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Better Eyesight Magazine - Subjects, Articles, Practices
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clarknight Wrote:Test Card Practice By Emily C. Lierman
Many people whom I have helped in this way have enjoyed practicing with the signs and small test card because by the time they arrived at their destination their eyestrain was entirely relieved. It is so much easier then to use the memory for objects seen without effort or strain. One can remember part of the sign which was seen in the subway and if during the course of the day there should be a strong desire on the patient’s part to put on glasses again, all he has to do is to close his eyes for part of a minute and remember that sign. Instantaneous relief sometimes follows and this encourages the patient to practice.
Why is it that practicing near-vision activity, like reading the test card, improve distance vision? Andrew even mentioned pushing fine print as close to the eyes as possible. I am trying to reduce the stress in my eyes, not increase it. Practicing the snellen chart at 20 feet distance makes more sense to me.
Nini Wrote: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="http://www.iblindness.org/books/perfect">http://www.iblindness.org/books/perfect</a><!-- m --> ... s/ch28.php and her book: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.iblindness.org/books/stories">http://www.iblindness.org/books/stories</a><!-- m --> ... he-clinic/ ).
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.
I like your emphasis on the positive aspect of seeing clearly (the 20/20 line), although the chart has to be positioned closer than the normal 20 feet. You really only need the 20/20 line to practice with.
I always feel like I see better outside than indoors. Taking out the factor of the sun's brightness, I think it is the wide open space outside that allows our eyes to feel more relaxed. If we could somehow take that feeling indoors, our vision would relax further...similar to what Emily L. wrote above about closing our eyes and remembering...except with our eyes open like looking out the window, but all around without walls.
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Re: Better Eyesight Magazine - Subjects, Articles, Practices - by lou_deg - 12-22-2012, 12:02 AM