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Rehabilitation / Re: For Beginner: Questions and Answers.
« Last post by OtisBrown on November 09, 2016, 06:34:21 PM »
If I wore plus lenses when I got my first minus or even better some years earlier when starting studying for hours most propably I wouldn't have to deal with added problems as diplopia, left-right ratio and good night vision now.
The good thing is that after many months of patching my eye I have some flashes of good vision for my right eye now.

Hi Alex -
I also believe, that if a GOOD optometrist, had told me about that proven -1/2 diopter per year, per each year I was in school, I would have convinced my self to either 1) Start wearing the plus with long-term consistency, or 2) Would have accepted responsibility for that -1/2 diopter per year - that I was certain to get into if:

1) I did not start wearing the plus for the long-term, and
2) If I thought that the "plus" was "therapy".

It is this issue of "not being told", by an optometrist - that concerns me the most.

People here seem to think that the "plus" is therapy and that it will "cure" them in a short time.  This is the tragedy - of all of us.

I give it to the ODs.  We do not WANT prevention - if it means long-term wearing of a plus.

Give them that much.  You want your vision extremely shart, instantly.  If you do not get it - the OD who is trying to help you - is INCOMPETENT - IN YOUR MIND.

That is why you will get "silence" from any OD if you attempt to get, 1) a reduced prescription, 2) advice on how to get out of it (self-measured 20/40), and 3) Your intelligence insulted - if you ask if the minus is high risk - for making matters far worse.

I truly wish "money" could be removed from the optometry business - and scientific honesty could prevail.

There were some OD who were HONEST with me - as I am honest with them. 
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Rehabilitation / Re: For Beginner: Questions and Answers.
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on November 09, 2016, 12:25:54 PM »
If I wore plus lenses when I got my first minus or even better some years earlier when starting studying for hours most propably I wouldn't have to deal with added problems as diplopia, left-right ratio and good night vision now.
The good thing is that after many months of patching my eye I have some flashes of good vision for my right eye now.
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Rehabilitation / Re: A scientific plus-prevention study - conducted for five years.
« Last post by OtisBrown on November 09, 2016, 09:38:06 AM »
Hi -
I truly like Jake. He is at least MAKING A START.
I personally never say, "therapy", or "cure", or anything medical.  I object to those who think that the plus is "therapy" - at all.
I also limit myself to people who can still see the 20/40 line (self-measure -1 diopter) and are in high school.

The person who can not "commit" to long-term plus wearing - will not succeed.
As I posted above - our natural eyes, "go down" at a rate of -1/2 diopter per year - of that I am totally certain -as pure science.
The "kids" wore a plus - and were successful - over five years. That means INTENTIONAL and long-term plus wearing.

A person who thinks that the plus ls "short term" - is in total ignorance of the problem.

I am a friend of Don Rehm.  He argues for the plus, of course, and would add a "myopter" - if you wished to use it.

But simple spherical lenses (as I am wearing them) cost me $10.  My trial lenses, about $30. 

But - it takes a very strong will - to do it.

Enjoy,
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Rehabilitation / The complete destruction of our vision with the FIRST minus lens.
« Last post by OtisBrown on November 09, 2016, 07:02:04 AM »
I have personal friends - who are "medical", that is ODs and MD.

I agree that dealing with the great, 'mass of humanity", in the sense of prevention (at 20/40) -- is impossible.

But here is what happens - when you put a young person in to a strong minus - and pretend that it is, "perfectly safe".

http://endmyopia.org/abhineet-always-worse-22-diopters-age-18/

I only advocate - that you be INFORMED - of the possibility of prevention, when in High School, and still able to read the 20/40 line.

But will ANY OD "volunteer" this information to you.  The answer is a profound NO - because they do not think you have both the intelligence and motivation to take true prevention seriously.   That is total OD arrogance. 

Todd was successful because 1) He is an engineer, 2) He had a "weak" prescription, 3) He took long-term plus wearing very seriously,  4) He took passing the 20/40 line (DMV REQUIREMENT) very seriously.

I do not advocate that a person attempt to work on "prevention" unless he is like Todd.

I will enjoy your commentary on this issue.  The question is this.  "Do you want a discussion about this issue, while you can still read the 20/40 line?"   
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Rehabilitation / Re: A scientific plus-prevention study - conducted for five years.
« Last post by j23 on November 09, 2016, 04:25:31 AM »

Subject:  The reality is that we must pass the 20/30 and 20/25 line. 

The demand for 20/10 vision - is not reasonable.  But if the "plus" were truly pushed for several  years - you could succeed.  Here
is the commentary.   That proven -1/2 diopter per year, must be taken very seriously.

By Dimitriy -
...
  To my amazement within a mere four weeks I noticed a definitive improvement in my acuity and could suddenly see perfectly in my old pair of -1’s.  Filled with a sense of hope and jubilation I pushed forward by wearing strong plus lenses most of the time excluding activities where I absolutely needed to see well in the hopes that soon my vision would return to its perfect glory.  Over the next 1 to 2 years I tried many variations of plus lens therapy but unfortunately my vision wouldn’t budge and despite having occasional flashes of perfect vision without glasses there was no stability to my improvement.
...
It has been about 5 month now since I have started applying the principles of your method and the results are nothing short of amazing.  I can now see nearly 20/10 in fluorescent lighting in -1.25L/ -1.5R and have crystal clear clarity at night time with that prescription.  In a mere 5 month I have knocked out a diopter of blur and currently wear -0.5L/-0.75R for my normalized prescription.  I plan to soon equalize that normalized to-0.5/-0.5 and continue the march toward perfect clarity.  My goal is to eventually be able to see as well in a +0.5 prescription as I currently do with the -1.25.

