Astigmatism friendly RMR?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by DrewBone, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    5,370
    Likes Received:
    9,103
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    Are there any recent solutions for those with astigmatism who wish to use an RMR? My eyes aren't getting any better and I'd like to explore the possibilities, if any, should I happen upon a MOS model whatever.

    Thanks in advance for your reply :D
     
  2. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    19,551
    Likes Received:
    6,908
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2001
    Location:
    North-Central USA
    Try to find a local retailer that has one of the Trijicon dual-illuminated RMRs in stock, and take a look through it. Some folks still have problems, for others they work well.

    If you decide to go with an electrical red dot sight, I'd recommend one with manual dot brightness control. It can still have an automatic control, but when the dot is too bright is when the distortion is the worst, so a dot with a manual brightness adjustment gives you the best chance for seeing/using a nice round dot.
     
    pAZ Ron, FullClip and Hoff like this.

  3. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    5,370
    Likes Received:
    9,103
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    I'll see about doing exactly as you suggest, thanks 'DJ!
     
  4. TheDuckhunter

    TheDuckhunter

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2018
    Location:
    Pascagoula, MS
    I have found that the 6.? moa "green dot" of the dual-illuminated RMR stays round for me, and I get some halo/starfish on the 3.25 moa red dot of the RM6. I get much less halo/starfish if I turn down the intensity of the red dot. YMMV.
     
  5. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Messages:
    13,254
    Likes Received:
    7,141
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2003
    Location:
    Louisville KY
    Proper use of a red dot requires you to look at the target not the dot. if you are focusing on the dot you are doing it wrong--astigmatism or no...

    In fact if you have an astigmatism and are looking at the dot you are compounding your problems!

    Both eyes open--look at the target. The dot will take care of itself.
     
    okiegtrider and GP4L like this.