23457Help with scary vision thing.
- Sep 12, 2007Last night at archery practice, I was extremely disconcerted to have the
5-ring 60cm bull optically distort each time I was taking a shot. It
was very upsetting and not a little scary. I'm attending King's Company
of Archers this weekend and I'm terrified that it might happen there and
even more terrified that it might be the symptom of some greater problem
like some sort of tumor or other difficulty that would lead to at least
migraines and blindness, if not something far worse.
I've created a somewhat accurate representation of how things looked
though I think at times despite the rings floating so that they
'touched' the outside of the next larger ring, it did seem that the
whole thing ended up being asymmetrically more towards one corner...
i.e., in my drawing the bull still remains centered in the target
overall, but I don't think that was, or always was the case here.
Here's the image (the rings aren't the correct colors and the divisions
are not properly sized but it still illustrates what was happening)
If the inline image does not come through on the list, you can see it
here as well:
Here are further details:
1. I do not close my non-dominant eye while sighting on the target.
2. If I switched sides to see if it was one eye or the other, the same
thing happened, though if I remember right it seemed to drift to the top
left instead of seeming to drift to the bottom right. I may be
3. I don't recall if it 'drifted' into the configuration really quickly,
or if it was just 'that way' when I focused down.
4. At 20 yards
5. May be my glasses. I was fiddling with them all through practice
after it started happening but to no avail.
6. I am severely fatigued
7. I think I actually shot more accurately when I didn't try to fight it.
8. It left me disoriented and a little unsteady on my feet, and made me
have to close my eyes tightly and breathe a bit after every let, before
opening to prevent slight vertigo. It also left me very upset,
preoccupied and depressed.
Do any of you know anything about this? To be quite often, having the
image pasted in the document while I compose and look below it is
creating a very similar disorientation and vertigo
Please... please have good news. I'm beside myself with concern over
this, and more than a little scared.
"Merry" Toirdhealbhach Meriwether Lutre
Shire of Standing Stones, University of Missouri at Columbia
Formerly known as Philippe Sebastian LeLutre
Mundanely known as Christian M. Cepel
'Toirdhealbhach' or modernly Anglicized 'Turlough'
Is pronounced as 'tur-low' or tur-logh'
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