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Help please, scared out of my mind :[
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Hi guys. Long story short 20/150 in right eye, 20/200 in left eye. Today I was going to take a picture for a facebook profile and I looked straight off into the distance, when I looked at the camera I was shocked to see my left eye was drifting. I discarded my glasses a year ago. I am super scared and concerned and now I cant look anyone in the eyes now, its as if before I was just blissfully ignorant. My eyes look perfectly straight in the range of ~24 inches, but after that when I look farther it starts to drift!!! In every social situation I'm in people talk to me at a range of way greater than this distance... what can I do? Should I wear a lower prescription, would this help? Thanks guys I am really scared and feel like I can't talk to anyone now. I tried swinging and palming today, then recorded videos of my eyes moving all around looking in the distance.. same thing Sad it drifts when I look across the room. Please help, I feel super depressed.
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#2
You're staring. Look around at details more when you look in the distance.

Dave
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"Half of our funny, heathen lives, we are bent double to gather things we have tossed away." - George Meredith
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#3
Thanks David, I swear to this community I am going to be a success story one day. I spent the whole day (literally) reading up on Bates Method. O0
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#4
as I'm analyzing details in the distance.. should I be blinking. breathing, central fixating, shifting on them? ??? its so much to think about. so much conscious effort... I hope one day it all becomes unconscious if I practice it more and more yeah?
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#5
Convergence, divergence, binocular vision improvement will help.
Shifting, central fixation.
Get the neck, head, eyes relaxed, moving easy.
http://cleareyesight.info/id8.html
See David's post; http://cleareyesight.info/id66.html
His problem was more than your condition and he corrected it.
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#6
Becoming aware of such things is an important part of gaining control over yourself and taking responsibility for your visual system. Unfortunately it will involve some embarrassment and having others 'looking' at you - which is actually reduplicating the kinds of situations that occurred when you were a child and which contributed to your myopia or the worsening of it. But now you're an adult and can take responsibility for yourself. Look for people who have 20/20 vision. Seek them out. Interact with them. Keep practicing the Bates methods. Get creative with your own methods - trial and error. Stay happy! You are on the right path! Stand tall! Rise above it! Put your glasses on once in a while so those others can see that you're myopic. Those who can help you will be compelled to do so in unconscious subliminal delayed-reaction ways.

Mizu Wrote:Hi guys. Long story short 20/150 in right eye, 20/200 in left eye. Today I was going to take a picture for a facebook profile and I looked straight off into the distance, when I looked at the camera I was shocked to see my left eye was drifting. I discarded my glasses a year ago. I am super scared and concerned and now I cant look anyone in the eyes now, its as if before I was just blissfully ignorant. My eyes look perfectly straight in the range of ~24 inches, but after that when I look farther it starts to drift!!! In every social situation I'm in people talk to me at a range of way greater than this distance... what can I do? Should I wear a lower prescription, would this help? Thanks guys I am really scared and feel like I can't talk to anyone now. I tried swinging and palming today, then recorded videos of my eyes moving all around looking in the distance.. same thing Sad it drifts when I look across the room. Please help, I feel super depressed.
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#7
I'm not an eye specialist, nor am I an old hand at the Bates method, but for what it's worth I have some experience of a wandering eye. My right eye has significantly worse sight than my left, and so my left eye tends to take over a bit. Normally both eyes are parallel, but when I'm tired (or have had a couple of glasses of wine) old Righty tends to veer off a bit. It might be that when you took the picture, your eyes were a little tired and that's why the left one seemed to drift.

Don't be shy about talking to people just because you may have a little fluctuation in one eye. It might seem like a big thing to you, but most people won't even notice.
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#8
Here's also an older article on kuro5hin.com where the writer improved his amblyopia (lazy eye), myopia, and astigmatism with the Bates method. He includes summaries of basic techniques in the method:
Writer's update 1 year later | Original Story

Author Wrote:The Bates method is one that not only cures myopia, but also astygmatism, hypermetropia and nearly every eye problem that is not due to a trauma. It is said that even those could be benefited, however.

I know this claim is a bold one, and that most people will find it pretty hard to believe. I found it hard to believe myself, but decided to give it a try, since what was explained couldn't possibly do any harm. To my amazement, it worked. Incredibly well that is.

Some 6 months ago I had glasses that were fitted -5D plus astigmatism on right eye, -3D on the other, and I used to have amblyopia, meaning my brain switched off the right eye image: there was too much of a difference beetween the two eyes, even with glasses. Now I've got normal vision in the left eye, and the right is improving; it switches back on often now. I have recently started to teach some friends this method and they have benefited too.
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