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    Questions and Answers
    All readers of this magazine are invited to send questions to the
    editor regarding any difficulties they may experience in using the
    various methods of treatment which it recommends. These will be
    answered as promptly as possible, in the magazine, if space permits,
    otherwise by mail. Kindly enclose a stamped, addressed envelope.
    Q.—(1) Does working by artificial light affect the eyes? I work
    all day by electric light—am a bookkeeper, and suffer a great deal
    from my eyes. I have been fitted with glasses, but cannot wear them. I
    feel that my eyes, instead of getting better from wearing them, get
    weaker. (2) When I go out in the street after working I cannot stand
    the glare of the sun, and must keep my eyes half closed; otherwise I
    suffer a great deal of pain. Is it so because of my eyes being
    accustomed to artificial light? It is not so on Sundays. (3) Is it
    advisable to wear an eye-shade while working?—S. S.
    A.—(1) Working by artificial light should not injure the eyes. If
    it does, it is because you are straining them. If you think of it as
    quieting and beneficial, it may have the opposite effect. You are
    right in thinking that the glasses injure your eyes. (2) The sun hurts
    your eyes when you go out on the street after working because you have
    been straining to see, not because you have been working by artificial
    light. Because you strain less on Sundays the sun does not hurt you.
    (3) It is not advisable to wear an eye-shade while working.
    Q.—Can the blindness of squint be cured?—F. C. E.
    A.—Yes. It can be cured by the same methods that are employed to
    relieve strain in other cases of imperfect sight.
    Q.—Do you get as much benefit from gazing at the sun through a
    window as you would outdoors? I have read that it did no good to take
    a sunbath through glass.—E. C. H.
    A.—Yes. The strength of the sunlight is not appreciably modified
    by the glass.
    Snellen Test Cards
    There should be a Snellen test card in every family and in every
    school classroom. When properly used it always improves the sight even
    when it is already normal. Children or adults with errors of
    refraction, if they have never worn glasses, are cured simply by
    reading every day the smallest letters they can see at a distance of
    ten, fifteen, or twenty feet.
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    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.
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    Lelouch Lamperouge, Dec 2, 2009
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