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Blind left eye

Old 07-24-21, 02:46 AM
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Blind left eye

Of all disabilities this one is quite manageable for the most part. The main difficulty i have is looking over my left shoulder, especially when the bridge of my cycling glasses are in the way…

anyone have good solutions or any general advice?
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Old 07-31-21, 11:08 AM
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"10Wheels" posted a picture of his method using mirrored sunglasses lenses fixed to the back of his cycle gloves. It works. I use that method now. Do remember this, if you cannot get a good feeling of the space behind you, ya better stop and take the time to turn and look around. There could be something really bad on your six...
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I use Varia radar but I have also used a wrist mirror, too. The wrist mirror works well. I make mine from a cheap bar end mirror. I pop the mirror out of the holder and put Velcro on the back which I then attach to any kind of wrist strap.

With the radar, I still stop if there is even a smidgen of doubt before turning left.
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I have a condition called amblyopia. Oddly, peripheral vision is as good as the right eye but central vision is canceled by the brain to prevent double vision. Depth perception is an issue but the brain is remarkable and half-sighted people usually can compensate quite nicely. I mount a mirror on my left handlebar and angle it so my good eye can use it. The wrist mirror with Velcro is interesting; I may try that.

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Great suggestions all. Ended up getting a drop bar mirror and really love it.
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Hi, I’m Emory I’m new to the forum. I have very little peripheral vision. I glad there are others like me that want to ride. I want to purchase an ebike,some family members dont want to I like adventures and independence.
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