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Offline Tjv28

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Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« on: August 21, 2017, 09:59:15 AM »
This may sound obvious to you guys and I know hind sight is 20/20, but I just learned the hard way on this one. Hope I didn't melt my retina as well

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 10:00:26 AM »
It may not be 20/20 anymore  :chuckle:

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
Oh my word....... 
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 10:23:04 AM »
 :yike:
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 10:31:11 AM »
Your making it hard to thin the pack, with these PSA's

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 10:35:21 AM »
Theres a thread about blurry archery hunting over in the bowhunting section Tjv28 you might want to check out if things dont improve :P

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 10:46:36 AM »
This may sound obvious to you guys and I know hind sight is 20/20, but I just learned the hard way on this one. Hope I didn't melt my retina as well

Hope everything turns out alright.

Same goes for binoculars and phone lens
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 12:13:06 PM »
Sun filter goes on the scope lense. Nothing you wear to cover your eyes, short of a plate of steel, will protect them when you look at the sun through a spotting or scope.

You be very lucky not to suffer permanent damage. Best of luck in healing process

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 12:35:29 PM »
How is your eye?

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »
 :DOH:
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 01:06:58 PM »
wow.... :yike:

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 01:37:25 PM »
He had the sunglasses on the eyepiece side, so the sun was magnified 20x or 30x - or whatever power his scope is.  At that point it's virtually a laser beam and would have fried his retina in an instant.  corneal flash burn

Hoping for the best for you  :(     You should go see the eye doc.


Here's a little self test

http://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Medical/Visual/Files/Alesa%20card%20web%20(2).pdf




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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2017, 01:42:41 PM »
Now you tell me!

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2017, 02:04:37 PM »
HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL!!!!!!!  I hope this is a joke and if not, I hope you are OK. 


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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2017, 02:24:09 PM »
I'd imagine night driving might be a little different now.

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2017, 02:28:16 PM »
I read that it can be a while before eye damage becomes evident. You really should go to an ophthalmologist ASAP

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2017, 02:34:18 PM »
I really hope you are joking. hope there is no permanent damage if not.

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2017, 03:14:12 PM »
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2017, 03:16:36 PM »
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2017, 03:34:56 PM »
Every minute he doesn't reply is not a good sign...
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2017, 03:36:18 PM »
Every minute he doesn't reply is not a good sign...
I was just thinking that. Hopefully he'll will report back after checking with a doctor.

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 03:49:59 PM »
I just looked again at the pic of the glasses. Did anyone else the hole in them. if the magnification did that to them imagine what his eye is like.

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2017, 03:51:45 PM »
I just looked again at the pic of the glasses. Did anyone else the hole in them. if the magnification did that to them imagine what his eye is like.

That's the first thing I noticed - the hole.  Seriously hope the OP is alright.
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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2017, 04:09:53 PM »
So I'm feeling okay... my eye ball feels like it might be swollen. I thought it was a brilliant idea at the time and couldn't find the sun through the scope, until it literally melted a hole through the glasses. I was like"where the hell is the sun, oh, there it is, Wow, it's bright, OUCH!. I didn't realize it would be just like a magnifying glass trying to melt crayons or ants. It feels swollen and a little aching, but my vision seems okay for now.

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Re: Don't look at the eclipse through your spotter!!!
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
Dang bud, you better make a dr appointment just in case. Eyesight is nothing to take lightly. I hope it heals up ok

 

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