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Playing with glasses.. - 03-22-2010, 04:53 PM

I wear eye glasses. Last night I just happened to take off my glasses and play on my home table. I was amazed at how much more "table vision" I had. Longer shots were obviously blurry and made for aiming problems, but on a whole I felt it so much easier to see my shotline. Are there any theories to this? If this is a common question....sorry in advance. I'm a relatively new AZ member and I haven't seen a thread relating to this. Thanks in advance to any info on this subject.

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03-22-2010, 04:58 PM

I haven't heard that one before. Perhaps it has something to do with having uninterrupted peripheral vision. If so, you might REALLY benefit from contacts or lasix.

I can't imagine it would help me. I'm so nearsighted it would be like playing 3C because I'd only be able to see about three balls and no pockets.


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03-22-2010, 05:01 PM

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I wear eye glasses. Last night I just happened to take off my glasses and play on my home table. I was amazed at how much more "table vision" I had. Longer shots were obviously blurry and made for aiming problems, but on a whole I felt it so much easier to see my shotline. Are there any theories to this? If this is a common question....sorry in advance. I'm a relatively new AZ member and I haven't seen a thread relating to this. Thanks in advance to any info on this subject.

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03-22-2010, 05:20 PM

I can see short distances fine but anything over a few feet is a problem. So I tried to wear my glasses playing pool and it just does not work. I end up looking above my glasses for the long shots (where I need help) and looking through my glasses for short shots (where I don't need the help). So I've just decided to not wear them and try to get use to the shot distance. I play better without my glasses, which I really never wear anyway, but that isn't saying much.
  
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03-22-2010, 05:32 PM

Thanks for the responses. I was really curious as to what other players who wear glasses have experienced. I called and found out through my vision insurance I can get an eye exam and contacts for basically nothing. Maybe I'll give it a shot.

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03-22-2010, 05:54 PM

These are the glasses I use for shooting pool.

http://www.eyewear-eyeglasses.com/ca...ck-eyeglasses/

When I got these I told the Optometrists that I wanted these adjusted to set high on my nose so I couldnt see over the top of the lens. Works perfectly!




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03-22-2010, 06:17 PM

http://www.billiard-eyeglasses.com/

These frames should do it for you.

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03-22-2010, 06:22 PM

Try Lasik.

I am 13/20 in both eyes.

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I wear glasses.. - 03-22-2010, 08:08 PM

I wear glasses but this is about a friend. He wears contact lenses and told me when he tried playing pool with glasses the front of his thighs would actually get bruised from bumping into the table. Glasses greatly reduce depth perception. Contact lenses, because they sit directly on your eye, offer much better depth perception. This may explain in part what you noticed.
  
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03-22-2010, 08:22 PM

Very nearsighted here. 20-400 in both eyes. Everything beyond 14" is very fuzzy. I'm well aware that my prescription makes things look farther away, kind of a wide angle lens effect.

Don't have a clue of what to do about it, beyond eye surgery...
  
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03-22-2010, 09:18 PM

[QUOTE=pocketpared;2333837]I wear glasses but this is about a friend. He wears contact lenses and told me when he tried playing pool with glasses the front of his thighs would actually get bruised from bumping into the table. QUOTE]

When I play, the back of my thighs end up getting bruised .... I gotta stop gambling with people better than me!
  
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03-22-2010, 09:37 PM

I wear glasses when I play and have no problem, but maybe it's because I've always played with glasses.


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03-23-2010, 12:24 AM

I never wore glasses, when i did it was only readers. A few years go by then I needed something for close distances as well enhanced far vision. I bought a pair of decot glasses thinking it could be the answer.

I never felt so closed in, in my life. It was way to restrictive for me. I switched to contacts and that was the answer until I developed cataracts. I had IOL's put in and do not need contacts.

I think contacts are the best solution if you do not have dry eye problems. That along with not having a problem with putting them in or taking them out. If I had to I'd go back to contacts or nothing at all. I hate glasses! LOL

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Frames - 03-23-2010, 01:17 AM

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http://www.billiard-eyeglasses.com/

These frames should do it for you.

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Marcus: Those frames are worth it. Players who wear glasses need to make sure that their prescription is good for shooting pool before they order them.

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03-23-2010, 01:21 AM

I've always had glasses. I tried contacts and they worked great when I was down lining up my shot. I always had to push up my glasses as they would slide down a little every once in a while. Though I could see the edge of the ball with my contacts, I felt like there was something wrong with my depth perception when shooting with contacts. I just stick with glasses and make sure to clean them regularly so that they don't slip.

I've considered lasik, but I'm still skeptical as I have family members that have had problems with lasik.
  
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