Very glad to be joining this forum. My name is Otto; not to be confused with Otter who seems to be quite active here.
I am myopic with astigmatism. Last prescript was from 1999( O.D.:-3.75, O.S.:-4.25).
I've worn glasses since 7th grade. Resented them as uncool from the beginning and felt a sort of failure. (I do believe being aware of the emotions connected with sight deterioration is very important to recovery.)
I've tried Bates 15 years before during a time when I lacked discipline and was much more impatient. I had some slight improvement as evidenced by notes kept in my copy of Better Sight W/O Glasses. Lately, I've taken up Qi Gung and feel more able to relax my mind and body. In the spirit of healing myself and becoming a more imaginative person(I am a painter) I have leaped into the Bates Method again. I have taken to wearing 1/2 strength transition glasses when I have to.
June 15,2007.........10/200.........blurry glimpses of 10/50 while shifting