The Swinging Cure - Better Eyesight, October 1919, Editor: W. H.Bates, M.D.

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  1. Zetsu

    Zetsu Guest


    If you see a letter perfectly, you may note that it appears to
    pulsate, or move slightly in various directions. If your sight is
    imperfect, the letter will appear to be stationary. The apparent
    movement is caused by the unconscious shifting of the eye. The lack of
    movement is due to the fact that the eye stares, or looks too long at
    one point. This is an invariable symptom of imperfect sight, and may
    often be relieved by the following method:

    Close your eyes and cover them with the palms of the hands so as to
    exclude all the light, and shift mentally from one side of a black
    letter to the other. As you do this, the mental picture of the letter
    will appear to move back and forth in a direction contrary to the
    imagined movement of the eye. Just so long as you imagine that the
    letter is moving, or swinging, you will find that you are able to
    remember it, and the shorter and more regular the swing, the blacker
    and more distinct the letter will appear. If you are able to imagine
    the letter stationary, which may be difficult, you will find that your
    memory of it will be much less perfect.

    Now open your eyes and look first at one side and then at the other of
    the real letter. If it appears to move in a direction opposite to the
    movement of the eye, you will find that your vision has improved. If
    you can imagine the swing of the letter as well with your eyes open as
    with your eyes closed, as short, as regular and as continuous, your
    vision will be normal.

    Zetsu, May 8, 2009
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Zetsu has long ago reached the level where he/she/it is nothing
    more than the online equivalent of one of those psychotic homeless
    people who stands on the corner, SHOUTING Bible passages, to ...

    What a pathetic little creature.

    Almost SURELY the illegitimate love child of Otis Brown (and ... who
    else?? Desperate people DO do desperate things....).
    Neil Brooks, May 8, 2009
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    Zetsu Guest

    it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
    Zetsu, May 9, 2009
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