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Offline Eric Krewson

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I can see, I can see!
« on: September 30, 2022, 02:43:18 pm »
This may seem trivial but I am so excited I am on cloud nine!

I have built 5 flintlock and 2 percussion rifles; I don't know how well they will shoot because I have never been able to see the sights well enough to align them properly. I have killed plenty of deer with these rifles and shotguns but had to use a peep sight, fiber optics and a white painted front sight to get on target, even then it was bit of a guess.

I had cataract surgery on both eyes, I had the right eye done yesterday and had to check today to see if I could finally see the sights on my rifles.  I CAN!

The pictures are my best representation of what I saw before my surgery and after.

Before surgery;



After surgery;

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Online Pat B

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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 11:17:39 pm »
My wife had cataract surgery a year or so ago and was amazed at the change and improvement in her vision.   :OK
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Offline sleek

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 02:58:31 pm »
What an exciting life changing event for you Eric! Those deer better lay low, you just got even more lethal out there!
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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2022, 04:19:33 pm »
Congratulations Eric. Glad it went well for you.  :OK
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Offline PaSteve

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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 08:02:48 am »
That's great news, Eric. Best of luck this year if you get a chance to hunt with your flintlock.
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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 08:21:59 am »
That’s fantastic Eric. I have been wearing glassy since the second grade and probably should have been wearing them before that.

I so thankful for glasses even though I detest them.

Glad your surgery went well and your vision is clear now.

I’m thinking that critter getter of you’d is going to be busy this year.

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Offline Parnell

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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2022, 02:05:59 pm »
That’s great news Eric, glad for you.
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Offline jeffhalfrack

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Re: I can see, I can see!
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2022, 09:26:36 pm »
Awesome! Better get a bigger freezer ? ,,btw we’re there options? I was reading a news letter from my eye doctor about this recently, it said you can customize to suit your lifestyle,,I know this must sound strange but ,,, with all the close work we do and shooting it would be nice to know ,,,well good luck to you,,,,bad luck to a whole lot of tasty critters . Jeffw

Offline JW_Halverson

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2022, 06:21:17 am »
I am happy for you to say the least. 
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