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July 1927 

Demonstrate – The Imperfect Sight of the Normal Eye – Stories From The Clinic: 89. Eyestrain - Glaucoma – Report of Mrs. Edith Reid – Report of Mr. Ian Jardine - Questions and Answers



JULY, 1927


Demonstrate that perfect sight is accomplished when the imagination is good, and that you see only what you imagine you see.

Take a Snellen test card and hold it at a distance from your eyes at which your sight is fairly good. Look at the white center of the large “O” and compare the whiteness of the center of the “O” with the whiteness of the rest of the card. You may do it readily: but if not, use a screen, that is, a card with a small hole in it. With that card, cover over the black part of the letter “O” and note the white center of the letter which is exposed by the opening in the screen. Remove the screen and observe that there is a change in the appearance of the white, which appears to be a whiter white, when the black part of the letter is exposed. When the black part of the letter is covered with a screen, the center of the “O” is of the same whiteness as the rest of the card. It is, therefore, possible to demonstrate that you do not see the white center of the “O” whiter than the rest of the card, because you are seeing something that is not there. When you see something that is not there, you do not really see it, you only imagine it. The whiter you can imagine the center of the “O,” the better becomes the vision for the letter “O,” and when the vision of the letter “O” improves, the vision of all the letters on the card improves. The perfect imagination of the white center of the “O” means perfect imagination of the black, because you cannot imagine the white perfectly, without imagining the black perfectly. By practice you may become able to imagine the letter “O” much better than it really is, and when this is accomplished, you become able to actually see unknown letters.
Contrast between black and white, halos of black letters, camera effect and other functions of the eye, brain cause the appearance of the white glow, white center of a letter o appearing bright white.

The Imperfect Sight Of The Normal Eye

By W. H. Bates, M.D.

