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Mopia and lazy eye?
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Kevin, that sounds likes Dr Bates description of what happens, when someone tries improve the eyesight by effort:
Quote:In the same way you may temporarily improve the sight by effort, but you cannot improve it to normal, and if the effort is allowed to become continuous, the sight will steadily deteriorate and may eventually be destroyed. Very seldom is the impairment or destruction of vision due to any fault in the construction of the eye. Of two equally good pairs of eyes one will retain perfect sight to the end of life, and the other will lose it in the kindergarten, simply because one looks at things without effort and the other does not.

The eye with normal sight never tries to see. If for any reason, such as the dimness of the light, or the distance of the object, it cannot see a particular point, it shifts to another. It never tries to bring out the point by staring at it, as the eye with imperfect sight is constantly doing.
Perhaps it may help you to read the whole chapter: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.iblindness.org/books/perfect-sight-without-glasses/ch10-strain.php">http://www.iblindness.org/books/perfect ... strain.php</a><!-- m --> (or even better the whole book).

The idea is, that the normal eye is in constant move, exploring the whole vision field. Our eyes cannot 'produce' clear sight by a deliberate act, they are purely receptive organs and can only find, discover and explore what is there - by following the saccadic movements from one point to the next, guided by interest and attention - until the whole picture is explored:
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if you put too much effort in 'grasping' the clearest image you can get, you will slow down the natural eye movement.

Instead of 'aiming' at the end - the sharp image you want to have - it is better to look for the begining, a point to start your 'exploration journey', an interesting point, which catches your attention and from which you can let your interest guide your eyes from point to point. Without putting yourself under the stress that you have to see things clearly to prove everybody that you don't need glasses.

Maybe it is better to practice this way of seeing at first not in school, because there your mind is fully occupied. Perhaps it will even bring you some relief to take your glasses with you to school and put them on, when you can't read the blackboard without overstraining your eyes (and take them off as often as possible).
But the more you will 'taste' the effortless way of seeing without strain (which you have done automatically as a child and now replaced it by the 'bad habit' of straining), the more your eyes will recover and you will find the clarity (and the way back to the 'lost seeing-paradise').
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Mopia and lazy eye? - by kevin913 - 04-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by Nini - 04-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-08-2012, 04:26 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by kevin913 - 04-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by clarknight - 04-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by kevin913 - 04-09-2012, 06:46 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by clarknight - 04-09-2012, 07:11 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by kevin913 - 04-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-10-2012, 06:04 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by clarknight - 04-10-2012, 06:56 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by Nini - 04-10-2012, 07:19 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-10-2012, 08:22 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by kevin913 - 04-10-2012, 09:21 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-10-2012, 10:22 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by David - 04-10-2012, 10:58 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by Nancy - 04-10-2012, 02:15 PM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by David - 04-10-2012, 03:05 PM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-11-2012, 04:06 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by Nancy - 04-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Re: Mopia and lazy eye? - by FIAT2LUX - 04-11-2012, 10:00 AM