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  • NancyNancy on Half the world? Not if we can help it.Good point Gwen, and me too! I've done quite a bit of work around accepting and appreciating my good-enough vision. I was trained as a child that anything less than perfection in school was failure, and I seem to have...
  • DavidDavid on Blindness Relieved by a New Method of TreatmentI think it's a useful practice for people to treat their eyes' vision, particularly blurry vision, as merely a helpful data gathering tool, not taking it too seriously, and putting their attention more into the images in their mind of...
  • DavidDavid on Throw Away Your GlassesIt's amazing how many things come together nicely for good vision to flow easily. Thanks for your thoughts, as always!
  • AvatarDarrel on Blindness Relieved by a New Method of TreatmentRelated to this topic are a few instances in the Bates Magazines where we are told that some patients, who 'ought' to be blind due to the eye's lack of a macula, and so on were able to see without...
  • AvatarChristopher Lane on Blindness Relieved by a New Method of TreatmentThis case history is not an isolated incident. The authority of hope has a great power. An inspiration that intuitively guides possible direction. The source of that direction may actually be the sufferer. Ability to connect to that source and...
  • AvatarChristopher Lane on A Study of ImaginationI hope [you] the reader had time to reflect and understand by definition "Imagination" is the key word. Bates's paper is a foundation for insight into the power of [connecting subconsciously subliminally] to memory. That amazingly alongside the shared case...
  • DavidDavid on A Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiological OpticsExcellent! Keep me updated on how it goes!
  • AvatarChristopher Lane on Throw Away Your GlassesRe concentration... There are two aspects of focus. Zooming into Detail [not necessarily close*] and awakening wide [context the field of mindful attention]. All physical senses and the mind play there part. * the bushman are known to be able...
  • AvatarThx Dr Bates on A Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiological OpticsThanks for sharing. Seeing more clearly with each passing day. Read Dr Bates' Perfect Sight without Glasses Nov 2018 immediately stopped wearing glasses with -8.5 in one eye and -9 in the other. Nov 2019 marked one year without dependency...
  • DavidDavid on A Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiological OpticsI'm seeing more and more that the weakening of 3d perception is a big factor!
  • AvatarChristopher Lane on A Clinical and Experimental Study of Physiological OpticsIf vision stress is the culprit. Lifestyles that rarely use the full focusing powers is the challenge. These are obviously personal. Changing the global myopic mindset for dynamic relaxed has to be a choice. the Bates Method has met the...
  • DavidDavid on Imagination and VisionWith a lecture I agree, that would be weird. I'm sure he gave a lot of lectures with scant notes as the ophthalmology instructor before this. I'm thinking this is the kind of thing where he was allotted 15 minutes...
  • AvatarDarrel on Imagination and Vision"Imagination and Vision" was read (by Bates?) in June 1921 and then published in October of the same year. So it seems that we have an oral discourse with a subsequent publication. Perhaps it was something like what used to...
  • NancyNancy on How Do You Feel About Your Glasses?Hello Dale. First, I am not an optometrist so I cannot prescribe glasses. I can give you my thoughts from the benefit of my own experience lowering my high prescription, working with clients doing the same, and constantly educating myself...
  • AvatarDale on How Do You Feel About Your Glasses?Hi again Nancy, I took up your challenge and began going without my glasses. At first it was really difficult, because things at any distance were blurred. Then it seemed a bit better especially doing close work, or on the...
  • NancyNancy on Seeing Is ReceivingGwen, thanks! I love this, since I am always looking for more images and metaphors for relaxed sight, looking with interest and curiosity, neither grabbing nor resisting. No use trying! πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work.
  • AvatarGwen on Seeing Is ReceivingNancy- this great essay reminds me of an exercise in tai chi called push hands. Basically you and a partner place your hands on each other’s shoulders or arms and one of you begins to push. The non- pusher must...
  • DavidDavid on Converting Vision Between Diopters and 20/xxThe main point of this post is that there is no such conversion because you're comparing two things that are only loosely related.
  • DavidDavid on Imagination and VisionI think it's a great illustration of how well imagination influences things. I'm not sure he's 100% spot-on with his interpretation of why it works. That makes sense with Saturn's rings being more visible when they're tilted more and look...
  • AvatarDarrel on Imagination and VisionThis is one of my favourite Bates articles. I assume that when Bates said that Saturn's rings are visible to the keen-sighted he meant that they are so when they are tilted at us, not when they are edge-on (it...