Children May Improve Their Sight by Consciously Doing the Wrong Thing

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    Children May Improve Their Sight by
    Consciously Doing the Wrong Thing
    Children often make a great effort to see the blackboard and other
    distant objects in school. It helps them to overcome this habit to
    have them demonstrate just what the strain to see does.
    Tell them to fix their attention on the smallest letter they can
    see from their seats, to stare at it, to concentrate on it, to partly
    close their eyelids—in short, to make as great an effort as possible
    to see it.
    The letter will blur, or disappear altogether, and the whole card
    may become blurred, while discomfort, or pain in the eyes or head,
    will be produced.
    Now direct them to rest their eyes by palming. The pain or
    discomfort will cease, the letter will come out again, and other
    letters that they could not see before may come out also.
    After a demonstration like this children are less likely to make
    an effort to see the blackboard, or anything else; but some children
    have to repeat the experiment many times before the subconscious
    inclination to strain is corrected.
    School Number
    Better Eyesight
    A monthly magazine devoted to the prevention and cure of imperfect
    sight without glasses
    Vol. V - August, 1921 - No. 2
    Copyright, 1921, by the Central Fixation Publishing Company
    Editor—W. H. Bates, M.D.
    Publisher—Central Fixation Publishing Co.
    Doctors are needed all over the world to cure people without glasses
    $2.00 per year, 20 cents per copy
    300 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.

    Lelouch Lamperouge, Nov 25, 2009
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    How to measure a refractive state using a retinoscope.

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    Steps to help children PREVENT MYOPIA:

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