See Things Moving—When the Sight Is Normal all Objects Regarded Have An Apparent Motion

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    See Things Moving

    When the sight is perfect the subject is able to observe that all
    objects regarded appear to be moving. A letter seen at the near point
    or at the distance appears to move slightly in various directions. The
    pavement comes toward one in walking, and the houses appear to move in
    a direction opposite to one's own. In reading the page appears to move
    in a direction opposite to that of the eye. If one tries to imagine
    things stationary, the vision is at once lowered and discomfort and
    pain may be produced, not only in the eyes and head, but in other
    parts of the body.

    This movement is usually so slight that it is seldom noticed till the
    attention is called to it, but it may be so conspicuous as to be
    plainly observable even to persons with markedly imperfect sight. If
    such persons, for instance, hold the hand within six inches of the
    face and turn the head and eyes rapidly from side to side, the hand
    will be seen to move in a direction opposite to that of the eyes. If
    it does not move, it will be found that the patient is straining to
    see it in the eccentric field. By observing this movement it becomes
    possible to see or imagine a less conspicuous movement, and thus the
    patient may gradually become able to observe a slight movement in
    every object regarded. Some persons with imperfect sight have been
    cured simply by imagining that they see things moving all day long.

    The world moves. Let it move. All objects move if you let them. Do not
    interfere with this movement, or try to stop it. This cannot be done
    without an effort which impairs the efficiency of the eye and mind.


    The Library of the University of California
    Given with love to the Optometry Library by Monroe J. Hirsch, O.D.,

    Better Eyesight
    A monthly magazine devoted to the prevention and cure of imperfect
    sight without glasses
    Copyright, 1920, by the Central Fixation Publishing Company
    Editor—W. H. Bates, M.D.
    Publisher—Central Fixation Publishing Co.
    $2.00 per year, 20 cents per copy
    342 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.
    Vol. III - July, 1920 - No. 1

    Lelouch, Aug 4, 2009
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