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  • 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...
  • AvatarMis on Imagination and VisionWhat will be the next stepc after doing 5 exercise for beginners? Is it possible that my vision will be perfect? _1.25 weak eyesight. In how many days it will take? I see little bit better during cupping exercise just...
  • Avatardgoode on Perfect Sight Without Glasses, by W.H. Bates, M.D. – Bates Method Book – Online and PDF DownloadAfter reading the comments and then downloading the book, I thought you might like to know my experience. My computer is running on Ubuntu and I use Firefox in Private mode. I had not the least trouble. The download was...
  • Avatarmatt on Converting Vision Between Diopters and 20/xxI have +8.00 contact prescription. Can't find a 20/20 conversion chart to get an estimated visual acuity.
  • DavidDavid on Ditch the Dogma About MyopiaBates had to self-publish his book to get around the system. Fortunately, nowadays that's a lot easier to do, particularly in digital format. Scientists and their inbred systems wouldn't be so limiting except that there is a huge amount of...
  • DavidDavid on Q&A on Reading – From Bates’s Better Eyesight MagazinesHe would answer them all pretty succinctly, which is good for small bits of wisdom, but I would have liked it if he sometimes elaborated more.
  • AvatarDr. Ξ» the Creator of Variables, Binder of Variable on Ditch the Dogma About MyopiaScientists are held in high regard by people so of course they're going to be used for marketing. And since scientists need money too and often want a high-paying career, often they're going to accept. People act as if scientists...
  • AvatarEls - Eye Love Seeing on How Eyeglasses Keep Vision From ImprovingAmen! And yes, let's spread the natural vision improvement word πŸ™‚
  • NancyNancy on How Eyeglasses Keep Vision From ImprovingEls, good for you, and keep spreading the good word that vision improvement is possible. How does that saying go? First they laugh at the different non-mainstream idea, then they attack it and argue with it, then when it gains...
  • AvatarEls - Eye Love Seeing on How Eyeglasses Keep Vision From ImprovingWow, reading your comments makes me feel rather awkward, Rob. Yes, I've tried this what you call quackery, nonsense and utterly irresponsible method and had amazing results! Yes, I went to my optometrist to get my eyes checked and she...
  • AvatarJesse Berry on Converting Vision Between Diopters and 20/xxYes, that is "really that bad of eyesight." Of all the people you see in public who are wearing glasses, fewer than 4% have such poor vision.
  • AvatarTareq on Q&A on Reading – From Bates’s Better Eyesight MagazinesNice collection. One of the best things about Bates was that he emphasized the principles of vision each and every time.