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Quick interesting question
Evening lads,

I'd like to know whether it is allowed to play competetive darts while wearing an eye patch. 
Due to being slightly cross-eyed I can't really aim that well, unless obstructing one eye with an eye patch. 

Thanks in advance!
Regards, Slickey
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Surely yes? I don't see how it would have any advantage over simply keeping one eye closed.
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Hello Slickey, welcome aboard the Nutz forum first off. :hithere:

From the DRA rule book...

5.17.2 

No headgear, other than on religious grounds, or medical grounds with written
medical reasons from a qualified practitioner, shall be worn without the prior
permission of the Promoter following a written application from the Player

Can't see it being a problem, at the most you would need to get a note from a doctor.
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(01-02-2017, 07:13 PM)Great White North Wrote: Hello Slickey, welcome aboard the Nutz forum first off. :hithere:

From the DRA rule book...

5.17.2 

No headgear, other than on religious grounds, or medical grounds with written
medical reasons from a qualified practitioner, shall be worn without the prior
permission of the Promoter following a written application from the Player

Can't see it being a problem, at the most you would need to get a note from a doctor.

If you use spectacles, you can paste a piece of cellotape (transparent or translucent) on the non aiming eye. It still blocks one eye, but allows at least some depth perception, no matter how slight. IIRC in darts I think you still need depth perception.


If you need more bling, wear spectacles with zero power lenses (if you don't need spectacles), and use this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...hields.jpg  or this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...elds~3.jpg

https://www.gehmann.com/english/products...tegorie=31



Then you won't require a note from your doctor.
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(01-02-2017, 07:04 PM)sacredshapes Wrote: Surely yes? I don't see how it would have any advantage over simply keeping one eye closed.

It becomes very tiring, on the eye as well as facial muscles quite quickly.
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(01-02-2017, 07:42 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 07:13 PM)Great White North Wrote: 5.17.2 

No headgear, other than on religious grounds, or medical grounds with written
medical reasons from a qualified practitioner, shall be worn without the prior
permission of the Promoter following a written application from the Player

Can't see it being a problem, at the most you would need to get a note from a doctor.

If you use spectacles, you can paste a piece of cellotape (transparent or translucent) on the non aiming eye. It still blocks one eye, but allows at least some depth perception, no matter how slight. IIRC in darts I think you still need depth perception.


If you need more bling, wear spectacles with zero power lenses (if you don't need spectacles), and use this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...hields.jpg  or this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...elds~3.jpg

https://www.gehmann.com/english/products...tegorie=31



Then you won't require a note from your doctor.

Only reason why I put up that rule is that it's the only one pertaining to anything close to the topic at hand.  Obviously eye glasses/contacts or a patch is not an issue by any interpretation of said rule.
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I have double vision and I thought about wearing a patch to play darts but have decided not to.

The reason is because when I was 10 I got the squint in my right eye operated on and for some time after I had to wear those sticky patches on my good left eye. By the time I was 12 I was starting to get short sighted but my right eye was able to see a little stronger than my left even though I struggle to read words with the right because of the natural blind spot I guess, I think we all have one but I found it very difficult to see words with my right eye but general things in the distance the right was doing all the focussing.

So the result was my left eye developed a squint.

When I was 16 I got the left eye operated on.

After that the left eye became the dominant eye again and its been that way since but it can switch when my eyes are tired or for no reason at all which is a nightmare sometimes when playing darts.

So I thought a patch would be a great idea but I am worried that by wearing it I will make the left even stronger and the right even weaker and I don't want any more problems with my eyes, they are bad enough now, the right is next to useless, even though it may try to focus it sees everything about a fifth smaller but weirdly it sees things about 2 shades lighter than my left, its a job trying to match similarly coloured socks lol! Closing my left eye now I cant make out anything I have typed, its just a blur.

But my astigmatism and short sightedness are much worse now I am older and I think sight is a precious thing that I don't want to mess with it ever again, I wear varifocals now too and still struggle to read but I get by ok and will be happy for it to stay that way.

I suspect some point in the not too distant future my eyes are going to be so bad I will likely be registered blind but I am happy to have what I have now so not going to jeopardise it.

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(01-02-2017, 07:48 PM)Great White North Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 07:42 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 07:13 PM)Great White North Wrote: 5.17.2 

No headgear, other than on religious grounds, or medical grounds with written
medical reasons from a qualified practitioner, shall be worn without the prior
permission of the Promoter following a written application from the Player

Can't see it being a problem, at the most you would need to get a note from a doctor.

If you use spectacles, you can paste a piece of cellotape (transparent or translucent) on the non aiming eye. It still blocks one eye, but allows at least some depth perception, no matter how slight. IIRC in darts I think you still need depth perception.


If you need more bling, wear spectacles with zero power lenses (if you don't need spectacles), and use this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...hields.jpg  or this:

https://www.schiesssport-buinger.de/shoo...elds~3.jpg

https://www.gehmann.com/english/products...tegorie=31



Then you won't require a note from your doctor.

Only reason why I put up that rule is that it's the only one pertaining to anything close to the topic at hand.  Obviously eye glasses/contacts or a patch is not an issue by any interpretation of said rule.


Would an eye patch, because it had to be mounted to a band, be considered 'headgear'?  

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(01-02-2017, 08:22 PM)Ancient Darter Wrote: Would an eye patch, because it had to be mounted to a band, be considered 'headgear'?  

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I sent an e-mail to a director I know from the NDFC as he's a rules official, so he should know.  Hopefully I'll get an answer shortly.
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I suspect ... it's one of those things that very few players use, so it's likely not to be an issue I guess.   Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I don't see any reason why not. There are at least two professional darters who are blind in one eye.
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