Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Zetsu, May 19, 2008.

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    Zetsu Guest


    When the eye with normal sight looks at the large letters on the
    Snellen test card, at any distance, from twenty feet to six inches or
    less, it sees, at the inner and outer edges and in the openings of the
    round letters, a white more intense than the margin of the card.
    Similarly, when such an eye reads fine print, the spaces between the
    lines and the letters and the openings of the letters appear whiter
    than the margin of the page, while streaks of an even more intense
    white may be seen along the edges of the lines of letters. These
    "halos" are sometimes seen so vividly that in order to convince people
    that they are illusions it is often necessary to cover the letters,
    when they at once disappear. Patients with imperfect sight also see
    the halos, though less perfectly, and when they understand that they
    are imagined, they often become able to imagine them where they had
    not been seen before, or to increase their vividness, in which case
    the sight always improves. This can be done by imagining the
    appearances first with the eyes closed; and then looking at the card,
    or at fine print, and imagining them there. By alternating these two
    acts of imagination the sight is often improved rapidly. It is best to
    begin the practice at the point at which the halos are seen, or can be
    imagined best. Nearsighted patients are usually able to see them at
    the near-point, sometimes very vividly. Farsighted people may also see
    them best at this point, although their sight for form may be best at
    the distance...]

    - Dr. W.H. Bates, February 1920
    Zetsu, May 19, 2008
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Zetsu,

    Subject: Bates, and YOUR credibility.

    I have seen this before. Posting WONDEUL statement about
    how you got to PERFECT vision, of 20/15 and 20/10.

    Then you berate an ophthalmologist for NOT doing that.

    Then when asked to do is yourself -- you sit on your
    butt and don't do anything.

    I do not think Bates is discredited. I think it is his "followers"
    who, by their lack of self-checking discredit Bates.

    It is like an obese kid -- that complains about being
    obese -- and blames some one "medical" -- when,
    he will not:

    1. Weigh himself (read Snellen),

    2. An work on losing weight -- under HIS control.

    This effort to "pass" responsibility "somewhere else" -- is at
    the root of the obesity problem.

    For that reasion I suggest:

    Have you checked your Snellen?


    You have cried "wolf" once too often.

    Just my second-opinion on "Bates People",

    But, not all are like Zetsu -- but ....

    otisbrown, May 19, 2008
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    The irony is unbelievable.
    Neil Brooks, May 19, 2008
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