Hi Otis

When I am reading this lines, that one can succeed to "squint" his eyes by only around 1D (and the first visible sign of better acuity is after 4 weeks which can be attributed rather to ocular muscles training or ciliary spasm release than to reshape of the eye) and then plus lens didn't work any further despite trying different techniques with the PLUS.

Also I wonder about any negative effects - a case described by Rheim: http://www.myopia.org/ebook/13chapter8.htm
that convergence is broken after e.g. a year thus giving no further help or prevention effect for a mild myope (was -1D only) !

More about the convergence topic - http://www.minnesotavisiontherapy.com/convergence-insufficiency-excess


Thus question arise - maybe a modified version of plus teraphy to WALK with plus lenses (to have more natural conditions) is more suitable for eye, than take them for reading  ?

Then the person is using "active focus" teraphy of Jake rather than PLUS lenses (maybe he was using PLUS, but it is not mentioned)
Anyway a more proof would be if Dmitriy really re-gained another diopter.

And Jake is saying about PLUS that try to avoid if possible to replace with pulling at natural distance (yes I know not reasonable for an office white collar workers)
http://endmyopia.org/pro-topic-my-take-on-plus-lens-use/


regards
j23



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Psychology / Meditation
« Last post by dihard on November 08, 2016, 01:21:04 PM »
Found this interesting article with a theory on why meditation makes us feel better using principles of opponent process theory. The idea is that daydreaming is actually an addiction, loops are created that initially gave us pleasure (A process) but eventually became inhibited (B process). Meditation breaks this loop by breaking up these concentrations of activation and spreading it more evenly across the body returning normal dopamine sensitivity.

Interesting theory, I haven't seen that much about meditation on this blog and would be interested to see how it fits in. It's mentioned on the stoic page but the section talks about negative visualization but I don't think this is what most people are talking about when talking about meditation.
 
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/scienceonreligion/2014/12/a-new-theory-for-why-buddhist-meditation-makes-us-feel-good/
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Rehabilitation / Re: For Beginner: Questions and Answers.
« Last post by OtisBrown on November 07, 2016, 07:34:07 AM »
Hi Alex,
I know that most people are "lazy" - or some version of that idea.  We just don not like exercise.  I am not even sure what exercise I would do! 

I just wear my +2.75 when reading at 20 inches - and confirm my Snellen at 20/20 (or better).  But - this is indeed a long-term process - that I totally enjoy.

Again - my relatives did this though high school, college and grad school.  They always pass the DMV test - with average plus lens wearing.  The one with real interest (runner, swimmer), was more intense about it - and exceeds the 20/20 line.

For those who think the "plus" is dangers - their life-time wearing of the plus - proves otherwise.  I would not have asked them to wear the plus - if there were any danger to it.

I fact - the REAL DANGER - is ANY wearing of a minus lens.

That is the real "break" between science - and an OD in his office.  He will never tell you this truth.
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Rehabilitation / Re: Sudden Improvement
« Last post by j23 on November 07, 2016, 12:23:56 AM »


People believe you can "feel" accommodation.  No one can "feel" it at all.  You can get a "relaxed" feeling from wearing a plus for all close work - as I am now doing it.



let's discuss this further - as this seems a bit unclear what you refer to as accommodation feeling.

By saying feel do you mean :
* feel any pain
* or feel it is focusing
* or the "micro" movements scientists claim to be there every nth of a second (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10991/)  ?

Accomodation can be considered specificly as only ciliary muscle work (and even if this is automatic, it does not mean that you cannot feel a pain from ciliary muscle if this is
 
  • overperforming = sting increasing once remote picture gets sharper
  • or tired == burning/sore feeling inside the eye


Moreover is very easy to learn to release the ciliary muscles (steer it this way that it is overrelaxed and vision blurs) - you can learn this the same as winking. I mean once the brain understood the connection then you can do it anytime. Of course I am not sure at what age it does not work - as for elderly people the lens itself looses flexibility and gets as hard as a stone. So even releasing ciliary muscle may be not visible at all as the lens does not change its shape.

Accomodation in a broader sense - meaning one can feel whole eye is tense (ocular muscles) to compact/contract the eye when prolonged seeing at horizon or using PLUS lenses. The eyes try to relieve this by tears etc. I have had this feeling always for 3 weeks when using PLUS lenses.


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Rehabilitation / Re: For Beginner: Questions and Answers.
« Last post by Alex_Myopic on November 06, 2016, 12:58:30 PM »
I have given up eye exercises and doing just good vision habits and plus lenses for about six months. No improvement at all, no worsening either. I'll restart my astigmatic wheel mod and active focus on a Snellen chart as exercises.
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Rehabilitation / Why all science - is discredited by medical people.
« Last post by OtisBrown on November 06, 2016, 07:37:57 AM »
The best I can do for you - is just tell you scientific truth.  When the plus is worn intelligently - for five years - the child is successful.  Here is a short video to review that topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6XqqfMt7po

I just wish I had been told this - when I was a 20/40, and -1 diopter.  I would most certainly have begin wearing the plus - full time.

The consequences if you turn this down - are very serious. Yet on OD will "volunteer" this information to  you.  I think that is a crime.

For those of you who are now wearing a plus - with the wisdom required - I hope you continue.

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