How to Improve the Sight by Means of the Imagination: No. 2

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    How to Improve the Sight by Means of the Imagination: No. 2
    In a recent issue directions were given for improving the vision
    by the aid of the imagination. According to this method the patient
    ascertains what a letter is by imagining each of the four sides to be
    straight, curved, or open, and noting the effect of each guess upon
    the imagined swing of the letter. Another method which has succeeded
    even better with many patients is to judge the correctness of the
    guess by observing its effect on the appearance of the letter.
    Look at a letter which can be seen only as a gray spot, and
    imagine the top is straight. If the guess is right, the spot will
    probably become blacker; if it is wrong, the spot may become fainter
    or disappear. If no difference is apparent, rest the eyes by looking
    away, closing, or palming, and try again.
    In many cases, when one side has been imagined correctly, the
    whole letter will come out. If it does not, proceed to imagine the
    other sides as above directed. If, when all four sides have been
    imagined correctly, a letter does not come out, palm and repeat.
    One can even bring out a letter that one cannot see at all in this
    way. Look at a line of letters which cannot be seen, and imagine the
    top of the first letter to be straight. If the guess is correct, the
    line may become apparent, and by continued practice the letter may
    come out clearly enough to be distinguished.
    Better Eyesight
    A monthly magazine devoted to the prevention and cure of imperfect
    sight without glasses
    Vol. V - September, 1921 - No. 3
    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.

    Think Right ^_^, Dec 3, 2009
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    Otis Guest

    Otis, Dec 3, 2009
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Out of idle curiosity, do THEY have ANY evidence that any method they
    use works any better than placebo?

    You've never offered any. I find that rather curious.
    Neil Brooks, Dec 3, 2009
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    Otis Guest

    The highly qualifed doctor who will support your child with effective
    preventive measures:

    Enjoy the Engineering/science of true prevention,

    Otis, Dec 3, 2009
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    a) Highly qualified? You've personally met with this doctor, I take
    it? Maybe you'd like to elaborate, a bit, about his/her

    b) Qualified. Hm. More ad hominem arguments from you. Never any
    evidence, though. Neither safety NOR efficacy (as compared to

    Seems odd, huh (to anybody that doesn't know -- after years and years
    -- what an idiot you are)?
    Neil Brooks, Dec 3, 2009
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