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Better Eyesight Magazine - Subjects, Articles, Practices
lou_deg Wrote:Nini, I want to try the brand of coffee you are drinking.

You may laugh, but it really has some relation to my coffee-drinking.
The quickest progress on the eye chart I had in the beginning, applying the simple method of E. Lierman (see here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... s/ch28.php</a><!-- m --> and her book: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... he-clinic/</a><!-- m --> ).
That is, I put the chart (laptop) to a distance from where I was able to 'transform' the blurry bottom line into clear, black letters.
I always did that while drinking my morning coffee (and sometimes in the evening, when TV was not very interesting...).
Every week, I pushed my laptop a bit further and came to 20/25 in good light within about 6 months.

At the same time I had a printed eye chart at the required distance on a cupboard door (with an additional light, which I could
reduce after some time).
During coffee pauses, I used to relax and let my gaze wander to the letters without trying to read anything - just letting the black colour help my eyes to relax. By the time, they became more and more distinct and of very dark black; at first only the bigger letters, but some day, I became able to look at the 20/20 line relaxing enough to get it all clear (20/16 I can clearly make out the contours of the letters, but I can't read them yet).

The more difficult (and longer - at least for me) part is to keep up clear sight in all conditions, not to lose the relaxed way of looking at things when I need or simply want to see something clearly and don't get it.
I still have a lot of fluctuations in my visual acuity; it is close to normal when, for example, I watch TV or go for a bicycle ride.
But I still fall back easily into straining ...

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Re: Better Eyesight Magazine - Subjects, Articles, Practices - by Nini - 12-21-2012, 02:17 AM