-23 D myopic prescription recovery update

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by g.gatti, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. g.gatti

    g.gatti Guest

    Now we have more interesting news from our correspondant.

    This afternoon she tested her vision for the big Snellen chart indoors
    and she read 3/40.

    Then she practised as follows:

    with a radio turned on playing soft music
    she palmed for the duration of one song
    then she gazed with closed eyes at a 300 watt halogen lamp at 10 to 20
    cm distance from her eyes, for the duration of a song
    then she palmed listening to the music for another song time
    and so on...

    This she did for 15 minutes.

    Then she went out for a walk and was pleased to meet some friends that
    complimented her for her improved appearence and the health of her

    When she came back, she continued with the practice alternating
    darkness with light, when after one hour treatment listening to soft
    music, a phone call arrived.

    While she talked to the phone, suddenly appeared the 15 feet line fo
    the Snellen chart.

    She was astonished and rushed to check the distance, and it was 5 feet,
    so her vision was improved to 5/15, INDOORS.

    A great breakthrough.

    The improved vision lasted half a minute then diappeared, but a few
    minutes more of palming and strong light brought them back and now the
    5/15 is quite permanent.

    g.gatti, Feb 12, 2005
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  2. g.gatti

    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Rishi,
    To make this measurement conform
    with the standard -- you might ask
    her to read the chart at 20 feet.
    The "near" distance of 5 feet is not
    used for "distance" testing.
    However, as an approximation (as
    a ratio) you could say that
    at 10 feet the line would be
    10/30, and at 20 feet
    the line would be
    But due to "distance" effects is would
    more likely be 20/100 or so.
    Why not have her read at the
    official distance of 6 meters
    or 20 feet.
    20/70 is about 3.1 cm or
    1 1/4 inches.
    otisbrown, Feb 13, 2005
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  3. g.gatti

    Evaristo Guest

    Because she is practicing the methods and is not
    permanently and completely cured yet.

    One of the most important things in the methods of
    the natural eye is that one must practice at a distance
    where the vision *improves* most. And then when that
    improvement is quite permanent at that distance one
    must practice at other distances.

    This is fundamental.

    If you put yourself at one feet from the card and
    you gain a couple lines (assuming you couldn't
    see them before) you are improving and using in
    the right way your eyes. Continued practice will make
    you improve at farther distances until you reach the
    standard distance or more.

    BUT, and this is a big BUT, it could be the other way
    around also; one could find that the best distance is
    MORE than the standard distance and find that he
    improves a couple of lines (for example from the big
    letter to the next) best at that distance. Then he must
    continue to practice at that distance.

    As you can understand, the original Bates' system
    methods are waaaay different from the bullshit that
    the so called teachers go on preaching and the so
    called professionals go on bashing.

    Intelligence and careful reading of the instructions
    are needed to succeed in the cure of imperfect sight
    by treatment without glasses.
    Evaristo, Feb 13, 2005
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