Two Points of View - Better Eyesight, November 1919, Editor: W.H.Bates, M.D.

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Zetsu, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Zetsu

    Zetsu Guest

    [...Two Points of View

    Being anxious to know what my colleagues think of Better Eyesight, I
    lately sent notes to a number of them asking for their opinion. The
    following replies were so interesting that I think the readers of the
    magazine have a right to see them.

    Dear Doctor:

    As long as you ask for my opinion of your new magazine entitled Better
    Eyesight, permit me to give it to you in all frankness. It is what we
    call in the vernacular, "PUNK."

    Meaning no personal offense, I am,

    Your colleague.


    Dear Doctor:

    Your little note received this morning and am glad to have the
    opportunity to tell you what I think of Better Eyesight.

    It is all that you claim for it, and I am always glad to receive it,
    as I know that I am going to get something beneficial for myself as
    well as something for the good of my patients.

    If the medical bigots had Better Eyesight on their desks, and would
    put into practice what you give in each number, it would be a great
    blessing to the people who are putting eye crutches on their eyes. I
    first tried central fixation on myself and had marvelous results. I
    threw away my glasses and can now see better than I have ever done. I
    read very fine print (smaller than newspaper type) at a distant of six
    inches from the eyes, and can run it out at full arm's length and
    still read it without blurring the type.

    I have instructed some of my patients in your methods, and all are
    getting results. One case who has a partial cataract of the left eye
    could not see anything on the Snellen test card at twenty feet, and
    could see the letters only faintly at ten feet. Now she can read 20/10
    with both eyes together and also with each eye separately,but the left
    eye seems, as she says, to be looking through a little fog. I could
    cite many other cases that have been benefited by central fixation,
    but this one is the most interesting to me.

    Kindly send me more of the subscription slips, as I want to hand them
    out to my patients.

    Yours very truly,
    Zetsu, Apr 3, 2009
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  2. Zetsu

    Firewalker Guest

    Well, whataya know!!
    Even some people back in 1919 could spot blatant stupidity.
    Wish we could say the same for you, Zetsu!!

    -=# Firewalker #=-
    Firewalker, Apr 4, 2009
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