People with normal eyes do not have normal sight all the time. It is only under favorable conditions that vision is continuously good or perfect. Some individuals may have normal sight at twenty feet, but not at a nearer or more distant point. Normal sight at twenty feet does not mean normal sight at ten feet, five feet, or nearer, or at twenty-five feet or further. What may be favorable conditions for one person may not be favorable for everybody or for the same person at different times. Frequently imperfect sight may be found to a greater or lesser degree in cases of squint or strabismus, although the optic nerve, retina, and other parts of the eye may be normal. Such cases are suffering from eyestrain and are cured by relaxation treatment.
The amount blindness produced by an unconscious or conscious strain is very variable. The amount of vision lost may be one-tenth of normal sight, or it may occasionally be six-tenths, nine-tenths. I have found the vision to be lowered to no perception of light, in eyes which had no organic changes in the retina, optic nerve, choroid or other parts of the eyeball. The pupil did not react to light by direct illumination. These cases were all cured by relaxation methods.
The imperfect sight of the normal eye is similar in its manifestations to amblyopia ex anopsia in which no organic changes are present to account for the poor vision. Not all cases of squint have imperfect sight of the eye which turns in or out habitually or continuously. Usually the eye with the poor vision is turned, but there are many exceptions, for example, the eye with good vision may be the one that is turned. Sometimes the vision may alternate and would then be good in the eye that is straight and poor in the eye which turns. After relaxation treatment has improved the sight of both eyes to normal, the eyes may become permanently straight, but it is always true that the patient can produce a relapse by a conscious or an unconscious effort, and as a result, the vision in one or both eyes is always lowered.
A woman, age sixty, recently came to me for treatment. She had worn glasses for more than thirty years to improve her vision not only for the distance, but also for reading. Bifocals made her eyes feel worse and produced a greater amount of discomfort than any other glasses. Three years ago, the vision of the right eye was good and she could read a newspaper with the aid of her glasses. With the left eye she could not read, even with glasses. Her vision for distant objects was imperfect and was not improved by glasses. Sometimes the right eye had good vision, while the vision of the left eye was much less. On other occasions the vision of the left eye was good, while that of the right eye was very imperfect. She had been to see a great many eye specialists for treatment, but none had been able to fit her properly with glasses for distance or for reading. All these eye specialists admitted that they did not know the cause of her imperfect sight. She was fitted with many pairs of eyeglasses, no two of which were alike. Some doctors prescribed eye drops, others internal medicines. With the hope of giving her relief from the agony of pain which she suffered, various serums were administered. Some eye specialists treated her for cataract, others for diseases of the retina, optic nerve and other parts of the interior of the eyeball.
She was suffering from eyestrain or a mental strain, which produced many different kinds of errors of refraction. When she strained her eyes, she produced a malformation of the eyeballs which caused imperfect sight. This condition had been temporarily improved by glasses. In a few days or a week, however, the glasses had caused her great discomfort and made her sight worse.
I made a very careful ophthalmological examination, but found no disease in any part of the eye. Her eyes were normal, although the vision was imperfect.
I emphasized the fact that if she wished to be cured permanently, it was necessary for her to discard her glasses and not put them on again for any purpose whatever. This she consented to do.
The use of her memory and imagination helped to improve her vision. She committed to memory the various letters of the Snellen test card and with her eyes open, regarding each letter, her memory or imagination of the letters was good. When she closed her eyes, not only could she remember or imagine each letter perfectly black, but she also could remember the size of the letter, its location, its white center and the white halo which surrounded it. With her eyes closed, she could remember the whiteness of the spaces between the lines much better than she could imagine it with her eyes open. With the aid of the retinoscope, I observed that when she imagined normal vision with her eyes open, there was no myopia, hypermetropia, nor astigmatism present. When she suffered pain, however, the shape of the eyeball was changed and her vision always became worse.
This patient demonstrated that the normal eye is always normal when the memory or imagination is good. When the memory or imagination is imperfect, the vision of the normal eye is always imperfect.
A Snellen test card with a large letter “C” at the top was placed about fifteen feet in front of her. To one side was placed another Snellen test card, with a large letter “L” at the top. She was unable to distinguish the large letter “L” with either eye, but she could read all the letters on the “C” card, including the bottom line, with the aid of her memory and imagination. With a little encouragement, she became able to imagine the large “L” blacker than the large “C,” although she could not distinguish the “L.” In a few minutes, when she imagined the “L” blacker than the big “C,” she became able to distinguish it. By the same methods she became able with the help of her memory and imagination, to imagine smaller letters on the large “L” card to be as black as letters of the same size on the “C” card. By improving the blackness of the small letters on the large “L” card, and imagining them perfectly black alternately with her eyes open and closed, the small letters became visible and she was able to distinguish them.
When this patient looked fixedly at, or centered her gaze upon one part of a large letter at six inches, she found that it was difficult, and it required an effort to keep her eyes open, and to look intently at one point. She also found that by looking at other letters and trying to see them all at once, or by making an effort to see all the letters of one word simultaneously, her vision was lowered. When she was advised to look at the white spaces between the lines, she said that it was a rest and that the white spaces seemed whiter, and the black letters then seemed blacker. When she avoided looking directly at the letters, she became able to read some of the large print.
(Modern teachers state; to look directly at the print to see/read it; central fixation. It is ok to first look at the white spaces, away from the print, to relax the eyes, mind before looking at the print.)
After she had imagined the white spaces between the lines to be whiter than they really were, it was possible for her to imagine the thin, white line. This line is imagined along the bottom of a line of letters where the black of the letters meets the white of the white space. She was not always sure that she looked at the white spaces, although she planned to do so. When she tried to read and felt pain or discomfort, she was unconsciously looking at the letters; but when she looked at the white spaces and succeeded in avoiding the letters, she felt no discomfort and she was able to read almost continuously without being conscious that she was looking at the letters. When she practiced relaxation methods, did not stare, did not strain nor try to see, her vision became normal.
Military Story
A young man, aged 18, desired to enter the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He had already passed a satisfactory physical and scholastic examination, but he had failed to pass the eye test. The vision of each eye was one-half of the normal. By practicing the swing, and with the aid of his memory and imagination, his vision became 15/10, or better than normal. His great difficulty was that, although he read this test card with each eye with normal vision, 20/20, the day before his eye test, he became so nervous just as soon as he met the eye doctor that he practically went blind.
The eye doctor was sorry and wished to help him as much as possible and so referred him to me. I found, with the aid of the retinoscope, that the vision of each eye was normal when he looked at a blank wall without trying to see, but just as soon as he regarded the Snellen test card at twenty feet, he began to strain, his eyes became myopic, and his vision very imperfect.
It is seldom that one sees eyes as perfect as were the eyes of this young man. When his vision was good, the weakest glasses made his sight worse. The problem seemed to be to improve, not only his eyes but his mental strain, so that he would not lose the control of his eyes just by glancing at the Snellen test card.
A Snellen test card was placed at thirty feet, another card was placed almost directly in line at ten feet, so that it covered the distant Snellen test card. When the patient swayed from side to side, the near card appeared to move in the direction opposite to the movement of his body, while the more distant card seemed to move with the movement of his body. When he moved to the right, the 10 line letters on the near card seemed to move opposite, while the 30 line letters on the distant card moved with the movement of his body. Later he obtained normal vision at twenty feet by the same method.
The following is a letter which I received from the patient:

