When responding to a stimulus, 80 percent of sensory input derives from the visual sense, writes Sara Ahrens in her new blog at Beretta. This process requires the use of both sides of the brain in order to function. Both the left and right hemispheres of the brain share the information acquired through visual input. When shooting one-eyed, shooters don’t get the full picture. As a matter of fact, without the use of both eyes, many visual functions are limited. Many shooters initially learn to shoot with one eye and it is a habit that is hard to break. The benefits of shooting two-eyed, however, make learning this skill worthwhile.
Learn more about why you should keep both eyes open while shooting, from Sara Ahrens, at Beretta’s blog.