Subject: Are you "cheated" by Bates methods?
The only way Ram can establish that he is successful is by checking
his vision on a Snellen.
But the you have the choice of "trusting" him -- or not.
But one way to determine if YOU are successful, is to not
"depend" on your "prescription", but read your own Snellen.
Just click here, and then on "Display" several times.http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu/oph/ped/IVAC/IVAC.html
I know of children who had a -2 diopter lens "prescribed" (for
Best Visual Acuity) have their parents check their Snellen.
When the parents checked, the child had 20/40 vision.
This would PASS the DMV-Snellen -- for driving a car.
As Bates intimated, the "minus" is a very bad idea.
And over-prescription and wearing it all the time had
an adverse effect.
So, with due respect, follow Bates and begin this check.
Ram is correct -- but you can only find your own
success by reading your Snellen.
I wish you all success,