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Vision in competition pistol shooters: effects of distance defocus on performance

Carkeet, Andrew D., Chan, Peter, & Brown, Brian (1988) Vision in competition pistol shooters: effects of distance defocus on performance. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 71(2), pp. 60-65.

Abstract

We examined the effects of adding positive spherical lenses to distance spectacle prescriptions on the pistol shooting performance of nine experienced shooters. Shot groupings were significantly smaller horizontally when shooters wore a +0.50D addition and significantly smaller vertically when shooters wore a +0.75D addition to their distance spectacle correction. Performance became significantly worse with spectacle additions of +2.00D and +4.00D. We discuss possible mechanisms for the improvement in performance obtained by using low plus additions for presbyopic and non-presbyopic pistol shooters.

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ID Code: 11899
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Pistol shooting, plus lenses, vernier alignment, partitioning task
ISSN: 0816-4622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optical Technology (111302)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1988 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:53

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