Hallo to all, I see the old marpions are still here, so to speak, and\nare stable in their practice, so far so good for them.\n\nNow I had the opportunity to work for several hours with two very nice\nyoung Italian ladies who are overcoming their own myopia by rest\nmethods.\n\nOne of them, graduated in psychology few years ago, was wearing strong\nminus lenses of 8 dioptres untill ten weeks ago. She dropped them\nstarting her self-treatment by rest methods according to the\npublications by Dr. Bates, of which I am the Italian translator and\npublisher, and gained a very great success: she is now able to see at\ntwo meters letters which the normal eye can see at three meters, but in\nflashes she can see the letters suitable for two meters, so this is\nlike 20/20. In the meantime, her night vision has improved very much to\nthe extent that she was able to attend to the big concert that the rock\nband U2 gave in Milan last week.\n\nThe other one is the lady I ave previously talked about, the woman\nrecovering from her worst prescription of -23 D and glasses worn since\nage five. She is permanently without glasses now since January 1st this\nyear and can spot 12/15 letters under electric light quite easily after\na few minutes of practice with rest methods. This case is particularly\ninteresting to the observer because her eyes, which were at the\nbeginning bulging, only partially open and steadly fixed in a stare,\nnow are radiant, open, moving and almost normal regarding their past\nbulgingness. Apart from a few weeks of disencouragement, when the lady\nwent in search of answers for her condition to the wrong people\n(oculists who refracted her under mydriatics and found the same amount\nof myopia if not worst), and lost contact with practice, she is working\nnow very well, using the "sun glass" by Dr. Bates and learning to look\nat the sun. The lady travels by bicycle and by train without any help\nand enjoys her life like she never did before. She also goes to the\nnight club to dance and have fun. On the last trip home after visiting\nme, the people on the train pleased her with nice comments regarding\nher blue eyes, a fact that surprised her the most.\n\nThese things I write here are for the record.\n\nI have also to tell about countless clients with little vision defects\nwhich are on the way to their permanent cure being very silly in\ndimension: 2 dioptres of myopia or something like that. The clients are\nwell endowed in their own practice and have normal sight most of the\ntime, all waiting for the time to come to check their driver's license\ntest and remove the glasses prescription.\n\nOne very interesting fact is about one man who had cornea conica,\njudged incurable from several authorities. This man read Dr. Bates book\nand other of his publications, and started practicing with intense\nintelligence and courage. The good eye now sees 20/10 consistently. The\nweak eye with cornea conica had flashes of normal sight (10/10) after\ntwo months of self-treatment. This eye had worn something like -5\ndioptres contact lenses, but the man dropped them seeing their\nuselessness about 8 months ago.\n\nTomorrow one lady will come to buy the books and the pinholes to try to\ncure her own very difficult situation, that of a lasik operation which\nwas unsuccessful: one eye has remained myopic, the other one is\nhypermetropic. This condition stresses her very much and gives her all\nsorts of pains, and problems to the muscular-skeletric system, causing\nlameness and other strange illnesses. She has wasted almost 50 thousand\neur in a few years to try to correct this dreadful condition, with no\navail. Unfortunately, this woman has great responsibilities to abide on\nher job position, so will be difficult for her to find time for her\ncure, but we will see.\n\n\nI wanted to let all the learned people here that I have published the\nfirst part of Dr. Bates "Cyclopedia" of perfect sight, those who are\ninterested may have a look at my webpage:\n[URL]http://TheCentralFixation.com[/URL].\n\nOne last personal remark: I can look now at the sun continuously for\n1510 seconds, at mid-morning. Also I can look at the white sparks of\nthe soldering electrodes with absolutely no problems of after images\nwhatever.\n\n\nSince these anecdotical evidences are consistent and are becoming quite\nrelevant in number, I have to emphasize that the truths discovered by\nDr. Bates 100 years ago are still valid and merit much credit and\nfurther study.\n\n\nI'm becoming convinced that the prophecy of Dr. MacCracken will be\nright: those who will prove the truths of Bates won't be publishers\nlike myself or the clients or the so-called "Bates Teachers". THE\nDOCTORS IN DUE TIME WILL WAKE UP AND START TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH.\n\nPerhaps it will take some other 20 years or more, but it will happen.\n\nWhen I see that the manufacturers of eyeglasses are pushing the\nsunglasses for children under 5 years of age, I have to think that\nperhaps the situation has come to a maturation, so to speak: something\nbig is going to happen, because the madness seems so high and dangerous\nthat people will soon rebel.\n\nBut the doctors, the learned men, will have to find out, not me nor\nOtis.