June 16, 1927
Dear Dr. Bates:
I am happy to inform you that I passed my eye examination to the U. S. Naval Academy and I am now a member of the student body, a merry, meek ”plebe.”
Dr. Bates, I wish that there were some adequate way I could express my appreciation to you for your assistance and kind advice which not only has given me better eyesight, but has made possible a thing that I had long desired and which will equip me with a wonderful education and a wonderful career in life. In the absence of proper words and phrases, I will just say that you have my heartfelt thanks and the thanks and gratitude of my parents. I deeply enjoyed the work and I am now deeply enjoying my eyesight.
I have tried to apply your methods of relaxation to not only eyesight, but to every other organ of my body and to my different endeavors. The Naval Academy is perhaps as difficult a school from which to graduate as any in the United States, and it is by eliminating the unimportant and the wrong methods of doing that a fellow can stay here. I think that the difference between success and failure can be in the way an individual does his work. I have learned my lesson about the evils of concentration and strain, and I hope to apply my lesson.
If at any time it is in my power to render the least service to you, I will be very pleased to do it. Again I thank you and wish you the best of luck and success in the work you are doing.

Sincerely yours, (No name written)

The sway, oppositional movement rests, relaxes the mind, body, eyes, gets the eyes shifting, left and right brain hemispheres activated, integrated and vision clear.
Seeing objects at different distances move against each other in opposite directions when swaying helps people with very blurry vision distinguish/see objects individually and clear. Improves mind/eyes ability to look at, shift on one object at a time. Central fixation.
It is normal for the clarity of vision to fluctuate. Practice the Bates method to keep vision at better than 20/20 and temporary fluctuations will be minor, not noticed. Avoid glasses. Glasses prevent the visions natural return to clarity.



