Sun-Gazing—In all abnormal eye conditions sunlight is beneficial

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    Sun-Gazing

    Light is necessary to the health of the eye, and darkness is injurious
    to it. Eye shades, dark glasses, darkened rooms, weaken the sight and
    sooner or later produce inflammations. Persons with normal sight can
    look directly at the sun, or the strongest artificial light, without
    injury or discomfort, and persons with imperfect sight are never
    permanently injured by such lights, though temporary ill effects,
    lasting from a few minutes to a few hours, days, weeks, months, or
    longer, may be produced. In all abnormal conditions of the eyes, light
    is beneficial. It is rarely sufficient to cure, but is a great help in
    gaining relaxation by other methods.

    The quickest way to get results from the curative power of sunlight is
    to focus the rays with a burning glass on the white part of the eye
    when the patient looks far downward, moving the light from side to
    side to avoid heat. This may be done for part of a minute at frequent
    intervals.

    Looking at the sun, while slower in its results, has often been
    sufficient to effect permanent cures, sometimes in a very short time.
    There is a right way and a wrong way to do this. Persons with
    imperfect sight should never look directly at the sun at first,
    because, while no permanent harm can come from it, great temporary
    inconvenience may result. Such persons should begin by looking to one
    side of the sun, and after becoming accustomed to the strong light,
    should look a little nearer to its source, and so on until they become
    able to look directly at the sun without discomfort.

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    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. II - June, 1920 - No. 6
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