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The Basics of Better Eyesight
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1..Close your eyes. While doing this, think of something agreeable.

2..Cover your eyes. Called "palming". If you cover your eyes so as to exclude all light, the eyes will be able to achieve a greater degree of relaxation. Cover both eyes with the palms of your hands, your fingers crossed on your forehead. Note: in order to be successful, you must be able to relax while palming. Some people cannot do this, and palming becomes counterproductive. The blacker the field you see, the more relaxed you are. But if you "try" to see black, this may cause more strain. Don't try to see black: it is better to imagine a concrete, familiar object or scene.

3..Observe the swing of things. As you move your gaze from one point to another, things seen should move in the opposite direction. For example, if you look at the upper left corner of the letter "H" and then shift your gaze to the lower left corner, the "H" should appear to move, or "swing" up. If it doesn't, this is a sign of strain. There are a variety of exercises to practice the swing. You can gently swing your whole body to the left and to the right, and watch a distant tree swing to the right and to the left, you can move just your head, or just your eyes. The better the vision, the shorter the swing can be made to be.

4..Use your imagination. By seeing things with your mind's eye, and remember them in precise detail, you increase your ability to see actual objects better. The perfect memory of any sensation can be produced only when one is free of strain. It also helps, when practicing with a test card, to imagine that the part of a letter that one is looking at is blacker than the rest of the letter, or to imagine a small letter within a small black spot of a letter. In this way you direct your mind to appreciating finer and finer detail.

5..Catch those flashes. When your eyes finally achieve a state of relaxation through swinging or palming, you will see a "clear flash"; paradoxically, the sight of everything in focus is such a surprise that it causes strain, and the blur returns. So before the clear picture blurs out, close your eyes and remember the image in its full sharpness and clarity.

6..Keep your vision centered. When you regard an object, only one small part should be seen best. This is because only the center of the retina -- the fovea -- has the best vision for detail. Farther away from the fovea, the retinal receptors get progressively less able to pick up fine detail. Therefore, trying to catch all the detail with all of your retina at once causes strain because it cannot be done! Instead of staring at the entirety of an image, restrict your attention to the smallest area that you can.

7..Enjoy the sun. Get out into the open and enjoy every sunny day. It is especially relaxing and stimulating to the eyes if you close your eyes and let the sun shine onto your lids as you sway back and forth.

8..Practice with a test card. Keep an eye chart on the wall. To practice, stand from 10 to 20 feet away, and read the smallest line that you can without straining. Then look at one of the letters on that line and close your eyes. Remember that letter -- go over every detail in your mind; shift from part to part, from curve to corner and so on. When you open your eyes, you will see not only that letter better, but also the one below it. If you find yourself staring at the letters, which results in the line becoming blurred as soon as it comes into focus, it is best to close the eyes before this can happen. When you open them, shift to another letter on the same line. If you close your eyes for each letter, you will become able to read the whole line. Practice every day for five minutes or more and keep a record of your progress.
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K look.
I know why asians have slanty eyes.
Asians are perverts right?
So they're always squinting to look at women far away.
Tada.


What the hell?

Bates Method in a Nutshell
The Basics of Better Eyesight:
Instructions on how to improve your vision with
simple eye exercises and visual habits
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Does this actually work...? Because the steps seem really confusing hahah.
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i know another way!

all u gotta do is..

get off of CRUNCHYROLL
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Eat Carrots, Right? I think Carrots improve your eyesite ( it may take alot of carrots though...)
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less TV and computing at young age!!!
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WellHungStallion wrote:

What eyes? You are forgetting that this is an asian forum.


stfu u racist git!!!

Lol.
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Sleep, sleep longer that 6 hours a day at our age unlike me
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WellHungStallion wrote:

K look.
I know why asians have slanty eyes.
Asians are perverts right?
So they're always squinting to look at women far away.
Tada.


I have nothing to say except that you are wrong
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is this real???
[oh...i hate test charts...all i can see clearly is the biggest letter] ...hihi
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does this really improve your eyesight? my eyesight blows. the only thing i can ever see on the eye chart is the first and second row.
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That show gives me the creeps.
LMFAO @ Kinky's posts.
OT: Gtfo the interwebs. That's a good tip.




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Eat your vegetables
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KinkyBear wrote:

less TV and computing at young age!!!


I totally agree with this one.

I think that in twenty years time many people will have bad eyesight because of computers and television.
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