By Emily C. Lierman

A girl who had worn glasses for more than twenty years, came to me to have her eyes tested after she had been to an oculist and had had her glasses changed. She complained of constant pain in her eyes. Her vision with each eye separately was 15/30, or one-half of normal vision. While reading the letters of the Snellen test card at fifteen feet, she did not blink, until she began to read the letters on the line that should be read at thirty feet. Then her eyes began to water and she complained that they burned like fire.
I told her to sit down and close her eyes to rest them. I made her comfortable with a cushion for her elbows while palming, and a foot-stool to raise her feet from the floor. I asked her to remember something perfectly and then let her mind drift to something else. She was told that it was necessary to remember pleasant things; that otherwise her mind would be under a strain and her vision would not improve. Like many patients, she began to question me about what the mind had to do with the eyes. She was told that when the mind is under a strain, all other parts of the body are also under a strain. When the mind is relaxed, the eyes are also relaxed and things are seen without effort or strain. Mind strain is always associated with eye-strain. You cannot affect one without affecting the other.
While she was palming, the patient described many colors that came to her mind. She described their combinations in making beautiful paintings and fancy draperies. After palming for more than ten minutes, I told her to remove her hands from her eyes, to stand and sway her body from left to right. By glancing at only one letter of the test card at a time and then looking away, she read 15/10 or better than normal vision in ordinary daylight.
I tested her sight for the reading of fine print, and she read it with perfect ease, first at four inches and then at ten inches.
When I saw her again, she had discarded her glasses, her pain was gone, and her eyes no longer troubled her.



W. H. Bates, M. D.

1 - Glasses discarded permanently.
2 - Central fixation is seeing best where you are looking.
3 - Favorable conditions: Light may be bright or dim. The distance of the print from the eyes, where seen best, also varies with people.
4 - Shifting: With normal sight the eyes are moving all the time.
5 - Swinging: When the eyes move slowly or rapidly from side to side, stationary objects appear to move in the opposite direction.
6 - Long swing: Stand with the feet about one foot apart, turn the body to the right—at the same time lifting the left foot. Do not move the head or eyes or pay any attention to the apparent movement of stationary objects. Now place the left heel on the floor, turn the body to the left, raising the heel of the right foot. Alternate.
7 -Drifting swing: When using this method, one pays no attention to the clearness of stationary objects, which appear to be moving. The eyes move from point to point slowly, easily, or lazily, so that the stare or strain may be avoided.
8 - Variable swing: Hold the forefinger of one hand six inches from the right eye and about the same distance to the right, look straight ahead and move the head a short distance from side to side. The finger appears to move.
9 - Stationary objects moving: By moving the head and eyes a short distance from side to side, being sure to blink, one can imagine stationary objects to be moving.
10 - Memory: Improving the memory of letters and other objects improves the vision for everything.
11 - Imagination: We see only what we think we see, or what we imagine. We can only imagine what we remember.
12 - Rest: All cases of imperfect sight are improved by closing the eyes and resting them.
13 - Palming: The closed eyes may be covered by the palm of one or both hands.
14 - Blinking: The normal eye blinks, or closes or opens very frequently.
15 - Mental pictures: As long as one is awake one has all kinds of memories of mental pictures. If these pictures are remembered easily,
perfectly, the vision is benefited.

#2 – Central fixation - Place the object the eyes are looking at in the center of the visual field.
#5 and 9 – Oppositional movement.
#6 – Long swing - The head, eyes do move with the body, in synchronization, at the same time, in the same direction.
#8 - This can also be done with the finger 6 inches in front of the face/nose, between the left and right eyes.
#10, 11, 15 Memory, imagination, remembering, imagining objects, mental pictures clear.
#13 – Palming and other activities, correct eye functions listed above and in this book are described with diagrams on and in the E-Book: Do it Yourself – Natural Eyesight Improvement.

Seven Truths of Normal Sight

1—Normal Sight can always be demonstrated in the normal eye, but only under favorable condition.

2—Central Fixation: The letter or part of the letter regarded is always seen best.

3—Shifting: The point regarded changes rapidly and continuously.

4—Swinging: When the shifting is slow, the letters appear to move from side to side, or in other directions, with a pendulum-like motion.

5—Memory is perfect. The color and background of the letters, or other objects seen, are remembered perfectly, instantaneously and continuously.

6—Imagination is good. One may even see the white part of letters whiter than it really is, while the black is not altered by distance, illumination, size, or form, of the letters.

7—Rest or relaxation of the eye and mind is perfect and can always be demonstrated.

When one of these seven fundamentals is perfect, all are perfect.


