Latest Comments Displaying the last 20 recent comments… Nancy on Yes, But I Have Astigmatism!Hi Dale. I remarked on another of your replies about this, so I'll say it again. I'm glad you've found an optometrist you trust to help you with your prescriptions, and please do not discount the wisdom from your own...Nancy on How Do You Feel About Your Glasses?Hi Dale. No, this is not me, just a stock photo I found when I was searching for "thick eyeglasses". She looks so resolute to me, determined to make her way through Life even with that burden. I just want...Nancy on Getting Closer To See BetterHi Dale. For me personally the work is about noticing, altering an unhelpful habit slightly, then noticing more. Awareness is at the root of it. An unexamined life is not worth living! 🙂 I don't criticize myself much any more...Nancy on Are You Too Comfortable With Strain?At my first visit to a behavioral optometrist 20 years ago, he told me there was a lot of tension in my visual system. I've been focusing on relaxing it ever since, palming a few times throughout the day when...Nancy on Do You NEED Your Glasses?Dale, I'm glad you found a comfortable prescription that lets you do what you need to do. And I'd challenge you that you "need" the correction (like you need oxygen 🙂 ) and to have it as a goal to...Dale on Remembering The Pain Of ContactsYep Nancy, Been there, done that! Had soft ones, Rigid Gas Perms ( the worst ), and glasses over contacts to help with astigmatism. Dale on Appreciating The Eye ChartI found a back lighted Snellen chart, at a flea market. I also have a trial lense set that has been useful in coming up with a prescription for online optical shop purchases. Dale on Do You NEED Your Glasses?At this point in my life, YES, I do need them. After all of the prescriptions that I have had, and having gone through behavioral vision training, I am happy to be wearing glasses that give me 20/20 vision. They...Dale on What Happened Before Your Vision Got Worse?When I was about fourteen years old I began having blurred vision at all distances during the time of doing my homework. I do not recall any traumatic events, but a lot of kids were getting glasses, and I was...Dale on Are You Too Comfortable With Strain?I have had a number of eye doctors tell me to relax because I was leaning into the phoropter, or with the trial frame and lenses on. Dale on Getting Closer To See BetterHi again Nancy, I am still scrolling through your posts, as I have not been here for months. I am wearing my bifocal correction glasses, because my eyes are tired, even after taking breaks, and practicing the 20 20 20...Dale on How Do You Feel About Your Glasses?Hi Nancy, As I was scrolling through your posts, I again saw this one, and have been wondering if the photo of the attractive lady in the header is you. If so what was your prescription at that time? Dale on Yes, But I Have Astigmatism!About ten months ago, I posted here regarding my struggles with glasses, and astigmatism. I was, and still am working with a behavioral optometrist. Since that last post, I am free of any myopic correction, but that pesky astigmatism is...Sriram on Central Fixation in the Bates MethodCan you tell me where to find stuff about eccentric fixation apart from vision improvement sites Karl Nitsch on Converting Vision Between Diopters and 20/xxHi David I'm 67. I got my glasses in grade four, when I suddenly couldn't see the blackboard from the back of the room. I *think* I started around -4 in each eye, and progressed to around -6 by my...Karl Nitsch on Converting Vision Between Diopters and 20/xxHi David I'm 67. I got my glasses in grade four, when I suddenly couldn't see the blackboard for5m the back of the room. I *think* I started around -4 in each eye, and progressed to around -6 by my...Paul on The Problem with GlassesThis is such a very convincing argument from "Anon". 🙂 Seriously though, this kind of weak criticism just goes to show how desperate some people are to find fault and reject the plain truth. Thanks for writing the article David...Nancy on Yes, But I Have Astigmatism!Thanks Gwen! I appreciate your reading this, and especially that you commented. I sure wish I'd known this information decades ago, as I too thought astigmatism made me a special case (in addition to my very high myopia), so it...Gwen Diehn on Yes, But I Have Astigmatism!As always, Nancy, your essay is clear and so informative! This is the best explanation of astigmatism I have ever heard . Thank you so much! wendy on Alternative Treatment for Retinal DetachmentCheck out the Bates Method of eye restoration, and the "Manta" sleep mask.