Bates Method does work... try it.
I tried it and my optician was well ... EDITEDying.... then I told him... lol
Short sightedness or anything like is NOT incurible.... it's all down to lazy eye muscles. Looking at tv or computer screens does NOT make eyesight any worse either.
You can actually cure the likes of shortsightedness with this fella's book, others have already.
lol, just messing was all
Forgot to say, I myself took my pescription down two points doing the most simple of things.... stare at the far corner of your room's ceiling... 2 mins, then stare at your own finger point right in front of your eye for same amount of time..... do this for a few weeks.... hey presto, eye muscles tighten/streanthen... and ya do not need such a high prescription.
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Nice quoting. Could you not see properly where you were meant to be typing?
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From a lay perspective, I have suspicions about opticians, in that they make their money and pay their mortgages by selling glasses
What do you do for a living? Are you paid for it? If so, should we be suspicious of you?
What other occupations - that employ people in return for money - are you suspicious of?
You already know the answer to that one Chebby. As long as money or power is involved, you should be suspicious of anyone's motives or beliefs.
The mortgage, kid's school fees, food, divorce, ambition, new car, career progress, gambling, new hifi, new tv....
But when it comes down to your own body and how it works (or doesn't) it's very similar to religion. Either you take responsibility for your own state, and have conviction that you can have some control over it, or you relinquish all personal responsibilty for it and put all your faith in the actions and beliefs of others.
From my own experience, I know enough to doubt anyone that benefits financially from the illness of others.
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Chap who fixed your retinal detachment was just a philanthropist eh?
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Nope, his Harley Street clinic must have cost a lot, and I hope he did a good job in reattaching the retina. Now I have to take personal responsibility for making my fixed eye work better. it lost two points of vision over the other one, and now I have a personal goal of getting it back to at least the level it was.
The surgeon's goal was to fix my retina. Not to get my eyesight back to where it was. Which is fine by me. My optician's goal was to fit me with a pair of glasses that would artificially correct my eyesight, not to improve my natural vision.
I'm taking the personal responsibility to try to improve my vision through disciplined exercises, which actually resemble such things as word search, looking into the distance, looking close, closing my eyes, and not looking at screens too much.
I hope it will improve my vision. If it doesn't...at least I tried.
Visionary doesn't stand to benefit from any of this financially or otherwise, yet you don't believe him either?
Indeed, and his ideas are on a par with leeching, homeopathy and praying.
No they aren't.
Leeching, homeopathy and praying won't permanently damage your eyesight.
Depends where you put the leech, surely?
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The problem is, you could cause it to become worse.
There is no problem wearing glasses, or contacts, or indeed getting corrective surgery.
Will you be doing ear excercises to fix your hearing too...remember ALL our hearing gets worse as we get older. As a 17 year old you could hear up to around 20 KHz. As a 40 yr old that's more likely around 15 KHz at best.
Eyesight also naturally gets a little worse as we get older. I prefer to wear glasses at the computer now. 10 years ago I was pretty much 20/20 as I have become slightly long sighted.
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My optician told me that my short sightedness is due to the physical shape of my eye and it has nothing to do with the muscles. He says that the only thing to counteract this slight shape deformation is to use corrective lenses or have eye surgery.
My optician is fully quailified to modern standards and has actually examined my eyes himself so I'll trust his advice better than the disreputed Victorian physician William Bates.
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Likewise. I'm short-sighted, and have been my entire life. Only slightly, and it only came to light at school when I'd get headaches from trying to read the blackboard from the back of the class.
I'm short-sighted because my eye-balls are ever-so-slightly egg-shaped (rather than a sphere), which means the lenses focuse the image fractionally in front of the retina.
This has naff all to do with either eye being 'lazy', and no amount of staring at different things will fix it unfortunately.
Not looking to rain on anyone's parade here, if the bates method works for someone then great, but approach with due scepticism and certainly be extremely careful about anything to do with 'sun-gazing'!
Egg shaped eyes. Me too!
I only need to use glasses for driving and watching TV usually.
Yep, ditto. Can get along without them if I have to, just lose detail on things as they get further away.
Was slightly taken aback when first told as a child that my eyes were shaped "like rugby balls" but the emotional scars faded in time!
It is just the "lens" and not the "eye" that ís misshapen guys
I wonder if Master Bates method is where we get the old saying "Stop that you'll go blind" from
True (astigmatism is the proper name); but as this diagram shows it sure as hell isn't something we're gonna fix doing eyeball exercises!
We'll see how it goes then
I'll report back after my next check-up.
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