A man, age fifty-nine, came to me recently to find out whether anything could be done to prevent blindness of his right eye. He had only perception of light in his left eye. In 1918, both eyes had been operated upon for glaucoma. The left eye had had no sight before the operation. The vision of the right eye with the test card was normal. After closing his eyes and palming for five minutes or longer, he noticed that objects about the room looked clearer. I placed him in a chair with his back to the light and gave him the booklet with microscopic type, a small diamond type card and a small Fundamentals card for practice. He held the booklet of microscopic type about ten inches from his eyes. Above this was placed the “Seven Truths of Normal Sight,” by W. H. Bates in diamond type, and then above this the Fundamental card, exposing sentences up to paragraph four which explains shifting.
I told the patient to look at any white space of the microscopic type, to close his eyes and remember it for an instant; then to open his eyes and look at a white space of the diamond type card. He was advised to quickly close his eyes again and remember the white space for an instant, then to open his eyes and look at the type of the Fundamental card.
I encouraged him to shift, blink and remember the white spaces of the different types as he flashed them. Then, after closing his eyes for an instant, he became able to see the “F” of the word “Fundamentals” blacker than the rest of the word. I explained that this was called central fixation, and that seeing best where he was looking helped him to see the whole word more clearly. While he practiced in this way for ten or fifteen minutes, I watched him carefully so that he did not strain when looking at the fine type, and advised him to look only at the white spaces. Look at the white spaces first, to relax the eyes, then:
look directly at the letters to see/read the letters.
He read one sentence after another, stopping to mention a period, a semi-colon or a colon. I explained that it was necessary for him to notice all little details, because it would improve his memory as well as his sight. Remembering the white spaces of fine type, then of larger type, then of type a little larger than newspaper type, helped him to see type smaller than ordinary reading type. In an hour, after much encouragement, my patient read all the fifteen sentences of the Fundamental card. He became very much excited, because, while he had received help from others for distant vision, he had not been able to read such fine type for many years, even with glasses.
Practice shifting on, remembering, imagining a letter on the cards clear with the eyes open, closed, open.
Eyes open: Shift on a letter and remember, imagine it clear.
Eyes closed: Shift on the letter in the mind and remember, imagine it is clear.
Eyes open: Shift on the letter again and continue to remember, imagine it clear.
I then decided to attempt to improve the left eye in which he had no sight. One of the small Fundamental cards has white letters on a black background and is an exact copy of a larger test card. After he had palmed for some time, I told him to be sure to keep his right eye covered, so that he could not see with it. (Both eyes open and close together when wearing the Eyepatch. Do not close or open only one eye. Use the patch.)
Then asked him to open his left eye and tell me if he could see what I was holding in my hand about ten inches from his eyes. He answered: “I see everything dark with the exception of something that looks like a small white ‘E’ on the top of the black card.” This was correct. He then became very much excited, and as a result of this strain, the vision left him.
I instructed him to practice all that he possibly could with the fine print cards and also with the distant cards and to write me in a week’s time. In his report he said: “Standing with my back to the window, the sky overcast with fog or clouds, I can see the T O Z of the small test card at a distance of two feet, one letter at a time, with my left eye. I can also see the end of my thumb holding the card at the lower left corner. The sight of my left eye is almost as good at night, under a shaded lamp with an 80 watt light. You may be sure I am continuing the exercises daily, as you advised.”

Mrs. Edith Reid and Mr. Jardine of Johannesburg, South Africa, who are qualified to improve defective vision by the Bates Method have sent in the following reports of their respective cases.

