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Vision story
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This is the third time I've written this. It keeps getting lost.

Firelord777,

Your story touched me a lot and that is why I couldn't reply last night. It really warmed me to you. All I could think of was to pray that God would bless you and heal your eyes and give you your 20/20 vision. You are so courageous.

I too had problems with my eyes leading me to natural vision improvement. I had blood vessels growing on my eyes and was told I couldn't wear my contact lenses any more. I had over worn the contact lenses over the years. I was devastated because now I would have to wear my glasses all the time bar 4 hours a week of the luxury of contact lens wear. I hated wearing glasses because I didn't like the way I looked in them. That sounds really vain but it is true. They made my eyes look smaller and distorted my face on one side due to the extra strong lens for the right eye. This was with the "thinned" lenses too. I didn't like that I couldn't see out at the sides of my glasses either. It felt like such a handicap. The true facts of how bad my sight had got were hidden by wearing contact lenses. With the glasses it was hideously obvious. I used to pretend with contact lenses my vision was normal and perfect. How wrong and deluded I was.

Laser surgery wasn't an option either due to the dangerous blood vessels and my high myopia. I wore the glasses for a year after which I was desperate for another option. I kept thinking there must be a way to cure eyesight naturally. I looked on the internet and found David's site. I downloaded Bates 1920's book and never looked back. I knew that was the truth. It never did make sense to me in the past about how the eye worked in biology. The depressing news laid out by the medical profession for myopia seemed just so wrong.

You're lucky you have all those pairs of glasses to play with. My mother threw my weaker pairs out as each stronger one arrived. I don't suppose that optician of yours would be happy to prescribe you with weaker correction if you needed just something to get you by at school. You did well to fight for the reduction you did get in your current glasses.

Wow that story about the board. I have had my own heart rending moments like that in this vision journey. Your description says it all.

"If you mix helplessness, hopelessness, despair, isolation and a sharp drop in your self esteem, you sort of get a rough idea of what it felt like. "

I have felt those same feelings in similar situations. It's amazing how we adjust our capabilities to compensate for our visual deficiency; cover up for it as it were. All in the quest of simply normal vision. Vision as you say people take for granted. Against all the odds, opposition, embarrassment, failure, criticism we still keep going. I do believe at the end of all this we will have gained something amazing alongside the beauty of our perfect sight gleaming like gold in a river.

I believe you will get over your plateau; you will be able to see 20/20! Have you got an eye chart? If not, I really think you should get one. Practice every day. Your distance vision will improve and you can practice likely distances that you will need for school.
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Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-16-2013, 09:22 AM
Re: Vision story - by clarknight - 02-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-16-2013, 01:12 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Re: Vision story - by clarknight - 02-16-2013, 02:10 PM
Re: Vision story - by AACabbedMushingKiln - 02-16-2013, 02:14 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-16-2013, 02:14 PM
Re: Vision story - by AACabbedMushingKiln - 02-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-17-2013, 05:30 AM
Re: Vision story - by lou_deg - 02-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-17-2013, 12:19 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-17-2013, 02:01 PM
Re: Vision story - by Nancy - 02-17-2013, 02:05 PM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-17-2013, 08:04 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-18-2013, 01:49 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-18-2013, 01:49 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-18-2013, 03:17 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-18-2013, 03:45 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-18-2013, 04:04 AM
Re: Vision story - by Nancy - 02-18-2013, 10:15 AM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-18-2013, 12:36 PM
Re: Vision story - by David - 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Re: Vision story - by lou_deg - 02-19-2013, 09:25 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-19-2013, 02:05 PM
Re: Vision story - by lou_deg - 02-19-2013, 02:42 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-19-2013, 05:13 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-19-2013, 07:30 PM
Re: Vision story - by Firelord777 - 02-20-2013, 08:17 PM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-21-2013, 07:02 AM
Re: Vision story - by Nini - 02-23-2013, 03:00 AM
Re: Vision story - by Imagineblack - 02-25-2013, 10:30 AM