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Old 04-12-2017, 11:56 PM
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I am far-sighted. Generally ony wear readers when I need to, well, read, either print or on-screen. My distance vision has deteriorated to a degree, but I feel I still okay without glasses outside.

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I wonder if vision has a connection to putting accuracy. I see the basket, I throw at basket, but perhaps there is some depth perception lacking, I don't know.

Has anyone had a change of game from glasses, contacts, etc.?
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:23 AM
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I've played some of my best rounds wearing only one contact.
I had trouble tracking the disc on drives over 335 but the guys on my cards were very helpful.
Maybe it made me concentrate more on putts...I dunno.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:30 AM
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I wear prescription sunglasses, and yes, it makes a difference. At about 15 feet, I break over to the basket being fuzzy with no glasses. That change impacts my routine.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:12 AM
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I wear contacts 99% of the time. If I'm wearing glasses, I'm better to just stay at home. My depth perception gets way off;close isn't bad, but the farther away stuff is, the farther it feels and it's an exponential type thing. 10 can feel like 11, 30 like 40, and keeps getting worse. That changes depending on how far my glasses have slide down my nose.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:39 AM
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I'm near sighted. I bought some prescription "sport" glasses. they have a band to hold them on my face. Depth perception is much improved with them.

Now I can also see the iron leaf that I am guaranteed to hit.

To answer the OP's question; I don't notice much difference on short putts, but I think they help on longer (20 feet plus) putts.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:59 AM
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I've played some of my best rounds wearing only one contact.
I had trouble tracking the disc on drives over 335 but the guys on my cards were very helpful.
Maybe it made me concentrate more on putts...I dunno.
lol! I just have to ask... why? Seems like only one contact would make me queasy. I'm near-sighted and can't read road signs until I am at the stop light, so, my vision is not so grand. I've played without glasses a couple rounds (broken or rain issues) and it hasn't been awful as long as I know the course well, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:10 AM
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Before I got my newest lenses (I'm near sighted), my depth perception was off and I would under/over throw on approaches. It definitely improved with clearer vision.
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I wear contacts most of the time, and give my eyes a break on evenings and weekends with glasses. prescription is positive, so without correction things look farther away. glasses magnify just a little more than the contacts. putting is OK, but I don't play in glasses due to throwing. on a full power drive i use a "proper" technique with a head turn and full reach. but at control power levels I don't do a full head turn and keep the target in the peripheral vision. maybe bad form, but i'm super accurate in the woods, and i'm not going pro.
glasses really screw up that peripheral vision and mid throw I lose that target. with glasses i start spraying all over the place, and that sucks when you know you can hit that line.
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I wear contacts 99% of the time. If I'm wearing glasses, I'm better to just stay at home.
yea, same boat... but i am blind as a bat at -8.25

when your vision is THAT bad, you (or at least I) have almost no peripheral vision when wearing glasses
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I wear contacts most of the time. I still see well with my glasses, but it seems to change my vision just enough that it throws my putting off.
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