Report of Mrs. Edith Reid

I had got to a stage when I had to wear glasses for all close work. My distant vision was poor and the light worried me terribly. The glare from the sun used to give me dreadful headaches so much so that when out sketching, I always wore two pairs of glasses, blue ones over my ordinary glasses. Even then I used to get home tired out with a horrible headache. My memory was shocking. When worried or excited, I used to almost forget my own name.
I had heard of Dr. Bates’ method being practiced by Ms. Quail so I thought I would try and see if anything could be done for me. When tested I could read only 10/20 on the Snellen test card, and on the small card, paragraph 2. I was not able to see that there were any letters on the last line at all. It was proved that the trouble was all caused by strain. I was taught how to use my eyes without strain and to rest them by swinging and getting things to move everywhere.
I discarded my glasses, and at my second treatment, I was able to read the entire test card at ten feet, 10/10. My near vision also improved. I was then taught to sun my eyes daily and to rest them by palming. Each day not only my sight but also my general health improved in every way.
One day I was traveling in the train with my husband and he came across a paragraph in the newspaper which he wanted me to read so he gave it to me saying: “Read that.” I took the paper, never realizing what I was doing. When I had read about half of the paragraph, I realized that I was reading small print. I became very excited and shouted, “Goodness, I am able to read small print.” I suppose people in the compartment must have thought that I was crazy, but it did not worry me. I felt only so very grateful that I wanted to tell everybody about Dr. Bates’ wonderful method.
Palming, memory, imagination, mental pictures
I was taught how to perfect my memory of a letter, by looking at a letter and then remembering it with my eyes closed, and to remember something that was pleasant to me. This I found very difficult, but by this time I had absolute faith in the method, so used to try to remember mental pictures, at odd moments, all day long. After practicing this for several weeks, I found that I was able to palm and call up a picture of any place I had known and to paint a picture from memory.
Reading small print in an artificial light still bothered me, but I have been very fortunate to have been able to come to America and be treated by Dr. Bates himself. Now I am able to read diamond type and newspaper print by electric light.
I have had my glasses on only once since I was told to discard them. I was making a black velvet cushion at night and was afraid that I might strain my eyes so I put my glasses on. I found everything looked misty, so I took them off and very carefully wiped them, but things were still misty. I then washed them but things continued to look misty, and only then did I realize that my eyes had become so well that the glasses were too strong for my improved vision. From the time I began wearing glasses, my sight rapidly became worse, not only my near sight, but my distant vision as well. I always thought it wrong that when one reaches so called “middle age,” one’s sight should fail. Now it has been proved that through this method, one can live to be one hundred years old, not wear glasses and yet have perfect sight. It is impossible for me to express in words my deep gratitude to Dr. Bates for his discovery of the cure of Imperfect Sight Without the Use of Glasses.

Report of Mr. Ian Jardine

My dear Dr. Bates:
At the age of about eleven years I was completely blind for about five weeks during a severe illness. My vision slowly returned until about three months after, when it was apparently normal again.
A year after this, my eyes began to trouble me and glasses were prescribed. The prescription was made up wrongly, the left lens being placed before the right eye and vice versa. This was discovered only six months’ later on a re-examination because of continuous headaches.
The next twelve years were a succession of examinations by the best eye specialists in South Africa, each one meaning stronger glasses with no relief of pain.
About eighteen months ago, I was assured by two prominent eye specialists in Johannesburg that I had an incurable eye disease and that nothing could possibly be done to save my sight, which they said would fail altogether in the near future. Unknown to me, my father had been told on my first examination that this disease was present in the eyes and would slowly spread, but so slowly that they did not expect blindness until the age of 50 or 60. My field of vision was so limited that I could see only what was immediately in front of me, and at night I was almost totally blind.
Faced with this cheerful outlook, I was granted a holiday during which time I heard of Dr. Bates’ method of Eye Education, being practiced by Ms. Quail of Capetown.
At the first lesson my glasses were removed and I was told that they were never to be put on again. This was a great shock as all the doctors had greatly stressed the fact that the glasses were to be left off only during sleep. Then I was taught the swing, in other words to see or imagine everything moving. The pain immediately disappeared, so that I walked home in the seventh heaven of delight led by Ms. Reid who helped me a great deal during the treatment. However, a day or two later, on the persuasion of well meaning friends, I wore my glasses. The old pain immediately returned, but I put up with it thinking that perhaps my eyes had to get used to the strong lenses again. Fortunately, next day was lesson day. Ms. Quail informed me that it was to be either glasses and no cure, or no glasses and a cure. As I had in the long run, nothing to lose by leaving off the glasses, I determined never to have them near me again and to try out this new system quite fairly. Then I was shown how to sun my eyes by letting the rays of the sun fall on the closed eyelids, while moving the head gently from side to side. This seemed a strange thing to do, as previously I had worn blue glasses to shield the eyes from strong light.
By practicing the universal swing, i.e., imagining everything to be swinging gently from side to side,—noticing the movement of all things when walking,—pedestrians bobbing up and down, vehicles hurrying by, buildings and pavements gliding past as one moved forward,—spending a good part of each day in the sun, improved the vision so remarkably that three months after the first treatment, I was able to resume my profession,—auditing,—most times having to work under dim artificial light, but always without glasses and without discomfort.
However, I am afraid that during those three months, I suffered many weak moments, becoming rather despondent and fearful at times when the sight did not seem so good as it was the day before, or when things still looked blurred, but I can look back on those unhappy days,—real enough at the time,—with a smile and without the least doubt for the future. My eyes are now entirely free from disease and the sight is normal.

