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Some of y’all may have seen my post about possibly switching to left handedness because of vision problems with my right eye. I will be experimenting shooting left handed soon.

My issue is seeing a double reticle in the scope with my right eye. It’s called ghosting and caused by LASIK. I was wondering if anyone knew of a scope with a very faint reticle? I’m thinking a very faint reticle would not reflect and I wouldn’t be getting a “ghosted” image

I currently have Burris scopes, which are great but I am getting that ghost reticle on all of them
 

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Is the double image always the same? Offset the same distance and direction? If so, just keep shooting. Your brain will block out the extra with time.
Consider this--- Our eye lens throws and upside down image that is righted in the brain. To prove it, researchers put glasses that inverted the image on volunteers. IT took about a week for the image to correct....and another week to get back right again.
 
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Is the double image always the same? Offset the same distance and direction? If so, just keep shooting. Your brain will block out the extra with time.
Consider this--- Our eye lens throws and upside down image that is righted in the brain. To prove it, researchers put glasses that inverted the image on volunteers. IT took about a week for the image to correct....and another week to get back right again.
Yes it is always the same. I have irregular astigmatism and post-LASIK ectasia. I have not been shooting since I got some new lenses but I was looking through my scopes the other day for the first time with them. Maybe the best thing would just be to get out there and start shooting. Hopefully it’s something that I can work through.
 

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If by "lens" you mean glasses, that's the first suspect. I've seen that in lens covers. Try an experiment--You'll need a polarizing filter like cameras use. Two lens that turn with varying amounts of polarization. Set the gun up on the bench and put that polarizing lens between you and the scope and see if there's a place where the lines go away. Take a scope to the optometrist and see if he can figure the physics of it. What do the lines do if you cant the glasses 45 degrees?

I had cataract surgery about 20 years ago. The doc did all the test and told me what lens he was replacing my bad one with. It was a compromise between close and far. I had him change it to 'see a ringneck on a pheasant 50 yards away and against the sun'. It almost works that well!
I saw that cataract first in my microscope while engraving as an aggravating blur like a hair in the way. I told that to the eye surgeon and he said he first saw his own cataract in his microscope while operating on an eye! I see moss has grown on my artificial lens and needs wiping with a laser. That's common and about to be fixed.
 

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If by "lens" you mean glasses, that's the first suspect. I've seen that in lens covers. Try an experiment--You'll need a polarizing filter like cameras use. Two lens that turn with varying amounts of polarization. Set the gun up on the bench and put that polarizing lens between you and the scope and see if there's a place where the lines go away. Take a scope to the optometrist and see if he can figure the physics of it. What do the lines do if you cant the glasses 45 degrees?

I had cataract surgery about 20 years ago. The doc did all the test and told me what lens he was replacing my bad one with. It was a compromise between close and far. I had him change it to 'see a ringneck on a pheasant 50 yards away and against the sun'. It almost works that well!
I saw that cataract first in my microscope while engraving as an aggravating blur like a hair in the way. I told that to the eye surgeon and he said he first saw his own cataract in his microscope while operating on an eye! I see moss has grown on my artificial lens and needs wiping with a laser. That's common and about to be fixed.
No I have hard contact lenses. Had to see a specialist and they cost me about $5k. They help me see much better but this rifle scope thing is about the only issue I’ve ran into. Glasses don’t help my vision issues. I have spoken with the specialist about it, he’s gonna see if there is anything else to do. He is located in TX so I might have to fly back.
I could still try the polarizing experiment tho. Hopefully there is some tweak I can do that will work out
 

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Do you think that a scope with a single, illuminated center dot might work? On my scopes with that feature, they appear much more clear than a typical red dot sight.

The least expensive scope that's not a piece of crap that's set up with 2 MOA center dot which can be used both illuminated and off is the Primary Arms 1-4x24 at about $129. Vortex makes a similar Crossfire II for $199

Added: Just to be clear, Both these scope have a heavy duplex (Vortex) or #4 type (P.A.) in addition to the center dot.
 

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Go to an expert on LASIK procedures, one who’s done thousands of them. They can clean up this abberation with a process called PRK. It doesn’t involve lifting your existing “flap”, but a simple “etching” process on your cornea. I had it done after having LASIK to fix some minor abberations that showed up after getting it done. It’s a simple and less costly procedure than the original LASIK was and it worked GREAT! My insurance also paid for it.
 

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Great information above. The scopes I have seen with the thinnest reticle are some of the old Weaver fixed power like the K6. Don’t know if that would actually solve your problem .
 
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