Army Officer Cures HImself

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Zetsu, Mar 29, 2008.

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    Zetsu Guest

    [...An engineer, fifty-one years of age, had worn glasses since 1896,
    first for astiginatism, getting stronger ones every couple of years,
    and then for astigmatism and presbyopia. At one time he asked his
    oculist and several opticians if the eyes could not be strengthened by
    exercises, so as to make glasses unnecessary, but they said: "No. Once
    started on glasses you must keep to them." When the war broke out he
    was very nearly disqualified for service in the Expeditionary Forces
    by his eyes, but managed to pass the required tests, after which he
    was ordered abroad as an officer in the Gas Service. While there he
    saw in the Literary Digest of May 2, 1918, a reference to my method of
    curing defective eyesight without glasses, and on May 11 he wrote to
    me in part as follows:

    At the front I found glasses a horrible nuisance, and they could not
    be worn with gas masks. After I had been about six months abroad I
    asked an officer of the Medical Corps about going without glasses. He
    said I was right in my ideas and told me to try it. The first week was
    awful, but I persisted and only wore glasses for reading and writing.
    I stopped smoking at the same time to make it easier on my nerves.

    I brought to France two pairs of bow spectacles and two extra lenses
    for repairs. I have just removed the extra piece for near vision from
    these extra tenses and had them mounted as pince-nez, with shur-on
    mounts, to use for reading and writing, so that the only glasses I now
    use are for astigmatism, the age lens being off. Three months ago I
    could not read ordinary head-line type in newspapers without glasses.
    Today, with a good light, I can read ordinary book type (18 point),
    held at a distance of eighteen inches from my eyes. Since the first
    week in February, when I discarded my glasses, I have had no
    headaches, stomach trouble, or dizziness, and am in good health
    generally. My eyes are coming back, and I believe it is due to
    sticking it out. I ride considerably in automobiles and trams, and
    somehow the idea has crept into my mind that after every trip my eyes
    are stronger. This, I think, is due to the rapid changing of focus in
    viewing scenery going by so fast.

    Other men have tried this plan on my advice, but gave It up after two
    or three days. Yet, from what they say, I believe they were not so
    uncomfortable as I was for a week or ten days.

    I believe most people wear glasses because they "coddle" their eyes...]
    Zetsu, Mar 29, 2008
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Thanks for yet another unverifiable, meaningless, third-hand anecdote.

    Couldn't you, instead, be persuaded to simply post once each week,
    something to the effect of "I believe in the Bates method and
    recommend it to others?"

    What possible benefit does the slew of unverifiable, meaningless,
    third-hand anecdotes provide .... other, of course, than making you
    feel better?
    Neil Brooks, Mar 29, 2008
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    Zetsu Guest

    It provides motivation for those undergoing treatment, or to anyone
    looking to cure themselves of imperfect sight without glasses.

    It improves confidence of the patient in the sharing of another's
    similar experiences to which they can relate.

    It brings the joyous spirit of Dr. Bates and the Better Eyesight
    League to

    It is interesting from a historical point of view.

    Most importantly, it allows readers to perfect their understanding of
    their cure.
    Zetsu, Mar 29, 2008
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Zits,

    The REAL REASON you post.

    Acutally, it is just to piss Neil Brooks off.
    otisbrown, Mar 29, 2008
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