Questions And Answers

Q - a - How often should the sunglass be used?
b - How long on the closed lids before using it on the eyeballs themselves?
c - Can one use the sunglass on one’s own eyes?
A - a - Daily for two or three minutes. (Two or three seconds at a time. Minutes are too long. Applying the sunglass for only a few seconds prevents burning the eye.)
b - Usually for several weeks on the closed lids before using it on the eyeballs themselves, although the length of time varies with each individual case.
c - Some people can, but it is rather difficult and awkward to do.

Q - My neck gets very cramped in the back and becomes very painful. Is there any way of relieving this?
A - Practice the long swing, variable swing and circular swing. (The directions for all these swings have appeared in previous numbers of Better Eyesight.)

Q - Since I have taken off my glasses I find it almost impossible to not half close my eyes to see better. (Squinting)
A - Partly closing your eyes brings on a strain which increases your imperfect sight. It is a bad thing to do because it injures your eyes.

Q - My vision, after practice with the test card is good, but I cannot sustain it. What means can I use to have continuous vision?
A - Acquire a continuous habit of imagining stationary objects to be moving easily, until it becomes an unconscious habit.

Q - If I blink everything becomes blurred. How can I overcome this?
A - Practice blinking, slowly, easily, without a conscious effort as much as you possibly can. Shift

Q - I have myopia and have been practicing your methods. At first, I had very good results, but I now seem to be at a standstill. How can I continue to progress?
A - There are three things which you can practice. One is blinking, one is palming, and one is the practice of the circular swing, that is, moving the head and eyes in the orbit of a circle.
The modern Infinity Swing, Figure Eight is best.

Q - My eyes are so sensitive to light that it is impossible to use the sun treatment. In what way can I use it and avoid headaches and pain which it causes?
A- Sit in the sun with your eyes closed, allowing the sun to shine directly on your closed eyelids, as you move your head slowly from side to side.

Q - I have found blinking and shifting to be of great benefit to me but, although I have been practicing both for six months, it has not become a habit. I still have to practice both consciously. What means can I use to blink and shift normally?
A - Continue to consciously practice blinking and shifting until you acquire the unconscious habit. It is merely the substitution of a good habit for a bad one. Practice with the eyes open before going to sleep. Practice in the imagination with the eyes closed before drifting off to sleep. The conscious and subconscious mind will absorb the correct habits, correct eye function and activate it automatically.

Q - Can one swing objects or letters by moving just the eyes, or must one always move the head or body?
A - It is easier to move the head and body with the eyes.