. Thing is, I'm right handed and right eye dominate. If my right eye problems should be permanent, should I lean to shoot left handed and shoot with my left eye or is it possible to shoot right handed and aim with just my left eye?
That's not quite true. Shingles is a form of the chickenpox virus. You obviously had chickenpox previously (most likely as a child; its' very serious if one contracts it as an adult). You recovered from it, but the virus remains in your system (dormant) permanently. You had contact with someone who had a "live" illness of chickenpox (I don't remember how long [3 days?? a week??] but within a short timespan), that contact 'revived' the dormant virus in your system. It takes the form of shingles, and you got the most serious 'version'. There are 3 locales where this can strike (and so far as we know, it is random)--the orbital nerve (as I recall it named), the ribcage (chest and back just below the nipple line), and the hip. As I recall, the locale is specific to one side of the body (that is to say, it will only develope on one side of the body per incident). Shingles can reoccur, unlike mumps, where the affliction is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.I had a shingles infection in my right eye back in late May. Don't ask me how. The docs said it was just one of those things.
Glad to hear you can go shooting again!! I am in the same boat with only one good eye to shoot with----and to see with.... My best advice while at the range is to wear GOOD thick safety glasses with side panels.... Lots of things are flying around at a gun range and you sure don't want to be taking any chances of hurting the good eye..... Safety first!!Yakko77 said:Well, still blind in the right eye but the left eye works well enough to shoot and the doc has pretty much cleared me for everything. Been to the range once already and I hope to go again today or tomorrow. I still shoot right handed with the left eye but rifle shooting required left handed shooting. Thanks for all the advise and well wishes!