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Rehabilitation / Re: Irritaded eye only at sleep
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on October 03, 2017, 12:49:53 AM »
Useful information from JimBoston:

"Hyperosmotic agents are also routinely used in RCE. During sleep there is a relative hypotonicity of the tear  lt's as a result of decreased tear  fluid evaporation. The reduced tear osmolarity at night will cause a shift of water from the tear  film into the cornea, resulting in a relative corneal epithelial edema and decreased epithelial adhesion. Hypertonic (5%) sodium chloride, either drops or ointment, will promote epithelial adherence by increasing the tear osmolarity, thereby, decreasing epithelial edema and promoting epithelial adherence. These agents should be continued for a few months after the last attack, as it takes a few months for the adhesion complexes to build up."

textbook Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film (2013), chapter 26, Corneal Epithelial Adhesion Disorders
My vision is not 20/20 now, but it's probably better than some who claim to have 20/20 vision if they base theirs on blur interpreting a familiar line on an eyechart on their wall.  At eye exams administered by an optometrist that involve an unfamiliar eyechart in a darkroom, I haven't yet been able to get beyond the 20/25 line.

Even if I could read the 20/20 line in the optometrist's exam, I'd still be reluctant to say I have 20/20 vision until my refractive error is at zero diopters.  That's why the book says Part 1.  I need to get to zero diopter 20/20 vision for there to be a Part 2 book.
are you 20/20 now ?

Go cold turkey, no glasses or contact lenses.  If -4 is the worst you've ever been, start watching NFL football on TV from 8 ft away during daylight.  As you're watching, avoid trying to make out what you see.  If your eyes tear up, try to zone out to relax instead of blinking.  Also spend a lot of time outside walking around a lot in wide open areas.  Just watch out when you cross streets with -4 eyes, especially during twilight hours.  That's what I did to start out. 
how does someone with -4 get started to improve ?
On this thread, I'll answer any questions about what I did, including about what's in the book.

Knowing what I know now, it's hard to believe that anyone whose worst vision was in the -3s or better, would not do this eye stuff and get their drivers license vision restriction removed.
Rehabilitation / Re: my journey from( -4.5 ,-4.5)
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on September 20, 2017, 11:31:15 AM »
I tried forbettervision program for about 10 months with 0 results in my diplopia and myopia! In fact I had to work a lot of hours renewing a house and didn't have time for print pushing and eye exercises the last two months and my eyes got a bit worse maybe due to ciliary spasm. I even had some problem reading subtitles I was able to read before. Now using plus lense again while print pushing, doing active focus at far distance at Snellen chart and my astigmatic wheel mode my eyesight is improving again to its former level.
Rehabilitation / Re: Banned from the Gym to 20/20 Vision, Part 1
« Last post by sleepmaster4 on September 20, 2017, 04:24:14 AM »
Banned from the Gym to 20/20 Vision, Part 1, is now available on Amazon if one searches Amazon with "banned from the gym":

After getting banned from golds gym and walking to places instead of driving for an alternative form of exercise, real eye exam results from an optometrist every month for two years until the drivers license vision restriction got removed:

Edit: Changing the title of the thread from "Getting to zero diopters from the -4s" to " to 20/20 Vision, Part 1"
Rehabilitation / A "FUN TEST" of your visual acuity, with Cell Phone.
« Last post by OtisBrown on September 04, 2017, 06:43:45 AM »
Here is a neat Application.  This test can not be, "cheated".  You will need a friend to "sweep" the Cell Phone, once you get it set up.

It was very easy to down-load.  Getting it to work up, for, "Tumbling Es" was easy.

For long-term use, a fixed Snellen, with each line marked, 20,  40,  60,  100, is the only meaningful test - you  will ever have.

Going from 20/60 to 20/40, is indeed slow.  A person who can not deal with, "slow" - will not be successful.

Your real objective test - is yourself.

For me, well I am wearing a +2.5 diopter as I type this, because I love to pass the 20/25 to 20/15 line, under MY CONTROL.

I know that no OD or MD has any interest - in this type of objective verification.

I congratulate Todd Becker on his success.  We learn to "do things", not because I say or do anything. 

We do prevention, because we believe in ourselves, and in objective science.

Rehabilitation / Re: my journey from( -4.5 ,-4.5)
« Last post by OtisBrown on September 04, 2017, 06:36:45 AM »
Hi - About Kuber.

People rely EXCESSIVELY on an OD "measurement".  That is always a mistake.

It is your own Snellen, that will tell the OBJECTIVE story of your visual future.

Kuber, seems to have passed the 20/40, on a REASONABLE Snellen.

That passes the DMV requirement.

I was at 20/40 (after cataract surgery).  It was then that I "committed" to full time, and long term plus wearing.

After about 9 months (the plus is VERY COMFORTABLE), I began seeing the 20/20 line.

NOTE:  The 20/20 line is never "perfect".  What you see from this long-term plus wearing, is that you get a "range" of values, from 20/25 to 20/15.

What is OBJECTIVE SUCCESS?  By your standard?

It is that I am certain that I will exceed the 20/40 line.  But the final objective verification, is that
I go down to the DMV, and pass THEIR TEST.

Do not worry about, "OD VERIFICATION'.

Worry about getting to 20/40, and doing better than 20/40.

My best support for people with great motivation to wear the plus, at 20/40.

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