Voluntary Production of Eye Tension a Safeguard Against Glaucoma

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    Better Eyesight, November 1927

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    It is a good thing to know how to increase the tension of the eyeball
    voluntarily, as this enables one to avoid not only the strain that
    produces glaucoma, but other kinds of strain also. To do this proceed
    as follows:

    Put the fingers on the upper part of the eyeball while looking
    downward, and note its softness. Then do any one of the following
    things:

    Try to see a letter, or other object, imperfectly, or (with the eyes
    either closed or open) to imagine it imperfectly.

    Try to see a letter, or a number of letters, all alike at one time, or
    to imagine them in this way.

    Try to imagine that a letter, or mental picture of a letter is
    stationary.

    Try to see a letter, or other object, double, or to imagine it double.

    When successful, the eyeball will become harder in proportion to the
    degree of the strain, but, as it is very difficult to see, imagine, or
    remember, things imperfectly, all may not be able at first to
    demonstrate the facts.

    [The above article, which appeared in the December, 1029, issue of
    "Better Eyesight," is reprinted at the request of the editor, in
    connection with the other articles in this month's issue on
    "tension."]

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    typist100 Guest

    I was typing it so quickly I wrote 1029 instead of 1920. Oops.
     
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    I was typing it so quickly I wrote 1029 instead of 1920. Oops.
     
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