Andrea Major wrote:
Well said, Hammer! At a young age, I was very interested in stones and I am beginning to re-awaken this hobby to feel better and improve my relaxation/imagination/palming skills. But I think many myopes are very interested in something close to their eyes already, such as reading, and that's why we could retain central fixation at a close range. Interest and inablility to see at the far point have probably gone down together and it is difficult to say for sure which has caused which, kind of like a "which-was-first-the-chicken-or-the-egg" argument. I play ball games outside now almost every day, (since the beginning of my treatment) and that is raising my interest and comfort in looking far away. I can recommend to anyone to do that! When having an off day with the Snellen, just get a bouncy ball and start tossing it around the house (if you have no backyard or whatever) just watch the windows and fragile decoration! :-)
I'm doing this
. It is fun. I like frisbee too
. Yesterday I tried my mountainbike and found that it was actually really good. There are a lot of daily activities that is good for your eyes if you just keep in mind to use the central fixation. Actually just walking I think is the best way to train your eyes, i.e. focus on a point and just move around. Dancing is good too, but I'm not always in the mood to dance so walking is much better for me.
Regarding near focus interest: I think the problem is that you should read without glasses, and myopes use glasses. Reading is not worsening your sight if you just take off your glasses and cool down a bit, in fact I think reading can improve your vision if you just read without glasses.